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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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Our churches and their money 

Our churches and their money 

At least one reason   we Nigerians go to church is the same reason we go to the beer parlour- there isn’t much else to do. Church is the Sunday morning equivalent of the beer parlour on Friday and Saturday nights.

Gani Adams : what future for our traditional leadership?

Gani Adams : what future for our traditional leadership?

Indeed, we Africans had it going good politically before the interregnum that was the slave trade. Peter Cunliffe-Jones, in his celebrated work of non fiction  My Nigeria, made no bones about his informed opinion that the conundrum in which Nigeria and most of Africa finds itself is the very direct consequence of the transatlantic slave trade and the colonization of the continent by Europe.

Where is Nigerian Literature?

Where is Nigerian Literature?

In the autumn of 1986, Nigeria’s  Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (aka Wole Soyinka), became the Nobel Laureate for literature.

ATIKU ABUBAKAR- an idea whose time has come ?

ATIKU ABUBAKAR- an idea whose time has come ?

In the heady days   of the dawn of the 4th  republic when governor elect of Adamawa state, Atiku Abubakar, was forced to consign that office to the dustbin of strategy in order to take up the PDP’s vice presidential ticket that would catapult him to Aso Rock; things appeared to be rather straightforward. Musa Yaradua, great friend and ally of General Olusegun Obasanjo, was also the political godfather of Atiku. Political analysts had considered it only fair that Yaradua’s godson would govern in his stead, in the country for whom he died. 

Everyone and their rice

Everyone and their rice

Earlier in the month, Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, disclosed he was having an ultra modern rice mill built, and would have bagged Cross Rivers State rice on the ‘shelves’ in time for Christmas. The announcement was greeted by congratulations.