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Adolescents misadventures and long term effects

Adolescents misadventures and long term effects

By Yetunde Arebi Hi,  Everyone close to me knows about my penchant for roasted plantain, popularly called Boli. Don’t be surprised if you catch me waiting in line somewhere to grab some. My bougie friends think it weird and ask why I don’t just make them at home in the oven. The simple answer is, […]

World Bank and IMF: In the shadows of their talon, by Owei Lakemfa

World Bank and IMF: In the shadows of their talon, by Owei Lakemfa

THE American World Bank and the Europe an International Monetary Fund, IMF, have in the past few weeks circled round Nigeria like vultures waiting for the prey to die. The twin organisations have become more active and quite audacious since President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came to power on May 29, 2023. They are like predators, […]

Let us pray for Tinubu? Why not! By Ikechukwu Amaechi

Let us pray for Tinubu? Why not! By Ikechukwu Amaechi

IN Nigeria, to borrow a cliché, principle is as rare as the hen’s teeth, which explains why Nigerian elites – political, business and religious – cannot speak truth to power. They would rather speak tongue-in-cheek: flippant and insincere. This trait has become more evident since the All Progressives Congress, APC, dislodged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, […]

The problem is with the structure and not the president, by Rotimi Fasan

The problem is with the structure and not the president, by Rotimi Fasan

CHINUA Achebe famously told the world that the trouble with Nigeria is purely and squarely one of leadership. For him the leadership deficit- the failure of vision among the first post-independence generation of Nigerian leaders, the so-called founding fathers of Nigeria, is the reason why Nigeria has failed both as a state and a nation. In […]

The continued relevance of penalty shoot-out in soccer, by Afe Babalola

The continued relevance of penalty shoot-out in soccer, by Afe Babalola

IN a divided world, humanity has always found common denominators. One of these is soccer, also referred to as football.  Soccer at a glimpse Soccer is the world’s most popular spot. It is a game played by two opposing teams of eleven players each with the object of getting the ball into the opposing team’s goal. The […]

Digital language for Imo youths, by Okoh Aihe

Digital language for Imo youths, by Okoh Aihe

WHEN I was much younger, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the late political sage, in a moment of political flamboyance and philosophical exactitude, had said life was a “continuum”. It was the time children still rushed to their dictionaries searching for words that could build up their vocabularies. Oh, could he be talking about life stretching into the future […]