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Air Peace, capitalism and national interest, by Dakuku Peterside

Air Peace, capitalism and national interest, by Dakuku Peterside

Nigerian corporate influence and that of the West continue to collide. The rationale is straightforward: whereas corporate activity in Europe and America is part of their larger local and foreign policy engagement, privately owned enterprises in Nigeria or commercial interests are not part of Nigeria’s foreign policy ecosystem, neither is there a strong culture of government […]
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Faye and France: The tyre meets the road, by Azu Ishiekwene

Faye and France: The tyre meets the road, by Azu Ishiekwene

THE words of President Bassirou Diomaye Faye were honey to taste. Following the bitter ending of the 12-year rule of Macky Sall, highlighted by the widespread belief that France is at the heart of Senegal’s misery, a forlorn country enthusiastically lapped up Faye’s promise of a future untainted by French shenanigans. At a stage, it was […]

Copy as well as praise! By Donu Kogbara

Copy as well as praise! By Donu Kogbara

When Herbert Wigwe, the former CEO of Access Bank, died in February in a plane crash, several VIPs lavished tributes on him as they indulged in public outpourings of grief. Herbert was indeed a colossus who deserved to be eulogised. His outstanding professional achievement aside, he launched so many laudable philanthropic initiatives and helped so many people. […]

Nigeria, a country in love with public holidays, by Ikechukwu Amaechi

Nigeria, a country in love with public holidays, by Ikechukwu Amaechi

AS you read this, Nigerians are still at home ‘savouring’ the Federal Government’s ‘magnanimity’ in awarding them extra public holiday for the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations that mark the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset Ramadan fasting by the Muslim ummah. As it is always the tradition, the Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, on Sunday, April 7, declared Tuesday […]

Memorisation and delivery techniques for a powerful speech, by Ruth Oji

Memorisation and delivery techniques for a powerful speech, by Ruth Oji

Memorisation is one of the most effective ways of delivering a confident and impactful speech. It allows you to keep eye contact, maintain your composure, move freely during presentations, and maximise gestures. A well-memorised speech enables speakers to maintain a strong presence, engage the audience, and exude confidence. This article will discuss how you can master […]