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Why We Must Fix Education In Nigeria

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

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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,

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The Rwanda Debacle and Oliseh’s Future

Are Nigerians already getting tired of Sunday Oliseh? I ask this question in light of the grumbling I hear over the failure of the Nigerian home based national team to qualify from the group stage of the CHAN championship in Rwanda. As coach of the team, Oliseh failed to lead his wards to match or surpass the achievements of his predecessor, Stephen Keshi who inspired his team, two years ago, to a bronze medal in South

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The Ranting of Yaya Toure

  For a man who had won the African footballer of the year award four successive times, Yaya Toure, the Ivory Coast-born midfielder, had probably come to regard the annual award as something of a birthright.  He had expected to win the award for the fifth successive time this year and his failure to nick it explains his disappointment and comments credited to him after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gabonese born attacker was declared the winner of the prize called

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Body Language And The Gains Of  Change

These are good times for President Muhammadu Buhari and the Buharites who are privileged to manage his information machinery. What else can these Buharites, seasoned pros that they are, ask for when, in a pure Alice-in-Wonderland setting, their talisman product comes along with so much value and excellent packaging for a hungry, captive market? Just merely showing face in Aso Villa, Nigeria’s seat of power, the President, in the first week of his administration, oozed

Buhari’s Blow Against Women.

The Burden of a Sprint Star

Pity Blessing Okagbare! The Nigerian athletic star, without a doubt, bears a heavy burden. Forget her looks—the beautiful face that betrays no anxiety. Truth is, if you were Blessing Okagbare, you might not but feel pressure or be anxious most times.  That is the price to pay when you are considered the best medal prospect in athletics in a country of  approximately 170 million people, Africa’s biggest and most populous nation. Click here to download our magazines Just a

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Why Supporters’ Club Must Close Ranks

A couple of weeks back, Rauf Ladipo, the president-general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, appeared on Kadaria Ahmed’s Straight Talk programme on Channels TV. Among other things, Ladipo responded to allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club which he heads, by some members of the club. Like in previous times, the president-general denied the accusations and said his traducers were only fighting him for ulterior motives. Click

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Why Supporters’ Club Must Close Ranks

A couple of weeks back, Rauf Ladipo, the president-general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, appeared on Kadaria Ahmed’s Straight Talk programme on Channels TV. Among other things, Ladipo responded to allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club which he heads, by some members of the club. Like in previous times, the president-general denied the accusations and said his traducers were only fighting him for ulterior motives. Click

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Balotelli’s Strange Ways

Trouble seems to follow him around Like it did when he was a child. He doesn’t do it to get noticed, it’s just how he is   Those were some of the words Marco Pedretti, a former playmate of Mario Balotelli, used to describe the Italian striker in an article published earlier this month by Adam Shergold for the Mail Online. Padretti’s comment is sourced from a book on the controversial footballer, which Shergold says is due

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