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Opinion: Abubakar’s one big secret,By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: Abubakar’s one big secret,By Dare Babarinsa

The swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term on May 29, 2019, would mark the 20th anniversary of our country return to civilian rule. Of all those who stepped on history’s stage in 1999, only few of them are still active on the national stage or any stage at all. History is a revolving stage. It shows us ... Read More »

Opinion: Pass the Books. Hold the Oil, By Thomas L. Friedman

Opinion: Pass the Books. Hold the Oil, By Thomas L. Friedman

EVERY so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel from China for construction — ... Read More »

Opinion: Whatsoever a Man Soweth, By Simon Kolawole

Opinion: Whatsoever a Man Soweth, By Simon Kolawole

Eleven years ago — to be specific, on July 7, 2008 — the title of my column was: “One Day, the People Will Rebel”. I warned that the extravagant lifestyles of our elite in the face of crippling poverty in the country would come back to bite all of us one day. At the time, kidnappings were a Niger Delta ... Read More »

Features: The Delirium of Materialism, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Features: The Delirium of Materialism, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Why is wealth both an intoxicant and a depressant? Why is affluenza a tragedy of our world today, that affluence is the undoing of the children of the wealthy causing them pain and anguish in what they should ordinarily glorify in? In Yoruba mythology Aje, Ola, and oro symbolise success or prosperity, just as Owo epitomises material wealth. Taken together ... Read More »

Special Features:KASHIM SHETIMA GIVES BORNO SCHOOL KIDS TECHNOLOGICAL HEADSTART, BY FEMI IGE

Special Features:KASHIM SHETIMA GIVES BORNO SCHOOL KIDS TECHNOLOGICAL HEADSTART, BY FEMI IGE

  R-L: Gov Shettima, President Muhammadu Buhari during a recent visit by the president to the state to commission educational and other projects executed by the Shettima’s adminstration* Realizingg the role education would play in nipping the scourge of insurgency in the bud, the Governor Kashim Shettima- led Borno state government has embarked on a holistic educational turn-around capable of ... Read More »

Galaxy: The Unveiling of a Voodoo Tycoon

Galaxy: The Unveiling of a Voodoo Tycoon

By Tony Egbulefu For 28 years, Babagana Abba Dalori lived a quiet and dreary life. With all the risks to lives and limbs in his native Borno State, North-east Nigeria, he wished above all things to graduate safe and alive from the Electrical and Electronics Department of University of Maiduguri, (UniMaid), do his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme and ... Read More »

Features-Sustainable Development Stories: Accepting A TRUST, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Features-Sustainable Development Stories: Accepting A TRUST, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Since the colonial era, the stories often told of most Sub-Saharan Africa countries, Asia and the Pacific as well as the Caribbean were primarily subjective. I refer to such stories in this presentation as negative SWOC/T stories. They were stories of their sins and sicknesses, of wars, oddities and catastrophes. Africa was usually grotesquely painted as the Dark Continent. Granted ... Read More »

Features: From begging to banditry: Revolt of the almajiris,By Dele Sobowale

Features: From begging to banditry: Revolt of the almajiris,By Dele Sobowale

“No revolution is the fault of the people but the fault of the government.”—Johann Goethe, 1749-1832, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ. A revolution is underway in the northern states of Nigeria. The downtrodden constituting 99.9 per cent of the population, hitherto docile beggars, saying rankaindedeto the privileged 0.1 per cent, are sick and tired of begging. They are now demanding ... Read More »

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

The Historicity Of President Buhari’s Visit To Borno

By: Inuwa Bwala Some people may argue that there is nothing amusing about Presidential visits to states, either for official or private reasons. Not many were therefore excited with President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Borno on Thursday. To them, it was just one out of so many such outings. But to the people and Government of Borno State, especially, the ... Read More »

Opinion- A Giant’s Crawly Democracy: Thoughts on Consensus Politics in Nigeria ,By Abdulwarees Solanke

Opinion- A Giant’s Crawly Democracy: Thoughts on Consensus Politics in Nigeria ,By Abdulwarees Solanke

