VERITATEM with Obadiah Mailafia – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com Breaking News in Nigeria Today Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:32:34 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://tribuneonlineng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.jpg VERITATEM with Obadiah Mailafia – Tribune Online https://tribuneonlineng.com 32 32 118125416 The perfect storm and the re-alignment of global economic power https://tribuneonlineng.com/the-perfect-storm-and-the-re-alignment-of-global-economic-power/ Mon, 06 Apr 2020 02:20:12 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=315049 Tribune Online
The perfect storm and the re-alignment of global economic power

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down. It is the ultimate “perfect storm”. Evolutionary biologists tell us that viruses have been with us since the beginning of time. Civilisation itself has been a struggle between humans and viruses. Conspiracy theories are understandably all the rage. The Chinese and Americans have been vitriolic […]

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A destiny among the nations (part 2) https://tribuneonlineng.com/a-destiny-among-the-nations-part-2/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 02:33:35 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=312469 Tribune Online
A destiny among the nations (part 2)

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THE late French agronomist, René Dumont,was one of those rare Europeans that were genuinely passionate about Africa’s development. He was consulted by many African leaders and was on first-name terms with statesmen such as Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, Leopold Senghor and Félix Houphouet-Boigny. During the eighties, Dumont lamented that African nations have no purpose. I […]

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A destiny among the nations (part 1) https://tribuneonlineng.com/a-destiny-among-the-nations-part-1/ Mon, 23 Mar 2020 02:12:29 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=309660 Tribune Online
A destiny among the nations (part 1)

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I am delighted to be Guest Speaker at this colloquium to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Honourable Kudla Satumari and the great humanitarian work he has been doing with his Haske Foundation. The people of his native Southern Borno have suffered a harrowing tragedy from the murderous insurgency that is looking more and more […]

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Should our traditional institutions be privatised? https://tribuneonlineng.com/should-our-traditional-institutions-be-privatised/ Mon, 16 Mar 2020 02:06:15 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=306432 Tribune Online
Should our traditional institutions be privatised?

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THE furore over the removal of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II from the throne of his forebears may not die down any time soon. Much of the saga, as far as I know, is a storm in a tea cup – a tale of smoking guns and mirrors. Shakespeare’s obiter on the tragedy […]

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Poetry and the wealth of nations: Odia Ofeimun @ 70 https://tribuneonlineng.com/poetry-and-the-wealth-of-nations-odia-ofeimun-70/ Mon, 09 Mar 2020 03:55:51 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=305024 Tribune Online
Poetry and the wealth of nations: Odia Ofeimun @ 70

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THE poet Odia Ofeimun’s seventieth birthday comes up on Monday, March 16. When I was a first-year undergraduate at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in the late seventies, the name Odia Ofeimun was quietly making waves on campus. He was a youth corper teaching in one of the secondary schools outside the old city. But his […]

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Manias, panics, pandemics and world economics https://tribuneonlineng.com/manias-panics-pandemics-and-world-economics/ Mon, 02 Mar 2020 02:06:18 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=301539 Tribune Online
Manias, panics, pandemics and world economics

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THE Coronavirus, (COVID-19), began in the in Chinese industrial city of Wuhan in December. It has brought the Chinese industrial juggernaut to a virtual standstill. Schools have been closed down, public transport systems have been halted and businesses have closed shop. Some 780 million Chinese – about half of the population – have been placed […]

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The IMF article IV visitation team and the economy https://tribuneonlineng.com/the-imf-article-iv-visitation-team-and-the-economy/ Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:10:55 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=298632 Tribune Online
The IMF article IV visitation team and the economy

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Last week the boys from Washington were in our country under the framework of the IMF Article IV Visitation exercise. Under the statutes of the Fund, the Article IV team is authorised to carry out economic and surveillance activities in member countries. They normally meet with key government functionaries and with functionaries of key agencies […]

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A conversation with Chief Obafemi Awolowo https://tribuneonlineng.com/a-conversation-with-chief-obafemi-awolowo/ Mon, 17 Feb 2020 02:00:42 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=295873 Tribune Online
A conversation with Chief Obafemi Awolowo

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Chief, you are looking resplendent in your heavenly regalia. The aura around you is radiant and glorious. I am overwhelmed sir! Smiling triumphantly, the avatar replies: “Well, thank you very much for your kind compliments. But my appearance should not surprise you. Jesus told the Apostles that in His Father’s house there are many mansions; […]

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Emeka’s haunting elegy of childhood in Biafra https://tribuneonlineng.com/emekas-haunting-elegy-of-childhood-in-biafra/ Mon, 10 Feb 2020 02:04:59 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=293263 Tribune Online
Emeka’s haunting elegy of childhood in Biafra

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In response to a piece I did on  the war drums that seem to be engulfing our collective psyche today, one of my gentle readers, Nnaemeka Nnolim,businessman and media executive, sent me the manuscript of a book he is writing on recollections of childhood in Biafra. With his full permission, I extracted some excerpts from […]

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One step forward, three steps backwards https://tribuneonlineng.com/one-step-forward-three-steps-backwards/ Mon, 03 Feb 2020 02:23:14 +0000 https://tribuneonlineng.com/?p=290640 Tribune Online
One step forward, three steps backwards

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The Nigerian economy is a series of paradoxes. In the first place, we are a very wealthy nation in terms of natural resource endowment. We in fact have an embarrassment of riches. And yet, we are the poverty capital of the world. In 2017, Nigeria overtook India as the world capital of poverty. The poor […]

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