Opinion

PMB, the Principalities and Powers, By Femi Adesina

See how the principalities and powers of Nigeria had arrayed themselves against President Buhari. Some former military rulers and leaders turned themselves into an evil confederacy, acting as if they owned They had held the country by the jugular for ages, almost asphyxiating her. But this time, they met their…
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Opinion

That ASUU and the University System Would Rise Again, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi & Akintokunbo Adejumo

What is needed presently is for more people to insist that we cannot destroy a system we belong to before we improve it. ASUU has become part of the problem than the solution. We need people to ask ASUU simple questions. For example: why are these prolonged strikes not happening…
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Opinion

Monica Osagie: Lauding the Courage To Speak Out, By Margaret Aloba

Monica Osagie should be praised for her courage in speaking out so that other students suffering silently can find their voices and help to counter the narrative that the woman or victim is always to blame. It is such narratives and attendant stigma that has shamed many students into silence.…
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Columns

Reviving the Nigerian University System, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The elite abandoned the financing of public education and took their children to private schools inside and outside the country. In this context, the struggle for re-establishing the linkage between higher education and the public good has become the pathway for rebuilding a State that can provide prosperity, welfare and…
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Columns

ASUU: A Personal Voyage Around A Strike, By Pius Adesanmi

...the way I see it, ASUU and the students and the frustrated parents are all collective victims of the tragic and colossal failure of leadership in Nigeria. This point is not limited to the current irresponsible administration of President Buhari. The one before and the one before and the one…
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Opinion

A Memo To ASUU and FG Negotiators, By Moses E. Ochonu

The corrective intervention needed in the perennial strike-and-negotiate culture is for ASUU to be made to realise that most problems of the Nigerian higher education system cannot be solved by merely throwing more money are them. In fact, one could argue that greater contributed to the problem by creating unforeseen…
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Opinion

ASUU Is A Problem of the Nigerian University System, By Moses. E. Ochonu

From successfully fighting for improvements to university education in the 1980s and 1990s, ASUU has become an underwriter, protector, catalyst, and incubator of mediocrity in the Nigerian university system. ASUU has become part of the problem. Nigerians do not like the truth; they prefer self-comforting narratives. Since doing a short…
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Columns

For Femi Falana and Kunle Ajibade: Sixty Hurrahs to Courage and Conviction, By Ogaga Ifowodo

These two tribunes of truth and justice recently marked their sixtieth anniversary in a beautiful land made almost unliveable on any proper index of healthy They can’t hear me, but I am shouting sixty hurrays in the first instance, and sixty more (for I wish them a very long life),…
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Opinion

Aligning Organisation With Programme In Leftist Politics, By Edwin Madunagu

...the Left may need to re-possess and then revise, thus recreating, their inherited theory of organisation called democratic centralism. With the internet and the social media creatively employed the new leap could be a double or triple one! One major problem limiting the national effectiveness and impact of the Nigerian…
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