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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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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El-Rufai’s Kaduna Demolitions: An Illegality Cannot Cure another Illegality, By Victoria Ohaeri

The main thrust of the arguments advanced in support of the Kaduna demolitions are as follows: (a) to recover school and hospital plots of land that were illegally acquired by some people and (b) not to allow the encroachment on schools and hospitals lands to continue. To begin with, the above…
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