Opinion

Again, A Case of Uncounted Billions, By Okey Ndibe

To a first-time visitor, much of Nigeria is likely to appear like the wreckage of a long war, what with its gutted roads, rutted infrastructure, the near-absence of electric power, and the paucity of pipe-borne water. It’s a developmental nightmare, a relic of the misshapen monuments of small-minded men and…
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Opinion

A Street Perspective of the Citizen-Indigene Debate, By Nigeria Research Network

Nigeria is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Over time, millions of Nigerians have migrated to other parts of the country for work, education or other reasons. As a result, many Nigerian communities and cities have diverse populations. Often these are divided into the ‘sons-of- the-soil’, or ‘indigenes’ of such communities,…
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Opinion

Nigeria: We are the government, By @PhilipAmiola

To create the New Nigeria, each Nigerian must take personal responsibility, realising that we are the government. When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Fickleness Of Men And The Power Of God, By Femi Fani-Kayode

There are a few questions that are often asked.  Amongst them are the following. Why is it that human beings are so fickle and sensitive to what others think about them?  Why do reputation and the perception of others mean everything to most whilst substance and character means nothing? Why…
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Opinion

Government Shut Down: From Obama to Jonathan, By Adeolu Ademoyo

The attempt by the All Progressives Peoples Congress-APC to slow down the   passage of the 2014 budget as a democratic tool to extract commitment on the part of the ruling party-PDP- to respect the Nigerian constitution on questions of liberty, freedom and more economic good for Nigerians    has been likened…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Govt. and the Duplication of Mortgage Financing, By Yushau Shuaib

In a season of politics, anything happens even on the economic front. Recently President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan launched the long-awaited Mortgage Refinance Company which was mooted and proposed by the Central Bank of Nigeria sometimes in 2009. While there is an existing Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) which promotes…
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Opinion

Nigeria, its harvest of agitations and the national conference, By Eric Teniola

The certainty in the air now is that the National Conference will hold. The uncertainty is the outcome of the conference. The Federal Government has issued two commandments on the conference. The commandments are that the conference will last three months and that Nigeria’s unity will not be negotiated at…
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