Opinion

Lai Muhammed, Eedris Abdulkareem and 50 Cent, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Every country sets the parameters for what is broadcast-worthy within its territory. Nigeria cannot and should not be an exemption. Someday, we will emancipate ourselves from this mental slavery of assuming everything good must come from abroad. A lot of the hot air about Minister Lai Muhammed's thought on getting…
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Opinion

Emmanuel Macron Did Not Emerge By Accident, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Perhaps of the mind that political leadership should be entrusted to the care of philosopher-kings as Plato prescribed, political leaders are well prepared and groomed in France. Leaders don't just happen there. They have rarely happened by accident, if ever, since the onset of the fifth Republic. Leaders emerge through…
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Opinion

Can We Rouse Healthcare In Nigeria from Its State of Coma?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

There is no future to a healthcare system where uncertainty governs access and the system is largely powered by out-of-pocket payments in the private sector and an over-burdened public sector. The answer does not even lie in government simply putting more money in the health sector. "No nation can succeed…
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Opinion

Are We Doing Enough to Contain This Annual Outbreak of Meningitis?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Can we not do better in preventing this annual harvest of deaths? There is the matter of inadequate attention being paid to matters of healthcare, with a public health insurance system that barely scratches the surface, a primary health care that is hardly primary and a national immunisation programme that…
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