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The Beginning of The End of Aribisala’s Fiction, By Sunday Dare

Dr. Femi Aribisala’s recent article “The beginning of the end of the Bola Tinubu Dynasty” should not have appeared in the Vanguard or in any newspaper for that matter. What this piece represented was a contribution to fiction writing, not responsible journalism. Even there, it was bad fiction. Aribisala is so obsessed…
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Chibok Survivors and Multiple Narratives of Victimhood, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My heart bleeds for Chibok. Today is 84 days since terrorists kidnapped over two hundred girls, students studying for their examinations and there is no information of any serious effort to rescue and return them to their parents. We can only imagine the trauma of their parents, and indeed all…
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Of Attitude And Aptitude, By Ifeanyi Uddin

I have heard expressed a preference for “attitude” over “aptitude”; and I have come to realise that this preference is contingent on a variety of circumstances. Attitude, for instance would, conceived in the abstract, outside of any particular set of experiences, range from the extremely unaccommodating individual (a psychopath, for…
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A Template for Salvaging the Nigerian Civil Service, By Tunji Olaopa

The salvation of the Nigerian civil service lies in keeping the significance of the Fulton and the Udoji Reports before our administrative eyes. The summary of the Fulton Report of 1968 that examined the British civil service was to inquire into the readiness of the British civil service to confront the…
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Jesus can never be a Sacrifice for Sins (3), Femi Aribisala

Pastors killed Jesus in order to hijack the Church of God as their inheritance. Who exactly killed Jesus? Or more precisely, who sacrificed him and to whom? Most Christians seem to agree with the Old Testament notion that God is responsible for everything, including good and evil. Isaiah quotes God…
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History Encounters Bola Tinubu at a Dinner Table, By Gbenga Olorunpomi

“Men make their own history, but they do not make it as they please; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances, but under circumstances existing already, given and transmitted from the past…” Karl Marx Good people are hard to come by. The uncomfortable truth is that this world despises…
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