Opinion

Still on Ambassadorial Appointments of Career Diplomats, By Shittu Yunus Shittu

Much ado about Nigeria’s Ambassador-Designates has been on Social Media and the Press. This is obviously the handiwork of disgruntled elements or vested interest seeking to discredit the Foreign Service as well as the President of Nigeria on every appointment he makes. In this particular instance, the recent appointment of…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Enjoying $30 billion Now and Making Our Grandchildren Repay It, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Whatever we do today will be left to the judgement of history. Unless there is a seismic shift in how Nigerian leaders think, future generations of Nigerians will earn less than their parents and see less economic opportunity throughout their lives. To avert the curse of having lived better days…
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Opinion

PMB at 77: ‘Please Tell Baba We Are With Him All the Way’, By Femi Adesina

I boarded a commercial airliner heading to Lagos from Abuja. I was already seated, and strapping my seat belt, when a young man approached me. He must have been in his late 20s, or at most, early 30s. I shook hands, greeted him warmly, and he slipped something in my…
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Opinion

Deathly Ban On Free Expression and the Rise of Fascism, By Chido Onumah

At a time Nigeria requires a robust conversation about its politics, economy, ethnic relations, unity, and indeed, future, the country’s over-indulged lawmakers, egged on by a president who is anything but a democrat, are placing a deathly ban on free speech. This proposed ban must be opposed and defeated by…
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Opinion

Agenda for New FIRS Chairman, Mohammed Nami, By Danladi Ndayebo

When the news broke that President Muhammadu Buhari has reconstituted the Board of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) with Mr. Mohammed Nami as chairman-designate via an executive communication to the Senate plenary on 9 December 2019, Nigerians hailed the decision as well deserving. Any keen observer of the torrents of…
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Opinion

Good Talk, Aisha Buhari; But Who Will Bell the Cat?, By Banji Ojewale

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable-Adam Smith (1723-1790), Scottish economist and philosopher About the time First Lady Aisha Buhari was again emerging from ‘the other room’ to deliver one of her seasonal tirades against the…
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Columns

A Speech the President Didn’t Make on Democracy Day By Majeed Dahiru

The much anticipated national celebration of June 12 as democracy day came by as an anti-climax for many. The failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to speak as much as a word to Nigerians on May 29, when he was inaugurated for a second term of four years, the forthcoming re-designated…
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Opinion

June 12: 20 Years of Democracy, By M.B.O Owolowo

Over the years I have celebrated June 12, and to commemorate the event I usually wrote articles. Some of those articles include: “June 12: Hope and The ‘Dividends’ of Democracy”, “June 12: Sacrifices, Unity & Politics of Division and “June 12: Blood Democracy & Spirit of Reconciliation”. This year I…
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