Opinion

Why Nigeria Needs To Be Restructured

Atiku Abubakar In a recent interaction in the United States, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo asserted that the “problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring…and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographic re-structuring”. It is a surprise that the Vice-President would take such a position and, in particular, ...

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Ambode Planning To Leave APC? 

By Henry Gbadebo Yesterday, I again stumbled on a report making the rounds that Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is planning to defect to another party over alleged conclusion of All Progressives Congress, APC leadership, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to replace him with another governorship candidate in the 2019 elections. Haba! Kilode? The report specifically claimed that Ambode had ...

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How Africa’s largest city is failing its older people

Heavy traffic in Lagos, Nigeria. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo Ojo Melvin Agunbiade, African Population and Health Research Center Urbanisation is spreading across Africa at great speed. Projections suggest that more than half of the total population will live in urban areas by 2050. Urbanisation in Nigeria is happening at a particularly astonishing rate. The population density of urban dwellers in Nigeria is ...

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Bigotry Is A Human Attribute  

By Emenena Bright While we are basking in the euphoria of defections that have recently filled the polity, we must remain focused on the issues.  It does appear that so far the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party has benefited the most from the gale of defections. There is no doubt that Nigerians have looked forward to it for hope of ...

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What Does Segun Oni Really Want?

By Segun Dipe “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” –Potter Stewart. There is no gain saying that the legal ember stoked by Engineer Olusegun Oni against Dr. John Kayode Fayemi to deck the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State in the toga of a divided house is ...

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Nigeria, Atiku And The Mandela Option

By Ethelbert Okere The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari presidency would have since begun to concoct another lie to tell the people of the Southeast, if you like, the Igbo following the recent declaration by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, that he will do only one term of four years if elected president next year. Atiku, unarguably the ...

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When The Worst Of The Best Is Better Than The Rest

By Kehinde Bamigbetan The set theory is a commonsensical heritage of arithmetics. By defining a selection from a universe as a set, it makes value judgments that could relate to the mass. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the highly prestigious Economist newsmagazine experiments with the set theory every year. To execute its livability survey, it selects 140 ...

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Environmental ‘Genocidists’ As Crusaders Of Christ In Igbo Land

Emeka Umeagbalasi Igbo land may not survive environmentally in the next 50 years. Trees and other leafy creatures as natural and sole suppliers of oxygen for human living and survival and absorbers of harmful human and industrial emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are facing total extinction. Igbo land, historically known as “a sub region” in the “rain ...

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How Not To Assess Lagos Under Ambode

By Niyi Anibaba I say without any equivocation that this young man who is there now – Akinwunmi Ambode – has raised the stake of performance (in Lagos State) especially in infrastructure.– Olabode George, chieftain of the opposition People’s Democratic Party,( PDP). About the time strident critics in Nigeria had begun to come to terms with the reality of Lagos ...

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