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Weak Purchasing Power, Foreign Exchange Hitches and Rising Competition Behind Shoprite’s Proposed Exit From Nigeria

Written by Femi Adekoya While the announcement of the imminent exit of South Africa’s retail giant, Shoprite, from Nigeria may have come to many as...

Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Nigerian Calamity

Written by Yemi Adebowale Hadiza Bala-Usman assumed office in 2015 as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) with so much enthusiasm. She...

Who Is Mamman Daura fooling?

Written by Edwin Clark This morning, Wednesday, 29th July 2020, I listened to the various comments by the electronic media, particularly the interesting discussion on...

Beyond The Drama: How To Reset The NDDC As A Genuine Intervention Agency

A lot of us have watched the unfolding drama, accusations and counter accusations involving the national assembly members, past and present management of the...

Who’s Afraid of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala?

By Reuben Abati Who is afraid of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the soon-to-be-vacant post of Director General of the World Trade Organization? I ask...

Coronavirus: Things US has got wrong – and right

By Anthony Zurcher So much for a summer lull in the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the US has seen a resurgence of the disease in numerous...

Boko Haram: Can Demoralised Soldiers Defeat a Determined Terrorist Sect?

How bad could the coordination of the military’s operation in the North-East be when soldiers on the front line are dropping their weapons and...

Magu and the Abuja Power Game

By Olusegun Adeniyi “Steve Manson’s magazine dealt in corruption: he attacked the rich, the powerful and the famous – and he made enemies. In a...

Katsina State as Metaphor

Written by Okey Ikechukwu It is the home state of the President and Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces. But it appears to be neither safe,...

Youth & Politics: Oil and Water?

Written by Lea Kelley Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria. The land of milk and honey, our promised land that is yet to fulfill its promises to the...

Katsina: The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding armed bandits operating out of abandoned forest reserves are ransacking communities in Nigeria's north-west. The groups are the latest to join Nigeria's lucrative kidnap...

RAPE: The Dangers of Being a Woman in Nigeria (Part 3)

By Lea Kelley What is the punishment of rape in Nigeria? It varies in from state to state. The criminal code is applicable in all...

The Politics Of Ajimobi’s Death

Written by Reuben Abati Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian social media, the big news of the past week would...

RAPE: The Dangers Of Being A Woman In Nigeria (Part 2)

By Lea Kelley Angela’s story is one of many that women face but what about our girls? Our little girls are being abused by their...

Orphanage Donations: For Us or For Them?

Written by Lea Kelley My birthday swung around the corner once more and surprisingly I wasn’t in the mood for the usual turn up and...