Opinion

On NNPC JV Agreements: Femi Falana Is Wrong; Vice President Osinbajo Is Right, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Some have now misled themselves into confusing the Crude Term Contract and the Direct Sale and Direct Purchase (DSDP) agreements (not procurement contracts, in the first place), which the NNPC claims have no specific values attached, to have warranted the values of $10 billion and $5 billion ascribed to them…
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Opinion

Christopher Kolade, Cadbury Boys and Girls and the Pursuit of Excellence, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Dr. Kolade's name rings a bell for integrity and all that he has accomplished in his various fields, as earlier mentioned, from broadcasting, to management and diplomacy, but it just might be that his greatest legacy is, in fact, these men and women, making giant strides here and there who…
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Opinion

What, In the World, Is a ‘World-Class’ Hospital?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

...our people are talking about 'world-class' hospitals whereas what we mostly need are basic and functional centres powered though health insurance where people can have immediate access, irrespective of the state of their pockets. The cost of one such ‘world-class’ hospital will meet a myriad of yawning needs at the…
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Opinion

Lai Muhammed, Eedris Abdulkareem and 50 Cent, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Every country sets the parameters for what is broadcast-worthy within its territory. Nigeria cannot and should not be an exemption. Someday, we will emancipate ourselves from this mental slavery of assuming everything good must come from abroad. A lot of the hot air about Minister Lai Muhammed's thought on getting…
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Opinion

Emmanuel Macron Did Not Emerge By Accident, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Perhaps of the mind that political leadership should be entrusted to the care of philosopher-kings as Plato prescribed, political leaders are well prepared and groomed in France. Leaders don't just happen there. They have rarely happened by accident, if ever, since the onset of the fifth Republic. Leaders emerge through…
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