A Certain theory, though of doubtful origin, has it that in the Nigerian public service, even a confirmed saint, so anointed by the Holy See himself, can be tarred by the devil’s brush and converted as one of his trusted disciples.
Better late than never
In one of his usually emotions-arousing speeches, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain African American Methodist preacher and civil rights activist, said, “When elderly black men and women straighten their backs up, you know...
Lagos @ 50: Rasheed Gbadamosi and a relationship ever-cherished
Siesta time at Ika Grammar School, Agbor, was when students were supposed to give their metabolic system a break by switching off from all physical and mental activities.
Osinbajo’s fantasy of presidential infallibility
Weighed down by a lack of direction and adherence to constitutionality that is a high point of fidelity to democratic norms, the President Muhammadu Buhari government keeps on spawning despair in the land, with massive economic collapse leading to rampant suicide.
Tinubu: From the prism of a dis-interested by-stander
Born into relative obscurity but reportedly raised or nurtured in sublime circumstances, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s early life is shrouded in myth or mystery. Today, however, he may well qualify as the enfant terrible of Nigeria’s political landscape.
MMA2 at 10: Lessons for private investors
Ten aviation ministers have superintended over MMA2 in 10 years. While a few of them respected the concession agreement the ministry signed with BASL, majority of them did everything to strangulate the business: another big lesson for private investors.
Why Nigeria is not working
To achieve the goal of unity in diversity, stability, growth and development, we need not break up Nigeria as the renowned academic Prof. Ango Abdullahi is suggesting.
For a united front against malaria
The United Nations’ call to “end malaria for good” resonates deeply with me – I have had malaria. I am encouraged by the progress that has been made to eliminate this terrible disease.
Requiem for Dipo Famakinwa
The death of Dipo Famakinwa is a very sad one. I have known the Director General of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) for a few years now and I have come to respect not only his maturity...
Yemi, the enhancer
Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi turned 70 on April 13 this year. Since Nigeria’s longevity age is said to be 53.1 years, Yemi has beaten that death-line by 16.9 years.