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    When Osun humbled a god‎

When Osun humbled a god‎

Osun, second wife of Sango, after whom "the state of Osun" is named, holds a special place in the pantheon of Yoruba mythology‎.Osun, goddess of fertility, was a great cook. She‎ held Sango in her thrall with her cooking. That was the power she had over him. She was also very clever. She wheedled Oba, Sango's first wife, into [...]

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    Before the do or die in Osun

Before the do or die in Osun

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    Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Is it payback time for Bolaji Abdullahi?

Very few, if at all, would remember that the boat of Dr. Bukola Saraki took a shaky turn almost immediately after he assumed office as governor of Kwara State in May 2003. Saraki had engaged then managing director of the state-owned Trade Bank, Mr. Are Kolawole, in what some observers believed had to do with financial matters but which a [...]

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    Shittu, Adeosun and the NYSC

Shittu, Adeosun and the NYSC

From the look of things, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) may kick-start the redemption in public service integrity that Nigerians have always craved for. Beginning with the whistle blown by the highly-respected news medium, Premium Times, on the dud NYSC certificate of former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the latest revelation about the failure to undergo the [...]

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    National service and matters arising

National service and matters arising

If not that we politicise everything in Nigeria, the Kemi Adeosun saga should provoke a genuine public debate on reforming the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The constitution and other laws are supposed to be living, not embalmed, documents. No constitution is perfect. Through practice, we encounter the flaws. This dynamism allows us to modernise our laws in tandem with [...]

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    That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

That Nigeria Air’s financial jamboree

Every strategic manager understands the importance and principles that guide successful project management. This starts with clear objective with regards to project viability, documented tactical process; shrewd resource management as well as clear outcome before embarking on any journey.Unfortunately, when it comes to public fund, emotion and populist theory often take the centre stage. Projects are products of popularity, [...]

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    The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

The latest low from PMB: Indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air logo, not Nigeria Air

To start with, we cannot truly move forward as a nation until we start putting politics where it belongs, asking critical questions that will take us out of the current woods we have found ourselves. Each time we allow politics to block our collective reasoning; it sets us backward as a people. Our bane in Nigeria is the version of [...]

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    Jim Ovia: Putting the shine on Africa’s Rise

Jim Ovia: Putting the shine on Africa’s Rise

 When Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom, UK and Angela Merkel, president of Germany recently embarked on state visits to major African countries back-to-back, it was a clear testament to the fact that Africa is rising and shining.This is so because, the frenzied visits by the European leaders and their businessmen/women to Africa [...]

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    Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Ogbanje Nigeria Air was a hustle for the boys

Nigeria Air was still-birthed because it was never meant to reach parturition in the first place. It was a grand scam. A cash-out for the boys; though I fell for it.When Hadi Siriki, minister of aviation, displayed a nondescript logo announcing that Nigeria Air would launch in December, I became seized by national fervour. In my rapture, I praised the [...]

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    Paying for Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

Paying for Sirika’s aborted flight of fancy

It’s not yet clear what finally did it or who. But it was clear, almost from the start, that the country could not bluff its way through this flight.Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had mounted the problem maddeningly and by some curious twist of fate the incoming Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, would bear the brunt for it [...]

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