Opinion

Nigeria at a precipice under Buhari, Atiku shreds President in no-holds-barred statement

Nothing has shocked me in my entire life in public service as the revelation from Nigeria’s First Quarter 2020 financial reports in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy from the Federal Ministry of Finance,...

Read full remarks by South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza on COVID-19 in hardest-hit North West Province

Read full remarks by Deputy President David Mabuza on the visit to North West Province to assess readiness and the provincial response to COVID-19, Bojanala District MunicipalityProgramme Director,Honourable Premier Professor Job Mokgoro,MEC for...

Ahmad Lawan as President of the Ninth Senate: Setting the right tone from the outset – Perspectives by Ola Awoniyi

The gripping electoral drama of the day fittingly climaxed weeks of a political game of wits in Nigeria. That was on Tuesday 11th June, 2019, the day the Ninth National Assembly was inaugurated and its presiding...

Chido Nwangwu: Trump’s America

His bombshell was launched on Wednesday June 3, 2020, regarding the Trump White House insensitive, divisive and unworthy handling of the brutal, installment murder of another non-confrontational black man, George Floyd : “Donald Trump is the first...

Akinwumi Adesina: The inside story – Perspectives by Femi Adesina

By his bow tie, you know him. And that distinguishing feature was firmly in place when Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), breezed into the Presidential Villa at Abuja on June 3,...

Africa Akinwumi Adesina (AFDB): Any conspiracy from the western block? – Perspectives by Jimoh Ibrahim

Please wait a minute; it is about corporate governance! Yes, in a simple bank matter, and what is more, as Wolfensohn will say, corporate governance is about promoting corporate fairness, transparency, and accountability.

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...

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