On Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral Service: Observations And Lessons For Africa

By Fr Obi Chindo The ‘whole world’ was present in the Queen’s burial service. Significantly, all the world leaders, political and religious heads from all over the world and from all walks of life were seated accordingly before the service began. I observed there was no poster of the deceased queen, no order of service except that provided by the church, no sackcloth by the family of the queen (at least to identify her immediate family) and no Ashoebi for Queen’s family, well wishers and relatives. The service was solemn…

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Why Is The North Always Coming In Late?

By Bolanle Bolawole The news media were awash last week that the North’s governors and traditional rulers have come around to support state police after a meeting they held in Abuja; the reason for their about turn was given as the worsening security situation in the North. These are the same leaders that have often risen in stout defence of the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, threatening critics with mayhem and insisting, against the grains of evidence and acting like the ostrich, that the North is more secured under their own…

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I Have No Business With Television Interview, I Am Contesting For Nigerian President, Not Media President

By Bola Ahmed Tinubu “I don’t have business with the media as regards to Live television interview, I am contesting for Nigerian President, not Media President” “Asking me while I have not granted any Live television interview since my emergence as our Party flag bearer, to me is never an issue of discourse especially now that our nation is yearning for a good leader that will take over from Mr President and continue his good legacy. “Nigeria is in need of a pragmatic leader with pragmatic knowledge and understanding of…

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Governors, Gunmen And Gestapo Governance

By Tunde Olusunle The media handlers of Yahaya Bello, the overtly exuberant governor of Kogi State, have been in overdrive in the last few days. They’ve been issuing rebuttal after rejoinder after release, all in a spirited attempt to absolve their principal of a most calamitous faux pax he recently committed. He just might have unwittingly illuminated pre-existing fogs in general thought and cleared cobwebs in the public eye. Bello’s wrong-headed gaffe most probably, would ordinarily have been dismissed as a tolerable incidence of logorrhoea, that verbal affliction, which makes…

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Femi Fani-Kayode And Tinubu’s Hollow Strategists

Peter Obi (left) is being attacked by supporters of Bola Tinubu (right) rather than engage Nigerians constructively as Peter Obi supporters aka OBI-dients are doing By Steve Osuji They are not exactly pen for hire; they are consort journalists. Well kept and used by their master for his purposes. They have no qualms, they have little compunction, they are well fed they feed the public with lies and fallacies, keeping a straight, evil, face. Here’s a list: Sam Omatseye, Segun Ayobolu, Dele Momodu, Dele Alake, Bayo Onanuga, and now, the…

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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: What Nigeria Can Learn From The Islamisation of Constantinople

Hagia Sophia in Turkey was converted to a Mosque I have just returned from a trip to Turkey, where I was on a pilgrimage to some of the seven churches of Asia, also known as the seven churches of Revelations. I visited Smyrna (now known as Izmir), Pergamum (now known as Bergama, and Ephesus (now known as Efes). Prior to this visit, I had visited Laodicea (now known as Laodikeia). There are no remnants of some of the other churches, but I did get to see Cappadocia. And then I…

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Five Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job

By Cate Huston Over the past 18 months or so, many people have had more time to think about what they want from their jobs, and the kind of conditions they are willing to accept. The concept of the Great Resignation tends to gloss over “essential workers,” who are still somehow not essential enough to merit a living wage, or healthcare workers, many of whom are too burnt out to keep going. For knowledge workers, meanwhile, the conversation has often been about perceived entitlement, such as those who don’t want…

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This Present Darkness

Before he died in 2015, the late Professor Stephen Ellis wrote his last book titled ‘This Present Darkness: A History of Nigerian Organised Crime.’ Going through this book left me with several thoughts, most of them unpleasant. It is a fascinating read covering, not just organised crime, but the evolution of the Nigerian state (or maybe they are the same thing?). At any rate, I want to share eight random things I found interesting in the book, and I will leave you to draw your own conclusions. 1. In 1947,…

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It’s A New Season In Erinmope-Ekiti

By Raheem Akingbolu Our friend and former colleague, the Obaleo of Erinmope, Oba Sunday Aikuirawo Aniyi PhD, will play host to people across the world today (August 27, 2022) in commemoration of his first year on the throne. The peak of today’s event will be the installation of Erelu Bisi Fayemi as Yeyeoba of Erinmope Ekiti.  I met Oba Aniyi few years ago at the Opebi office of Marketing Edge. In his usual manner, our mentor, the Publisher of the leading Marketing Communications journal, Ajayi Olulope John FNIMN, had hinted…

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2023: Blueprint For Tinubu, Obi Or Atiku

In this most seminal treatise, one of Nigeria’s topmost economic scientists and analysts, Mr. Olabode Agusto, founder of Nigeria’s first independent globally recognised rating agency, Agusto & Co gives a rather detailed and practical insight into proper identification of national challenges, priorities as well as solutions that can be adopted to arrest this overwhelming national slide on all fronts… His paper: Nigeria – How to Win follows: Please let us start by debunking certain myths in our country. First, “Nigeria is an oil rich country.” False, because oil revenue per…

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