Opinion

Relationships and Their Anxieties, By Kenneth Amaeshi

No matter what happens, be brave and do not let a good crisis go to waste! Pick yourself up and walk again; for success is often borne out of many failures, irrespective of the temporality of reputation, recognition, and rejection. Human relationships are often informed and influenced by reputation, recognition,…
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Opinion

A Tale of Two Alaafins: From Adeniran Adeyemi II To Lamidi Adeyemi III, By Femi Kehinde

Among Oba Adeniran’s children, Lamidi Adeyemi was his favourite. He had seen at Lamidi’s birth, on October 15, 1938, the lacerations on his left breast and the spots on his legs, which were on the same spots as those on Lamidi Olayiwola, as tell tale signs of future royalty. Destiny…
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Columns

The Fallacy of Seeking Change Without Producing Relevant Knowledge, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

Given the excellent performance of Nigerians in higher institutions at home and abroad, we have proved beyond any doubt that we can compete intellectually with anyone in the world, that we are excellent knowledge consumers. What we are yet to become are knowledge producers, for the purpose of building our…
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Columns

Nigerian Businesses: Experiencing the Forex Scarcity of 2015-16 (1), By Rafiq Raji

Unfunded clean letters of credit, asking for favourable payment terms from suppliers, and adopting an export focus to generate FX were some of the strategies adopted by Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, manufacturers of PepsiCo’s products in Nigeria, chief executive, Sunil Sawhney said. He was not alone. Adapt or Leave Even…
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Opinion

Sol Plaatje: Prophesying the Future of His Dreams, By Kọle Ọmọtọṣọ

The search for that essay and for Sol Plaatje brought me to South Africa more than twenty-five years ago. To say that Sol Plaatje was a politician and a writer combined, is saying nothing new. What might not be familiar is the idea that he viewed his political frustration at…
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Columns

Enhancing Knowledge Acquisiton Through Student-centered Learning, By Adetola Salau

Student-centered learning has had slow adoption in Nigerian schools because we still are stuck on traditional teaching methods. A huge reason for this is our huge dependence on standardised testing. As I stated to the educators over the weekend, there are other methods of evaluating student achievement. “A student is…
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