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On safety of journalists

THAT some journalists have been killed during elections in Nigeria is public knowledge. And this detracts from us as a country in the eyes of the international community. It seems that the government has not made necessary provisions for…

An ode to the Giver of Life

IN the 99 names of God, the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing, the All-Powerful, the Compassionate, the Merciful and the Great, I offer this ode unto Him alone.He is the God of the Holy Word, the Creator of all that is, the Giver of Life and…

Ayo Banjo as an intellectual exemplar

ANYONE who has ever met Professor Emeritus Ayo Banjo would immediately be struck by the force of a gentle soul with a mental magnitude that belies gentility. With a soft crown of grey hair, a face wizened by age, experience and wisdom; and…

Nigerians are tired of poverty

IN 2018, reports indicated that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to end extreme poverty by 2030 is unlikely to be met because of Nigeria. According to the World Poverty Clock, Nigeria overtook India as the country with…

The omens are here again…

IN William Shakespeare’s eponymous book, Julius Caesar, the main character is warned of fast-approaching personal danger. First, the caution comes from a soothsayer: ‘’Beware the ides of March.’’ That’s the exact date Julius Caesar will be…

The Seyi Makinde example

By Akinpelu OnigbindeONE  key human challenge faced by Nigeria and its component political units, the states and local government councils, essentially relate to ineffectual governance. Leadership at all levels of government…