Opinion

Buhari’s US Visit: A Master Stroke In Image Laundering, By Charles Anyiam

I believe that with the beating that the Nigerian image has taken over the years, the presidency must capitalise on the credits generated by Buhari's US visit. I suggest that a marshall plan be drawn up to engage world opinion on behalf of Nigeria. The momentum generated from this trip…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Party Discipline and The Senate of Toads and Squirrels, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Up till now, the dominant parties, the (PDP) and the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) offer Nigerians no discernible ideological content and no institutional core from which an enduring philosophy can be derived. That is why it is easy for commitment problems to arise in the APC due to the divergence…
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Opinion

Whether Lawrence Anini or Dezianini: Thief na Thief!, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

The million out-of-school Nigerian children, epileptic power supply, poor healthcare system, fallen educational standard, and with over 100 million Nigerians living below poverty line, about 50 million unemployed graduates and above all, the Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed over 15,000 lives and left over a million as IDP's in…
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Columns

Whispers Of Our President From Washington, By Okey Ndibe

It is wonderful that President Buhari wants Americans and the world to know that he’s serious about changing the way business was done in his country. But Nigerians, not Americans, elected him into office. It is to Nigerians, not Americans, that he must first sell his agenda. There’s something awry…
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Opinion

World Bank: To Lend and Spend on Behalf of Nigeria?, By Seun Kolade

The fundamental problem with the government's plan is that it is based on a transfer of primary responsibility for reconstruction to an external agency. It is a curious and questionable plan that invites the lending organisation to lend and to it is the government's primary responsibility to come up with…
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Guest Columns

Diversifying Our Economy: Buhari is On the Clock, By Oluseun Onigbinde

At this point, it is important that the Federal and State Governments set up a joint commission of technocrats, to explore a scientific and detailed approach in reviewing the capacity of every state, revealing how each can build an export economy or even unearth unique products that stimulate demand. To…
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Guest Columns

A Little Humility, Please, Mr. President!, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

When African leaders play to the gallery, when Africans decide shamelessly to play the racism-inflected “Africa is different” card, when we tell the world that we really do not care for or about significant segments of our citizenry, we perform our penchant for moral abdication. It is an abdication that…
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