Opinion

NYSC DG and Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We will keep dreaming of a better country forever until we address the problems bedeviling our education sector. Only quality education can give us the hope of having quality leadership. Investment in education goes beyond structures. Governments at all levels should engage smart teachers that would be trained and re-trained…
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Columns

The Nigerian State and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It appears that there is an attempt to push the Shi'ites in Nigeria to popular revolt. We have enough insurgencies and violent conflicts in Nigeria and should not encourage martyrdom. The Nigerian state and the civil populace should be careful and beware of pushing the country towards more violent conflicts.…
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Opinion

Okota, Tribalism And Political Warlords, By Ken Tadaferua

The only reason why this flagrant rape on rights happen is that perpetrators and political oligarchs who sponsor them are ultra confident they and their thugs would not be arrested, prosecuted or thrown into prison. This reckless impunity explains why Nigeria remains a mere “geographical expression”. It reflects our inability…
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Columns

Kemi Adeosun’s Dishonourable Resignation, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

From sainthood, Adeosun’s latest status has been elevated to victimhood — or, put another way, she has managed to hoodwink the unsuspecting public into elevating her to victimhood. Having read her resignation letter multiple times, I still cannot find anything honourable in it. Normally, in a country where politicians and…
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Columns

On Mrs. Adeosun’s Resignation, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the circumstances of this case are not consistent with the thrust of the minister’s resignation letter. And nearly always, the absence of remorse is requisite for attaching punitive conditions to infractions of the law. In this case the requirements of justice go way beyond a need for restitution and propriety.…
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Columns

Why I Am Unable To Defect, By Uddin Ifeanyi

It matters therefore that we ask the question: “Are our political leaders’ actions and expressions sufficiently capturing sentiments in their political constituencies?” The sub-themes to this question should have us wonder whether our politicos should be shaping these sentiments, or how much should these sentiments shape both our politicos’ In…
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Opinion

A Gift Wrapped As A Scandal, By Patrick O. Okigbo

Whatever the case, what is important is to extricate the NYSC CertifiGate scandal from the realm of partisan politics and use it to force a debate on how to leverage Nigeria’s professional diaspora and remove the impediments to their return. This is important for Nigeria’s social, economic and political development.…
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