Opinion

Could Atiku Be A Misunderstood Patriot?, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Interestingly, Atiku is perhaps the most misunderstood patriot in modern Nigeria. For several years now, whenever he comes up to the political realm as a contestant to beat, his opponents try to persuade the voting public to a supposed predisposition toward the abuse of public trust. It was the German…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Atiku: An Ambition Capable of Endangering Our Commonwealth, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The stage is set for Nigerians to pick their poison. It is a choice between a notoriously slow, nepotistic, irredentist, sitting president they know and an amoral, shadowy, slippery bandit, whose wealth is considered to have been notoriously derived from graft and economic exploitation of the state. Campaign for political…
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Opinion

Nigeria Is the Future: A View of Atiku Abubakar From the United States, By William Bertrand

I see no other person in Africa who has so consistently given of himself and his resources to support education — from primary to University — under the most difficult of Nigeria is fortunate to have the opportunity to elect such a man to lead the country to its rightful…
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Opinion

Adamawa @ 25: An Improbable Story, By Margee Ensign

It's an improbable story. Imagine any of the destitute young children we see today: begging on the street, herding cows, selling water. Now imagine them grown up to be successful business people, leaders in education, generous employers, philanthropists, even vice-president of their country. Improbable, but it is true. As Adamawa…
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Opinion

Boko Haram’s IDPs: Man’s Humanity Thriving Against Inhumanity, By Grace Okagbare

Not until the reported abduction of over 200 young school girls from Chibok in Borno State, North-East Nigeria in April, 2014, the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria never gained prominence in global discussion. The #BringBackOurGirls awareness campaign on the social media sparked an international outrage and…
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Opinion

Investing In Human Capital Development In Africa: A Contribution from Yola, Nigeria, By Atiku Abubakar

...while philanthropy and entrepreneurship have an important role to play in promoting human capital development in Africa, African states, like states everywhere, have the primary responsibility for security, education, healthcare and environmental protection and the provision of good governance. Private efforts, including philanthropy, are not a substitute for carefully targeted…
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