Opinion

What Becomes of Africa As the Foreign Aid Taps Run Dry?, By Adaeze Oreh

The present COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how vulnerable national health systems are and global tendencies towards nationalism and an inward-focus borne out of self-preservative instincts. If the foreign assistance tap is turned off permanently, millions of people in Africa will be left without the care they need, and lives will…
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Columns

Buhari and Other Authors of Nigeria’s Famous Book, By Azu Ishiekwene

Ten years from now, when we look back at Buhari’s promise to lay the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, would it be another chapter in the Book of Empty Speeches? Will his October 1 promise to provide “affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the not-too-distant future”…
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Opinion

Kofi Annan: In Service of the World, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Kofi Annan’s contributions to peace and security were wide ranging: Encompassing efforts to discourage needless conflicts, support peace operations, create or nurture institutions for peacebuilding, and develop norms and policies to promote inclusive development. Annan had presciently opposed the and invasion of Iraq in 2003. During his tenure as secretary…
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Opinion

Adebayo Adedeji: Farewell To Africa’s Cassandra, By Adekeye Adebajo

... Asante, described Adedeji as an “African Cassandra”: A visionary prophet who saw the future clearly, but whose truthful prophesies often went unheeded until it was too late. In the end, the Bank and the Fund reversed the large cuts in education and health spending that had decimated Africa’s socio-economic…
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Guest Columns

Citizen-Centred Service Delivery: Partnering With the Youth for Africa’s Transformation, By ‘Doyin Salami

If the many issues and concerns that have been highlighted and well considered, comprehensively engaged and tackled, both at the institutional level and that of the political leadership that motivates its processes, I have no doubt that the Nigerian Civil Service is still uniquely positioned to deliver on and deepen…
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Columns

Africa: Strengthening Public Finance for Sustained Prosperity and Development, By Gargee Ghosh

Effective public finance won’t happen overnight but it can be done. As countries and development partners continue to work together to build a more prosperous and equitable future, the question of how to equitably raise domestic resources to support human development and prosperity in Africa, may be one of the…
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Opinion

#EvenItUp: Buhari’s Cabinet and the Dark Shades of Gender Equality, By Victoria Ohaeri

In Nigeria, the relationship between gender equality and economic growth may have to be explored further. Nevertheless, from 2011 to 2015 when more women superintended executive policymaking and corporate boardrooms, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product witnessed unrivalled upward reviews, reaching an all-time high of billion dollars in 2014. Reports from the…
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Opinion

Can Nigeria Position as the Sustainability Giant of Africa?, By Kenneth Amaeshi

...beyond the ministerial portfolios, there is room for regulatory agencies to promote sustainability within the Nigerian economy. This has started to happen, but we obviously need more of it. It is anticipated that the progress of Nigeria on the sustainability journey will definitely rub-off positively on the continent. Compared to…
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Columns

No Liquor, Potable Water for Dr. Jonathan, By Steve Ayorinde

Otuoke is an irony that is more of an indictment on the Niger Delta leadership, which won the world’s sympathy over the environmental degradation and criminal neglect of their key cities where Nigeria derives its wealth but chose to fritter the goodwill. The economic and political fortunes of the region…
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