Opinion

The Collapse of N-Power and the School Feeding Programme, By ‘Tope Fasua

This is how two government programmes have crashed in a headlong collision. The N-Power programme has collided with the School Feeding programme and the situation is catastrophic. I have a feeling that these programmes are usually pushed through once people in government see that there is a likelihood of making…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian Victims of Slavery Cannot Sue Libya, By Femi Falana

...the federal government ought to take urgent steps to facilitate access to the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights by aggrieved Nigerian citizens and Non Governmental Organisations by depositing the Declaration accepting the jurisdiction of the Court pursuant to article 1 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples…
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Columns

Political Solutions and Economic Problems, By Uddin Ifeanyi

There is nothing wrong with the market. However, there is everything wrong with how government has intervened in those product/services markets that it is involved in. Invariably, government’s intervention has ended up organising cartels against the people. No matter how deep, or varied; no matter how sophisticated the options put…
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Columns

Two Years of Struggle: Bring Back Our Girls!, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Over the two years of struggle, the message has been simple and lucid. There is a failure of governance that has created the conditions for the abduction of Chibok Girls and thousands of other Nigerians. It is the same failure of governance that has impeded the search and rescue mission.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Political Insensitivity and the Plight of Nigerians, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

That the circumstances of Nigerians have not changed in one year is bound to excite emotions. This is certainly not tempered by the insensitive and arrogant utterances of Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Mr. Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu. I commend the outrage trailing the comments made lately by these people. The…
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Opinion

Should Communities Be Allowed to Manage Public Basic Schools in Nigeria?, By Tony Osborg

It is in our opinion at the Federalist Movement of Nigeria that Public Basic Schools (primary and secondary) in Nigeria should be managed and funded by local communities and not the government. Government can set the standards, provide training and possibly build infrastructure (if possible). As for the day-to-day running;…
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Opinion

CBN’s Forex Restriction: Any Hope for Growing and Legitimate Enterprise?, By Ahmad Salkida

As my family and I are beginning to settle down in a new, serene environment, this policy cessation of foreign transactions through MasterCard has put one in a new point of despair and exasperation. I have waited in vain to hear any official explanation and steps to cushion the possible…
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Opinion

IDPs in Nigeria and a Call for Urgent Intervention, By Olawale Rotimi

There is an urgent need to break protocols in recognising and caring for victims of deadly attacks in Northern Nigeria. These bureaucratic hindrances are irrelevant for a compassionate government. All barricades against displaced persons must be lifted; government and its agencies should scout for displaced persons from settlement to settlement…
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Guest Columns

Onitsha Traders, Criminality and the North-South Divide, By Victoria Ohaeri

Whatever the case, I join many other Nigerians to condemn the relocation of Boko Haram terrorists to Anambra State in very strong terms. Last week, Onitsha traders staged a peaceful protest against purported plans by the Nigerian government to relocate convicted members of the Boko Haram sect to prisons in…
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Opinion

DSTV Price Debate: Why Nigerian govt can’t act, By Leonard Ugbajah

There has been so much written and said about the latest increase in monthly subscription fee across all subscriber categories by the digital satellite television company, Multichoice, owners of the DSTV platform. This is one more case that goes to show that a market economy cannot run effectively without a…
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