Opinion

Go On, Buhari, Be A Devil!, By Banji Ojewale

Would the rump of support Buhari now wields bring up new steam to repeat the winning ways of 2015 at next year’s poll? Compatriots interrogating the current happenings with these concerns think our beloved septuagenarian president hasn’t a dog’s chance of staging a comeback under those dreary circumstances. With the…
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Opinion

A Gift Wrapped As A Scandal, By Patrick O. Okigbo

Whatever the case, what is important is to extricate the NYSC CertifiGate scandal from the realm of partisan politics and use it to force a debate on how to leverage Nigeria’s professional diaspora and remove the impediments to their return. This is important for Nigeria’s social, economic and political development.…
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Columns

Hadi Sirika and the Return of Nigeria Airways, By Reuben Abati

If Nigeria must have a national airline again, then we must get it right. This is my point. The ICRC is obviously insisting on private sector control and management, because it was government inefficiency that killed off the old Nigeria Airways. The airline became a gravy train for the big…
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Opinion

Between IMF’s Austerity Measures and Nigeria’s Economic Model, By Edward Kosofe

...the strategy is yielding measurable results and Nigeria is now posting positive growth after five successive quarters of decline. The foreign reserves are being rebuilt; import substitution is being focussed on, non-oil revenues are being pursued after decades of rhetoric. Edward Kosofe explains why the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank’s…
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Columns

Orgy of Denials In Maina-gate, By Dele Agekameh

...Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federal civil service; Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of the federation; and Abdulrahman Dambazau, the minister of interior, the seeming principal players, all washed their hands off responsibility. They are all claiming no knowledge of how Maina eventually re-emerged as a director…
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Opinion

The Need for a Rigorous Re-think: Kemi Adeosun and Nigeria’s Debt Story, By Oluseun Onigbinde

I believe the debt debate is rooted in the fact that the Nigerian government is taking the escapist approach, raking up debt in quick numbers, rapidly forgetting where before the exit of creditors. This escapist approach of taking gradual steps on revenue, but giant footprints on debt is what is…
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Guest Columns

Madam Minister, Please Don’t Borrow $30 Billion For Our Unborn Children!, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria has never borrowed more than $3 billion at once and we constantly get into trouble. How can we manage 10 times that? What has got into us now? Why is she seeking this jumbo loan with so much confidence? What has happened to the civil society and other right-thinking…
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