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    To the ideal workers for love

To the ideal workers for love

BY ABDULYASSAR ABDULHAMIDIf we weep, gently, gently If we cry roughly to our tormentsWhat heart will listen to our clamoring,What ear to our sobbing hearts?-Birago Diop's VanityToday, 1 May, is International Workers’ Day. It is a very special day reserved to celebrate enormous contribution labourers make to the process of nation-building. We should, as a means of paying back to those [...]

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    United by kwaruption, PDP senator and APC minister request funding for all-expense paid World Cup trip

United by kwaruption, PDP senator and APC minister request funding for all-expense paid World Cup trip

BY OLUKAYODE THOMAS When it comes to corruption, APC and PDP are siamese twins as exemplified by sports minister Solomon Dalung and senator Obinna Ogba’s pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to release money for the Russia 2018 World Cup, an all-expenses paid championship by FIFA. OLUKAYODE THOMAS writes that it is time for Nigerians to look to a new generation of [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls advocacy: Reflections on a four-year sojourn

#BringBackOurGirls advocacy: Reflections on a four-year sojourn

BY OLATUNJI ‘LANRE-BARUWA Some people set out to make history, many others found themselves actively shaping it, often unbothered, or totally oblivious of it. But a faithful ingredient in a historic feat or moment will be an extraordinariness of some sort, a defiance of the norm and the presence of unusual valiance or brilliance. It could be for the good. In the [...]

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    The most hated man in British football

The most hated man in British football

I think very highly of Arsene Wenger. I didn’t want him to leave Arsenal until he was ready to retire. Sadly that has not happened. Arsenal and the club have announced his goodbye effective at the end of this season. I wish Arsene well in all his future endeavors. I hope the Chairman of a huge European club will appoint [...]

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    Rivers state: A people high on soot

Rivers state: A people high on soot

BY TOMBARI SIBEA dense smell rudely greets your nasal channel as you take your first step out the door in the morning. The unmistakable choking smell of a cocktail of diesel and kerosene, or some hydrocarbon product, permeates the air space. It feels quite dense, and triggers burden the otherwise simple biological process of respiration. The respiratory system overworks itself, [...]

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    How you can best utilise your law school externship experience

How you can best utilise your law school externship experience

BY TOBI BABALOLAHello, to those currently at the Nigerian Law School, I am sharing with you my experience during the NLS two months externship and how you can make excellent use of the opportunity to gain practical knowledge for your Bar Examinations and in the long run your legal career.The Externship programme is a part of the Nigerian Law School [...]

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    Imam: Sunset at noon

Imam: Sunset at noon

BY TURAKI A. HASSANMalam Imam Dalhatu Imam,  my good friend,  brother, schoolmate and colleague departed this world in the early hours of Friday, April 26, 2018, after a brief illness.I first met him  in Kaduna Polytechnic. We came in the same year but he was a  year ahead of me and we remained very close friends, such that it was [...]

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    What can be more corrupt than disobedience of court orders?

What can be more corrupt than disobedience of court orders?

BY OPEYEMI LONGEIs there any corruption more fundamental than disobedience to lawful court orders? I doubt. Ask me what can be more corrupt than a failure or omission to discharge a statutorily imposed -- particularly a constitutionally imposed -- obligation and I will tell you there is none.President Buhari and all holders of public office across the length and breadth [...]

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    Bello vs Melaye: Why are politicians desperate?

Bello vs Melaye: Why are politicians desperate?

BY EKELE SUNDAYIt may be difficult to understand the dynamics of the politics in Kogi state, but one thing that is sure and clear for all to see is that is all is not calm. The allegation that the senator representing Kogi west district, Dino Melaye, armed two suspects for robbery and kidnapping in the state is still fresh and [...]

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    Adenuga at 65: Why the gold digger remains the real McCoy

Adenuga at 65: Why the gold digger remains the real McCoy

By Olabode Opeseitan It was around mid-day on June 29, 2012. I was neck-deep in work when the call I dreaded most came through. The pleasantry was unusual, very curt. The voice at the other end advised me to be strong and take it like a man. Even without saying it, I knew instantly I had lost my dad who had [...]

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    Tourism: Nigeria’s new economic frontier

Tourism: Nigeria’s new economic frontier

BY FIDELIS NWANGWUAs we gradually move towards the close of the great Age of Oil, with the newer and brisk strides in the development of alternative energies, this bodes much disconcerting fortunes for mono-cultural economies like Nigeria, whose lifelines have hinged on oil receipts in the past several decades. Theseproceeds have, traditionally, not only accounted for over 80 percent of [...]

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    On that inane question: ‘If not Buhari, then who?’

On that inane question: ‘If not Buhari, then who?’

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    Citizen Egbeyemi’s potpourri of half-truths about CLI

Citizen Egbeyemi’s potpourri of half-truths about CLI

BY SUNDAY ADEBOYEThe Chairman, Association of Waste Managers of Nigeria, popularly called Private Sector Participant Operators, Oladipo Egbeyemi, is a very passionate man. Passion is good when it is about noble and profitable things.But Egbeyemi’s passion is not about the Cleaner Lagos Initiative. This fact is crystal clear in the interview he recently granted a national newspaper.In that interview, the [...]

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    A letter to Dave Alonge on association of lazy youths

A letter to Dave Alonge on association of lazy youths

BY IBRAHIM BALADear Dave Alonge, I am sure you are not unaware of the $15billion Shell Group told Mr President (PMB) that they are willing and preparing to invest in Nigeria, the honest question is: why do we as a people accustomed to dwell on primordial sentiments, frivolities and mere words, ignoring real action while we continue to chase shadows. [...]

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    Be grateful to Nigeria

Be grateful to Nigeria

BY NYERHOVWO TONUKARII have been accused several times by my wife of refusing to advice people. In fact, I always tell her I do not know much, and that I even need advice. But today, I want to honour her memory by saying a word or two about what I truly feel about life and some of the happenings around [...]

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    Remembering Mukhtar Adamu Abubakar

Remembering Mukhtar Adamu Abubakar

BY ADNAN MUKHTAR TUDUNWADA "From Allah we are and unto Him shall we return", it was exactly 25th April 1993 at about 4pm that you left us in this world, today marks 25 years of your departure, I am always with you in my thought and in my prayer; I wish you were here with me.I am writing this tribute on [...]

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