ON TRAGEDIES…OUT OF MODERN SCIENCE! – Sola Faboya

It has been forthrightly proclaimed, from an exalted Divine Source that… there is nothing truly great, in the whole world, that does not at the same time… lead in absolute straight-line to the awesome Author of Creation. In other words, all the out-workings of man, made possible through pre-natal endowments and talents, must lead glorifyingly to He… who bequeathed those abilities and capabilities to the human creature in the first place, making him to be able to achieve those great things. . As for the veracity and validity of that…

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COFFIN FOR HEAD OF STATE ; HOW FELA DROPPED IT AT DODAN BARRACKS – YENI, FELA’S DAUGHTER

He is called Abami Eda, (the maverick) African black power man, the man who married 27 wives in one night, Afro beat king; the one who never dies – Fela Anikulapo Kuti. His life and times were full of Drama. He was, according to his daughter Yeni, full of surprises. Speaking on a radio programme in Lagos recently, ‘The Discourse with Jimi Disu’ on ‘Classic 97.3Fm’, she took a retrospective look at an incident which occurred as a result of the death of Fela’s mother,  Mrs Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti. The…

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“FG MUST FIGHT GREED, NOT JUST CORRUPTION” -Peter obi, Fmr. Gov. Anambra State.

By Best Ofori. Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, during and after his tenure as superintendent of “the light of the Nation” state has always hit the headline for the right reasons. He is renowned for prudence and accountability. He walks on the street like any other citizen. When at any function he conducts himself with utmost humility; no airs around him. Ironically, very few leaders can boast of this attributes. In a chat with a classic 97.3 Fm radio programme, The Discource with Jimi Disu on Sunday in…

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REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

–Sola Faboya, Today, the global movement to give meaningful improvement to the circumstances of the female sex has indeed gathered a most remarkable momentum! Thinking positively, it is definitely leading somewhere good. This well defined and focused global movement seeks to-get more women involved in politics and governance; create more avenues for women to be able to invest and thus establish their presence in business and commerce; demand for such legislation that will protect their fundamental rights, peculiar interests, welfare and freedom! It must be acknowledged that in public life,…

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A DISGUSTING WASTE OF NATIONAL MONUMENTS

-By Best Ofori Whenever our leaders want the good things of life, they surely know where to get it. They take the next available flight. Whatever happens here in Nigeria, and whatever the state of infrastructure in the country is secondary to them? It is a national malady. Just like in most of our national life, iconic movements which were our pride years back have become desolate, dilapidated and disgusting to the sight. From the National stadium, the statue of the Unknown Soldier, the federal secretariat, Ikoyi, the National Theatre,…

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LESSONS FROM THE GAMBIA

It was a sight to behold as Gambia’s defeated leader Yahya Jammeh waved to supporters as he departed Banjul airport Saturday January 21, 2017. Jammeh had earlier appeared on national T.V announcing his decision “to relinquish the mantle of leadership”. Towards the end of his iniquitous reign, disgraced Gambia President Yahya  Jammeh,  employed various antics to stay in power, despite public opprobrium and worldwide condemnation. One of such antics was a bill to the parliament seeking a 90-day state of emergency which the rubberstamped parliament hurriedly passed. Apparently convinced that…

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CENTRALIZATION. BANE OF ENERGY SECTOR IN NIGERIA – ROTIMI SANKORE

Electricity distribution companies do not generate or transmit energy; we only distribute power that is sent to the grid. We cannot give what we don’t have. This is literally the anthem of the Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED); and indeed an alibi for the epileptic power supply across the country That, gas pipeline vandalism, low generation of electricity, shortage of gas, and poor transmission infrastructure are the achilles heels of the power sector, cannot be gainsaid. The resultant poor power supply has affected every facet of the economy. It…

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TALES OF LAGOS LANDLORDS AND SINGLE LADIES

Nkechi [not real name], 31, a marketing executive with a media house in Lagos, has been actively house hunting for a two-bedroom flat in mainland Lagos for about three months without a good response from landlords or caretakers. She is tired of living with her friend, Ameze, who lives in a room self-contained apartment in a Lagos suburb. Nkechi has been hurt severally in relationship [with men] and definitely taking her time and won’t settle for less. In the cause of searching for a decent accommodation, she has been consistently…

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THE FLIPSIDE OF THE IDP TRAJEDY

For the internally displaced people (IDP), the camp would have been a sanctuary of a sort, where they are sure of maximum safety, while looking forward to a future when they will re-unite with their loves ones in their original communities. Alas! That was not to be for the IDPs in Bornu State, as over 100 of them were sent to their early graves. No thanks to the misfiring by the Nigerian Air-force Bomber Jet. In an aerial bombardment, the Nigerian Air-force mistook the IDP camp for the Boko Haram…

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UNILAG: BEYOND THE FIRST CLASS DEGREES

Following the feat performed by Ayodele Daniel Dada in 2016 by scoring 5.0 CGPA at the University of Lagos, two female students, Taiwo Bankole and Oyindamola Omotuyi have matched his academic feat. Apparently, with the feat of Miss Taiwo Bankole, 22 and Miss Oyindamola Omotuyi, 21, it goes with the saying that what a man can do, a woman can do better. What a 5.0 CGPA portends is that these graduates made the A grade in all their courses throughout their stay in the university. While Omotuyi studied System Engineering…

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