Opinion

Corruption In Nigeria : Why the Fight Won’t Be Won In A Day, By Timothy Adewale

As the world marks Anti-Corruption Day, Mr. Buhari has an opportunity to revolutionise his anti-corruption fight and raise his game in his government’s efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption, poverty, and underdevelopment. Nigeria can and should lead the way for the rest of the world to entrench a culture of…
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Columns

The Imperative of Signing the Electoral Act, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is indeed true that Nigerians would revolt against any attempt to move backwards in the march towards improved electoral integrity and the president should be advised to keep to the straight and narrow path leading to free, fair and credible elections. The whole country is on tenterhooks as Nigerians…
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Columns

An Open Letter to a Citizen Trapped In the Port Harcourt Rubble, By Pius Adesanmi

Dear Citizen X, It is tough to know which tense to use for you, present or past. The earthquake in Haiti and the Thai cave disaster are pointers to the fact that you may very well still be alive nearly ten days after Nigeria happened to you – she happens…
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Columns

Interrogating Buhari’s Abrahamic Descendancy, By Festus Adedayo

...beyond rhetoric and the need for a man perceived as an Islamic irredentist to be given a voice in a major Christian tabloid, how much of Isaac has Buhari been since he became the Nigerian president, to be able to have the right to appropriate an Abrahamic descendancy? President Muhammadu…
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South Africa and Nigeria: A Tale of Rising Optimism?, By Rafiq Raji

...there is reason to be optimistic. If, as is often argued, poor governance and corruption are the major constraints on Africa’s development, increased accountability and citizens’ engagement, owing to social media especially, suggests better African leaders would increasingly emerge. There are some concerns about emerging markets at the moment; for…
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Losing Sleep Over “The Economist”, Other Predictions, By Azu Ishiekwene

The Economist may say what it likes about Nigeria, but it won’t vote in February. We were here when the newspaper called out the buffoonery and incompetence of the PDP government in 2014, and it was right. But that was the best it could do; it was up to us…
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