Opinion

Of Governance Cost and VP Osinbajo’s Jeremiad, By Oladeinde Olawoyin

...what the nation needs now is a leadership that understands the urgency that this critical time requires; one that is ready to go beyond rhetoric and take ACTIONABLE measures to arrest the situation. That the VP, unarguably one of the brightest minds in this administration, would show up in performative…
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Opinion

N7.5bn For Research, N13.1bn For Home Feeding: Where Lies Nigeria’s Priority?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It’s baffling to me how Nigeria eagerly dishes out money for food and suddenly becomes a miser when confronted with important issues like research activities. The country won’t get anywhere with this “chop-chop” approach to solving serious Imagine approving N37 billion for the renovation of the National Assembly complex and…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Persistent Insecurity: Monguno, Buratai and the Inter-Agency Dilemma, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...the NSA and service chiefs need to devise a strategy that would involve the burying of their various differences and evolving a new collaborative security effort in the national interest, going forward. This is a period in which we need all hands on deck and to guard against unnecessary bickering…
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Columns

Using COVID-19 Donations To Give Charity A Bad Name, By Azu Ishiekwene

The current packages – all of them almost exclusively bearing the names of ruling governments – are a recipe for scandal. The packages, as currently structured by donors, would only give charity a bad name. Global response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following…
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Columns

Who Listens To The North?, By Azu Ishiekwene

After decades of hearing both reactionaries, self-appointed messiahs and opportunists, claiming to speak for the North, the people are now obliged to listen, not to the voices of politicians and religious charlatans, who have robbed and despoiled them, but to voices from the streets. Journalist and former minister of Youth…
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