Opinion

Enough of National Self-Deception On Nigeria’s Housing Deficit!, By ‘Tope Fasua

Some believe that all we need are ‘experts’ in the mortgage sector to reposition the housing sector. In truth, mortgage will not work for now if we want to get salutary results in this sector. This is because mortgages depend on certainty in income flows. Mortgages work in developed countries…
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Opinion

The Paradox of a New Normal – Anything In It for Us?, By ‘Tope Fasua

At the end, we are looking at a scenario in which advanced technology will ensure that we become even more dependent on the rest of the developed world, and infinitely more vulnerable. With this will come less respect, and more hazards by the way of abuse, cheating, xenophobia and other…
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Opinion

To Restructure Nigeria – First, Jettison Analogue Ideas, By ‘Tope Fasua

The topography called Nigeria is so diverse, so kaleidoscopic in outlook, so complex, so random at times, but the minds of those who call for a split is set, in black and white; binary at best. So binary, that such minds are not absorbing new information. Such minds think of…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and Hard Lessons In Economic Diversification, By ‘Tope Fasua

I just hope we are learning stark lessons from the ongoing melee. It should not just be about the frenzy and sensationalism. For after the health scare, comes the economic downspiral. Someone said hunger kills more people than coronavirus. I think they are correct. We have always talked about economic…
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Opinion

Why INEC – A Carrier of Political Coronavirus – Must Be Scrapped, By ‘Tope Fasua

The politics of Nigeria has always been afflicted with serious cancer but in this season of anomie, guided along by toxic fellows in the marauding, nihilistic ruling party, INEC has introduced some of these incurable viruses to finish the work of damaging democracy in Nigeria, while fast-tracking the demise of…
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Opinion

Coronavirus and the Media: Perfect Instruments of Modern Warfare, By ‘Tope Fasua

Whoever made the graphics did not have the intention of helping China manage the crisis, or even the world to contain the disease. This was war. It is subtle, requires no guns to fight, no bombs, no troops on ground, but it is war all the same, with very devastating…
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Columns

INEC’s Bloody Axe and the Political Remnants, By Azu Ishiekwene

Instead of splitting hairs over INEC’s ban – which will happen over and over again – we must address startling inadequacies in the electoral law which permitted the travesty, in the first place. On a hot, dusty harmattan day last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) loaded its gun,…
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Opinion

Nigerian Politics Needs All Its Remaining Gentlemen, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs all the Omolúàbís it can find, in the front row, immediately, steering our ship out of what seems to be a journey to self-assured destruction. Anyone who says we should jettison our politics to thugs and chancers, cheats and criminals does not have the love for humanity at…
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