Columns

What The Buhari Government Must Do, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...we must, first, unhinge a conservative mindset. Many argue that the terms “liberal” and “conservative” do not readily lend themselves to discussions around our domestic politics, essentially because in the Nigerian case there are few values or principles worth conserving. And so, not much that a liberal mindset might rail…
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Opinion

Will COVID-19 Donors Also Help Stranded Nigerian Teachers?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...beyond the intervention from government, individuals, corporate bodies and multinational organisations that rose in support of the federal and state governments in fighting this pandemic earlier in the year, could also do the same for our teachers to save the private school sector from imminent collapse. It is no longer…
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Opinion

Osinbajo and the Buhari Presidency After Abba Kyari, By ‘Tope Oriola

I have emphasised for a while that those still spending time criticising the Buhari presidency are wasting their time. This is time for solutions. This government needs This government and this country may unravel at the seams if President Buhari allows — implicitly or explicitly — his deputy to be…
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Opinion

Nigerian Youth: Living In A Time of Magic and Taking Advantage of It, By Yemi Osinbajo

I want to urge all of us, especially the young people to note that we are in the best times in the history of mankind. Let nobody tell you about the good old We are in the best times possible today. And the reason why these are the best times…
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Opinion

Anti-corruption War: A Case for Whistleblower Law, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Unless whistleblowers enjoy protection through a firm legal backing, the seed of the whistleblowing tree planted in 2016 will die in no time. It doesn’t seem that is what this government wants. Neither does any stakeholder in transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria. At every given opportunity, President Muhammadu…
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Opinion

Vice President Ọ̀ṣíńbàjò, Agbọ́tikúyọ̀s, Agbọ̀ràndùns and Their Crocodile Tears, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Vice President Yemi Ọ̀ṣíńbàjò has been an asset to the nation and the Buhari The petty thoughts that seem to engage many as they oil wild conspiracy tales around the routine and most innocuous might titillate some but for the discerning, it is easy to see the crocodile tears of…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Son, Tunde Bakare and Sowore, By Azu Ishiekwene

The child’s safety and security, as well as those of his teachers and classmates, should have been the overriding consideration for El-Rufai in deciding whether or not to publicise his enrolment. If the story had been scooped, it would have been a different thing, though no less concerning. Kaduna State…
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Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Opinion

Herdsmen Terrorism: Different Strokes For the Man of God and the Daughter of a Politician, By SKC Ogbonnia

The current fight against insecurity in Nigeria must not be selective. President Buhari should, therefore, hasten to equally launch tangible anti-terrorist measures in the East, as well as in other hot areas, particularly the Middle Belt, which has been the epicentre of herdsmen killings in the country. The herdsmen terrorism…
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