Opinion

Nigeria: The Rise and Rise of Impunity! By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

These are indeed, very trying times for the country. The news of the central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s (SLS’) sack did not come to many as a surprise. Ever since SLS exposed the mindboggling malfeasance and maladministration in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), it was clear to many…
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The tragedy of defections and valueless politics in Nigeria, By Udo Jude Ilo

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, writing in the Young India newspaper on October 22, 1925, espoused the theory of the seven social sins. It has lessons on economics, politics, science and religion and spoke to our common destiny and humanity around the world. While the seven social sins are subject to various…
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The missing link in Jonathan’s church-to-royalty shuttle, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

John F. Kennedy, one of America’s most loved and flamboyant presidents, in this poignant statement, said: “A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” With a little modification, you’d think Kennedy…
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Are NNPC and PPPRA immune to Legislative and Presidential Oversight? By Jiti Ogunye

These are interesting times. On Thursday, February 13th 2014, at the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the $20 billion oil money which Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (SLS), Central Bank of Nigeria's Governor alleged had been diverted, misappropriated or was not remitted or accounted for, by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…
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Nigeria and its declining education– the way forward, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's decline in education, though incipient, is impossible to miss. In the past, there was always a countervailing force in our traditional society; there was in existence a Nigerian stew of shame and pride that kept thieving impulses walled off. In a single generation, we lost our set of traditional…
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