Columns

Reviving the Nigerian University System, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The elite abandoned the financing of public education and took their children to private schools inside and outside the country. In this context, the struggle for re-establishing the linkage between higher education and the public good has become the pathway for rebuilding a State that can provide prosperity, welfare and…
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Opinion

Why I Write On Governance and Reform, By Tunji Olaopa

Writing must always serve a purpose, as far as I am concerned. And the purpose in my own case has to do with Nigeria’s complicated struggles with national integration, national development and democratic governance. For more than twenty five years, I have attempted to weave a reform philosophy around these…
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Opinion

Ladipo Adamolekun: Recalling a Life of Service, By Anthony A. Akinola

The delicate frame and gentle disposition of Professor Adamolekun must not be taken for granted. Just as it is with many smart minds, Wole Soyinka and Gani Fawehinmi for instance, there is a stubborn or rebellious edge to his character. He is very strong-headed in matters of principle and conviction.…
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Guest Columns

The Real Buhari: Rescuing History, By Chris Ngwodo

It is said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Perhaps, a worse fate awaits those who willfully distort history. The current election cycle has featured a great deal of historical distortion aimed at discrediting the opposition presidential challenger, the former Head of State,…
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