Guest Columns

Between ‘Dividers-In-Chief’ and Dividers-In-Law, By Wole Soyinka

Only then shall we uncover who are the real Dividers-in-Chief? If individual voices rankle, then perhaps it is time to convoke a Nation Survival Conference. Let all sections and group interests place their cards on the table and starkly articulate what we all know and endure on a daily basis,…
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CAMA, Religion and Good Corporate Governance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...when religious organisations formally register with the state and use the said registration to raise substantial capital, such revenue should be spent in consonance with the objectives the organisation has set for itself. Following the signing into law of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA) by President Muhammadu…
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From APC’s Promise of Change To Buhari’s Change of Promise, By Majeed Dahiru

...President Buhari’s change of promise from revamping Nigeria’s moribund refineries and construction of new ones to achieve self-sufficiency in access to refined products to the continuous importation of petrol at prices to be determined by international market forces, is a betrayal of the trust of millions of Nigeria's working class,…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Unraveling Economy, and the Need for Cost-Refective Tarrifs, By Cheta Nwanze

...When devaluation happens, exports should become cheaper to foreign customers and imports costlier to those bringing stuff in. We should be seriously working towards drastically improving our export rates. But this devaluation will only make more sense if we have policies in place to encourage businesses to flourish. There is…
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Opinion

Pantami and the Delivery of a Digital Ecosystem and Economy In Nigeria, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...he quickly interjected by saying that he was grossly misunderstood and attacked in the media, and that he was not even aware of some of the actions being attributed to him. He ended by saying that, "Surprisingly, I hold in high esteem and respect, some of the officers behind these…
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A Reverie With George Orwell: Of Tai Solarin, Mailafia and Lai Mohammed, By Festus Adedayo

No matter the attempt by Mohammed and his coronet tyrants to criminalise free speech in Nigeria and DSS’ move to Solarinise Mailafia and the few voices of dissent against the swift slide of affairs in Nigeria, I again submitted to old George, these will fail. Any student of autocratic rule…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Hostility To Human Rights, By Kolawole Olaniyan

Mr. Buhari and his administration are treating dissent and public criticism as “insult”, and adopting probably the most repressive laws in Nigeria’s history, such as the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that give officials massive discretion to further restrict human rights and undermine the operations of religious, community…
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Opinion

UNILAG: Ivory Tower Or Tower of Babel?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The truth is there is little or no love lost between the chairman of the Governing Council and the University management. Both have been at loggerheads over expenditures made in 2017. The Council chairman had in 2019 queried the institution’s management through the registrar, who doubles as the secretary to…
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