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Columns

A Reporter’s Notebook: At the FT Nigeria Summit (1), By Rafiq Raji

It difficult balancing act following the panel discussions and monitoring my targets. Never mind that I had to keep my eyes on the wires on a day for which there seemed to be breaking news every other America’s president, Donald Trump, decided to literally stab his country’s allies in the…
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Columns

What A Cow Says About The President, By Azu Ishiekwene

President Buhari has promised justice, but it’s hard to believe him after watching that Saudi Arabia video. It’s hard to believe he’ll deliver justice after he told a delegation of Benue elders to his office to restrain “your people” and in the name of God, “to accommodate your countrymen.” There…
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Article of Faith

Who Is Afraid of Daddy Freeze?, By Femi Aribisala

The fear of Daddy Freeze is the beginning of mischief in Nigerian churches. Nothing in recent memory seems to have affected the bank-balances of Nigerian pastors as Daddy Freeze’s exposure of the deception of tithing in churches. Nigerian tithe-collecting pastors are up in arms, throwing every possible missile at him,…
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Opinion

Before Adamu Adamu’s Education Strategic Plan Becomes a Missed Opportunity, By Chidi Odinkalu

...flaws in the MSP highlight the reasons why Nigeria’s educational sector is in a difficult place. Education is a national priority on the Recurrent list. States need both a coherent policy environment and a willing partner at the federal level. The MSP does not promise to bring such a partner…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Teachers and Shehu Sani’s Labour Unions, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We will also do well to limit the leadership opportunities available to the likes of Shehu Sani — people to whom political warfare supersedes societal advancement, people who wouldn’t hire Kaduna’s “typhart” and “coughting” teachers to train their own kids but can side with the NLC and NUT if it…
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