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Two sides of the same coin

They say that; “women hold up half the sky,” I wish it were true. No matter how much people say that men and women are equal, that female plays an important role in society. The truth is that it has never been a partnership of equals when it comes to gender. This is despite the fact that many studies have shown that when the lot of the women folks improves, the whole society benefits.

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If you fail to plan, prepare to fail

I am not in the business of “I told you so “but I told you so. Two weeks ago, in my column titled:” Paralysis by analysis, I wrote about the litany of disasters leading to the Olympics in Rio; how athletes were turning to social media to fund their training and flights, how ill-prepared the Nigerian athletes were, how unsupported and ill-equipped they were, how tightly controlled the allowance for the athletes that were as they were allocated $75 daily and told they would get the other half on their return home!

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Paralysis by analysis

The Olympic Games in Rio opened to much-anticipated fanfare and splendour extravaganza. We all gathered round our TV screens to watch the world’s finest athletes march past in all their nation’s glory. Let’s be honest, you always want your country to turn up looking their best and you reserve the largest cheer for them as soon as you spot them taking their rightful place in the stadium.

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Empty stomach breeds beasts

It is often said that if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing. True, but in this age of free speech, people often do not understand that with freedom comes responsibility. So, it is perhaps better to remain silent and be thought a fool than speak and remove all doubt. We all have access to the mountain of information and we can process and dismiss any information that insults our intelligence.

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The young shall grow

I do not know those who have been 80 years old but I know it’s been something to be 77years. When my daughter,Denrele asked me to put my thoughts on paper to mark my birthday, I do not know where to begin. It has been a very eventful journey- from my primary school in Abeokuta and Ibadan; from my school in Fiditi and the Abeokuta Grammar School to my professional colleges in London.

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Better in than out (2)

They say a week, is a long time in politics. Well, in the UK, it seems like a lifetime way barely over a week, the UK held a referendum and over a million votes to leave the European Union. I wrote about this last week: Better in than out. Admittedly, no one was prepared for the seismic impact that followed when the UK decided to part ways with the EU. This has left a nation divided: the young versus the old, the working class and the graduates; South versus the North, British nationals and Immigrants, fanning the fear and muting exhilaration in some. The dust is beginning to settle and the political landscape is unclear as politicians jostle for positions and creating political turmoil and hara-kiri.

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