Guest Columns

Yuri Gagarin: the Man Who Led the Way, By Owei Lakemfa

The United Nations later set aside April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight. Gagarin became a symbol of the indomitable human spirit. A spec of humanity, mainly in aviation, on April 12, marked the gagantuan achivement of a “shortish” man, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin. It was the fifty…
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Opinion

JAMB: The 2017 Examination Process and Many Misleading Narratives, By Fabian Benjamin

Our focus is to conduct a fair examination that stakeholders will be proud of next month. The road may be a little tedious but our concern at the moment is our destination and the overall interest of the nation, not that of a cabal of exploiters. We need the support…
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Guest Columns

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Like the herdsman anxious to save the flock from danger, Sanusi’s comment was a wake-up call. If, however, like Frederik Willem de Klerk, he becomes the battering ram that deals the fatal blow on his privileged class, he will always find a place in our weary hearts, a much better…
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Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Opinion

Rethinking Education To Enable Future Capabilities and Relevance, By Adetola Salau

The notion that education prepares you for a career is now out of sync with reality. We need to prepare our children for a world that we don’t understand clearly yet ourselves. It is certainly beyond our grasp to make judgements about the information they will need to have at…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Easter Holiday In the Eastern City On the Hill, By Majeed Dahiru

The beautiful and clean city of Enugu, with its lush green and mountainous vegetation, gently undulating landscape, combined with a record of low crime rate and zero ethno-religious crisis, sets Enugu ahead of other state capitals as the most peaceful and habitable. By Thursday April 13, the hustle and bustle…
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