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17 Feb 2015
YORUBAS have brought Theatre Arts to the ghettos where the ordinary people live.  Many praise singers are careerists – this is all they do.  There are professional masters and mistresses of ceremonies, at traditional weddings, wake keeping, receptions after burials.  The late M.K.O. Abiola told us that he paid his school fees through being a…
17 Feb 2015
SIR: IT is high time that we Nigerians woke up from our sleep; a somnolence which has left us bereft of the wonderful and very useful things which our Creator-Father has given us all citizens of this nation to enjoy from generation to generation – unto children’s children. We must be honest with ourselves and…
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17 Feb 2015
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16 Feb 2015
AFRICA haemorrhages, a bleeding that must be curbed if life would not be snuffed out of the continent.   The report of the Thabo Mbeki-led High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa says emphatically that IFFs from Africa are large and increasing ‘…from about $20 billion in 2001 to $60 billion in…
16 Feb 2015
THE submission to President Goodluck Jonathan, the other day, of the long-awaited forensic audit report on the activities of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is historic in the annals of crude oil revenue management in Nigeria. An alleged missing $20 billion led to the investigation. The development is historic in the sense that it…
16 Feb 2015
IF care is not taken, this country may eventually turn to be a one-party state. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is gradually inching towards its achievement. Of course, the party has long voiced its ambition to remain in the saddle of power for 60 years. One-party states are those states where a single-party is accorded…
16 Feb 2015
THE English education system is changing – now it is possible to work and go to school. The model of working and going to school was perfected in the U.S.  Many of our fellow countrymen who, every Christmas parade themselves as Americans (with Green Cards) are from this category. New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.…
16 Feb 2015
OUR own Anthony Asiwaju is a world renowned historian whose favourite quote is “History is the witness of the times, the light of truth.” An Emeritus Professor of history at the University of Lagos, the septuagenarian never fails to emphasize the importance of history. Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat…
16 Feb 2015
SIR: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made history as a party in power but operating as though in opposition. The acclaimed largest party in Africa has found itself in a tight corner of defending most of its policies and programmes with difficulty.    With the coming of APC as a legitimate opposition party,…
16 Feb 2015
SIR: The currently leading political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), exported their characters to Ghana, recently. They went to erect huge billboards in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, with the pictures of their presidential candidates together with some chieftains of the parties. Ghanaians had never seen that level of desperation;…
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