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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Opinion

Between the Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian Visions of Nigeria’s Development, By Ejeviome Otobo & Oseloka H. Obaze

Those Nigerians who support the view that the herdsmen should retain their existing herding practises would appear to belong to the Jeffersonian school; while others who advocate the development of the entire value chain of the political economy of cattle rearing would utterly belong to the Hamiltonian school. The herders-farmers…
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Professor Gambari: A Unique Encounter That Changed My Life, By Steve Ogidan

...others are entitled to their opinions but this was my experience. Professor Gambari intervened at a critical point in my life and gave a crucial lift to a young person he barely knew for absolutely selfless reasons. Later in life, I discovered that I was not alone in this experience.…
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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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Columns

Adebayo Adedeji: Immortalising A Regional Integrator, By Rafiq Raji

It makes sense then that the best way to immortalise the late Professor Adebayo Adedeji is to work towards integrating the continent like he did during his lifetime. And this is what underpinned discussions at the symposium held in his honour by an institution where he clearly left an indelibly…
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Columns

On Arresting the Drift Towards Chaos, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria is drifting towards chaos and the time to act to revive the country is now. Here is therefore the need for all responsible Nigerians to join hands in the struggle to halt the drift and reposition Nigeria for electoral integrity and stable democratic development. Yesterday, the Working Group on…
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Guest Columns

Time for Nigeria To Stand Up for Africa, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria must stand up for Africa by telling Morocco in no uncertain terms that it must abide by the AU constitution which recognises membership by the SADR and Morocco, accepts the peoples’ right to independence, equality of countries and state boundaries. We must defend the collective interests of Africans against…
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Columns

Good Leadership: What We Lack and What We Need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

"The qualifications for leadership today are money, sycophancy and blind loyalty. He drew attention to his own party, the ruling APC. He said that at the last delegate’s conference of the APC, many of them were illiterate who could not even vote by themselves and had to get others to…
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