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As Vanguard Newspaper Turns 40….., by Muyiwa Adetiba

As Vanguard Newspaper Turns 40….., by Muyiwa Adetiba

It happens often. Birthdays or anniversaries take the back seat when urgent and pressing developments crowd the mind. Last Monday was not an exception. June 3 was the day forty years ago, when the first copy of Sunday Vanguard rolled out. It is not a day I am expected to forget easily given the role […]
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Is a new day dawning for better or for worse for our Nation? By Muyiwa Adetiba

Is a new day dawning for better or for worse for our Nation? By Muyiwa Adetiba

What I still can’t understand however, is a system that legitimizes a candidate whose victory is still going through a process of validation via the courts. It was about a hundred days after the election before candidate Bola Tinubu was sworn in as President. Ideally, all the legal processes that had to do with the election should have been concluded.

Failing the money test, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Failing the money test, By Muyiwa Adetiba

I am of the school of thought which believes that wealth, like many other endowments, is a gift from God to be held in trust by men. Any of these gifts, including power and positions, can be taken away at any time and not necessarily by death

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, By Muyiwa Adetiba

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, By Muyiwa Adetiba

As the plane taxied to a stop, a member of the cabin crew said the familiar, often clichéd words of how nice it had been taking care of us then added jocularly that she would see us all on our way back when we ‘have all become fabulously rich’. To which a cynical passenger could […]

United by the love of money, By Muyiwa Adetiba

United by the love of money, By Muyiwa Adetiba

We all probably have read of the incident in various forms during the past couple of weeks – as news, analyses, opinions and even social media jokes. I am talking about the Freudian slip of the President of the Nigerian Senate when he said money would be sent to the accounts of lawmakers so they […]

When you are in a dark place and you are tempted to give it all up, By Muyiwa Adetiba

When you are in a dark place and you are tempted to give it all up, By Muyiwa Adetiba

From all accounts, all newly convicted prisoners irrespective of crime or status, are thoroughly searched before they are turned in to their cells. In some countries, they are compelled to go under the shower with supervision. The rooms are also laid bare and swept clean. The major reason is to prevent them from concealing weapons […]