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Osinbajo and the burden of leadership

THERE has been, for some time, a heated debate about whether it is appropriate for the Vice President, Professor Oluyemi Osinbajo, a Christian pastor, to be involved in the murky waters of politics and serving as the number two man in the General Muhammadu Buhari administration. Some feel the vice president being a pastor has no business in politics. Are they right? That question needs objective interrogation to arrive at the right answer.

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A fraudulent leadership

THE video recording didn’t look staged and the little girl’s outburst also sounded credible. In this age of social media when everyone has become a performer determined to drive attention in their direction, it makes sense not to take everything one sees at face value. But so far, nothing has happened to make anyone question the authenticity of the little girl’s ranting bout as one made for the cameras.

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The meaning of political leadership in an age of pessimism

OURS is a confused and  illiberal age. Our people have become so pessimistic about the future it’s alarming. My experience with politics so far has even deepened my sense of pessimism. A few days ago I found myself in a room with some of the greatest movers and shakers in the political arena. There was not a single discussion of how we could take Nigeria forward. I felt as if I was in the midst of gangsters.

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Leadership and knock-on effect of US shale

Former President Richard Nixon in an address to the nation about national energy policy on November 25, 1973 was for steps America must take to solve what had almost become intractable problem. It was about the sudden cutoff of oil from the Middle East that had turned the serious energy shortages of that winter into a major energy crisis. It was an oil embargo.

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Dynamic labour leadership – refueling the economy by Femi Falana

I must begin by saying that the theme for  this year’s anniversary-Dynamic Labour Leadership-Fuelling the economy is timely and insightful.

However, I became close to Pengassan and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) when we jointly waged the battle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria. I can say, without any fear or contradiction, that both unions gave impetus to the titanic struggle against one of the most corrupt military regimes  that ruled any country in Africa.

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