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OMO OLOORE- What Makes The Difference? (PART 1)

Politics is a game of interests.  Three major interests in politics are: interest of the party platform upon which the public office holder gets to office, interest of the people who gives the public office holder the mandate to serve and the politician’s personal interest. A politician stands out if he or she is able …

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Where Is The Nigerian Opposition? – Reuben Abati

Less than a year to the next general elections in Nigeria, the biggest deficit in the political process leading to that moment is the absence of a robust, virile and effective opposition. The role of the opposition in a democracy is to question, criticize, challenge, and audit the governments of the day – local and …

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Africa: A Continent Without Democrats -Reuben Abati

The second wave of democratization in Africa, beginning in the 80s, and the gradual establishment of democracy as the new normal in the continent brought much hope and excitement. As we have seen in the recent intervention by the military in Zimbabwe, coup d’etats have become unpopular and unacceptable in the entire continent in deference …

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Africa And The Reality Of 21st Century

Political events around the world in the 21st century are clear indications of what this era requires for a well structured development, globally. These events made it obvious that what the polity of this age (21st Century) requires globally is the combination of innovation and experience. Innovation in this context is the conglomerate of skills, …

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Impunity Rides Again – Wole Soyinka

It is happening all over again. History is repeating itself and, alas, within such an agonizingly short span of time. How often must we warn against the enervating lure of appeasement in face of aggression and will to dominate! I do not hesitate to draw attention to Volume III of my INTERVENTION Series,and to the …

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Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

I wrote the following piece, presented in italics, shortly after the postponement of the 2015 Presidential elections. It is important that the reader approaches it with an open mind, with an understanding of the context of its construction. The piece, titled “Buhari’s One Chance Campaign” never got published. One of my colleagues to whom I …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Of Ports, Oil, And The Northern Political Establishment, By Pius Adesanmi

“It is in the interest of Lagos and Nigeria that the federal government open up and expand the capacities of other ports in the country in Port Harcourt, Calabar, Warri among others. The ports at Apapa and Tin Can will be more efficient and viable with alternatives at other cities. Someone I know told me …

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