Opinion

What Is The Worth Of A Nigerian Migrant’s Life?-Fisayo Soyombo

In April, a former Nigerian public official lost his daughter under questionable circumstances. The young lady’s death was avoidable, and who knows, maybe her spirit is already haunting a UK hospital and another one in Nigeria. A hospital in Birmingham misdiagnosed her condition; the one in Nigeria performed surgery on her without having a life support machine. When her condition ...

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Why Schools Need Professional Counsellors

  LIFE has never been so uncertain and complex like it is today. Children and youths in today’s classrooms are experiencing a wide range of unique challenges, such as abuse of all sorts, bullying, lack of student achievement, grief/death of family or friend, truancy, and so on. More worrisome is the fact that Nigeria has the highest number of school ...

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Nigeria’s Teachers In The Midst of Pains

As the World Teachers Day holds today, the Nigerian governments at all levels must search for ways to urgently address the various challenges facing teachers in the country. For so many years, teachers have been encumbered by so many problems and the earlier those problems are accorded the attention they deserve the better for the nation. For there is no ...

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RECORD: President Buhari’s Speech At The UN (2017)

The president of the United Nation’s General Assembly, Your Excellencies, Heads of States and governments, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to preside over the 72nd session of the United Nations’ General Assembly. I also wish to express my country’s ...

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ASUU, The Academic Strike Union Of Universities!

By Fisayo Soyombo   Whenever the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) convenes a press conference, journalists can already reel off the top three agendas. One, strike. Two industrial action. Three, the downing of tools. Of course, the agendas are never written out this way, but whatever is up for discussion is all semantics. ASUU has become so boringly predictable ...

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Kenyan Youths Are Winning Elections, The Ones In Nigeria Are Daydreaming, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

  This is a story of two popular but dissimilar Cynthias. One recently earned her fame, the other has been around for a while. One is a politician, the other a musician. One symbolizes intellect and strength of character, the other is unmistakably a sex symbol. One is Kenyan, the other Nigerian. One is Cynthia Muge, the other Cynthia Morgan. ...

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Osun West Election: Is The Handwriting On The Wall?

With a clear margin of 31,364 votes, Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in yesterday’s Osun West Senatorial election has emerged as the winner and will be representing the people of Osun West in the senate. The younger brother to late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, whose death on April 23 made the senatorial seat vacant, scored 97,480 votes to defeat his ...

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JAMB 2017: Matters Arising-Reuben Abati

  I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief External Examiners who supervised the 2017 UTME, across Nigeria, ...

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