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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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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