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Russia 2018: What Nigeria Owes The World 

Russia 2018: What Nigeria Owes The World 

To be sure qualifying for the most important football event in the world is a big deal. After all only 32 countries get to participate in fun-filled and skill driven reverie of the World Cup out of hundreds of nations that started the race. Therefore the Euphoria that greeted the qualification of Nigeria for its

What Piece of Information Did Tinubu Gift President Buhari in Cote d’Ivoire?

It was quite gratifying seeing President  Muhammadu Buhari display rare strength and character recently in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s capital.  Strength because without betraying any sign of tiredness or weakness, he was engaged in one bilateral meeting after another, lasting well past midnight for the duration of the conference. And character as evidenced in the currency and

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Whither Zimbabwe

By Martins Agbonlahor How are the mighty fallen, indeed! When war veteran, Robert Gabriel Mugabe assumed the throne as president of Zimbabwe thirty seven years ago, we had high hopes especially when His Excellency himself in building a wholly participatory, all-inclusive, non-racial government urged the white population of Zimbabwe to ‘stay with us…in this country and

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Don Advocates De-Corrupting Of Education System

Pai Obanya, an emeritus professor of the Institute of Education, University of Ibadan, U.I., has identified de-corruption of the education development process in Nigeria as the only sure means through which the country can achieve it desired growth. He said this on Thursday, why delivering a lecture on the topic, Education, and Corruption, at the

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Why Community Policing Matters

Whenever governments or nation states are confronted with the issues of terrorism, one thought that assails the mind is the significance of intelligence as a counter-terrorism instrument. This could mean the gathering of intelligence information by relevant security agencies about the next terrorist attack. Such information could lead to nipping such existing plot in the

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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

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

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

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

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

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