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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Opinion

OOTC: To Change Our Country, We Have 15 Lessons to Learn from BBOG (II), By Chude Jideonwo

For those who insisted that BBOG was a tool of the All Progressives Congress to delegitimise and remove President Jonathan, immense confusion emerged when the movement continued the exact same agitation, with the exact same aggression, upon the change of guard at the Presidential Villa. The Discipline of Leadership On…
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Opinion

OOTC: To Change Our Country, We Have 15 Lessons To Learn from BBOG (I), By Chude Jideonwo

BBOG is the ultimate demonstration of the capacity of a people bound together by a common vision, a definite mission, and a determined capacity. You know the tragedy already. The world does. And it’s one we are yet to recover from: 276 Chibok girls kidnapped from their schools under the…
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Columns

Dilemma of the Nigerian Youth, By Gimba Kakanda

...we need to restate our political will by overcoming this seemingly genetic political skepticism. Affirmative action from the establishment may be frowned at by some, but that, and not our polarisation, is really what we need, to defeat perceived marginalisation of the youth. These past weeks, I've had reason to…
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Opinion

The Bring Back Our Girls Advocacy, Perpetual Cynics and Whiners, By Simbo Olorunfemi

So, rather than support these ones among us who have demonstrated such tenacity to a cause uncommon in this clime, we have gone beyond not wanting to acknowledge them to - even among those who should know better - cutting them in embracing cynicism and questioning those who have sacrificed…
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Opinion

Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Nigerian Mentality, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

Hadiza should see the criticism trailing her appointment as a shot in the arm to prove her critics wrong, by surpassing everyone’s expectations at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The organisation as it is today is in dire need of Her appointment among the otherwise many qualified persons is a…
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Opinion

The Hadiza Bala Usman They Don’t Know, By Uba Sani

In placing the young but extremely energetic and innovative Hadiza Bala Usman at the helm of the Nigerian Ports Authority, President Muhammadu Buhari abundantly underscored the direction of the new Nigeria: a nation where mediocrity will no longer find space; a nation where the energy of young, educated, talented, patriotic…
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