Opinion

Resolving Nigeria’s Health Care Quandary, By Obikili Chinedu Gee

The solution starts with the setting up of public-private partnerships (PPP), having the tertiary hospitals being handed over to private organisations and people to run, not necessarily on a permanent basis, but on pre-agreed terms - perhaps for like 20 years. A pilot of such programme was carried out by…
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Article of Faith

Human Suffering and the Sacrifices of Righteousness, By Femi Aribisala

What does it profit a man if he never suffers, never goes through tribulation, never has to endure affliction, but at the end of it all he is separated from God? The man died in the hospital after a long and protracted illness. The doctor conducted a post mortem examination…
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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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