Views articles

Ben Lawrence

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Panacea

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Panacea

Our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, deserves a million full-throated guffaws for scaling the first hurdle in his pledge to battle joblessness. The news is that 200,000 unemployed graduates have been drafted to teach in, schools and work in the agricultural sector. Does it not prove that government is the engine of growth in any economy, not the greedy private sector? All the gains made by our past leaders in providing infrastructure, education, manufacturing and agriculture

SEGUN AINA

Why We Must Fix Education In Nigeria

  BY SEGUN AINA It is my pleasure to address this distinguished audience on the eighth convocation ceremony of the Premier University of Education in Nigeria. I consider it a great honour to be found worthy for conferment of an honorary doctorate degree of D.Sc Business Education (Honoris Causa) by this unique University. In this regard, I want to express my appreciation to the Governing Council, the Senate and the Management of the University. I

Lesbian, Gay and Stigma

Lesbian, Gay and Stigma

Some days ago, I was alerted to a story on social media about lesbianism. It involves a beauty queen from Anambra State who was allegedly filmed while having sex with her partner. The video, to quote one media outfit, has since gone “viral.” The initial reaction of the fingered woman, however, Chidinma Okeke, the 2015 winner of Miss Anambra Pageant, was to disown the tape. She attributes the video to the handiwork of her enemies

Ben Lawrence

Aisha Is An Asset

President Muhammadu Buhari is a lucky man. It is not easy to amass such radical, loyal, teeming millions of supporters, most willing to pay the supreme price for his cause. And his luck and integrity brought him also a passionately devoted another half, Aisha. He must not burn his luck unwittingly in the hands of political squares. Aisha is a true progressive like her husband. Both were brought up in an enlightened environment that had

Quotes

They Give No Hoot of Who Done It

It is an understatement that corruption has reached a crisis point in Nigeria. The people have seen camels pass through the eye of the needle in this country. It is hopeless when people realize that injustice pervades the realm that should be the final arbiter. They say the law is an ass. There is no doubting the beauty of the essence of the rule of law. But laws, some hold, are made by the bourgeoisie

Photo Tell Cover 44

What to Do About Recession in Nigeria

Economists postulate that once an economy exhibits two consecutive quarters of negative growth, such an economy is technically in a recession. The negative growth of the economy implies output loss, hence jobs are lost with adverse implications. However, an economy can register positive growth rates and yet perform below potential. The Nigerian economy, from 1999 to 2015, grew positively at almost 6 per cent. Yet unemployment and underdevelopment averaged 30 per cent while the rate

Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Education In The  Age Of Neoliberalism:  Local And External Contexts

By    Sylvester Odion Akhaine   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” –Nelson Mandela “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation

Tell Cover Page

Supreme Court Vs People’s Court

Why was Nyesom Wike testifying live on television as if possessed? That was the poser from a close friend, Mr. Pius Babalola, after watching that unedifying episode at which the Rivers State Governor told the story of his victory, holding nothing back. Wike seems to be a man of truth who did not want to lie before God. So he thanked God and Mrs. Justice Mary Odilli of the Supreme Court for showing, or to

Tell Cover Page

Tackling The Exchange Rate Palaver

By Adetutu Bashorun  It is interesting to observe that the CBN is grappling with thorny problems arising from its ambitious experiment leading to the inauguration of the Bureau de Change.  We recall how CBN operated like a herdsman, gathered the street forex peddlers under one umbrella and approved guidelines to operate as a currency expert infrastructure named ‘Bureau de Change’.  That is the birth of the BDC and the guidelines named and sealed it.  Interestingly,

Tell Cover Page

Nigeria And The Economics Of Devaluation

The persistent depreciation of the Naira to the United States dollar in particular and other foreign currencies like the British Pound, Euro etc. in general has generated debate among those interested in the Nigerian project.  President Buhari’s opposition to devaluation stressing that he has no intention to ‘kill’ the Naira reactions in some quarters. There are those who perceive that the President is not an expert in the subject and hence should allow the ‘experts’

Top