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Don’t blame the youth; their parents worship money too

Don’t blame the youth; their parents worship money too

Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has come out to say that parents of Nigerian students who partook in the April 2019 edition of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, paid hundreds of thousands of Naira in some cases, to professional examination writers who assisted their wards to tackle the examination.
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Air Nigeria, PPP and the rest of us

Air Nigeria, PPP and the rest of us

In the wake of Globalization as a socioeconomic ideal, Nigerians loved to mouth the mantra to the effect that ‘government has no business doing business’.

Macron, culture and the dearth of statecraft

Macron, culture and the dearth of statecraft

When Emmanuel Macron, president of France celebrated his 40th  birthday, it wasn’t a disco party in jeans and designer t-shirt, gyrating to old school pop music and savouring the last moments of youth, as those of that age group are won’t to do. For him, youth had been over a long time ago.

June 12: That  history might be written well

June 12: That history might be written well

Teju Abiola, one of the youngest – if not the youngest – wives of MKO Abiola during his lifetime, was a vociferous human rights advocate, up until her demise in 2010. A woman of great beauty, sharp wits and a delicate frame, she hardly fit the profile of a rabble rouser; but she was, devoting much time and resources to forcing out the post June 12 dictators and then watering the seedling of the democracy which had germinated out of the June 12 struggle.

The loving lawmaker and the real issues

The loving lawmaker and the real issues

The loving lawmaker and the real issues“ It is car-giving season, it would appear. It began with sweetheart crooner David O, who presented a porsche to his 23 year old flame of the moment on her birthday, his baby daddy drama of yester years forgotten. Fast forward to Nina of the Big Brother fame , who was gifted a brand new automobile for her 22nd birthday last week by one Toyin  Lawani, her stylist. “But that is show business . In that world glamour, glitz and grandeur hold sway; and the fellow whose actions command the most attention wins.“ It is quite the opposite in public service in general .

Why I want to be president —35- year- old APC aspirant, Adamu Garba

Why I want to be president —35- year- old APC aspirant, Adamu Garba

Adamu Garba II is the Chief Executive Officer of IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited, a cloud computing company headquartered in Lagos. His company is ranked by the silicon review as a top 10 Microsoft solutions provider in Africa. His company services clients in 39 African countries. He delved into politics in 2017 with a vision to structurally reform Nigeria.

Adichie and Hilary’s twitter: more feminist than thou

Adichie and Hilary’s twitter: more feminist than thou

When, in 2016, Hilary Clinton lost in the presidential elections of the United States, I wept. It had nothing to do with her opponent or her credentials- not in the usual way; but simply because, in my view,    she was far too invested and had made too many sacrifices to have that exalted job slip through her fingers when it mattered the most.

Dapchi Girls, politics and the price of insurgency

Dapchi Girls, politics and the price of insurgency

Different media organizations have from within and outside the country, bandied different figures on the number of schoolgirls that had been released of the 110 abducted February 19   by suspected Boko Haram insurgents; from Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi, Yobe state. Finally, most have settled on 101.

Wait! Before you put it in your mouth…

Wait! Before you put it in your mouth…

All of a sudden, Nigerian women and men alike have turned to faddish diets to solve their nutritional, health and even beauty problems. The most popular by far of these is the ketogenic diet, which involves practitioners eating mostly fatty foods while shunning carbohydrate rich foods altogether.

As poll draw near, Nigeria  has responsibility to  Sierra-Leone, West Africa

As poll draw near, Nigeria has responsibility to Sierra-Leone, West Africa

The West African sub region has fared poorly in the last twenty to twenty five years, with regards to infrastructure, social structure and the economy. Worse still, the region- like much of Africa- has also suffered unprecedented unrest and fully fledged warfare in many cases. Nigeria had been one of the lucky countries.