Opinion

Agenda for New FIRS Chairman, Mohammed Nami, By Danladi Ndayebo

When the news broke that President Muhammadu Buhari has reconstituted the Board of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) with Mr. Mohammed Nami as chairman-designate via an executive communication to the Senate plenary on 9 December 2019, Nigerians hailed the decision as well deserving. Any keen observer of the torrents of…
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Opinion

Postponement of Elections as a Culture, by Eric Teniola

Annulment of elections, violence before, during and after elections, banning of candidates and postponement of elections are gradually becoming part of the Nigeria culture. There is just one word to describe the situation, sad. Last Saturday’s postponement was not the first that would be experienced by both General Muhammadu Buhari,…
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Opinion

Great Ife And The Failure Of The Gown, By Reuben Abati

I have been reading some depressing stories about the state of the Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly University of Ife, which provide an equally depressing metaphor for the state of higher education in Nigeria. Great Ife as that university is known to its staff, students and alumni, is probably Nigeria’s first…
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Columns

DSP Alamieyesiegha: A made-in-Nigeria tragedy, By ‘Tope Oriola

The death of DSP Alamieyesiegha has certainly stunned Nigerians. I have been reflecting on the broad implications of the life and death of Alams, as he was popularly known. The transience and futility of life stare everyone in the face at moments like this. Nonetheless, there are other salient issues…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Ministers, Critics And Wailers, By Joe Igbokwe

Immediately President Buhari released the list of his 21 ministers, I noticed a barrage of criticisms from some Nigerians especially from the opposition, PDP. To them, the long wait to get the ministers list released is not just worth it. The wailing wailers raised some questions that prompted me to…
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Columns

Changing the Face of HIV/AIDS: Protecting Our Girls, By James Entwistle

There are billion young people (males and females between the ages of 10 and 24) in the world today, the largest generation of young people in human history. The majority of these young people live in developing countries and approximately half, or 900 million, are adolescent girls and young women.…
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Ambassador Adefuye: A dedicated, sterling patriot, By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

I received the news of the passing of Ambassador Ade Adefuye with great sadness. He and my husband developed a warm friendship in Washington.   He was a very dedicated and hardworking man who represented the country with sterling patriotism and passion.   Mr. Adefuye was much respected in the…
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