Saturday, February 17, 2018

Yinka Olaito

    Nigeria’s pythons and 36 million naira

Nigeria’s pythons and 36 million naira

In Nigeria, we live in a fairytale land. There is no story we will not and cannot  hear. Most of the stories shared here are very disturbing and mental health induced. Many Nigerians suffer mental health related diseases. Not by choice. Our government and its officials daily supply the drama and enough inducement which trigger the disease. Ours is a [...]

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    APC, is the falcon now hearing the falconer?

APC, is the falcon now hearing the falconer?

The good book says when you hear rumour of war and counter wars, just know the end is near. The same goes for politicians. When you hear reconciliation and superlative promises, one should just know a common selfish interest of the group is at stake or election is pretty close. Yesterday, President Buhari mandated Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to lead the [...]

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    Sexual objectification of women in the society

Sexual objectification of women in the society

Sexual objectification in its purest form appears to be a clean market space where there is a constant demand and supply. But when holistically viewed, it is a market space with notable damage. The essence of sexual objectification of women is focused on profit while the health of the society has long been ignored. Interestingly women activists had remained silent on [...]

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    Lai Mohammed and the death of propaganda

Lai Mohammed and the death of propaganda

Mr. Lai Mohammed's tenure as Spokesperson of opposition parties: Action Congress of Nigeria and All Progressive party(APC), witnessed a lot of propagandist communication. In fact propaganda reached its crescendo during his tenure of office as APC Spokesperson. People like Dr. Ruben Abati will not forget him in a hurry. A recent approach demonstrated by Chief Lai Mohammed in his response to Chief Olusegun [...]

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    Who gave Obasanjo the right to…?

Who gave Obasanjo the right to…?

Two days ago, the media was flooded with the content of a new letter written by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on the state of the nation directed to President Buhari. Chief Obasanjo, a Statesman and man of many letters, in his characteristic manner raised a lot  of issues which his foes had termed bombshell and few friends had considered timely advice. [...]

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    Racism, sexism and global development

Racism, sexism and global development

In the past one week, two incidence once again raised the dust on the agelong concept referred to as racism and brought its danger to the fore. One of these is the alleged comment attributed to President Donald Trump,which he had denied. The second, which is closer home happened in South Africa through a misguided advert ran by H&M  where [...]

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    Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state and its Olusosun suicide mission

Lagos state is  regarded as a leading state in Nigeria in  term of good governance and infrastructural development. Lagos constant claims of  being a smart city is becoming a cliche. This is so because there is no place on earth where  smart city  (in)advertently and systematically poisons and kills a section of its populace with air pollution and expects to [...]

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    Buhari administration’s albatross in 2017

Buhari administration’s albatross in 2017

A keen and honest observation of Buhari’s administration will agree the administration is walking on a tight rope from inception. The administration can be seen from the reality of the Yoruba adage 'the hen is indeed sweating it is the feather that did not allow people to see'. Unfortunately,  the administration's communication team, except the digital unit, which could have [...]

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    Dlamini-Zuma: How women suffer from men’s wrongdoings

Dlamini-Zuma: How women suffer from men’s wrongdoings

Despite  the progress our world has made on gender equity appreciation,  we still have a long way to go in reshaping the way society  at large perceive women as an extension of men. A major factor leading to the defeat of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in the recent Africa National Congress's (ANC) election in South Africa was traceable to the fact that [...]

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    Atiku, Ramaphosa, Van Buren and the favoured president

Atiku, Ramaphosa, Van Buren and the favoured president

In  politics, the intention  of many Vice Presidents to become the number one citizen  had been littered with regrets,  distrust and suicidal to say the least with regards to  their political careers. The easiest way for the few who attained the position  is when the President resigned  or died.Not many Vice Presidents had been lucky in their bids to [...]

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    Like ANC unlike PDP

Like ANC unlike PDP

After a keenly contested election yesterday, Africa National Congress(ANC), the largest and leading political party In South Africa, announced Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the party as well as possible Presidential hopeful in 2019. Is there any semblance between ANC and People Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria? There may be a lot as they both recently held their [...]

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    Nigerian value system and development

Nigerian value system and development

Development experts had outlined three major indices: education, life expectancy and per capital income, as accurate measurement of national development. While these may be true,this writer feels the likely error in this is that the springboard upon which these legs stands - national value, had been overlooked and hence there is a need to re evaluate such yardsticks if wholesome [...]

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    Building walls instead of bridges

Building walls instead of bridges

Walls are built to protect, cover up or separate. The more walls we have in the society the more discontent and isolated the people become. The Buhari - led administration came with a change mantra and equity for all. Despite all the noise, certain unfolding events within the body politics are suggesting the administration may be building walls instead of [...]

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    Is solution journalism Nigeria’s and Africa’s hope?

Is solution journalism Nigeria’s and Africa’s hope?

Journalism's roles in national development and democracy place an unusual demand on its practitioners to be forward looking. It is through this way that journalism can continuously add value to the society. A well-known role of journalism as the fourth estate of the realm is to hold government accountable. In holding government accountable, there is room for criticism. This in many [...]

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    Women in our world

Women in our world

Women are seen and touted as an important index in the world's development. One needs to just check global goals, from Millennium Development Goals to the present Sustainable Development Goals. The world's global noise continues to gain momentum and there seems to be no end in sight with regards to this. No one will deny the fact that women are smart, [...]

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    Are the poor truly jinxed?

Are the poor truly jinxed?

Whatever the state of any human being is, there are still basic fundamentals that such must be accorded. These include justice, freedom of speech, right to quality life and equity. When these are denied, society feels its impact through bad behaviours, gangsterism and recourse to finding fulfilment in many other vices by these underprivileged specie.Any society which openly tilts the [...]

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