Opinion

Choosing Between Nigeria and Morocco, By Owei Lakemfa

The conference decided that if by any subterfuge, Morocco is admitted into ECOWAS, there will be a mass mobilisation of Nigerians to withdraw their country from ECOWAS and kick the organisation and its secretariat out of Nigeria. With the 42-year old Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meeting in…
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Guest Columns

Citizen-Centred Service Delivery: Partnering With the Youth for Africa’s Transformation, By ‘Doyin Salami

If the many issues and concerns that have been highlighted and well considered, comprehensively engaged and tackled, both at the institutional level and that of the political leadership that motivates its processes, I have no doubt that the Nigerian Civil Service is still uniquely positioned to deliver on and deepen…
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Opinion

BREXIT Happened, Yet Africa Heads for a Single Bloc?, By Amanda Archibong

Other blocs are yet to achieve such steps. With these differing stages of integration, a continental agenda might seem cumbersome to negotiate. The AU, however, suggests that it would simply build on the existing arrangements achieved by the different blocs. What then is key to implement the continental FTA? On…
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Opinion

Democratic Accountability In State-Society Relations: the Role of ACDEG, By John G. Ikubaje

...accountability remains a critical challenge in Africa’s democracies. If the accountability provisions of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance are implemented as expected by the state parties to the instrument, “democratic accountability” would be a household name in African democracies. Introduction The ideology of Pan-Africanism inspired the establishment…
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Guest Columns

Time for Nigeria To Stand Up for Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria must stand up for Africa by telling Morocco in no uncertain terms that it must abide by the AU constitution which recognises membership by the SADR and Morocco, accepts the peoples’ right to independence, equality of countries and state boundaries. We must defend the collective interests of Africans against…
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Opinion

How Long Shall They Kill Our People?, By Shola Oshunkeye

...the Federal Government must act fast and decisively. The administration must hit while the iron is still red hot. Failure to act decisively would mean that Nigerians in South Africa, like other migrants in that country, will continue to live in an open prison. This headline is not original. It…
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Guest Columns

Looking Back; Why Nigeria Tripped at the AU, By Owei Lakemfa

It is incomprehensible that Nigeria, the largest black nation in the world and a dominant economic and military power in Africa, would roll out its heavyweight leaders, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, to campaign for a paper weight candidate. Nigeria at the African Union…
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Opinion

Kudos to Nigeria and Senegal for Not Withdrawing From ICC, By Femi Falana

...the African Union will be deceiving itself if it believes that the planned mass withdrawal of African states from the ICC will shield African leaders who engage in genocidal acts from prosecution and humiliation. Last week, at the annual summit of the African Union, the leaders and representatives of the…
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