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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
In the first part of this article, published on October 1st, Nigeria's 60th independence day, an assessment of the nation's progress so far in governance, and impact of military intervention was discussed. One other critical area of assessment is policy making. Many times government had come up with policies that put...
By Dapo Akande For how long will our country continue to put forward it's worst XI instead of it's 1st XI team? For how long will our leaders portray a country blessed with some of the most brilliant minds anywhere in the world as "no good doers" who know how...
By Sanmi Obasa From the statement of the inspector general of police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, SARS will come back very soon in another name. Meaning there will be a change in nomenclature, but police extortion and brutality remain intact; because it serves many purposes for the system or the state/government,...
By Sanmi Obasa Nigerian government is talking about removal of subsidy on oil products and deregulation of the sector again. This issue is always ever with us. Though the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its civil society partners campaigned against it the last time it came up in 2012, it’s...
By Dapo Akande I remember feeling so cool with myself when my headmaster told me during my primary school days that I had a photographic memory. For several weeks after that, I felt like I was on cloud nine. I'd never heard of that term before but boy, did it...
By Dapo Akande I read a few weeks ago, during the run up to the General Election, that the newly re-elected British Prime Minister was getting some flack from the opposition for displaying racist tendencies. They referred to a comment he made when he was still a journalist. In an...
By Sanmi Obasa Nigerian government officials at federal and states level are often heard making passionate presentation about doing everything possible to make it easy for investors and entrepreneurs to carry out their activities of producing and growing the economy. In this mode, they cast a genuine desire to achieve...
By Dapo Akande Thank God for cable or satellite television; depending on what you like to call it. Whenever you receive visitors at home, you're assured the variety of global news and other assorted programs will keep them entertained for a while. At least until you're ready to attend to...
Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to secure another four-year term as governor of Edo State. Obaseki was returned elected after scoring highest number of votes in the Saturday poll, said the Returning Officer for Edo State governorship...
By Dapo Akande Somebody I hold dear and admire greatly for his keen insight on life issues says something which never fails to strike me each time, because it's an obvious truth that very few people actually see. He says, an individual who doesn't have plans for his life runs...