Wednesday, April 23, 2014

On The New GDP Numbers, By Ifeanyi Uddin

So, finally, we are a bigger economy than South Africa. Indeed, at US$509 billion (estimates for last year), we now... read more

Say it Ain’t So, By Ose Oyamendan-Eimakhu

The social media was abuzz late last week by some emerging news from Nigeria. Normally, when the social media goes... read more

Between corruption, death penalty and new Constitution, by Ibanga Isine

Delegates in one voice agreed that Nigeria cannot make any significant progress unless corruption was tackled with a sledge-hammer.…... read more

The global economy and Nigeria, by Cheta Nwanze

Cheta Nwanze For Nigeria to grow, the writer says, we must try and work in the interest of our own... read more

Tackling Neglected Tropical Diseases, By John Kufuor

In Nigeria and across Africa, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a daily reality for many children, families and communities. Despite... read more

Crisis in Rivers State Judiciary and its Feudalistic Traits, By Bamidele Aturu

Bamidele Aturu Introduction A pall of darkness has suddenly descended on the judiciary in Nigeria. Its genesis is the brouhaha... read more

APC And The Strange Dream Of A Muslim/Muslim Ticket (1), By Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode ‘’The last notable Christian-Christian ticket was Awolowo-Umeadi in 1979 and the last notable Muslim-Muslim ticket was Abiola-Kingibe in... read more

Article of Faith: Dreams and Spiritual Warfare, By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala Having sex in the dream is an index of lack of spiritual fervency.    A colleague brought a... read more

Addressing rape in 21st century Nigeria, By Yusuf Mahmud

“Rape! The mere sound of the word sends an uncomfortable yet distinct shiver down the spine.”…... read more

Nigeria’s President and the CBN Governor: In defense of institutions, By Ayisha Osori

“In a country where ‘I am loyal’ is a salutation; successive presidents may expect a CBN Governor who is loyal... read more

Citizens’ Priorities Must Dictate Development Initiatives, By Temilade Sesan

The marble plaque commemorating the founding of the primary health centre in Oboto, a peri-urban agrarian community in Ondo state,... read more

Kiss-ing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, By Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi This column is kiss-ing Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala this week. It will in fact be the shortest piece I’ve... read more

What does the “North” want? By Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah There are two basic questions that must be answered by all of us Nigerians. One, do we want... read more

The Tragic Consequences of Secret Contracts, By Seember Nyager

Every day, through secret contracts being carried out within public institutions, there is confirmation that the interest of the public... read more

President Jonathan: It is time to halt the fiddling, By Olubunmi Adetunmbi

“The President has spent a great part of the current year junketing across the globe with public funds in needless... read more

The State Has an Obligation to Protect Journalists, By Chidi Odinkalu & Ibrahima Kane

On March 28, 2014, in Arusha, Tanzania, Africa’s highest court, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, delivered a... read more

PDP, APC And Their Endless Verbal Rockets, Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu The PDP and its may communicators must come to terms with the responsibility they carry on their shoulders... read more

Lady Injustice, By Zubaida Mahmoud

My mom is Idoma, from Benue State while my dad is Fulani from Kano State. They met in 1979 when... read more

The limit of favouritism, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Muhammad Jameel Yushau “The answer is simple; I am worried about the self-defeatist attitude in some of our youth. They... read more

Between Jonathan’s Sleeping Delegates, Lord Fayose and SSS’ Cock and Bull Story, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú Sunday’s attack is a bollix, and a major embarrassment for Nigeria. May we find safety from the evil... read more

The surprising merger of the PDP and the APC, By Femi Aribisala

Femi Aribisala The PDP and the APC have decided to form a grand coalition in order to lay the foundation... read more

Confab delegates and the unity of Nigeria, By Saleh Ashaka

Writer presses the argument of a united Nigeria.…... read more

How do we make decisions in Nigeria? By Tolu Ogunlesi

“…the decisions that most affect our lives as Nigerians are made with the same attention to detail as decisions about... read more

Another Long Walk Begins (2), By Akin Adesokan

Akin Adesokan Right now, I have before me two documents: the Bill proposed to the Nigerian parliament in 2006 to... read more

The Numbers Game in the National Conference, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Jibrin Ibrahim Over the next three months, (or longer, as I understand some delegates are already campaigning for an extension... read more