Wednesday, May 25, 2022

OPINION

Madness and the Succession

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ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi Amuta - In an election season, the briefcases of political salesmen are full of assorted marketing pitches. Not even the most outrageous and unexpected ideas are off limits. Conflicting notions and ideas tumble and clash for headlines in a...

Overcrowding the Presidential Doorway BY Chidi Amuta

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ENGAGEMENTS BY Chidi Amuta Democracy was never intended to amuse nor was politics meant to offend. The ritual of periodic leadership renewal through elections was instead meant to be a serious business to guarantee the health of the polis. The Athenian...

Is Jonathan a Beautiful Bride? By Ray Ekpu

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The crowd that is chanting Run, Jonathan, Run is a composite contingent made up of greedy and hungry fellows, rented fellows, political flunkeys of the basest type and those who think that Nigeria may be ready for any kind...

Imperatives of adopting extra-curricular Nation Building approach

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi - A path-breaking study has shown that globally, governments are resource and bandwidth-constrained.. And hence needs to prioritize productivity-enhancing policies. To do so requires information on the nature and magnitude of market failures on the one...

Emefiele: Before we re-write history

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By Ahmed Sirajo - Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has come under heavy censure in recent weeks. Not that the multiple awards-winning central banker is new to scathing darts from critics. Indeed, he has always been pelted...

Takeaways from President Buhari’s brief, productive visit to Abidjan

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By Garba Shehu - Unpacking the main takeaways from President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, starts with the gain from a side event, not the 15th Conference Of Parties to the United Nations Conference on Combating Desertification, UNCCF,...

Deborah: Atiku is blinded by his inordinate ambition

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By Prince Kassim Afegbua - With the passage of time, it is becoming clearer by the day that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is blinded by his vaulting ambition to preside over Nigeria by crook and hook. His latest tweet deletion concerning...

Re-building Nigeria’s dilapidated cultural, political and socioeconomic walls (Part 2)

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi -                                                    Any economy that has gone down anywhere in the world was revived by lawyers. So, if you want to wake up the country, you hand it over to a lawyer. Buhari was sick for about...

Re-building Nigeria’s dilapidated cultural, political and socio-economic walls

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By Jerome-Mario Chijioke Utomi -                                                    If there is any conversation in recent times that must not be allowed to go with political winds, as it supports the argument that Nigeria’s present political and socioeconomic challenges were created by Nigerians, accelerated...

Growing insecurity in Nigeria puts big question mark on scheduled 2023 elections

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By Yushau A. Shuaib - "The security situation in the country may affect voter mobilisation, deployment of personnel and materials to different parts of the country." - INEC Mr Festus Okoye, a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)...

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