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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

Health Care Financing: the Doctor’s Perspective, By Tavershima Adongo

People should not have to travel over 50 kilometres to healthcare facilities and when they do get to these facilities they shouldn’t have to be turned back because they don’t have cash or there are no syringes or catheters to give at least first aid. Have you ever had the…
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Columns

2019: Refocusing On Issues, Not Personalities, By Dele Agekameh

We ought to engage candidates on the cardinal issues when we have the opportunity to do so, and not spend the whole time debating their standing as individuals and candidates. Nigeria is heading into general elections in a few months’ time and political posturing has begun for the race ahead.…
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Columns

Day Ibikunle Amosun Met Sango At Koso, By Festus Adedayo

...a leader, upon assuming political leadership, should first make a list of his personal foibles and monitor them, lest they drag him to the crucifix. Amosun didn’t tame nor monitor his Sango-like temper, his arrogance of power and disdain for the other person - a triad of foibles that dragged…
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Columns

Yusuf: The Insolent Child of Impunity, By Louis Odion

...only sheer impunity and contempt for everyone, except PMB, could have led Yusuf to word his reply to the minister in the insolent manner he did. Intoxicated by transient power, the little wayfarer from Katsina seems incapable of realising yet that such indiscretion invariably does incalculable damage to PMB, his…
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Opinion

Northerners Will Rule Us For Long: The Pill We Hate To Swallow, By Akin Fadeyi

Pushing the narrative of our ethnicity as better leaders is subjective, sweeping and myopic and there is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Our ethnicity does not make us great heart and preparedness to develop other champions does. Towards the end of 2011, our TV Production firm was invited…
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Columns

Worthy Inheritors of the Looting Game, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or now…
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