Columns

The New Autarky And New Conditions Of Poverty, By Uddin Ifeanyi

A world in which every country compounded its own medicines and manufactured its own phones would evidently delight nativists and nationalists the world over. But it would equally disadvantage countries without an industrial base. They would not only be the source of the world’s new poor. They would just as…
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Opinion

Between a Varsity’s Innovation and Nigeria’s Crude Definition of Poverty, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It’s amazing how some people are responding to the challenges posed by this COVID-19 pandemic. A university in Japan just developed some robots to represent its graduating students at their convocation ceremony. This was done to beat the social distancing measures brought about by the pandemic. A team of robots…
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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

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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Guest Columns

2015 Presidential Election: PDP’s Unviable Rigging Options, By Umar Ardo

The five years of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan holding sway as President of Nigeria have destroyed the basis of the country’s development - economically, politically and socially. The economy has collapsed as poverty and depravation have ravaged the whole populace. People are dying of hunger in multitudes. Nigerians are worse off…
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