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Paradox of education and graduate unemployment

By Ibrahim M. Hadejia  Individuals’ credentials galore are the main obstacle confronting Nigeria’s education and learning outcomes. I had the

Restructuring Nigeria is non-negotiable – Simon Kolawole

My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for over a year

Nigeria, Corruption Control and the Burden of Integrity: A call for patrotism

By Shehu Bashir Integrity is a virtue that should never be compromised for anything, when it  does, the result is

Is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?- By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria, meanwhile, must go back 50 years to draw its own lessons: wars build from agitations like this. If the

Osun, UNICEF and Social Protection

By Abiodun Komolafe Conscious of the State of Osun’s leading roles in the enhancement of livelihoods and a life of dignity among Nigerians, the United

Restructuring Nigeria: Atiku, Soludo, Tinubu, be careful what you wish for – By Dr. Chima Amadi

Typical of the Nigerian body politic, the political cloud has gathered around the semantic of one word: restructuring. This word,

How to solve a problem like Magu, By Azu Ishiekwene

Federal lawmakers are in a hurry to make record bills that might save us. That’s grand. They should start with

Lagos flood and what we ought to do -By Uddin Ifeanyi

Could we compel property developers and landlords to keep portions of their land devoted to gardens? So that not all

Fashola vs NASS

By Dele Agekameh A serious nation needs to prioritise it’s developmental projects and commit resources to those projects rather than

Does Nigeria really need political restructuring?

By Sampson Ikemitang Several decades after the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914 by Lord Lugard, and

Nigeria appears to have come unhinged- Kukah

By Bishop Hassan Kukah As usual, Nigerians are doing what they do best: making themselves the laughing stock of the

‘Daddy, I will be a pilot, and he was only 4 years old’

By Femi Adesina Be careful what you dream about, it may well come to pass. Oluwatobi is my firstborn, “my

Nigeria must decide what they want from the Igbo

By Azuka Onyeka Before August 9, 1965, the Singaporeans were seen as an irritation in Malaysia. Then Singapore was one

PDP/APC at cross-roads as 2019 general elections beckon

By Orkuma Hembe I remember with mixed feelings, the pomp and pageantry that greeted the election of President Muhamadu Buhari as

Squandering Governors rolling out the drums

By Abiodun Komolafe Nigeria is, as we speak, challenged and all eyes can see it! No thanks to past leaders

Buhari caused current division in Nigeria – Reno

My dear readers, I am in a celebratory mood. My book, Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan

Why Kwankwaso will steer the nation’s ship better in 2019

By Moshood Shittu Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was born into the family of Mallam Musa Kwankwaso in Kwankwaso village of

War drums, the lies of history and the last Nigerian

By Obadiah Mailafia It is said that history repeats itself, first, as tragedy and then as farce. We are now

The ‘trash’ that is the passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB)

By Saatah Nubari The Nigerian Senate passed its version of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill on the 26th of May 2017,

Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation

By Reuben Abati Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance

The North, Which North ???

By Tola Adeniyi    We have lived with this myth for far too long. We have tolerated and accepted this

Nigeria: What has God to do with it, Mr Acting President

By Femi Fani-Kayode “Our country is about people that God put together”- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, 8th June 2017. I

‘My encounter with leadership coach,’ Hon. Linus Okorie

By Cinwon Alli-Bob As a fresh graduate who just concluded my one year National Youth Service it was a totally

Biafra- A brief look at history

* How Ojukwu’s stubbornness led to needless deaths Let’s travel back in time to 1968 and reconsider the resignation of

Osinbajo: When a leader radiates love

By Muhammed Abdullahi Someone who has love in his heart, a love for country and fellow citizens, would undoubtedly be loved

“I’m Not Dead Yet!”: The story of Victor Banjo

By Deji Yesufu Victor Banjo was executed by firing squad by the regime of Col. Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, on trumped

The Cross is a plus sign: a response to attack on Osinbajo’s integrity

By Dr. Omolola Omoteso This is a response to the article by Ismaila Farouk with a headline “Osinbajo is no

‘Osinbajo is no saint, he is consolidating for 2019’

By Dr. Ismaila Farouk  Contrary to the widely held belief that Vice President Osinbajo, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian

Saving Nigerian Bar Association from the brinks of implosion

On March 30, 2017 the Federal High Court, Abuja Division coram Tsoho J. declared the 2010 and 2015 constitutions of

The Nigerian civil war and lessons unlearnt

Rotimi Opeyeoluwa Nigeria is not a nation but a noyau-i.e., a society of inward antagonism, one held together by mutual

It’s time to let Biafra people go (Opinion)

By Ola Balogun The current antics of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the self-proclaimed leader of the illusory Biafra Republic, brings to

Eye Witness: Tomato, onions, toothpick and Akwa Ibom’s pencil factory

By Bayo Adeyinka I had just disembarked from my flight from Lagos and I usually love to take in my

Doing business during Ramadan

One interesting aspect to doing business in Islamic countries is the dynamic during the Holy month of Ramadan. People doing

Buhari and the marabouts

By Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media

My trip to Bama

By Morocco Ibrahim The Victims Support Fund (VSF) an initiative of the Presidency to aid victims of terrorism helped with

Adeyinka Adebayo: The Unassuming General

His life was gentle, and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up And say to all

‘Open NASS and Fiscal Responsibility Act’: matters arising

By Morgan Omodu The budgeting process of the country calls for concern among the stakeholders especially those involved in the

GM Food and Nigerian promoters, an appraisal

By Mariann Bassey-Orovwuje I read with amusement the off –  the wall allegations against the anti- gmo activists in a write

Time for the NBA to respect the rule of law

PRESS STATEMENT The Centre for Constitutional Democracy (CCD) wishes to call on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Nkanu

Time to increase the tempo on the graft war

By Gbenga Odunsi Corruption is misuse of public power for private gain by dishonest public holders or elected officials. Such

Plato’s Allegory of The Cave

By Pius Adesanmi Omoyele Sowore, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Bayo Omisore, Moses Ochonu, Dapo Rotifa, Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo, Yommi Oni, Yomi Okusanya

No one is fighting corruption, it’s a Circus Show

By Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN “We seem to be fixated on the naming and shaming of people who have already

Dogara, El-Rufai and security vote

Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log

#BBNaija: Television as madness

By Reuben Abati What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening

PR in Nigeria is one of the reasons journalism is in bad shape

By Ikem Okuhu At the last Annual General Meeting of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), it was

Zamfara Governor, Meningitis, and Conscientious Stupidity

By Farooq Kperogi Ph.D People are understandably getting bent out of shape about Zamfara State Governor Abdul’aziz Yari’s cruelly insensitive

Instead of corruption, let’s fight stupidity

By Abraham Ogbodo I signed off rudely for two weeks without any prior notice. I am sorry. I was protesting

Memories of midnight

By Simon Kolawole It was midnight, not so long ago, when I woke up, used the toilet and returned to

Time to stem the carnage in Benue, Mr President

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI Dear President Buhari, I hope you’re feeling better now. Me, my family and majority

‘And they wickedly cast the first stone’

By Femi Adesina I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998,