Opinion

COVID-19: Escalating Our National Resiliency, Now!, By Oseloka H. Obaze

The COVID-19 challenge to Nigeria will demand collective national leadership that is assertive and robust. Nigerians need to see President Muhammadu Buhari and VP Osinbajo personally leading that campaign. Presently Nigeria is on the lower rung of the COVID-19 spiraling totem pole. The extrapolation and increase will definite come, if…
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Opinion

Buhari’s New Thrust At Crisis Management, By Ibrahim Sheme

The new ministry is expected to coordinate and execute the duties of these agencies in order to provide the social security direly needed by Nigerians. The situation whereby victims of emergencies (refugees, kidnap or brigandage, etc.) are rehabilitated and left to go aimlessly without any provision to cushion any aftershocks…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Connecting the Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Crippled Nigeria (III), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Because we do not connect the dots, we are unable correlate the lack of punishment for actions as one of the reasons why we are where we are. Further up the judicial chain, we tend to think only the judges are corrupt. No! The lawyers, magistrates, and administrative staff are…
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Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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Opinion

As Mother Nature Bares Her Fangs, By Aisha Hashim

According to the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the temperature of the earth has risen, with 17 out of 18 warmest years on the planet having been recorded since 2001. Climate change has been explained as inexorable as population and waste production continues to rise. Nigerians have…
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Opinion

The Oncoming Floods: Avoiding the Fury of Nature, By Kayode Ojewale

The peak of the rainy season in Nigeria is here and from experience, it comes with attendant flooding. NIHSA, NEMA and Nigeria Metrological Agency (NiMet) have all raised red flag warnings for everyone to brace for the serious consequences ahead, while advising residents to vacate flood-prone areas. On Friday, September…
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Opinion

Lai Mohammed and the Injudicious Disobedience of Court Orders, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, Federal Republic of Nigeria. I write this in respect to your Ministry’s apparent disobedience to a straightforward court order for my reinstatement and payment of remuneration after the illegal letter of retirement I received in 2013. As you may be aware, Justice…
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Opinion

NEMA Scandal: Analysing the Divergent Media Coverage, By Gidado Yushau Shuaib

While learning on the field of news reporting and investigative journalism, I have discovered that the two main personalities behind the divergent storylines on NEMA are divided by their professional callings - with one being a journalist and the other a Public Relations practitioner. They merely provide editorial contents from…
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Opinion

Sowore of SaharaReporter For President?, By Yushau A. Shuaib

In my interactions with Sowore, one could see his sincerity and passion for a better Nigeria, where there will be economic stability, political progress and social harmony, and where the rich and powerful cannot intimidate or harass the poor and the weak. He means what he says, even though he…
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