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As Discontent and Rivalry Take Centre Stage In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Now, the discontent, power-play and rivalry (which are self-inflicted and are about self-interest) that are on display are symptomatic of the larger “battles” discussed in “hushed voices at the top”, which we all know and hear about, while the business of governance is now comatose. The sum total of everything…
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Value Orientation and Innovative Thinking: Akínkanjú As An Opportunity Entrepreneur, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Akínkanjú, the entrepreneur, is a pilgrim on the journey of discovery, disruption and change. She is constant in her doggedness, and never discouraged. It takes initiative and resourcefulness to have a vision, to take risks and create something of value, to be an Akínkanjú. The propagation of good values…
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UNILAG and the Sex Narrative In the Villa, By Festus Adedayo

The sex-for-marks story in Nigerian universities, one can understand, but what exactly was responsible for the hoax about President Buhari getting married to one of his ministers? Who was behind this “sinister” motive of insinuating that sex matters, just like the UNILAG experience, is also a bother in Aso Rock?…
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Democracies Gone Crazy: Egypt’s Sisi and Indonesia’s Widodo, By Owei Lakemfa

Sisi and Widodo are perfecting ways to criminalise not just the actions, but also thoughts of their political opponents, so as to make any challenge against them impossible. Interestingly, they do this under the canopy of democracy. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi sees himself as the saviour…
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Mokyr’s “A Culture of Growth”: A Review In the African Context (2), By Rafiq Raji

Being a modern man does not require that you give up your religion or your traditions. Instead, it is underpinned by the philosophy that there is a rational explanation for everything. In applying this ethos, you approach problems objectively, seek new and better solutions, and continually seek to improve your…
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The Diplomatic Marriages of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creations. May Allah extol the mention of the Prophet in the highest company of Angels and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his Companions and all…
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President Buhari’s Choice of Sadiya Umar Farouq, By Hannatu Musawa

Kudos to the president for not only creating this much-needed Ministry, but for having the foresight of making a choice from one of his own; from choosing his capable daughter, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, to reach out to Nigerians affected by humanitarian crisis and disaster, in trying to lift as…
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