Opinion

Africa’s Football Crisis?

By Ikem Aginam Many Africans follow football almost like a “religion”. It is the most popular sport played throughout the continent. For the fans, it is always a pleasure and delight to watch their country grace the biggest football event every four years – the FIFA World Cup. Unfortunately, there can only be 32 teams at the FIFA World Cup, ...

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Managing Crises: The Lagos Example

By David Adegoke An oil truck explosion of apocalyptic magnitude occurs in Lagos, fatally charring a frightening number of lives and maiming several others. Many more vehicles are burnt, some to ashes, with scores of stampeding citizens severely bruised in the process. Pronto, denizens of social media go into action, sending pictorial, video and textual coverage of the gory scenes into ...

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The Day Wale Aboderin Died

By Felix Oboagwina Thursday, May 31, 2018: Sanya Onayoade’s SMS at 09:39am struck me like a thunderbolt. “Morning,” it said. “Looks like Wale Aboderin is dead.” Was this a joke? If it was a joke, then, it had to be a sick joke. Instantly, I called Sanya’s line. My former fellow line-editor at Sunday Punch told me in the most depressed and depressing ...

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Anambra/UNICEF And Challenges Of Menstrual Hygiene Management

By Nkiru Nwagbo. In most parts of Igbo land and even beyond, menstruation by women and adult females are seen as taboo and spiritually unclean body activity. It is believed in Igbo land that menstruating adult females carry some form of spiritual curses and effect to the detriment of the manly status of men and title men in the area. ...

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Ahmed Musa: “Nigeria’s Saviour”

By Ikem Aginam This is certainly not the first time Ahmed Musa is coming up big for Nigeria on a Global Stage. Musa saved Nigeria from an early round exit in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia which would have shocked 180 million Nigerians back home. Unlike the opening game against Croatia in Kaliningrad, Nigeria had to change the ...

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Ambode: Celebrating A ‘Restless’ Governor At 55

By Habib Aruna Prescient Nigerian observers who are watching what’s going on in Lagos State would rightly agree that hard work in the right direction delivers enduring fruits. Hard work doesn’t kill; it yields life that history acknowledges ultimately. That is the enviable story of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State as he marks his 55th birthday today. To Ambode, ...

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Ekiti 2018: Tricks Fayose Teaches Eleka

By Segun Dele Dipe “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” -Abraham Lincoln I have no problem with Dr. Kolapo Olusola Eleka as a person. He is a brilliant chap. Until he was handpicked and dragged into politics by Governor Ayodele Fayose to be his deputy governor in Ekiti ...

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Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Fight And The Rule Of Law

By Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 after emphasising his track record of tackling corruption, and his pledge to stop public officials from looting the country’s treasury, after he rightly declared: “if we don’t kill corruption, this corruption will kill us.” Mr. Buhari has backed his commitment by putting in place some important measures such as the Treasury ...

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Ekiti 2018: Time To Save Fayose From Himself

By Segun Dipe Mark my words, Ayodele Fayose, the two-term accidental Governor of Ekiti State, is seriously troubled and fidgeting as the governorship election inches closer in the state to signal the end of his reign. Mark Lawrence may have had him in mind when in his award-winning book, Prince of Fools, he wrote that “It is often said that cowards ...

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Receivables Financing – The True Revolution That Will Power Africa

By Vera Nwanze Some 600 million people in Sub Saharan Africa, and approximately 90 million Nigerians lack access to electricity. It’s a problem that is progressively being fixed in other parts of the world but in Africa as a whole, the increased demand from population growth continues to outstrip the collective efforts of Governments to bring power to off-grid households. ...

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