Opinion

IMF and Nigeria’s Taxation System: Organising Our Selves and Our Country, By ‘Tope Fasua

The thing is that we all know the right things to do in this country. Nigerians travel too often – more often than any other peoples on earth – and we see how other countries are run. It’s certainly not rocket-science. It’s all about ORGANISING The entire document from IMF…
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Opinion

All Nations Start As Geographical Expressions, By ‘Tope Fasua

In spite of naysayers, Nigeria has evolved into less of a geographical expression since Awolowo’s statement. North, south, east and west, our lifestyles are more similar than it was in 1960. We now interact more, and the fact that you can read this anywhere you are shows that indeed we…
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Opinion

Is It Really Twilight for Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Ultimately, what ails Nigeria is misgovernance, simplicta. Not much If 20 percent of our commonwealth had been used for the betterment of society at large, no one will be thinking of scattering the union, and the Nigerian specie would have greatly improved – in thinking, in productivity, and otherwise. But…
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Opinion

Canada at 150: Lessons for Nigerian Youth, By Chido Onumah

The challenge before Nigerian youth, therefore, and the lesson they can learn from a country like Canada is how to build an inclusive nation, home to millions of people from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, living together in harmony and bound by social justice, equity, the rule of law and a…
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Opinion

Towards a Project of Nigerian Renewal, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Because of how aggrieved a lot of Nigerians are, given government’s ineptitude, it seems that very many of us yearn for an opportunity to express ourselves and to forge ahead by trying out something different from what was done in the past. To achieve this, we must not resort to…
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Opinion

Do We Need a New Political Party Now?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

...what we need now is to join hands together and focus singularly on how we can infiltrate and weaken existing structures to the point where we can successfully force a constitutional amendment that will herald, at the least, the birth of a unicameral Parliamentary System. That is our best shot…
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Opinion

A case for establishment of “Nigeria Charities Commission”, By Tope Fasua

Nigeria’s biggest challenge is how to reduce poverty, and close some of the income gap. This challenge ranks with the need to reduce corruption. Now, there are many ways to reduce poverty, and one of those is the present stance of the government to give handouts of N5,000 to 25million…
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Opinion

The Economist, Foreign Investors and Nigeria’s beloved Naira, By Tope Fasua

There has been this unnecessary brouhaha surrounding the decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to stop selling cheap foreign exchange to importers of certain items, including (you won't believe this), eggs, milk, furniture, rice, private jets, and of course, those who want to invest in Eurobonds and some…
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