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9 Mar 2015
IT is only a blind person that will hold so tightly to his or her slave master.  Some people are so “dead in the head” that they cannot live without their punishers and enslavers. When poverty, ignorance and savagery rule the land, it is expected that many people will succumb to the pain, anguish and…
9 Mar 2015
SIR: Analysts have over the years, admitted that corruption has been the bane of Nigeria’s political, social and economic development. Prominent authors like the late Professor Chinua Achebe in his book titled The Trouble With Nigeria, blamed leadership for the woes of the country.   However, a society gets the leader it deserves, as leadership…
Editorial-cartoon-10315
9 Mar 2015
SHEKARAU-MINISTER
8 Mar 2015
THE proposal by the Federal Government to  make a university degree the minimum qualification for teaching in schools would seem commendable but this idea on its own cannot arrest the sliding fortunes of the educational sector as demonstrated by pupils’ mass failure in examinations. It would only be useful when the government addresses the needs of teachers and confront the multifaceted challenges of education generally.   By that pronouncement, the government underscored the importance of teachers in the improvement of education in the country. …
8 Mar 2015
RACISM is a serious human reaction. The mind and brain, I am told, do calculations – one million times quicker than a calculator.  The most recent studies of human brain activity suggest that even at that speed we still use less than 2% of the brain.     But our cognitive impulses force us to…
8 Mar 2015
THE philosophy of many of our politicians at this election period is rather straightforward : repeat the ‘big lie’ sufficiently often until it assumes the posture of ‘truth’ and it sticks. The dangerous undercurrent of this sort of game was not lost on their role model – Goebbels.  The intention was to redefine the very…
8 Mar 2015
IT takes great courage to attempt a brief reflections on the life and times of this legend of our time, Chief Chukwuma Anueyiagu whose ten (10) decades on earth is nothing but a study in ruggedness, fulfillments and accomplishments, a life of uncompromising commitment and belief in hardwork and consistency to purpose, a life of…
8 Mar 2015
POLITICS, like the gladiatorial pistolling of enemies by the military, without pretence, is war. Unlike the conventional warfare, however, where disloyalty and disobedience are synonymous with self-immolation, politics could in real terms be regarded as a congregation of human beings with diverse values and specious but exterior amity. It is in this kind of murky…
8 Mar 2015
SIR: I have followed AIT over the years from its unsettled days in the mid-1990s up and until this moment. How can I forget Jika Attoh’s Kakaaki back then? The packages those days were first class, but the station is quickly losing its respect by my assessment.   In 2009, when I watched without fail,…
EDITORIAL-CARTOON-9315
8 Mar 2015
DEATH
7 Mar 2015
THOUGH the Lagos State government has based its retention of the death penalty in its criminal law on its endorsement by the public, the position of the state loses its merit when subjected to deeper scrutiny. Indeed a re-consideration of the decision is validated by the fact that the matter involves life, which human beings have no power to create and therefore should take extreme care in seeking to take. …
7 Mar 2015
IT is amusing that when the President, Goodluck Jonathan, said corruption should be called by its true meaning, “stealing”, there were people who had a lot of disagreement with it. While there may be very sophisticated definitions and understanding of corruption, there is no doubt that with most Nigerian communities, the meaning is clearer when…

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