Columns

Time To Drag Buhari, El-Rufai and Others To Kigali, By Festus Adedayo

No one can visit the Genocide Museum without being touched by the unprecedented bestiality. I instantly remembered home and how, ostensibly unwittingly, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hyper-promotion of his Fulani stock at the expense of other tribes in Nigeria, bears similitude to President Habyarimana’s; how Nasir el-Rufai’s glorification of the Fulani…
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Opinion

Our Women Have Been Caged In ‘the Other Room’ Again!, By Banji Ojewale

Buhari needs to revise the ministerial list and bring in more women. The states are not faring better. For instance, in Oyo, only one female has been mentioned in a 14-member team sent to the lawmakers. We need far more of them to reflect our multi-gender strength and corral this…
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Opinion

Nigeria and Institutional Reform Insights From Rwanda, By Tunji Olaopa

While Rwanda has not relented in the modernisation of its public service, there are a lot for Nigeria to learn and to unlearn from this East African country. And everything boils down to an aggressive and committed attempt at modernising the structures and processes of the public service and making…
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Celebrating Africa’s Pink Leadership Wave, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

Currently, Africa is experiencing a pink wave of women’s leadership that needs to be celebrated and emulated. Specifically, Ethiopia and Rwanda are positioned to lead the rest of the continent out of the present male-dominated dead-end governance we’ve been saddled with since independence. Half of the Ethiopian cabinet is now…
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Opinion

Rwanda: An African State Moving In the Right Direction, By Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo

To think, because of the genocide, that Rwanda would be all male, pale and stale is perhaps the most fatalistic impression of that country. Kigali is a beauty to behold. Although at the Genocide memorial we were told by a guide that virtually every bit of Rwandan soil probably has…
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Soft-Skills Education Is Important for African Schools, By Adetola Salau

We need to get more schools to explore new learning models that incorporate soft skills; to empower more students to become better communicators, problem solvers and global citizens. “Through my education, I didn't just develop skills, I didn't just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.” - Michelle…
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