Bámidélé Upfront

Protecting the Integrity of Nigerian University Admissions and Public Education, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The crux of the matter is: We must resist the impulse of turning our universities into academic wastelands. The paths of political interference, academic sloth, and mediocre achievement will ultimately lead us astray and endanger Nigeria. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) designed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)…
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Opinion

ASUU, the Government and Tertiary Education In Nigeria: the Way Forward, By Ashton Dagana

- Education minister, Adamu Adamu We need a far more sustainable solution. The problems with our universities, and indeed other tertiary institutions, are not that these challenges exist; it is that these challenges more or less remain the same over decades. What we must now do is solve them and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Kleptocracy: What Are Treasury Looters Really Thinking?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a crying shame that the Nigerian in a position of privilege steals so much money than he needs, can ever use or easily access! Even with the most lavish lifestyle, no one needs that much money in a The question is: Have these monies benefitted the heirs of…
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Opinion

Agenda for ‘Born Again’ JAMB and TETFUND, By Tunde Musibau Akanni

For JAMB and TETFUND, tertiary education in Nigeria is a common denominator from which a lot is expected. Will they measure up this time with new heads to captain their ships? Finally, the Buhari administration seems set to pay what appears a reasonable attention to the education sector in the…
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Columns

56 Thousand Naira Minimum Wage and the Category of the “Impossible”, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Of course the important question is not the fact that they are not paying, but why are they not paying?... What can be paid or not paid is always a question of choices made within a number of possibilities, and the category “impossible to pay” is a choice not to…
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Opinion

Fuel Scarcity and a Culture of Scapegoating, By Ikeogu Oke

The current situation requires supportive action, understanding, patience and sacrifice from the generality of Nigerians, as one would expect from good members of a family whose breadwinner suddenly lost their job or had their wages reduced drastically; and who, not of their own making, lacks the savings to cushion the…
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Opinion

Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic: Gathering to Defend the Weak, By Owei Lakemfa

Its President, Dr. Nasir Fegge Isa retold a story he heard from a diplomat that Morocco was like a thief caught with a stolen wallet with the judge (UN) asking the owner (Western Sahara) and the thief to go out and settle. Only for the owner to find the thief…
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