Opinion

Ogbeni at 60: the Power of Conviction, By Semiu Okanlawon

Viewed in totality, the harvests of the Aregbesola years in Osun - in spite of the enormous constraints of finance, negative attitude, opposition of naysayers and the vast areas of intervention required to make more impact - give credence to the words of Vaclav “Hope is not the conviction that…
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Columns

Federalism Is Doing Like This, By Pius Adesanmi

With virtually every state in Nigeria seizing the opportunity of a moribund and directionless centre to further bastardise the already bastardised federalism we practice, it is little surprise that even at the centre, federalism and governance are understood essentially as unbridled chaos and impunity. One of the more curious consequences…
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Opinion

Aregbesola’s 6th Year: Making the Sun Shine On Our Land, By Semiu Okanlawon

In these past six years, the six-point action plan - banishing hunger, unemployment, poverty, functional education, healthy living, promotion of communal peace - have combined to achieve one thing which is George Washington’s “aggregate happiness of the society which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy.” “I…
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Opinion

Osun and Its Investment In Education, By Ademola Adesola

The idea of education for development motivates Osun to prioritise education. Governor Aregbesola underscores this in the address he delivered at the opening of the Osogbo Government High School last week. In his words, "Education for us, therefore, is the path to development. We are 25 years now, but we…
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Columns

Buharinomics as Reverse Robinhood, By Majeed Dahiru

In the face of the negative effects of Buharinomics, Nigerians are being asked to keep making sacrifices while the leadership class is not making any sacrifice at all. The government keeps blaming past administrations for our current problems, conveniently forgetting the reason it was elected was to solve problems and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Re-Inventing Education In Western Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

With falling revenues and increasing pressures to achieve greater efficiency in the use of public sector funds, our the need to decentralise public education services. Decentralisation is linked to objectives of achieving greater accountability on the part of the state in spending public funds. We emphasised the measurement of student…
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Opinion

Much Ado About Hijab Wearing To Schools In the State Of Osun, By Kikiowo Ileowo

...the motives of the CAN leaders in Osun must be questioned. In whose interest are they acting? For most part, CAN played and is still playing the role of a government opposition rather than a pious body meant to instill morals and discipline on many of its followers who look…
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Opinion

Aregbesola’s 5th Year in Office: Visionary leadership In Troubled Times, By Semiu Okanlawon

In the end, his era would be remembered for how many hitherto slummy ghetto settlements like Old Garage were transformed into such like the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, which is today a world-class centre of commerce and relaxation in the heart of the state capital. Governor Aregbesola's tenure would be…
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