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Opinion/Columns

N5000: The Hullabaloo And The Kenyan Model

By Moses Okpogode [I]n Kenya, youths are not given free shillings. While no politician, or anyone, promises any social security largesse during campaigns,they are amongst the most empowered set of

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Ese Oruru, the girl-child and a nation’s shame

By Reuben Abati   [T]hree different incidents in the last week cast, poignantly, in bold relief the plight of the girl-child in Nigeria. Thanks to The Punchnewspaper which launched the #FreeEse, #JusticeforEse campaign and

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Nigeria’s FRSC and its penurious N58m media budget

By Phrank Shaibu   [I]n Nigeria, road safety is still a very complicated, highly misunderstood and an under addressed issue. The reasons are very many but they all hang on

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Rev. King, The Law And King’s Supporters

By Reuben Abati [I]n the case of the State and Rev. Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezeugo, the Supreme Court a few days ago, upheld the rulings of the lower courts and ruled that

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The Naira-Dollar blues

By Reuben Abati [M]y brother, e ku exchange rate oh.” “Excuse me?” “I am greeting you. I am saying how are you and the exchange rate palaver. The dollar wahala”. “So, that

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Pegged Exchange Rate: The Calculated Fraud

By Moses Okpogode [I]t is no longer news that the naira has gone the way of the Somalia Shillings, exchanging at over N400 to $1 USD in the parallel market

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Seven Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Egypt

BY GARBA SHEHU [I]n the difficult moments of our history, looking precisely at the period of Nigeria’s war of unity 1966-1971, Egypt proved to be a strategic partner from helping

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Olajumoke Orisaguna: The Nigerian Cinderella

By Reuben Abati [A]bout three weeks ago, 27-year old Olajumoke Orisaguna was a complete unknown on the streets of Lagos, hawking bread.  A loaf of bread is about N100, and even

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The Made in Nigeria Campaign

By Reuben Abati [T]here has been renewed talk lately about the need for Nigerians to patronize locally made goods, (someone should have added… and services!). Championed by Senator Ben Murray Bruce,

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The Nigerian Year Of The Rats

By Moses Okpogode [I]n far away China, a new year has just been celebrated. It’s is the year of the Red Fire Monkey. According to the Chinese five elements horoscope;

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