OP-ED Opinions 

A Disgrace On The Throne By Remi Oyeyemi

As a traditionalist and authentic Yorùbá son, I am very embarrassed. I am greatly discomforted. I feel personally humiliated. I feel personally insulted. I feel thoroughly disrespected. I feel dishonoured by this incivility on the throne. I feel greatly perturbed by this insolence, impudence and impiety. I am greatly worried that we have a thug on a revered throne. I really feel ashamed.  How this miasma came to be manifested has to be investigated. How a dog came to occupy the throne of a lion has to be revisited. How…

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Memo To General Buratai On Alleged Army Consultants By Yushau A. Shuaib

“My namesake, I commend your relentless counterinsurgency media campaigns against our enemies, on a pro bono basis without a penny from the military. Please sustain the tempo.” – General Yushau Abubakar General Buratai, the above message was sent to me by the first Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yushau Mahmood Abubakar, when he was redeployed to the Nigerian Army Headquarters as Chief of Training and Operation in January 2016. He later died in a very mysterious accident along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road two months later in March 2016. It is one of…

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SARS, Why Are You Killing Us? By Adekunle Adeyemi (Scotty Aluta)

The recent horrific killing of a young Nigerian football player of Remo Stars FC by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad — an arm of the Nigeria Police Force is barbaric. SARS officers have received several condemnations for going after suspected internet fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’, rather than spending more time to investigate cases of armed robbery which is their constitutional duty. On no account should any security agency put an end to a common harmless Nigerian life when we have a working but compromised judicial system, suspected…

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In Eyes Of History: Ilesa Grammar School Hosts Aionian Games By Remi Oyeyemi

They are the elite schools of Yorùbá nation. They are the gilt-edged schools in Yorùbá land. They are the glitterati of the schools in Oòduà land. They belong to a special class of their own. They have characteristics that are unique to and about them. They belong to this exclusive club that is the envy of many other great schools. They are the nobles, the aristocrats.  They are the AIONIAN Schools. When sometime in 1929, the Reverend Canon Moses Craig Akinpelumi Adeyemi (1882 – 1942), then the Principal of Ondo…

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Diaspora Voting: Matters Arising By Tony Ademiluyi

The Nigerians in the Diaspora constitute a sizeable chunk of the Nigerian population and a majority of them play more than an active role in the quest for good governance in the country touted to be the most populous in the African continent. The ruinous economic policies of the military led many of them particularly the brightest of the bright to flee the country in their quest for economic liberty. During the struggle for democracy, many members of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) particularly those resident in the United Kingdom…

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Full Text Of My Speech As Joint Winner Of Gatefield People Journalism Prize For Africa, Delivered In Abuja On Thursday February 20, 2020 By Fisayo Soyombo

My first task today will be to congratulate Kiki Mordi for co-winning the inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa with me. It is easy to dismiss the traction and action generated by your story — and a few people have tried to — as events that happened ‘just because it was the BBC’. In my corner, I have spoken against this argument. First, it was a thoroughly-executed story. And then you had the courage to tell it, notwithstanding the risks. Plus, of the hundreds of journalists at BBC’s disposal, you…

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Buba Galadima: An Encounter With A Stormy Petrel By Remi Oyeyemi

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”       – Martin Luther King Jr. “The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation and profundity of character.”             – Dwight David Eisenhower The mansion was thrown into the end of a closed street, not perfectly tarred. Unless one was actually invited, one would never have imagined such a mansion being ensconced in the middle of such adoring bushes. The bushes surrounding the expansive mansion…

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Investments 

La Banque africaine de développement forme ses représentants au sein des conseils d’administration des entreprises et des institutions financières

La Banque africaine de développement a organisé, début février à Abidjan, une session de formation au profit de ses représentants dans les conseils d’administration des entreprises et des institutions financières nationales, régionales et continentales. Cette formation sur la gouvernance des entreprises et des institutions financières a été pilotée par le département de la Banque en charge des Opérations non souveraines et du soutien au secteur privé (PINS). Au total, 26 collaborateurs de la Banque qui siègent dans des conseils d’administration ou qui sont impliqués dans le système de gouvernance des…

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Investments 

African Development Bank issues call to strengthen fertilizer value chains at Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference

The African Development Bank urged development finance institutions, NGOs, farmer cooperatives, and the private sector to develop more effective financing solutions for Africa’s fertilizer value chains. The Bank’s call to action came during the Argus Africa Fertilizer Conference held on 19 February. The conference’s theme was Supporting the fertilizer value chain to improve agricultural productivity and economic growth in the region. “Appropriate investment and financing of the entire fertilizer value chain has become a precondition for achieving our continental objectives in the area of agricultural development,” said Marie-Claire Kalihangabo, coordinator…

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Burundi : la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement signent deux accords de dons d’un montant total de 23,4 millions d’euros en faveur…

Burundi : la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement signent deux accords de dons d’un montant total de 23,4 millions d’euros en faveur du développement du Port de Bujumbura | African Development Bank – Building today, a better Africa tomorrow Follow and like us:0 0

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