Columns

The Lagos–Ibadan Horror Way, By Fred Ohwahwa

How does a country develop with the kind infrastructure deficit that bedevils Nigeria? Everywhere you turn, the story is pitiable. And this is in virtually all parts of the country. Even if the resources are lean, is there not something called “priority”? Shouldn’t the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway be accorded the priority…
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Opinion

APC Promised Nigeria Restructuring, By Femi Falana

- The late Professor Abubakar Momoh ...I believe that the greatest tribute that Professor Abubakar Momoh deserves from us is a renewed commitment on the part of ASUU and other progressive forces to mobilise the Nigerian people to campaign for the actualisation of the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of…
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Columns

Nigeria: An Imperfect Balance Between the Useful and the Beautiful, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Ultimately, our bane as a country flows from the fact that the balance between the useful and the beautiful is so skewed in our decision-making models. But what is the meaning of exceptions like this bloke? Do they simply prove the rule (especially when they are so few and far…
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Columns

President Buhari; One Year After the Mandate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In a sense, President Buhari’s most important promise to Nigerians was that he would fight corruption and weaken it before it destroys Nigeria. He has kept that promise and there is clear evidence of determination and focus in investigating and prosecuting acts of public corruption. One year after the presidential…
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Columns

CBN Independence, A Recipe for Paralysis?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

There is, incidentally, the small question (asked of me, last week, by a friend) of “why an ‘independent’ central bank needs to convince anyone but itself”? To ask that the CBN convince its “stakeholders” (the whole economy, if you ask me) of the desirability of any policy change before it…
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Columns

Aisha Yesufu: Victim of Partisan Savagery, By Gimba Kakanda

If the girls of Chibok were of famous surnames, children of the criminally wealthy somebodies of Maitama, Asokoro and Aso Drive districts of Abuja, and abducted at Loyola Jesuit, Whiteplains British School, El-Amin International School, International Community School or Nigerian Turkish International College, there would never have been a loss…
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