LawOpinion

The Uncomfortable Facts of Chief Justice Onnoghen’s Code of Conduct Case | By Joe Abah

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I am greatly saddened that the Chief Justice of Nigeria is even in a position where he could be charged with the breach of any Nigerian …

OpinionTechnologies and Business

Technology and the Law: How Things Will Change

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It is no more news that every industry today has witnessed one form of disruption in the past century as technology becomes a predominant part of …

EducationOpinion

ASUU Strike And The Realities Of A Failed System | By Joseph Olaoluwa

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We have elected and we have chosen to elect people who do not have education. And because they are not educated, they cannot give education- Emir …

Life LessonsOpinion

Four Things I Learnt in the Past Few Months | By Pascal Nwaizu

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On the 3rd of November 2018, I took a journey that was to be the most remarkable thing to happen to me in 2018. I had …

2019 ElectionsPolitics and Policy

On Amina Zakari, We Owe Our Children The Truth

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Beside authorized and official statements of denial by President Muhammadu Buhari and Amina Zakari, three interventions should help clear the confusion and misinformation surrounding the appointment …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

The Person of the Year and Seven Other Prominent Figures of 2018

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Simply because it was the eve of an election year, 2018 was bound to be chaotic, and it was. Literally from the first day, there was …

Politics and PolicyUnlearn

Reality Check: What Is Really Causing Herdsmen-Farmers Crisis?

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In 38 years, the land available for grazing in the Middle Belt region fell from 61 percent to 38 percent. That trend was similar across Nigeria …

Politics and PolicySecurity

Wanted: An Honest, Self-Reflective, Grown-Up Nigerian Army

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On one hand, it is difficult to bash the Nigerian Armed Forces. They have been, to put it mildly, undercut in recent times by political calculations. …

JobsPolitics and Policy

Five Talking Points From The Latest NBS Jobs and Unemployment Report

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On Wednesday, Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) published labor force report for the period between last quarter of 2017 and third quarter of 2018. The figures …

HealthIdeas & InnovationPodcasts

Podcast: How Doctoora Is Making Private Healthcare Practice Cool in Nigeria

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Have you met a Nigerian medical student in his clinical years and asked him about private practice? Many of them are not giddily looking up to …

BudgetThe 2019 Elections

2019 Budget Proposal: Seven Things To Note About Buhari’s Next Level Budget

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President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget to the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, in what could be his final appearance in the Senate chambers. Senate …

Politics and PolicySecurity

Saint or Villain, Alex Badeh’s Death Stands As A Stain

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Returning from his farm along Abuja Keffi road on Tuesday evening, Alex Badeh was shot and killed in his car, according to graphic images from the …

Life LessonsTechnologies and Business

In Diamond Bank’s Transition, The Floodlights Dim On A Nigerian Post-War Legacy

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The circumstances that birthed Diamond Bank is an all-time classic case study in African entrepreneurship. Three weeks ago, Pascal Dozie recounted this to Peace Hyde for …

EducationLaw

Why A Female Student’s Victory In The OAU Sex-for-Marks Case Was Necessary

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Richard Akindele, formerly an accounting professor at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), has taught his last academic class. He will spend the next two years in prison, …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Fact-Check Report On Peter Obi’s Debate Night: Not Flattering.

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As the running mate to the candidate seen as Muhammadu Buhari’s main challenger, Peter Obi is both popular and under watch. While wanting change, a good …

Culture and LifestyleThe 2019 Elections

A Buhari Impression, An Ibadan Boy’s Tears: 5 Moments From The 2018 Future Awards

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For young innovative, industrious Nigerians working across politics, entertainment, fashion and business, the Future Africa Awards has become the annual thanksgiving event. The 13th edition on …

Culture and Lifestyle

In A Yaba Market, A Shameful, Scummy Spectacle

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Can a woman dress provocatively in public? This is not a trick question. There are diverse views on this among men and women. I can tell …

Culture and LifestyleEducation

Another Child Bride in Niger State. Why Does It Keep Happening?

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Why, for all that is fair and proportional in the world, does a 70-year old man need a 15 year old as new wife? The story …

The 2019 Elections

19 Quotes and Quips From The 2019 Vice Presidential Debate

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Unlike speeches, a debate is a kind of confrontation. Good debaters prepare soundbites that convey strong good points to the audience. The best keep an ear …

The 2019 Elections

2019 Vice Presidential Debate: Five Talking Points and Lessons

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The third force movement, that loose appellation for candidates looking to break the PDP-APC duopoly on Nigerian politics, had a not-so impressive outing on Friday evening’s …

The 2019 Elections

Why Presidential Debate Criteria Should Be More Transparent

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Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has defended its decision concerning the parties to participate in the 2019 elections presidential debates. Responding to criticisms of its debaters …

Politics and PolicySocial Accountability

Questioning How Government Works, Using Data Stories

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Years after Sodiq Ajala’s family had to relocate severally from one part of Lagos to another, he is still in the bite of the mega-city’s housing …

Politics and PolicySocial Accountability

Opening Up a Growing Mega-city: Why Lagos Needs Open Contracting

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Grey clouds had begun to gather over the Lagos business district Alausa as Nahimah alighted the black-striped yellow bus that had transported her from Opeloru Estate …

CommunityIdeas & Innovation

Why Nigeria Needs More Community Journalism

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On a dreadful June evening, five writers at Capital Gazette were killed by a grudging shooter. A few hours after, a reporter at the newspaper, Chase …

The 2019 Elections

Electoral Bill: About Buhari’s Fourth Rejection and The ‘Confusion’ Excuse

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In his letter to the National Assembly explaining his rejection of the Electoral Bill (for the fourth time) on the 7th of December, President Buhari gave …

CommunityExplainers

How Do You Make A Nigerian Understand And Accept Human Rights?

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On the 10th of December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted. By some counts, it …

Ideas & InnovationReviews

Everyone at TEDxYaba 2018 Will Remember Seven Intentional Moments

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With the exception of a typically Nigerian moment in the middle of Adelola Edema’s passionate talk, TEDxYaba was intentionally enlightening. The afternoon kicked off with Head …

Technologies and Business

Google Launches Free Wifi at Abuja’s Wuse Market

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When Google partnered with 21st Century Technologies to begin providing free Wifi in 6 locations at Lagos in July, the promise was that it would spread …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Compulsory Public Schooling For Government Officials’ Children?

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At Wednesday’s plenary in the House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara suspended a bill seeking to compel public officials to send their children to public schools, …

The 2019 Elections

Atiku’s Media Team Needs To Make Up Its Mind

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A few weeks ago, Paul Ibe, an Atiku media adviser, was adamant that a publication by the Economist Intelligence Unit in October about Atiku Abubakar in …