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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 …

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 …

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, …

LawSecurity

Comment: The Police vs Deji Adeyanju

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Restraint has been the mood as far as thinking out (too) loudly on the arrest and detention of Deji Adeyanju by the Nigeria Police. He has …

The 2019 Elections

Another Lauretta Onochie Fake News Moment. Who Will Stop Her?

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Should a presidential media aide spread fake news intentionally, and when called out, double down? That is the latest controversial drama from Lauretta Onochie, an President …

PodcastsTechnologies and Business

Podcast: Discussing Gokada’s Ambitions With CEO Deji Oduntan

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On a good day when you enter a bus in Lagos, multiple stops mean you can never be sure of your estimated time of arrival. That’s …

The 2019 Elections

If Sanwo-Olu Wants to ‘Go High’, Words Won’t Be Enough

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As campaigns for governorship elections began last weekend, APC’s candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu tweeted a goodwill message to his main challenger, Jimi Agbaje: “To my opponent, dear …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Buhari Approves 30% Reduction in Cost of JAMB and NECO Forms

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Prospective candidates for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations and similar examinations will pay 30% less in exam fees following an approval for cost reduction by President Buhari. …

Politics and Policy

EFCC Comments on Receiving Donation From Ganduje

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has rejected claims that it received a donation from any state Governor for its upcoming anti-corruption event. The Commission responded …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s Erratic Spell: The Case for An Overhaul

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Apart from the 118 soldiers killed in the Boko Haram attacks at Metele, about 153 others are missing. The terrorists opened fire on a rescue team …

The 2019 Elections

Here’s the Schedule for the 2019 Presidential Debates

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The dates for the 2019 presidential election debates have been announced, Premium Times reports. The Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria …

OpinionProfile

Akọmndụ Nke Maazị Peter Gregory Obi | Odee Bụ Anthony Aniebo

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Ekwe Akọmndụ!!! Ekwe Ndịigbo!!! Ogene, Ichaka, Ikoro…. kụọnụ oo!!! Igbo mma mma nụ….!!! Igbo kwezụọ nụ ooo …….. !!! Ya kpọtụba!!!!! Ọmụmụ na Ntolite Ya Ndị …

Politics and Policy

There Are “Quick Fixes” For Lagos Traffic Problems – Sanwo-Olu

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the APC gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state, is working on a plan for making traffic jams and gridlocks in the state a thing of …

The 2019 Elections

My Due Process Record Is Appreciated by Nigerians – Oby Ezekwesili tells CNN

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Presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Obiageli Ezekwesili, is banking on her experience and success in leading reforms of public procurement in Nigeria …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Why Atiku’s Policy Document is Disappointing – Okey Ikechukwu

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If you read a review of Atiku Abubakar’s freshly released policy document (or the main thing itself) and thought it underwhelming, you are not alone. Okey …

The 2019 Elections

Banky W’s Legislative Agenda Has Five Focus Areas

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The musician, actor, entrepreneur and now newcomer to the Nigerian political market-square, Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, has published his legislative agenda for the 9th National Assembly. …

HealthPolitics and Policy

NHIS Saga: Can Usman Yusuf’s Video Vindicate Him?

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On the 18th of October 2018, Prof Usman Yusuf was going to make a presentation to the Board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Armed …

Politics and Policy

Lai Mohammed’s Big Reveal on El Zakzaky Invites Pressure on Minimum Wage

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The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, turned heads today. Again. His outlandish claim that the Federal Government spends nearly $10,000 dollars monthly to feed El Zakzaky, …

Politics and Policy

A Daring Warning To Oshiomhole and Buhari, From Some APC Governors

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With reports that the Department of State Security questioned Adams Oshiomhole on Monday, pressing on him to resign his chairmanship of the ruling APC, the ante …

Culture and Lifestyle

For Charles And Camilla’s Royal Visit, Politics Makes Way For Colour And Majesty

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For their elegance and the ooze of majesty from their regalia, there has to be a drone shot of Nigeria’s first-class traditional rulers sitting round Prince …

Education

As ASUU Strikes Again, We Should Take Time to Think More About Apprenticeships

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What would have happened if Adam Smith had visited Africa? If you don’t know Smith, you are not to blame. But you should know he did …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s Most Important Attestation Is Yet To Come

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It is true that Garba Shehu further chipped away from his integrity when he disingenously claimed that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) produced President Muhammadu …

OpinionThe Muse

Eunice’s Feminism, Confusion and Sophistication

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Presidential aspirant, Eunice Atuejide, became the subject of mentions for her expressions on feminism on Wednesday. It drew praise, judging by the more than one thousand …

CommunityTechnologies and Business

Stop Forwarding WhatsApp Messages. Just… Stop

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How did a video produced in one country as a public service announcement create fears about kidnapping in another? In India, at least 24 persons have …

Politics and Policy

Rethinking the South East Development Commission – By Chinedu Okoro

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Every union has its problems. These problems are usually existential. Nigeria has not been without a thorn on its side since it came into existence but …

Ideas & InnovationThe Muse

What AI Saturdays Lagos Taught Me About Education

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The mind, once stretched by a new experience, can never go back to its original dimension – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I will never forget the first …

Foreign AffairsOpinion

Who Gains and Loses From The Politics of The 2026 World Cup? | By Macdonald Ukah

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Our favourite sport is now a figurative football in the grander and more consequential game of global geopolitics. You may add deep-seated corruption to the stakes. …

Technologies and Business

Everybody is Talking Artificial Intelligence: What’s the Bustle About? | By Chinedu Okoro

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Like every other tech buzzword, Artificial intelligence or AI as it is more popularly called, has dominated tech blogs, conferences, funding news and government policy circles. …

Politics and Policy

What Do You Remember Abacha For?

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It has been twenty years since former head of state Sani Abacha ate apple and died. Or not. General Abacha died at about 4am on June …

EducationOpinion

I Read Social Media | By Adachukwu Onwudiwe

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It is obvious that reading as we used to know it has evolved beyond the pages of papers. And has this affected reading in Nigeria? Yes. …