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Minimum Wage, Maximum Trouble, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Clearly, the federal and state governments are too financially unhealthy to meet Labour’s demands. The solution, therefore, is to fund the new national minimum wage by cutting waste: reduce wasteful spending such as the jumbo pay for lawmakers, fallow-lying presidential jets, excessive appointees and foreign Anything short of that, this…
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Opinion

Cadets from Hell, or Civilising the Nigerian Military, By Chido Onumah

Nothing less than the dismissal and prosecution of these out of control cadets will do. They have earned it and more and their victims deserve no less. These cadets do not belong in the Nigerian military. It’s been over a week now since the gut-wrenching video of a group of…
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Opinion

The Worker, the Naira, Subsidy and Prof. Femi Odekunle, By Garba Deen Muhammad

Prof. Odekunle is upset with Labour because they are too fixated on an archaic ideal that free lunch is a right. He believes, and I totally agree with him, that should NLC go ahead to oppose the kind of subsidy we are wasting on the importation of petroleum, then the…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Bukola Saraki, Buhari’s “Change” and the Opportunism of Nigerian Political Elites, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...importantly, in the run up to the so-called Senate election, the real choice was never about autonomy/independence of the Senate. Rather, the real choice was and is between a Senate dependent on PDP as we now have it under Bukola Saraki or one whose moral vision is consistent with the…
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Opinion

Still On Fayose’s Stomach Infrastructure, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Supporters of the scheme argue that it is progressive and development-oriented. They have equally done their utmost to compare it with the welfare system in Western nations, even though they starkly contrast both in content and intent. Their argument is premised on the Yoruba saying, “Ti ebi ba kuro ninu…
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