Opinion

We screwed up public education in Nigeria and now is the time to fix it – Perspectives by Akin Olaniyan

Nigeria has always been an interesting case. It’s the richly endowed country that is also home to some of the world’s poorest. It is where sprawling mansions exist in close proximity to slums. For some unexplainable...

Fani-kayode pens opinion on Buhari’s new chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari

200 years ago the Aare Kakanfo of the ancient Oyo Empire and the self-proclaimed Oba of Ilorin, Aare Afonja, rebelled against the Alaafin of Oyo and entered into a military alliance with a Fulani advisor, sorcerer...

Opinion | COVID-19, 5G network and common sense in technological advancement

With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effect on humanity, the world was obviously caught unawares and became distraught. People of this generation had never witnessed such a devastating pandemic of monumental proportions...

Simon Ateba: Long before COVID-19, I learned how unpredictable life could be in a cell in Cameroon

When I was arrested in Cameroon and thrown into a dark cell after I was accused of spying for Boko Haram terrorists while investigating the living conditions of Nigerian refugees in Chad and Cameroon with grant...

Emeka Asinugo: Before we knock our heads on a brick wall

I would normally not have wanted to involve myself in this controversy. But I thought it might not be necessary to distance my pen at the same time I am distancing myself from everybody. Our people...

Abba Kyari, Maryam Danna and reputation management – Perspectives by Yushau A. Shuaib

“Please can you kindly stop any further media campaign against Mallam Abba Kyari over Hajia Maryam Danna, since the Senate has reinstated her. He will do the needful on her case.” That was...

COVID-19, Nigeria and the price of incompetence – Perspectives by Turaki A. Hassan

Nigerians, arise and pray. All people of faith, let’s pray for divine intervention against the ravaging scourge of #covid19 A new reality has dawned in our country. The reality of the looming danger...

Buhari: My friend Mallam Abba Kyari was a true Nigerian patriot

Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years -...

Garba Shehu: PDP should stop their campaign of disorganization

Something must definitely be wrong with Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) if they would-as they did yesterday- dismiss the important national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as “disappointing,” a speech for which the European Union, through...

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Dear Lagosians, we just discharged 7 more coronavirus patients

Dear Lagosians,  I bring you more good news from our Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Today, seven more patients; three females and four males were discharged to reconnect with the community having recovered fully and tested negative...

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African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United...

IMF Executive Board Approves FY 2021-FY 2023 Medium-Term Budget

On April 27, 2020, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the IMF’s administrative and capital budgets for...

Former African presidents release joint statement backing embattled African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In an unprecedented move, former African heads of state and government released a jointly signed letter on Friday, backing the embattled...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

Canadian PM Trudeau and Jamaica’s Holness co-host UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

With U.S. President Donald Trump missing in action, more than 50 world leaders are meeting virtually on Thursday to respond to...

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