2019 ELECTIONS : LAGOS, THE MELTING POT.

Best Ofori The media was awash with screaming headlines, thus; “Mob attacks OPC leader in Okota”!, “Thugs force voters to thumb-print”!, “Pandemonium as thugs set cast votes ablaze at Ago Palace way.” In all of these, there was pandemonium in Lagos as suspected thugs stormed a polling unit at Ago Palace way, Isolo and set ablaze cast ballot papers. According to an eye witness, thugs invaded a polling unit, beating up voters, perceived were there to vote for the opposition. The under- current in that imbroglio stem from the fact…

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DEPORTATION: LESSONS FROM GHANA.

By Best Ofori. A few days ago, it was revealed by the High Commissioner that between 2018 and 2019, 723 Nigerians have been deported from Ghana on the basis of alleged cyber-crime and prostitution. Michael Abidoye, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, described the deportation of Nigerians, by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), as an “improper act”. He stated this at a meeting with the comptroller-General of the GIS, Kwame Takyi , in Ghana, according to NAN. The Nigerian Ambassador said the deportation could strain the brotherly relationship both country…

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IN LAGOS 1 OUT OF 4 PRIVATE CARS IS A CAB

By Best Ofori. In the face of inadequate transportation in Lagos and other major cities across Nigeria, it is not uncommon to see a car of any make beckoning to commuters who are anxious to get to their various destinations. Such situations are more intense in the rush hours, that is,early in the morning and later in the evening when workers, traders and other business people are homeward bound. Even the most touted Sport Utility Vehicle [SUV] and other exotic manufactures are not left out in this business of fast…

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MENACE OF FAILED ROADS IN LAGOS/OGUN LINK AXIS

By: Best Ofori Iju-Ajuwon-Akute road, Atan-Lusada-Agbara road, Ifo-Aro-Abeokuta road have so much in common. Apart from the fact that they are major arteries into Lagos and Ogun States, the roads also serve as major indusrial hub in south west Nigeria. Despite the economic importance of these roads, its deplorable condition poses a nightmare to motorist and commuters who have to meander through the deadly potholes, grounding gorges and nerve breaking traffic snarl on a regular bases. Apart from the debilitating effect to the health and welfare of commuters, valuable man-hours…

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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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