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Swatting a fly with a sledgehammer

By Muyiwa Adetiba Anyone who lives or has lived in Nigeria knows that the occupy Lekki protest of last Saturday would not hold. And if it did, it would be low key probably with some casualties on the side of the protesters. They would know that the balance of the power which was touted by
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Child flourishing: Nigerians ranks among bottom 10 countries globally ― WHO

If you were hungry, what would you do?

By Muyiwa Adetiba You don’t drop an egg and lament that it is broken’. Those were the words of the late Tanzanian President, Mr Julius Nyerere to me during an interview. Although they were said in a different context, the words sometimes come to me when I think of the socio/economic situation of our country.
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Who is your neighbour?

By Muyiwa Adetiba Many of us know the words ‘The Good Samaritan’ but may not know from where they originated, and in which context. The words came up when Jesus was asked the definition of a neighbour by a teacher of the law and Jesus replied with a story as he was wont to do.
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A son’s letter to his dead father

By Muyiwa Adetiba I have neither the space nor the heart to produce the emotional letter a son wrote his recently deceased father in full here. I have read the letter at least twice. Each time I did, I felt a lump in my throat. I am a father, and for over three decades before
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Learn to say goodbye

‘Why do you have to say goodbye? ‘If I say goodbye the nation learns to move on. It outlives me when I am gone. One last time, the people will learn from me. And if we get it right, we are gonna teach them how to say goodbye…..I will use my position to move the
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NIGERIA: Sun sets in wasteland of deceit, lies, treachery— Bishop Kukah

The messenger and the message

It is sometimes said that we should look at the message and not the messenger. But in journalism, we look at the two. For us practitioners, the credibility of the source is very important in determining the veracity of the story. If your source has proven to be credible over time, then you can go
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Israel’s tally of seriously ill COVID patients hits 10-month low

Reading signs of the times

By Muyiwa Adetiba They say the darkest hour is just before dawn. This saying has come true again. Just as we were celebrating the announcement of three efficacious vaccines by the medical world, a universal spike in COVID 19 shook the rest of the world. With this has come the numbing news that a more
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NYCN tasks youths on support for security agencies; commends NYSC, JAMB for youth agenda

What makes Nigerians go into politics?

By Muyiwa Adetiba I once had an interview with a Miss World. I asked her why she felt she was beautiful enough to be considered the world’s most beautiful girl. Her answer was a flippant ‘mirrors don’t lie’. To which I responded ‘mirrors could be deceptive. They reflect what you want from them depending on
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