Opinion

Nigeria: Sowing Violence, To Reap the Whirlwind, By Cheta Nwanze

A final word on this: Think about the Arab Spring from a decade ago. Most of the leaders of those countries responded with brute force. But in Jordan, King Abdallah, after an initial heavy response, spoke with empathy about the protests and then asked his prime minister to resign. King…
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Opinion

Incentivising Investments for Research and Development In Nigeria, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...would it be possible for the government to incentivise for investments in R&D from the private sector by granting concessions to their dealings with private organisations? Could the government agree to a closer working relationship with private establishments, wherein they are able to look at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Killing of Terwase Akwaza and the Rise of Conflict Entrepreneurs, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Hamisu Bala Wadume, Gana, Herdsmen, and all those outlaws whose names are known or not yet known to us, are conflict entrepreneurs. The rise of conflict entrepreneurs is predictable in a country with a weak law enforcement and judicial system like ours. With vast ungoverned areas, Nigeria is a haven…
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Opinion

Moving Nigeria Away From Tipping Over, By Olusegun Obasanjo

...let me say that we must remind those who are beating the drums of disintegration and singing choruses of bitterness, anger and separation that even if Nigeria is broken up, the separated parts will still be neighbours. And they will have to find accommodation as neighbours or they will be…
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Columns

Jollof Rice, Akufo-Addo and Other Things We Don’t Like About Ghana, By Azu Ishiekwene

There is a subtext underneath last week’s diplomatic volley that we don’t like, but won’t talk about. And that’s the feeling that Ghana is perhaps no longer the meek neighbours we used to know. Since they found oil, they have been behaving as if they can make us look more…
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Opinion

The Paradox of a New Normal – Anything In It for Us?, By ‘Tope Fasua

At the end, we are looking at a scenario in which advanced technology will ensure that we become even more dependent on the rest of the developed world, and infinitely more vulnerable. With this will come less respect, and more hazards by the way of abuse, cheating, xenophobia and other…
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Opinion

Nigeria: A Promising Brand Seeking Sincere Minders, By Ikem Okuhu

...we can join the rest of the world in a post-COVID-19 era in which the future has been re-defined by seeking sincere minders of ‘Brand Nigeria.’ It is important to note, however, that the national transformation we seek cannot be imported like the many things for we have developed an…
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