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Children’s Day: A clarion call

THIS year’s Children’s Day event is without certainty. It coincides or strikes a narrow gap with COVID-19’s onslaught all over the world. If the children could not understand the full effect of COVID-19, they might be able to know the…

Lessons from Eid-el-Fitr festival

All Muslims across the globe are still in the joyful mood of the Eid - el - Fitr annual festival also known as “the feast of breaking the fast.” The festival marks the end of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim lunar calender where every…

Communication during a pandemic

Communication is probably the most essential aspect of our lives today, and it has always been. The mode of communication has consistently improved since humans graced the face of the earth. From verbal communication, engraving words on…

The future of Odu’a

The Odu’a conglomerate is one of the legacies bequeathed to the Yoruba people by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was Premier of Western Region. Odu’a Investment Company Limited was à fusion of several businesses and later aggregated…

Kehinde Ayoola: Too soon

A major character in the celebrated work of Williams Shakespeare, Tragedy of Julius Caesar, asserted that “when beggars die, there are no comets seen; but the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” The foregoing summarises…

Gambari: Why Buhari made a right choice

It is heartwarming to have such a quintessential gentleman on board, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, offering his services to Nigeria in the capacity of Chief of Staff to the President. Those that had the opportunity to encounter and relate with…

Making the best out of an impossible situation

COVID-19 has thundered through the world. We will speak of the pandemic for centuries to come. When children have their devices floating in the air as they waddle to school, and robots have replaced humans in many positions at the…

Osun and the ranking by NBS

For the government and people of  Osun, the May 4, 2020 ranking of the state as the third among the states in Nigeria with the lowest poverty rate by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) could not have come at a better time. It is…

Agriculture: The future is always here

In Nigeria, there are three major sectors that contribute to the country’s economy, which are petroleum/oil, manufacturing and agriculture. The agriculture sector is then divided into crop production, forestry, livestock and fishing. The…

Boosting ICT in education

For long, many schools in Nigeria, especially publicly owned learning facilities, were particularly not in tandem with the deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the business of learning. This critical neglect saw…

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