Bámidélé Upfront

Chibok Girls: Five Years of Angst; Five Years of Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This Movement initiated by the brave people of Chibok and amplified by concerned voices round the world is creating a new path for ordinary citizens and civil society activists to create a new Nigeria. As the World joins Nigerians in making accountability demands on our government, we thank them for…
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Columns

“Transition Hours”: President Jonathan Writes Back, By Reuben Abati

This must be a book close to his heart. He uses it to settle scores and to explain the main issues of his era as president. I consider this a must read for all Nigerians and students of the Nigerian process. President Jonathan offers a personal portrait of his own…
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Opinion

Berthing Reforms at Nigeria’s Ports, Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Journey So Far, By Theophilus Opaleye

Her reforms have repositioned the organisation in line with international best practice. Through her dedication to institutional effectiveness and all-round improvements in performance, welfare, efficiency and safety, she has set the Nigerian Port Authority on an exemplary path of continued progress and prosperity. For a country whose median age is…
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Opinion

Hadiza Bala-Usman and the NPA: the Numbers That Matter, By Bukola Ogunyemi

...far-reaching reforms have definitely unsettled a lot of vested interests who were beneficiaries of the status quo that existed at the NPA before July 2016, but Hadiza remained undeterred in her resolve to put the NPA on a pedestal where it can stand shoulder to shoulder with its peers in…
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Columns

Their Wars, Our Woes: A Case of Buhari’s House of Chaos, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Notwithstanding the monumental failure of the government and the internal wrangling within the inner caucus, collectively there will always be an avenue for them to reconcile and iron out their differences, while the rest of us continue to wallow in the throes of woes. The appointment of a new deputy…
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Opinion

A Disturbing Conflict of Interests: Senator Hope Uzodinma and the NPA Probe, By Majeed Dahiru

Senator Hope Uzodinma should recuse himself or be excused by the Senate president from the chairmanship of the Senate joint committee on tariffs, customs excise and marine transport in order not to jeopardise the outcome of this very important probe of the serious allegations of criminal infractions against the NPA.…
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Opinion

Justifying Buhari’s Faith in Women With Reforms at Nigeria’s Ports, By Nana-Aisha Salaudeen

While Hadiza Bala Usman still has some way to go to attaining the envisioned level of performance of the ports authority, she has shown that she is more than capable of holding the agency down through her commitment crucial reforms, damming the tide of illicit revenue outflows from Nigerian ports…
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