Columns

One Scandal Begets Another in Ekiti State, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Ekiti State, the self-styled “Land of Honour,” can’t seem to do anything honourable in recent times. “Ile iyi, ile eye” or “Land of honour, land of integrity,” its moto boasts. Having coined the imperishable new phrase “stomach infrastructure” to define its loftiest vision of governance, and gone ahead to elect…
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Bámidélé Upfront

In The Life Of A Thug, beating A Judge Is Fair Game, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju

There are tells in the Ekiti Story for the Ekiti’s, the Yorubas especially, and Nigerians. The poor masses are the schnooks, taken hostage, pillaged and duped by their favorite thug and crook. Slaps and unsolicited beating is what you get when you elect a blow-dried thug because he played Ayo…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Believes the Lie that There Are More People in the North Than in the South? By Femi Aribisala

Everything turns upside down in Nigeria.  Logic becomes illogical.  Wisdom becomes foolishness.  Two plus two becomes seven.  Hospitals become mortuaries.  Stealing is not corruption.  Education is a sin.  In Nigeria, so many things fly in the face of simple commonsense.   One major example is the ridiculous idea that, by…
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Columns

Nigeria Must Lead To Include Justice in Post-2015 MDGs, By John Oziegbe

In the last fourteen years, Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in the pursuit of development targets set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Undeniably, over the years the MDGs implementation has brought about palpable progress in reducing poverty, addressing issues of women empowerment and participation in…
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Jibrin Ibrahim

Escalation of Third Party Campaigning, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Apparently, the Secretary of the Government, Anyim Pius Anyim is now my colleague in civil society. I say this because I heard my good friend Mike Omeri of the National Orientation Agency explaining on radio the other day that the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAM) are civil society activists simply…
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Ifeanyi Uddin

Poverty and Rising Food Prices, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Should we be concerned that over the last six (6) months rising food prices have been the single most important cause of the upward movement in headline inflation numbers? The year-on-year price change for the “All Items Price Index” (as measured by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics — NBS) closed…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Sobering Competitiveness Rankings, By Olu Akanmu

The debate about whether the recent World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) rankings is fair to Nigeria, whether our 120th position out of the 148 countries rated reflect our true reality is too critical to ignore. There are real dangers that rather than reflect deeply and inwardly on the…
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