Opinion

Nigeria’s Change Mantra In the Era of SDGs, By Noimot Balogun

...the wealth of a nation is sustained when stakeholders are collectively committed to a common good. This public good which is the core of economic stability can only be propelled in the wake of genuine collaboration of concerned actors, thereby creating national wealth that trickles down to individuals, groups and…
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Opinion

#Dogara-gate: Some Takeaways From My Visit To Presidential Committee Against Corruption, By Abdulmumin Jibrin

While I will continue to expose corruption in the House, I will vigorously pursue these wide ranging reforms that, as an insider, I know can be implemented immediately as a quick win, while assisting and cooperating with the anti-corruption agencies in the investigation and prosecution of culprits. I have very…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Re-Inventing Education In Western Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

With falling revenues and increasing pressures to achieve greater efficiency in the use of public sector funds, our the need to decentralise public education services. Decentralisation is linked to objectives of achieving greater accountability on the part of the state in spending public funds. We emphasised the measurement of student…
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Opinion

Mitigating a Boiling Earth: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in Africa, By Yiagadeesen Samy

The IAS conference of May 4th offers a collaborative platform for academics, diplomats, and environmental activists to examine the challenges of environmental sustainability in Africa, the impact of climate change on women, and the appropriate policy responses to the challenges of climate change both at the domestic and global levels,…
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Columns

Iyalaya Anybody: Pencils, Nigerian Innovation, and Africa’s Path in the 21st Century, By Pius Adesanmi

You must excuse the obscenity, “iyalaya anybody”, in my title. When you invite a well-known scholar of African popular cultures to address such a distinguished assembly of actors and professionals in Nigeria’s corporate and entrepreneurial world, you must be prepared to be illuminated by the philosophical nuggets always hidden in…
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Opinion

World Water Day: Our Role in Addressing the Global Water Challenge, By Peter Ndegwa

Today is World Water Day, an international observance that shines the spotlight on the importance of freshwater and helps people to learn about water issues, and the role they can play to promote the sustainability of fresh water resources. Water is essential to nearly all aspects of society and the…
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Guest Columns

How to Unlock Billions of Naira for Healthcare in Nigeria, By Olaokun Soyinka

We need some good news in Nigeria and I believe that good news can come from the health sector. Ultimately the cascade of events that SOML grants can trigger will add billions of naira directly to the primary healthcare budget of every state in the country – that will save…
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Opinion

If Education Is the Cure for Poverty, then How do We Make the Antidote?, By Brad L. Brasseur

Obviously, education is not the only solution to achieving sustainable human and economic development, but it is undoubtedly the foundation for true progress. In the next decades, with the help of increased investment and utilising advances in technology, we have a great opportunity to give the world’s poor quality education…
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