February 21, 2019
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OPINION: Where are they?

“I don’t understand you Nigerians”. A close friend from a fellow African country blotted out. Giving him a querying look he continued… “I mean, with all these hardship, the citizens can’t at least protest and tell the government “enough is enough?” I got what he meant. He was referring to the socio-economic disorder in the […]
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TETFund: The return of Bogoro

The sudden reinstatement of Professor Suleiman Bogoro as the Executive Secretary is still a subject of discourse. The reality to start with is that, the appointment and removal followed due process, as the authorities vested with such powers were the ones that exercised it. What is of interest, is what the return of Bogoro portends […]

Angolan President in eye of the storm

When President João Lourenço attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss town of Davos last January, he suggested that the winds of change were blowing in Angola. His message to investors was clear, “The economic outlook looks bleak, but Angola’s poor record with corruption, its over-reliance on oil and mismanagement of public funds […]

OPINION: Onnoghen: Is Buhari a tyrant?

Democracies give way to tyrannies when mob passion overwhelms political wisdom and a populist autocrat seizes the masses. But the tyrant is not quite a tyrant at first. On the contrary, in a democracy the would-be tyrant offers himself as the people’s champion. He’s the ultimate simplifier, the one man who can make everything whole […]

OPINION: Buratai as troops ‘Man Friday’

In Nigeria, most leaders often present themselves as the Greek philosopher kings of ancient times. They brandish themselves as all-knowing, and untouchables. They are people who cannot be counseled, and most times elevate themselves in magisterial eminence, cast in the shades of the likes of King Pharaoh. Outside their personal interest, nothing else obsesses the […]