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Leadership by example

On March 8, 1925, a child named Warren Bennis was born in Brooklyn, USA. He is 86 years old now and is still waxing strong as an international colossus in his chosen field- leadership studies- where as a pioneer; he has churned out several expositions that can transform ordinary people into leaders.

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Governance by condolence

In Journalism, sign language can, once a while, be more expressive than written communication. Here, I remember a famous cartoon some years back which figuratively requested the weather man to tell us point blank if it would rain the next day so that while going to work we could take our umbrellas with us.

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Communication of the deaf

What remains evergreen in each person’s memory depends largely on the unique experiences he garners while growing-up. For me, what I recollect so vividly is my routine task as a youth of talking with my uncle-Ajayi-who had a habit of saying something quite different all the time from the subject at hand

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University teachers strike as a ritual

The Nigerian media can hardly be idle because there is always one event or the other begging for media coverage in the country. One body which always makes this possible is the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) – a body which has successfully placed Nigeria ahead of all other countries in the disruption to the academic calendar of universities.

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Thank God for Wikileaks

For Nigeria, the on-going worldwide phenomenon-Wikileaks- can be grouped into two parts. The first part belongs to the popular grapevine channel with its usual street-corner rumours and gossips, while part two is made up of amazing revelations by identified persons. There are several reasons why we need not bother about the stories in part one.

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The Nigeria Police: A post-mortem organisation?

In 2001, while travelling to Atlanta, USA, to attend the annual CNN world news report conference, I changed flights at Gatwick Airport, London. While there, one British ‘area boy’ snatched my brief case and ran into thin air. With confidence, I went to the police desk at the airport to make a complaint. The officer there virtually ignored me after murmuring something like “the public announcement you have been hearing repeatedly that everyone should hold on tightly to his luggage is not for fun.”

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Nigerian judges are not ghosts: They live among us

The appointment of Joshua- my childhood friend and classmate-to the position of high court judge several years ago presented an interesting experience that has refused to elude me. On the day the appointment was made, we — all his friends— trooped to his residence in celebration to congratulate him. He was, in fact, the first to be so honoured among us. But, then, although everyone of us looked happy over the development, the environment was rather too serene for a supposedly joyous occasion.

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Judicial circumlocution in Nigeria

From media reports, it would appear that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has finally arrived at a verdict on the legal battle between Justice Isa Ayo Salami, President of the Court of Appeal (PCA) and Justice Aloysius Katsina- Alu, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). To be frank, the verdict took us by surprise considering the obvious design to delay it as is customary with cases in our courts.

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