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The beggar in many of us, by Muyiwa Adetiba

The beggar in many of us, by Muyiwa Adetiba

Some three and a half decades ago, there was a beggar around the Amuwo-Odofin area – long before the area became this congested – who caught my attention. Dressed mostly in white, he stood apart from the rest. Unlike some others, his disability was obvious- a leg was amputated well above the knees and he […]
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Respect begets respect, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Respect begets respect, By Muyiwa Adetiba

General Obasanjo, like General Adebayo, has always paid his respects to this ancient tradition – I have seen a picture of him prostrate before an Oba before. And to the best of my knowledge, these respects have always been reciprocated by the Obas. This is why the public humiliation that happened in the ancient town of Iseyin last week caught many observers by surprise.

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 […]

Self Interest as National Interest, By Muyiwa Adetiba

Self Interest as National Interest, By Muyiwa Adetiba

All eyes were on Labour last week. I am not talking about the Labour Party which has been the cynosure of many eyes since the past year. I am talking about Organized Labour. I suppose there is a distinction between the two though the lines sometimes get blurred given the antics of the latter. One […]

We often confuse a mere dwelling place for a home, By Muyiwa Adetiba

We often confuse a mere dwelling place for a home, By Muyiwa Adetiba

This month makes it two years since my mother died. As it often happens during some anniversaries, the mind wanders. And as it wanders from one incident to another, from one happenstance to another, the latent philosopher in us emerges. We ponder with hindsight on the insignificance of things which were seemingly very important ten, […]