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Minimum Wage, Maximum Trouble, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Clearly, the federal and state governments are too financially unhealthy to meet Labour’s demands. The solution, therefore, is to fund the new national minimum wage by cutting waste: reduce wasteful spending such as the jumbo pay for lawmakers, fallow-lying presidential jets, excessive appointees and foreign Anything short of that, this…
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Ikeja Electric’s Estimated Thieving And Corrupt Staff, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...in Mende, whenever Ikeja Electric engineers are broke, they embark on the indiscriminate disconnection of lines of consumers who have paid a decent their over-estimated bills. Underpayment is always the excuse for disconnection, but once the victim gets in touch, the engineers’ demand shifts from payment of the outstanding bill…
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I Wanted To ‘Insult’ The President, But I Didn’t Want To Go To Jail, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...as you would imagine, I would talk about Sowore whether or not I’ll end up in jail? Why? An injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s not mince words: Filing charges against Sowore for “insulting” the president is laughable, a complete abuse of federal powers and a lowering…
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Seun Onigbinde’s Dagger Through The Heart of Civic Activism, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...any critic who so caustically criticises a government, as Onigbinde has done, should stay away from it. To accept an appointment from such a government is to throw a dagger right through the soul of social criticism and the intellectual contestation of ideas. By accepting this appointment, Onigbinde desecrates the…
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How Nigeria Can End Xenophobia Without South Africa’s Help, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Most Nigerians in South Africa own businesses that they should be running back home. And this is what the Nigerian government must focus on: To render more support to small-scale business owners, revitalise the education and health sectors, solve the perennial electricity problem. For the first time ever, Nigeria-based Nigerians…
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South Africans: Killing Nigerians, While Buhari Jokes With Ramaphosa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

A meeting with Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled for Pretoria in October, but Buhari had a premature opportunity in Japan, where he, Ramaphosa and numerous African leaders attended last week’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). Guess what our president was doing? Smiling away with Ramaphosa! On Tuesday, the United…
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FBI 80: Igbo Is Not The Identity Of Fraud, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

It’s the totality of Nigerians that the has now become warier of — not just the Igbo. No matter the attempt to hang the ‘FBI 80’ around the Igbo, Nigerians of all tribal/ethnic extractions will suffer some consequence or the other, be it extended airport scrutiny or needless visa denials.…
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IBB: Congrats, But Most Nigerians Will Always ‘Look Down’ On You, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...any attempt, deliberate or unintended, to manipulate history to Babangida’s favour should be resisted by restating the bad news that he was to Nigerian despite all his wealth and power, the generality of Nigerians whose lives he made miserable will always look down on him — whether at 78, 88…
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Does Nigeria Really Need A Revolution Now?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

While street protests are important, I personally believe the biggest revolution needed in Nigeria is the revolution of self — the revolution of values, intellect and the mind. Our problem is more than Muhammdu Buhari; it is that warped sense of values that drive many of us to place self…
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