Opinion

DSTV Price Debate: Why Nigerian govt can’t act, By Leonard Ugbajah

There has been so much written and said about the latest increase in monthly subscription fee across all subscriber categories by the digital satellite television company, Multichoice, owners of the DSTV platform. This is one more case that goes to show that a market economy cannot run effectively without a…
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Opinion

When Nigeria decides, Nigeria wins, By Linda Thomas-Greenfield

The world takes notice when Nigerians, citizens of Africa’s largest democracy, decide. By participating peacefully and enthusiastically in the recent electoral processes in March and April, millions of Nigerians stood strong to re-affirm Nigeria as a leader for democracy in Africa — and around the world. It was an honor…
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Guest Columns

Professor Tekena Nitonye Tamuno: The Sacred Canopy of our Rainbow Coalition, By Toyin Falola

"He who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). "Blessed are the meek" (Matthew 5: 5). Professor Tekena Tamuno (1932-2015), a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, joined his ancestors on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He once used the metaphor of…
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Columns

Chibok Girls and State Reconstruction in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 14th April, the world commemorated one year in bondage of the 219 Chibok Girls. It was a dreadful day because no one imagined that the girls would be in captivity for so long. I listened to comments around the world and the words that recurred were “the irresponsible and…
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Opinion

Need for President Jonathan to reconsider stance on Nigerian constitution, By Femi Falana

To the utter embarrassment of the members of the National Assembly, President Jonathan decided to withhold his assent to 4th amendment to the Constitution. In his comprehensive letter addressed to both chambers of the National Assembly last week, the outgoing President challenged the procedure and the substance of the proposed…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s problems not solved by just voting Buhari, By Abiola Adebanjo

The sheer promise of ‘change’ was enough for some Nigerians to pitch their tent with the All Progressives Congress for the March 28 presidential election. For some, it was the towering virtues of General Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect. Such people told us ‘even if he presents a NEPA bill, I…
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Opinion

Before Nigeria descends into telecoms monopoly, By Jare Oladunmoye

While Nigerian and other Africans’ businesses in South Africa are being threatened by xenophobic attacks, South Africa is lording it over other business interests in Nigeria. A good example is MTN Nigeria, officially the dominant player in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. MTN Nigeria is about to increase its behemoth status…
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