What is the future of Democracy Nigeria, Africa’s giant and the Blackman’s pride? Can democracy in its present practice in the country endure as we still grapple with the crises of nation-building? In any case, these crises of nation-building are not peculiar to Nigeria as they feature in all complex polities desirous of resolving certain critical issues that impinge on ... Read More »

Opinion: Nigerian Polity and Nolan Principles of Public Life, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Opinion: Nigerian Polity and Nolan Principles of Public Life, By Abdulwarees Solanke

In a month from now, the four year tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari will expire for a fresh term to commence in consolidation of the achievements of the government since 2015. If the first term was a bit turbulentbecause of the contradictions of our polity, despite a resolve to clean the Augean stable of our nation, now is the time ... Read More »

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

Relationship :What Many a Woman Wants in Her Man, By Abdulwarees Solanke FCIPDM

About a fortnight ago, I was part of an impressive audience of Muslim professionals that gathered to listen to the Chief Missioner of the Ansarudeen Society Worldwide, Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad on the troubling phenomenon of crashing marriages and how to deal with the problem. The event was held at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Nurudeen Olowopopo Way ... Read More »

Opinion: Two lives and a mission,By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: Two lives and a mission,By Dare Babarinsa

Were Chief Obafemi Awolowo still with us, he would now be 110 years old now. All over the world, there are very few people of that age on this side of the Great Divide. But Awolowo’s thoughts and deeds are still with us. His works, as the Leader of Government Business and later Premier of the defunct Western Region determined ... Read More »

Features- Muhammad Dikwa: An Outstanding Public Accountant, By Abba Dukawa

Features- Muhammad Dikwa: An Outstanding Public Accountant, By Abba Dukawa

Attributes of Public officeholder should include honesty, courage, dedication, intelligence, foresight, maturity and compassion among others. Well-positioned and revered seasoned public officers are assessed by their moral conducts and characteristics. It is a fact that the nation’s public service sector had suffered a lot because of bureaucratic redtapism. Nevertheless, there are some officers who are gradually changing the tides through ... Read More »

Opinion- Nigeria 2019: Notes from the Field, By Reuben Abati

Opinion- Nigeria 2019: Notes from the Field, By Reuben Abati

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time. As you may be aware, I ... Read More »

Dangote, The Man That Used Cement To Build His Fortune

Dangote, The Man That Used Cement To Build His Fortune

We woke up to a report that ‘Our’ (because sucess has many friends) Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group has leaped 39 points to become the 64th richest person in the world with an estimated $16.6 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world. Aliko Dangote, gained $5.8bn within 24 hours as his total net worth rose ... Read More »

Living with a Scholar-Philosopher, Imam Salahudeen Abdulazeez, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Living with a Scholar-Philosopher, Imam Salahudeen Abdulazeez, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Exactly a year ago on December 24, Imam Salaudeen Ariyayo Abdulazeez died at the University College Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Ibadan in Orita Mefa, Ibadn after a brief illness and was buried on Monday December 25, 2017 as Christians were celebrating the Christmas festival. Today, I pay tribute to a man who I was associated with ... Read More »

Opinion: Sins of the fathers, By Dare Babarinsa

Opinion: Sins of the fathers, By Dare Babarinsa

  By Saturday, Nigerians would take a decision at the poll on who should be our President for the next four years. It would be the first time since 2015 that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, would have the opportunity to renew its mandate after its defeat of the old Leviathan, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. PDP is fielding ... Read More »

Peter Obi: The Dogged Fighter, By Demola Abimboye

Peter Obi: The Dogged Fighter, By Demola Abimboye

For Peter Obi, Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday February 10, 2019 was another watershed in his political career. That day, he escaped death by the whiskers at the international building materials market, Dei Dei, a suburb of Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. As he has been doing in his campaigns lately, he had ... Read More »

The deity we now worship, By Dare Babarinsa

The deity we now worship, By Dare Babarinsa

These are interesting times when the suspended Chief Justice of the Federation is also in search of justice. Justice Walter Onnoghen is facing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja, for alleged infringement of the law. He is accused of not fully disclosing all his assets after he had taken office as CJN. Among the assets undisclosed is said ... Read More »