Columns

Karma and the Parable of ‘Filadefia’, By Louis Odion

...nonetheless, it is impossible to deny the shadow of Karma now engulfing Okorocha. Some eight years ago, he too barely waited for then Governor Ikedi Ohakim to write his hand-over notes before bombarding banks with letters from the “Office of the Governor-Elect” to dishonour cheques presented by the Government House…
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Columns

Nigeria 2019: Eshu Laalu As Polling Agent, By Reuben Abati

Olawale Folorunso and Bode Sowunmi who were with me and who had been listening to the argument over the proposed recruitment of Eshu as a polling agent eventually intervened. Bode Sowunmi wanted to know if the Eshu could survive in a compound with interlocking tiles and air conditioners and whether…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Pius Adebola Adesanmi: Like A Dew On Grass, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a week since the crash that took you from me, from Your death shook Nigeria, Africa, Canada and the world. You were a change maker in life and in death. Because you died, many will now be spared the horror of death in Boeing 737 Max 8. They…
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Columns

Could We Reform The Retail End Of The Power Sector?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

It would matter a lot what financial engineering schemes would be included in the reforms to address this problem — short of declaring the distribution companies bankrupt and inviting new bids for their asset. But by far the most important aspect of any reform to the sector, given its impact…
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Columns

An Adiye Irana For Pius Adesanmi, By Festus Adedayo

He is an ecumenical spirit which can never die. The global celebration of his brief life is a confirmation of the wisdom in Yoruba traditional African philosophy, which celebrates a man who dies young, rather than one who dies at old age without affecting humanity. Like Western philosophers, theologians, necromancers,…
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Article of Faith

Jesus Will Save All Believers and Unbelievers (2), By Femi Aribisala

The fact that all men will be saved does not mean all men will escape punishment. Peter says some of the writings of Paul are hard to understand and “untaught and unstable people” twist them to their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:16). What is he referring to here? Paul says…
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Columns

Ethiopian Airline Flight ET 302: When Stars Went Down At Sunrise, By Owei Lakemfa

This tragedy is global and the issue now is not who to blame, but to understand why and how the crash occurred and how to get past what at first glance, seems a failed wrestle between man and computer. Nigerian intellectual star, Pius Adesanmi, shone brightly across the globe. The…
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Columns

Considering Our Shared Humanity First; Always, By Adetola Salau

I am worried that by focusing on our differences and vocalising them to our children, we will make them become numb to their humanity and that of others. Children are quite impressionable, and they learn from we adults all around them. Let’s help them keep their humanity intact and not…
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