Opinion

University of Ibadan: Hearty Cheers for a Postcolonial University at 70, By Tunji Olaopa

The University of Ibadan has come a long way as a postcolonial university. And I am very proud of her achievements from her founding until now. However, the slogan of being “the first and the best” demands a commitment to more pioneering intellectual efforts. I wrote this piece with a…
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Columns

Dining With Trump; Recalling Colonial Tactics, By Owei Lakemfa

Trump humoured his guest that “there’s no country more beautiful” than Nigeria and said firmly: “We give Nigeria well over one billion dollars in aid every year”. In return, he said Nigeria has to rip “down those trade barriers” between the countries and allow American goods free flow. American President…
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Columns

President Buhari’s Visit to the US, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Trump made a forceful demand for increased importation of American food. This is problematic at a time in which the policy thrust of the Nigerian government is the development of self-sufficiency and it’s my hope that this demand would be rejected. This is important because the United States is…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Confusing and Dangerous Rhetoric on Herdsmen, By Moses E. Ochonu

The president has been struggling to come to terms with the fact that armed herdsmen of his ethnicity are implicated in repeated massacres across the North and Middle Belt. This explains his waffling attitude and his propensity to reach for external causation beyond the borders of Nigeria, a rhetoric that…
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Opinion

C.A.N, Donald Trump, the Nigerian Media and Islamophobia, By Murtadha Gusau

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 In The Name Of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is His Servant and Messenger. Dear…
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Columns

Nigeria As Thoroughfare For Killer Herdsmen, By Majeed Dahiru

Through implicit ethnic solidarity, President Buhari has neglected his most fundamental responsibility as commander-in-chief, which is to secure the lives and property of This failure of leadership is rapidly transforming the Nigerian territory into a thoroughfare for marauding killer herdsmen who are pouring in unhindered from West and Central Africa…
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Opinion

Spending Without Appropriation, By Eze Onyekpere

This development provides the opportunity for the National Assembly to reaffirm the process and procedure for withdrawals from ECA and similar funds. Fiscal governance is at the core of good governance and indeed is central to the welfare of citizens and development of society. The expectation is that our resources…
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