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    Welcome Netflix, another thief of time

Welcome Netflix, another thief of time

The other day I got a call from one of those salesgirls at DSTV. When she asked if I had a few minutes I replied that I didn’t but I was polite and didn’t want to hang up brashly.  We hadn’t renewed the DSTV at my office for a month and she wanted to know why. It was when she [...]

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    RCCG’s many awesome miracles and the praise equation

RCCG’s many awesome miracles and the praise equation

Miracles, even jaw-dropping ones, are common in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and that should make leaders and members happy. But not everybody is happy about its psychological effects on some sections of the congregation.A barren woman God blessed with a baby would naturally worry about testifying on the same stage with another woman God has blessed with triplets [...]

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    Education: A pathway to exit the dubious record as world HQ of extreme poverty

Education: A pathway to exit the dubious record as world HQ of extreme poverty

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    Seplat’s new CEO should be a Nigerian

Seplat’s new CEO should be a Nigerian

I saw a story a few days ago in the Guardian that talked about the indigenous oil company, Seplat, making a staffing decision that contravenes Nigeria’s local content policy. Seplat is hiring a foreigner for a position that has adequately qualified Nigerians suitable for the job, and I am really unhappy about it.The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board Act [...]

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    Between the Nigerian police and Abdullahi’s Hate Bill

Between the Nigerian police and Abdullahi’s Hate Bill

In fulfilment of the Socratic dictum which says that an unexamined life is not worth living, I want to begin this piece by playing the devil’s advocate to the Hate Speech Bill sponsored by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, which is provoking scalding reactions within and outside the shores of Nigeria at the moment. And my peg for the advocacy is [...]

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    The ‘anti-social’ media menace

The ‘anti-social’ media menace

To be very, very, very clear, I will say this upfront: I am 100 percent against the move by the national assembly to regulate social media and legislate against hate speech. Mind you, I do not subscribe to anarchy. I believe in law and order. I believe in regulated public conduct. I believe in civilised human behaviour. I do not [...]

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    When Buhari leaves in 2023

When Buhari leaves in 2023

‘’APC is a party we hurriedly put together….President Buhari gave character to the party. He brought his integrity to bear on the party and made it what it is in the northern part of the country where the masses saw him as a true leader and we all rode on that to achieve victory. But after the credibility of Buhari, [...]

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    Ufot Ekaette: A long public service

Ufot Ekaette: A long public service

Till his demise in Abuja on September 25, Chief Ufot Joseph Ekaette, CFR (1939-2019) achieved many firsts in his life time. He was the longest serving Principal Secretary to the Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, GCFR (8 years), a post equivalent to Chief of Staff to the President. He was the pioneer Director-General of the Directorate, Food, Roads and [...]

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    Nigerians are not just interested in money, we are committed to it

Nigerians are not just interested in money, we are committed to it

Much ado is being made about British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s comments about Nigerians, stemming from an old article he wrote in his column while he was editor of the Spectator. I have read those comments, and I must say that this is not even a storm in a tea cup. It is less than that. It is an attempt [...]

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    ‘Zacchaeus’ and the perils of a tax collector 

‘Zacchaeus’ and the perils of a tax collector 

When the tenure of a chief executive is coming to an end, there’s usually a feverish outbreak of schemes to push him over the edge, for good or bad reasons. Lobbyists are masters of the game. They keep a diary of appointment and termination dates - including possible renewal where the law permits - and also keep a meticulous dossier of [...]

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