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A Peep Into The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter, By Max George-Wagner and Dauda Garba

The challenges of governing Nigeria’s oil sector are many. Years of corruption and theft – and now plummeting oil prices - present a tough mix for an economy largely dependent on resource revenues. Despite such outsized obstacles, Nigeria’s robust civil society continues to measure progress in areas of extractive sector…
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Issues of the Day

Bastard Doyin Okupe and Other Jonathanian Headaches in Self-Naming, By Pius Adesanmi

What’s in a name? Nothing, says Western culture, for a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Everything, say the cultures of Africa, for every name is a messenger, running errands of family history and circumstances of birth for its bearer. That is why an African seldom jokes…
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Don’t Leave Justice Behind, By Okereke Chinwike    

Why Justice? The concept of justice is fundamental to Nigeria’s peaceful and sustainable development. It is an indispensable element essential to our human socio-political co-existence. The socio-political cum economic development of any nation is largely dependent on the laws governing such nation. Just, effective and good laws are leeways to…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Who Is Afraid of Goodluck Jonathan? (2), By Femi Aribisala

On September 24, 2014, Atiku Abubakar of the APC declared at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja that he was running to be president of Nigeria.  The occasion was without incident.  This was followed on October 15, 2014 by Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who declared in Eagle’s Square, Abuja that…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: A Symbol Of Ethics And Integrity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

As we look to hire a new President to sweep off the horrendously incompetent Goodluck Jonathan, we need to consider the prescription of Warren Buffet, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway. He said, "In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.…
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Nigeria’s foreign policy requires new approach, By Tolu Ogunlesi

This morning in Dakar, Senegal, an International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa kicks off, as a follow-up to an earlier one (December 2013) convened by the French government in Paris, which brought together African Heads of State and governments and six international organisations (United Nations, African Union, European…
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