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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Opinion

President Buhari: The Urgent Need To Appoint More Justices To The Supreme Court, By Femi Falana

The President & Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, State House, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, FCT. 9th June, 2020. Your Excellency, REQUEST TO RATIFY THE NAMES OF THE COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICES RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT BENCH The above…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Sacrificing Our Future To Pamper Legislators, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The lack of fiscal discipline at a time of economic uncertainty like this is confounding. Must the National Assembly be renovated at this time? What is the national urgency in the renovation of the National Assembly complex, in comparison to the health of Nigerians during a pandemic or the ballooning…
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Opinion

Five Years After: Is Buhari Really On Top Of His Brief?, By Muazu Jibril Muazu

Let us not mince words here: the Buhari administration has failed to bring Nigeria out of the woods, not anywhere near in capacity to deliver Nigeria out of the woods. He has failed to rise up to the expectations of the good people of Nigeria. The declaration of President Muhammadu…
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Opinion

Akinwumi Adesina: When One Good Term Deserves Another, By Femi Adesina

President Buhari pledged to work with all African leaders and stakeholders of the bank to mobilise support for Adesina’s re-election. He said the man had done well, and one good term deserves another. By his bow tie, you know him. And that distinguishing feature was firmly in place when Dr.…
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