Opinion

The Politics of Ghana’s Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians, By Adeoye O. Akinola

Nigeria might have become a “sleeping giant”, but remains a formidable regional power. Abuja must respond strongly to Accra’s diplomatic breach, and use this opportunity to tackle Ghana’s xenophobic disposition at the bilateral level and within ECOWAS’s mediation structures. On June 19, several armed Ghanaian citizens demolished the residential building…
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Opinion

Looking Ahead To More Success In Nigeria, By Kole Shettima and Erin Sines

MacArthur continues to be enthusiastic about the work in Nigeria, remains committed to the country, and is pleased with the progress our partners are making. Nigeria remains a Big Bet commitment for the Foundation as we support your work to strengthen accountability, transparency, and participation. The world is now different. The COVID-19…
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Opinion

What Becomes of Africa As the Foreign Aid Taps Run Dry?, By Adaeze Oreh

The present COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how vulnerable national health systems are and global tendencies towards nationalism and an inward-focus borne out of self-preservative instincts. If the foreign assistance tap is turned off permanently, millions of people in Africa will be left without the care they need, and lives will…
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Opinion

Biafra: 50 Years After and the Crisis of Igbo Leadership, By Osmund Agbo

The ability to successfully navigate the murky waters of Nigerian politics depends on how well Ndigbo can merge the youthful zeal of a Kanu and the cautious wisdom of a Nwodo. Working together and not against each other will alter our trajectory and carry us further. The year was 1970…
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Opinion

Nigeria: the Coming 36 Months, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

Most likely, Nigeria might witness a deterioration of her fiscal, foreign exchange and debt situations; growing incidence of poverty; heightened criminality linked to unemployment and impunity; and the probable fiscal insolvency of some states. Other key developments will include moves towards electing a new president; with luck and assertive military…
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Opinion

Slightest Adjustment: The Best Solution for Nigeria, By Nimi Wariboko

Nigeria needs her leaders and citizens to embrace this simple philosophy. Let us resolve to make the slightest adjustments to our lives or nation. Living our lives by only doing the smallest things may seem weak and foolish to some of us. Do remember, it is akin to the “weak…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Nigeria Needs To Think Global But Act Local, By Olorunda Rotimi

...the COVID-19 Nigeria is comparatively at an early stage and we can learn lessons from the experiences of countries that have been battling with the virus. The government, in conjunction with the people, should act promptly, thinking globally but acting locally, and begin to implement measures that have been shown…
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Opinion

Still on Ambassadorial Appointments of Career Diplomats, By Shittu Yunus Shittu

Much ado about Nigeria’s Ambassador-Designates has been on Social Media and the Press. This is obviously the handiwork of disgruntled elements or vested interest seeking to discredit the Foreign Service as well as the President of Nigeria on every appointment he makes. In this particular instance, the recent appointment of…
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Opinion

Driving Stronger Outcomes Across Nigeria’s Development Intervention Sector, By Omotayo Suleiman

Altogether, integrity of purpose and fervency of commitment must remain the hallmark of a true call to social entrepreneurship and development advocacy. When set against an all-pervading self-absorption on the part of Nigeria's own rent seeking elite, deep rooted fixation with the human be the defining motivation that propels development…
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