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    The importance of strengthening state economic management systems

The importance of strengthening state economic management systems

I thank the Royal Institute of International Affairs for giving me this platform to speak to such a distinguished audience. I specifically want to thank Dr. Alex Vines for inviting me to give this address. I particularly want to thank Nigerian nationals who are present here today. Your love for Nigeria is evident in that you have left your regular [...]

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    Human rights: The American verdict

Human rights: The American verdict

In what has now become an annual ritual, Nigeria has once more scored a not so disappointing low in the observance of respect for the fundamental rights of the citizenry in the latest of the many global reports about the country in the current dispensation.  Mark my words- 'not so disappointing'. This is because the knowledge that the respect to the [...]

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    Dilemma of the Nigerian youth

Dilemma of the Nigerian youth

Reaching a consensus about who a youth is in Nigeria is a fundamental challenge which may blur every other discussion about this demography.The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says youthfulness is an attribute of people who are in the 15 and 24 age grade. It promised though, that given the peculiarities of each member state, it would [...]

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    Another comedy of shame

Another comedy of shame

Legislative rascality has a long, chequered history. Perhaps one of the most dramatic in the Senate in the last 18 years happened on the watch of Chuba Okadigbo, when former President Olusegun Obasanjo tried by means fair and foul to remove Okadigbo as president of the Senate.After several attempts to remove him, including the executive offering bribes to senators, the [...]

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    This issue must worry Buhari

This issue must worry Buhari

The US government’s 2017 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Nigeria must be a source of concern to President Buhari and the country in general. The 48-page executive summary of the report, which was released recently by the country’s State Department (the federal executive department that advises the President and represents the US in international affairs and foreign policy [...]

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    Chimamanda Adichie, feminism and the single story

Chimamanda Adichie, feminism and the single story

An interview conducted by Chimamanda Adichie with Mrs Hillary Clinton had sparked off a thunderstorm. The backlash on the social media, especially on the Nigeria social media ecosystem, had been majorly negative. Some of these feedbacks may or may not be unwarranted depending on which position one holds but more importantly if those who reacted had done so based on [...]

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    Nigeria: A nation where the leader doesn’t know the led

Nigeria: A nation where the leader doesn’t know the led

The President of South-Africa was at the same meeting where our own President spoke very disappointingly of the strength and future of Nigeria. And because some of our people always enjoy playing politics with every framework of our national life, one video from Mr. President has been given too many disingenuous interpretations. One of the reasons Nigeria is not working [...]

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    #LazyNigerianYouth: An insight into the deplorable mindset of the young Nigerian

#LazyNigerianYouth: An insight into the deplorable mindset of the young Nigerian

WARNING: If you heard Buhari say a 'lot of Nigerian youths' but understood it to mean 'all nigerian youths' till date,you may not like this. The edited version of President Buhari's comments at the Commonwealth leaders meeting has become the accepted one and that is very worrying.It is the new trend on social and even regular media for young working Nigerians [...]

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    Life and times of Pa Ibidapo

Life and times of Pa Ibidapo

The nation is certainly yet to fully account for the desperate moments that followed the slaying of General Ramat Murtala Mohammed on February 13, 1976 on the road to the mosque.Already, we heard how a feisty Dimka hijacked the Federal Radio station; his drunken gaffe in mistaking “dusk” for “dawn” while announcing the coup and how he was eventually dislodged [...]

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    Chimamanda will lead women to ‘hell’

Chimamanda will lead women to ‘hell’

Who made Chimamanda Adichie the supremo of feminism? Who made her the feminist papal? How did she become the feminist potentate?By asking Hilary Clinton, former US presidential candidate, why her Twitter bio starts with “wife’, Chimamanda has not only intruded into the personal business of Clinton, but also scorned a key principle of feminism – “choice”.Besides other leanings, feminism entails [...]

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