Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Derek Ingram (1925-2018): An appreciation

Derek Ingram (1925-2018): An appreciation

BY KAYODE SOYINKADerek Ingram was a distinguished British journalist and editor known across the Commonwealth most especially for his incomparable knowledge of the association and perhaps most importantly for his love for journalism – development journalism especially. He died at his west London home, Sunday, 17 June, aged 93.Derek had moved through the ranks to become the deputy editor of [...]

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    From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

From irregular migrants to refugees: The circle continues

BY TOLA EMMANUELFrom the United States of America to Europe, the world is battling an exponential rise in undocumented and irregular migration which poses several challenges on the countries of origin, transit and destination, as well as migrants themselves.Right now, the US is up to stem the number of illegal entries from Mexico. In 2017, the US border patrol reportedly [...]

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    UI as a metaphor of placing the cart before the horse

UI as a metaphor of placing the cart before the horse

BY JAMILAH NASIRUpon getting admission into a tertiary institution, one is advised to engage in at least one of these four activities; campus journalism, campus politics, business or learn a handiwork in addition to your curricular activities. This advice is to encourage students acquire certain skills during their “unpredictable” number of years in school, so that they are a little [...]

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    19 paragraphs on my disciplinary case with University of Ibadan

19 paragraphs on my disciplinary case with University of Ibadan

By ‘Kunle AdebajoAs with other things I have written, I write this in good faith. I write to educate, not to denigrate. I write to cast light, not out of spite. I write that things may get better, not because I derive pleasure in simply writing―whether or not it leads to an improved state of affairs.I wish to sincerely thank [...]

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    Child bride: Issue facing sustainable development goals attainment in Africa

Child bride: Issue facing sustainable development goals attainment in Africa

BY EKENE ODIGWENoura Hussein Hammad was forced to experience the misery of child marriage at the age of fifteen. Despite her refusal, she got married on paper to one of her relatives at 15 years old, and three years later the husband - along with her family insisted to complete the official wedding ceremony. Miss Hammad escaped to stay with [...]

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    The article that got UI student rusticated

The article that got UI student rusticated

Two years ago, Fisayo Adebajo, a law student of the University of Ibadan, wrote about the school's poor hostel condition. Apparently disturbed by the content of the piece, UI set up a panel to probe Adebajo. At the end of the investigation, the management of the university rusticated him for two semesters.Adebajo was supposed to proceed to Law School. The article [...]

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    African economy outlook

African economy outlook

BY FOLAWIYO OLAJOKU The African Development Bank’s annual meeting came to an end on the 25th of May 2018 and the theme for the meeting was accelerating Africa’s industrialization. The meeting was held in Busan, South Korea which is the second largest city in South Korea. The republic of Korea (South Korea) joined the African Development Bank (AFDB) in 1980 and [...]

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    Ambode at 55: Lowers his voice, raises his logic!

Ambode at 55: Lowers his voice, raises his logic!

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    Trust as a coefficient of leadership: Celebrating Akinwunmi Ambode at 55

Trust as a coefficient of leadership: Celebrating Akinwunmi Ambode at 55

BY ADE BODUNRIN MOHAMMEDI am going to break protocol and dispense with the titles and formalities of addressing my Governor only this once.Akinwunmi Ambode is celebrating his 55th birthday on earth on 14th June 2018. Is it a remarkable age? probably not , but it appears like a watershed in the life of this dogged and committed reformer. For those who [...]

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    Blessed Iwene Tansi: The patron saint of Nigeria’s democracy @20

Blessed Iwene Tansi: The patron saint of Nigeria’s democracy @20

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJIThe Nigerian Guardian Newspaper wrote in its editorial of May 11, 2011 (dedicated to the then newly Beatified John Paul II), that the journey to Sainthood in the Catholic Church is an effort many in humanity attest:“In Nigeria, the Catholic Church is holding its breath for Blessed Michael Iwene Tansi who is on this same journey. We [...]

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    Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

Osinbajo’s stabilising role in the polity

BY CHUKWUDI ENEKWECHIWhenever this historical epoch of Nigeria’s political evolution is to be evaluated the role being played by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will not go unnoticed or be swept under the carpet. In the last three years of this administration, he has worked tirelessly with President Muhammadu Buhari to help realise the vision and mission of the [...]

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    Of anniversaries, speeches and hollow rituals

Of anniversaries, speeches and hollow rituals

BY AZIBOLA OMEKWE Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, commemorations, heroes’ day, remembrance days, etc. are rituals that dot man’s life since time immemorial. These are days which effect cannot be underestimated. They pep people up, fire the energies of people once more for a greater commitment to a cause and so forth. Can we over-emphasize the significance of the month of Ramadan to our [...]

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    SARS, a legal terrorist organisation?

SARS, a legal terrorist organisation?

BY SAMINU MACHUNGA"Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a financial, political, religious or ideological aim." - WikipediaWhat becomes of a nation when those whose responsibility is to enforce the law are those who break it the most?The Special Anti-Robbery Squad [...]

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    Implications of June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Implications of June 12 Democracy Day declaration

BY MUHAMMAD AJAH “June 12, 1993, was the day when Nigerians in millions expressed their democratic will in what was undisputedly the freest, fairest and most peaceful election since our independence. The fact that the outcome of that election was not upheld by the then military government does not distract from the democratic credentials of that process” -- President Muhammadu Buhari. On Wednesday, [...]

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    Legality of Abiola’s posthumous GCFR award

Legality of Abiola’s posthumous GCFR award

BY FEMI GBAJABIAMILA On June 6th 2018, Nigerians were met with breaking news that President Buhari had done what many before him were unable to do. He had awarded the late MKO Abiola of blessed memory the highest honour of the land, the Grand Commander Of The Federal Republic and posthumously too. This move has triggered a heated debate between pro [...]

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    A colossus lives on: Remembering Babatunde Osotimehin

A colossus lives on: Remembering Babatunde Osotimehin

BY NIYI OJUOLAPE It was 11pm on the night of Sunday, 4th June, 2017. My phone rang, and a cursory look at the name of the caller aroused my curiosity. Dr. Babajide Osotimehin, my Boss’ first son is by every standard not a frivolous person and would most likely not call except it is important. I had been on the phone [...]

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