2019: A clarion call for change in government in Nigeria

  By Prof Chris Nwokeji With less than two months to go, Nigerians are still pondering on which presidential candidate to vote for in the general elections of 2019. It will be definitely fun to watch the winner of the election. In the build up of 2015 presidential election, many Nigerians were meant to believe that corruption increased by unimaginable proportions, leading to hardship, hunger, frustration and withdrawal. In fact, one of the strongest points the opposition had against the government of President Goodluck Jonathan was his seeming inability to…

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A Reputation Worth Its Weight in Gold

By Ebun Asagbe  Since the news of Kemi Adeosun’s allegedly forged NYSC Certificate broke, we have been inundated with news reports, press statements, and more recently, opinion articles; each trying to outdo the other, mostly, in defence of Mrs Adeosun. The minister herself has remained silent on the matter, possibly on the counsel of members of her camp. Naturally, her silence has fuelled speculations on both sides of the divide in a manner reminiscent of when her appointment was first announced some three years ago. Her announcement as finance minister brought on an…

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Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates and Okonjo-Iweala

By Adele Adeniji In 2050, it is estimated that Africa will have over 600 million youths. This will form the bulk of its population and many pundits are scared to death that, with the current afflictions of Africa, this incredible amount of raw energy could be a ticking bomb for the continent. And if this is seen in any way as a ticking bomb, Nigeria should be more worried as it will have the youngest crop of the continent’s youth population. The logical sequence is to question if Nigeria is…

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