Guest Columns

Chibok: Bring Back Other Girls and Boys, By Yushau A. Shuaib

While we clamour for the return of the Chibok girls, we must bemoan the fact that a lot of innocent lives of others citizens have been lost, including military and security personnel from different parts of the country. The loss of security personnel in active service have made many families…
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Guest Columns

Unfolding a National Strategy to Combat Corruption, By Soji Apampa

So far, our approach to combatting corruption as a nation has failed because it doesn't reflect the systemic, endemic and pervasive nature of the problem. For what is essentially a societal problem involving the private sector, public sector, civil society, and the public in general, we have charged only the…
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Columns

Memo To President Muhammadu Buhari: On The Way Forward, By Adesanmi, Abidde, Ademola-Olateju & Famakinwa

We, the undersigned members of the Nigerian social media activist community, cognizant of the significant and growing role of the social media demographic in national development; cognizant of the role played by this demographic in the election of Mr. President-elect (a role akin to the role played by the same…
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Columns

“We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism”: Reflection on President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Without hope, despair takes over the heart. Yet there is no place more dangerous than the heart of a desperate man or woman, one who believes there is nothing to live for or uphold anymore and so everything to die for, desecrate or destroy. Hopelessness and despair lie at the…
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Guest Columns

A Cue For Buhari on Nigeria’s Electricity Crisis, By SKC Ogbonnia

...even as the existing energy policy is fraught with various challenges, the situation no longer requires a rocket scientist to discern that the most immediate challenge is that gas pipelines to Nigeria’s main feed to the National Power Grid are constantly being vandalised, particularly along the Trans Forcardos and Escravos-Lagos…
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Bámidélé Upfront

If We Look In the Places That Matter, Nigeria Still Has Money, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...the federal government may have to bail out the states to prevent looming civil unrest. Where will the federal government get the money from when it faces its own depressing realities? I know where the monies are. As the new governors and the President open up the books, they will…
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