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End of an era, by Muyiwa Adetiba

End of an era, by Muyiwa Adetiba

An eclipse is hardly sudden. The entities inch slowly towards each other over time until one overshadows, or eclipses the other. The signs of an impending eclipse are there for the observant or the gazers. One loses its size and its lustre while the other gains ascendancy in stature and brightness. So it is with […]
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Wike’s Sumptuous New Year Lunch, by Muyiwa Adetiba

Wike’s Sumptuous New Year Lunch, by Muyiwa Adetiba

Minister Wike invited me to the sumptuous New Year lunch he had at his home in Port Harcourt in the first week of the year. It was an invitation I honoured – not physically since it was not a physical invitation – with an hour of my time. Many like me were invited when he […]

OAU example of a pervasive National Malaise, By Muyiwa Adetiba

OAU example of a pervasive National Malaise, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Even when tribes and tongues differ, and religions differ, there is at least one thing that unites Nigerians; one thing that is as common to us as the air we breathe. It is the practice of self-interest above national or even group interest and it manifests itself in almost all of us irrespective of status […]

Nature Vs Nurture: Can Destiny Be Altered? By Muyiwa Adetiba

Nature Vs Nurture: Can Destiny Be Altered? By Muyiwa Adetiba

Massey Children’s Hospital in the heart of Lagos Island used to be called a baby factory due to the sheer number of infants delivered in a day there. So prolific was the hospital in delivering babiesalmost by the hour, that it was suspected – and rumored- that babies sometimes got mixed up in the past. […]

Merchants of death, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Merchants of death, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Many years ago, Femi Ogunsanwo, journalist, scholar and close friend, wrote a defining and revealing book on the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. When I started seeing the book on the streets among vendors and book hawkers, I knew that book pirates, those maggots who do not know or care about intellectual properties, had taken over. I […]

What are you doing for Christmas? By Muyiwa Adetiba

What are you doing for Christmas? By Muyiwa Adetiba

Bethlehem is not in any celebratory mood at the moment. Words have long been put out that this sleepy city which normally comes alive physically and spiritually around this periodof the year, will wear a somber mood this Christmas. The reason is obvious and understandable. The land of birth of Jesus whom the world celebrates every 25th […]