Friday, February 23, 2018

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    When a country becomes a joke

When a country becomes a joke

BY MUSA TOYYIB OLANIYIIt is a contradiction that started from the beginning of time. But that also led to contradictions subsumed in contradictions. Animals wearing the toga of man or personifying human qualities is not strange in the repertoire of fables or legend available to humanity.In the Bible, we were regaled with an account of how the cunning serpent deceived [...]

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    A lion in the ancient city of Ibadan

A lion in the ancient city of Ibadan

By Jide Alex-Oni I read with wrapped attention combined with intrigue in anticipation of where Paddy’s inspirational story was taking us. And to my greatest surprise, it was like a movie that had that mixture of “did he or did he not live happily ever after”?What got my attention even more aroused were the interesting follow up comments and reactions that met [...]

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    Banters in Lagos, poverty and disease in the Niger Delta

Banters in Lagos, poverty and disease in the Niger Delta

BY JEROME UTOMI The Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, venue of the meeting was lavishly decorated to impress, and it did impressed. The participants were corporately kitted; men and women alike. All seated in such a manner that could be mistaken for, fresh law graduates being called to the Nigerian Bar or shareholders on Annual General Meeting (AGM). They listened to the [...]

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    CODE, Dotun’s exit and next-generation leaders

CODE, Dotun’s exit and next-generation leaders

BY HAMZAT LAWAL Not long ago, my friend and co-founder at Connected Development (CODE), Oludotun Babayemi, exited from the Executive Management of CODE and moved to a non-executive role as member of the Board of Trustees. This means that he will no longer have day to day responsibilities or routine involvement in CODE activities, though he will continue to consult, advise [...]

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    Capacity failure of the police: privatisation as a solution

Capacity failure of the police: privatisation as a solution

BY TEMITAYO LAWAL The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has 370,000 men and women. This roughly means that one police officer is available to safeguard the lives and property of 500 Nigerians. This compares favourably to a police officer per population ratio of 352 citizens in USA, 358 in South Africa, 513 in South Korea and 294 in France.But since the [...]

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    Much ado about call masking and call refilling

Much ado about call masking and call refilling

BY KUNLE AROWOJOBESunday Folayan’s treatise titled “Much Ado about Call Masking and Call Refilling – NCC’s “Ogboju” And Non-Neutrality” initially made an interesting read until one gets past the last sentence of the piece to the credit line after the article. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Data Engineering Services (GDES), and president of Nigeria internet Registration [...]

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    Ifeoma Fafunwa’s ‘Hear Word’ and levels of adultery in Nigeria

Ifeoma Fafunwa’s ‘Hear Word’ and levels of adultery in Nigeria

BY NIMI WARIBOKOLast Friday, February 9, 2018 at Harvard University I saw the play Hear Word: Naija Woman Talk True, co-written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. For about 100 minutes the audience was held spellbound, occasionally clapping, and when the play came to an end there was a standing ovation. The play highlights the sufferings of women in Nigeria and in so doing it raises fundamental questions about nation-building and social ethics. The play is deeply entertaining as it [...]

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    How to rescue a drowning man

How to rescue a drowning man

BY GINIKACHI CHINEKEZI A drowning man is simply in danger and the best you can do for him is to rescue him immediately from that danger. And when that drowning man could well be a sitting state governor, then you fear the worse because, if a state governor could be said to be drowning, then what happens to the people he [...]

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    The true third force

The true third force

BY AZIBOLA OMEKWE It evokes anger why after nearly 58 years of our independence, we are still battling to save Nigeria. Our mates and even younger peers have gone to the moon as well as have gone nuclear. They manufacture and sell aircraft on the counter. Electricity power supply does not blink in these countries, while we are grappling with who [...]

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    Too far away from truth

Too far away from truth

BY PHILIP AGBESE The author of "Glocal English: The Changing Face and Forms of Nigerian English," Farouk Kperogi apparently overrates himself. He can lecture us on how not to abuse the English language with interference from our mother tongues. It is, however, wise that he draws the line at some point by not posing as a pseudo-military analyst-cum strategist. Kperogi would [...]

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    Juventus hold Tottenham to draw, away comfort for Man City at Basel Champions League

Juventus hold Tottenham to draw, away comfort for Man City at Basel Champions League

BY JONATHAN LEDGERThe Champions League Round of 16 kicked off on Tuesday night and it lived up to its billing with Juventus letting a two-goal lead slip to draw an entertaining 2-2 while Manchester City routed Basel with four unreplied goals.Juventus flew out of the blocks and opened scoring in the 3rd minute, a careless free-kick conceded by Ben Davies and [...]

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    Let love in

Let love in

YouNow is created for the everyday individual who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of Self, harness gifting, talent and natural abilities in order to achieve their highest potential. These write-ups are designed to help you become more conscious and deliberate in your interactions and day-to-day living“Love those who appreciate you, and appreciate those who love you.” ― Connor ChalfantIt’s Valentine’s eve [...]

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    Hazard, Moses lead Chelsea to rout West Brom

Hazard, Moses lead Chelsea to rout West Brom

BY JONATHAN LEDGER Reigning but soon-to-be-deposed Premier league champions got back to winning ways on Monday night, defeating Alan Pardew’s relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea were looking to return to winning ways after suffering two straight humiliating drubbings at the hands of Bournemouth and Watford, and coach Antonio Conte handed a first start to former Arsenal striker, Olivier [...]

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    Nigerian youth – The real third force

Nigerian youth – The real third force

BY ITODO SAMSON More than one year into the 2019 general elections, the political maneuvering has earnestly commenced. In fact, in Nigeria today, everybody both online and offline are already stricken with political fever and the frenzy of the 2019 elections. Unlike other parts of the world, where the demand for democracy seems low, Nigeria’s case is different. There’s renewed demand for [...]

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    Lagos’ brutal beauty industry

Lagos’ brutal beauty industry

BY AISHA SALAUDEEN Bimbo Onafowokan, 27, has just changed into a towel at a corner in a small shop. Seated next to her is Bello, the shop owner, readying a mixture from a bottle to apply on her skin. There’s a large mirror by the wall for Bimbo to peer in occasionally and monitor how detailed Bello is in helping her [...]

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    Yusufu Buratai: Tribute to a veteran

Yusufu Buratai: Tribute to a veteran

BY GABRIEL IKESEFor all things under heavens, there is a time.  A time to be born and a time to die.  And in between is the time to live.  It is the wish of all mankind to live a worthy and accomplished live here on earth.  Sextus Propertius quote “that death is best which comes appropriately at a ripe age”.Before [...]

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