Guest Columns

Post-Coronavirus: Africa’s Manufacturing Moment, By Muhammadu Buhari

In the new post-coronavirus age, Nigeria — and Africa, more broadly — wishes to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or to seemingly be forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will…
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Opinion

Nigeria: the Coming 36 Months, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

Most likely, Nigeria might witness a deterioration of her fiscal, foreign exchange and debt situations; growing incidence of poverty; heightened criminality linked to unemployment and impunity; and the probable fiscal insolvency of some states. Other key developments will include moves towards electing a new president; with luck and assertive military…
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Columns

Mr. President: What Would the Buhari Legacy Be?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most important legacy the president should leave is an improvement of the security situation in the country. The expectation of Nigerians was that Boko Haram would be vanquished within the first year or two of his presidency. It did not happen. For over ten years now, the insurgency has…
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Opinion

Gambari, Power and Buhari’s Quest For A Redemption Song, By Chido Nwangwu

From Professor Gambari’s outstanding roles as a conciliator and facilitator of international repute, tackling troubled groups and issues through the United Nations, it is not far-fetched to believe that he will make a difference towards enhancing the Buhari legacy. The key question remains: will Gambari manage Buhari’s presidency to a…
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Columns

Professor Ibrahim Gambari: Chief of Staff to the President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I always say that we should be careful for what we pray for. My prayer is that Professor Gambari would remain faithful to his core value of commitment to the nation of Nigeria and would do all in his power to promote more inclusive governance. I am proud to call…
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Opinion

On Gambari’s Appointment As Chief of Staff, By ‘Tope Oriola

Professor Gambari’s academic credentials look impeccable. His experiences as a top diplomat are also noteworthy. If he does assume duty as chief of staff, Gambari would come full circle, having served as a minister under the military dictatorship of General Buhari in the 1980s. However, Professor Gambari does bear the…
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Opinion

Before We Implement the Oronsaye Report On Public Sector Streamlining, By ‘Tope Fasua

A few governments have come and gone since the Oronsaye Report was submitted. But Nigeria has now hopefully arrived at a junction where we need to do the needful. With a collapsed revenue profile in the middle of a global health and economic meltdown, Nigeria has hopefully finally received the…
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