Our leaders need more than hope

Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s energy sector have recently elevated tensions in the Persian Gulf. The US has sent an aircraft carrier strike force, and US nonessential staff have been ordered out of their diplomatic posts in Iraq. The oil firm Exxon Mobil has evacuated their personnel, and the US Federal Aviation Administration has warned commercial air traffic of increased risk.

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From Recession to Growth: Story of Nigeria’s recovery from 2016 economic recession

By Godwin Emefiele– It is an honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to deliver this special convocation lecture at a renowned institution that has indeed played a formidable role in my personal development, as well as in the advancement of my career. In this regard, I will like to thank the Chancellor, His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enintan Ogunwusi II, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, along with the faculty and staff of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, for the honor granted to me today.

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High expectation as AUN holds 11th Commencement on Saturday

By Togor Passa– The 11th Commencement ceremonies of the American University of Nigeria, coming up this weekend, will mark more than the graduation of another crop of confident, entrepreneurial, and IT-savvy leaders. Parents, families, and friends will be excited about joining their loved ones in celebrating an important milestone in their academic career. For the graduating students and AUN, this year’s Commencement is a watershed–the glorious consummation of a character-building enterprise forged in fire and grit.

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Bye bye to Lugardian contraption

By Tola Adeniyi– The myriad of problems confronting the geopolitical space called Nigeria today could be traced to one single cause. It was a marriage that was not canvassed, not negotiated, not consented to that was the root, the father and mother of all the diseases that had plagued Nigeria since 1914. The diseases include consistently rigged Population Census, the basic fraudulent allocation of seats in the old federation, the fraudulent foundation of the country’s Military and the Police, and the inbuilt ingredients of sectional domination.

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Like Digital Rights, Like FOI: Where President Buhari got it wrong

By Ridwan Adigun Sulaimon– Who is the Nigerian government actually working for? Anyone who has followed the campaign for the passage into law of the Digital Rights and Freedoms (DRF) Bill, 2016, and also followed the campaign that led to the enactment of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011, will be prompted to question the disposition of the Nigerian government towards public interests.

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Diplomacy as Alternative to War: The Zamfara Story

By Moses Oluwaseyi– The Preamble to the Constitution of United Nation Economic Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Therefore it is not a futile saying that physical military war fare is not a solution to guerrilla war in Zamfara; this is very evidence from the over 16 years of Boko Haram war without a complete result of success recorded.

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