Guest Columns

What does ‘corruption’ really mean? By Kolawole Olaniyan

What does corruption look like? The short answer is: not what you think it does, at least according to President Goodluck Jonathan who while recently “rethinking corruption” said that: “Over 70% of what are called corruption , even by the EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies, is not corruption, but common stealing.”…
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Guest Columns

PERSONAL FINANCE: The Billionaires Playground, By Kenneth Doghudje

Billionaires love to play. The moguls and titans who grace Nigeria’s rich list are avid players who play to win. One major difference between this select group and the majority of us is where they choose to play. Now I am not talking about the Polo clubs, Race tracks, Boat…
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Opinion

Still on NYSC’s N4, 000, By Ubong Ekott

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, recently announced a new fee for intending corps members, with a stipulation that newly enlisted graduates pay N4, 000 for online call-up letters in what the agency has termed “computerised mobilisation”. That novel process, enabled by a private firm, SIDMACH Technologies Nigeria Limited, in…
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Guest Columns

The Prolix And The Garbage In Buhari-Bashing, By Ikechukwu Mbachu

This is not about Buhari’s presidential aspiration, It has gone beyond the level of thwarting his political ambitions. This is now about character assassination. I know Buhari is not perfect, but then who is? I don’t think he deserves all these invective some people are pouring on him. I see…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

What exactly is “clueless” about Goodluck Jonathan? (3) By Femi Aribisala

By the time you are reading this, by the grace of God, the 218 kidnapped Chibok school-girls may have been released. If not, their release is imminent. A ceasefire with the Boko Haram has been negotiated. Never mind that there are still skirmishes here and there. “Clueless” Goodluck Jonathan has…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Is OPEC Toast, Is Nigeria Broke? By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

World’s demand for oil grew from million barrels per day in 1973 to 92 million barrels per day today. Nigeria has largely squandered its earnings through looting of the treasury and corruption. The time for reckoning is now here. Compared to other oil exporting countries, Nigeria has nothing to show…
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