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Bámidélé Upfront

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu: What Will Be Your Legacy?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

If you choose to repudiate self and focus on building an enduring legacy, you are in a position to charge our trajectory, especially in the Southwest by working with your political Sir, in twenty years what will you be remembered for? What current of political philosophy or social advancement would…
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Columns

Lagos State and the Politics of Taxation, By Reuben Abati

The current resistance to taxation in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria – FCT, Anambra, Benue, Edo, Cross River - in part raises governance issues. Widespread reports about corruption, the lavish lifestyle of public officials, the high-handedness of tax officials and the reality of multiple taxation, make Nigerians, even in…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Housing Quagmire, By Morayo Adebayo

If authorities in Nigeria are serious about meeting the country’s international commitments on sustainable development and in particular housing, they must first comply with court orders and put an end to forced evictions. Today we celebrate World Habitat Day and this year’s theme, as declared by UN Habitat, is "Housing…
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Guest Columns

My Random Thoughts: On Lagos, and Accelerating Development Across Nigeria, By Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos is the most thriving cosmopolitan city right now in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to expand capital expenditure such that in another two to three years, Lagos State will become the third largest economy in Africa. I am sharing my thoughts in this article, not necessarily as the governor…
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Opinion

Matters Arising from the Recent Lagos APC Primaries, By Gbolahan Akintunde

...constitutionally, the power to present candidates for elections rests solely with a political party which can employ any method it deems fit to do so. This includes the conduct of primary election to select its candidates or through consensus and affirmation. The APC has used a combination of these methods…
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Opinion

Ambode: Celebrating a “Product of the Coconut” at 54, By Habib Aruna

For sure, what has helped Ambode in his current job as governor is his wealth of experience, having served in the state civil service for 27 years. A first class material who rose through the ranks and retired as the Accountant General of the state, Ambode has mostly lived in…
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