Opinion

NYSC DG and Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We will keep dreaming of a better country forever until we address the problems bedeviling our education sector. Only quality education can give us the hope of having quality leadership. Investment in education goes beyond structures. Governments at all levels should engage smart teachers that would be trained and re-trained…
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Opinion

Absurdity of A Pilgrimage For Top UTME Scorers, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...the National Hajj Commission’s pledge to reward brilliant candidates is an example of a good initiative fraught with potential complications. Why holy pilgrimage? Besides, what gives the Commission the assurance that top UTME scorers would be Muslims? Assuming all the top scorers are atheists, what happens? Depending on the way…
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Opinion

For Those Irritated By Nigeria’s Many Political Parties, By ‘Tope Fasua

...I will urge Nigerians to get rid of our miracle mentality. New parties have only recently come on board. They have been involved in just one general elections. Neither the parties, nor Nigerians in general should expect that they start to win elections everywhere. Structures take time to build, especially…
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Opinion

University of Ibadan and the Irony of Fate, By Tunde Akanni

Stories and actions of inspiration and tolerance abound at the University of Ibadan, which owns ISI and which ISI must learn from. Those who may choose to hang on to their conservatism should not be encouraged to think they still have relevance in the community, especially under Professor Olayinka. So,…
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Bámidélé Upfront

University Education At All Cost Is Not Working, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, we are seeing a generation much worse off than their parents. Many parents have two to three unemployed graduate children living with them. A lot more are paying for their grandchildren's school fees. The university-at-all cost ideology is doing material harm…
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Opinion

To NatGeo: A Story Idea On Nigerian Animals, By Reuben Abati

Dear Editor, NatGeo, I am a great fan of your magazine, National Geographic, and your sister platform, National Geo Wild, and your coverage of natural history, particularly the behaviour of animals in the wild. I must commend you and your team for the high level of commitment, attentiveness to details…
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Guest Columns

2018 Appropriation Bill: A Budget of Consolidation, By Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria is currently emerging from a very difficult economic period. If we all cooperate, and support one another, we can consolidate on our exit from the recession and firmly position Nigeria for economic As a government, we are determined to bring succour to our people, improve their lives, and deliver…
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Opinion

JAMB and the Dumbing Down of the Nigerian Youth, By Femi Akinfolarin

The devastation of our educational system is accelerating and the future of the Nigerian state is becoming bleaker because each time JAMB removes one more rung of the academic ladder, they pound one more nail into the system that cripples our youth. It is time to either restructure JAMB or…
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