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The transience of power

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it –George Santayana (writer and philosopher).Man hardly learns from the helping hands of history. Even when they are open, like the wavy lines on our palms, not a few of the…

Victor Abimbola Olaiya 1931-2020

The sun sets on the eventful life of Nigerian trumpeter, song star, song writer, Pan-Africanist, hotelier and entertainer, Victor Abimbola Olaiya popularly known as Dr. Victor Olaiya on February 12, 2020. Olaiya became renowned…

Clean hands save sight and life

The handshake has been around since the 2nd Century BC. But what does a handshake mean? In the olden days, the ancient feudal soldiers (often referred to as knights) would show and grip each other’s hands to show that they were not…

Man, music and life expectancy

Death is not the opposite of life but a part of it – Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist.IN Nigeria today, mortality rate is not massively reducing as expected even with the advent of technology and other inventions which make…

COVID-19 and economic diversification

HE came into office in 2014 when commodity prices globally collapsed. International prices of crude oil, Nigeria’s economic mainstay, crashed to $27p/b. Other global exogenous factors had exposed how weak the economy was.  The Gross…