Columns

Getting the Fundamentals for the Future-Readiness of Our Children Right, By Adetola Salau

It is time to ditch the all familiar rote Let's build up the skills of our students in problem-solving, collaboration, and creativity, so they are more than able to take on the challenges of the future, work well with teams, and be flexible and adaptable to the dynamics of the…
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Opinion

Many Happy Returns “Ma Fred”: Akinrinade On T.Y. Danjuma at 80, By Eric Teniola

"I have always enjoyed your friendship and generosity of At eighty, you have devoted your entire life so far for the unity of Nigeria and maybe you will devote a little more attention to the thorny issues of restructuring this political system without which you have no guarantee of (a)…
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Opinion

Gidado Idris: Enduring Words on Service and the Public Good, By Eric Teniola

"Along with the emergence of a new set of statesmen who will build on our strengths, we need to critically re-examine the structures of our economy and the federal system to which I have already alluded. In many ways, the two are inter-related. I have already asserted that the federal…
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Opinion

Ted Mukoro: Advertising Guru and All Round Force For Good, By Femi Odugbemi

Ted Mukoro was a force for good with my generation of creatives who passed through his tutelage. He showed us by example that it was possible to be creative, intelligent, widely-read and widely-connected, and still be human, humble and heart-warming. Theodore Austin Mukoro, aka Uncle Ted, passed on quietly in…
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Opinion

Truths We Know But Choose Not To Talk About, By David Dimas

There is need to face this threat by investing in quality information and actions to combat the rise of misinformation, hatred, racism, bigotry and intolerance in our societies. This is an uncomfortable truth we all need to face and it starts with individuals taking responsibility for the information they consume…
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Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Opinion

Abdulraufu Mustapha: a Revolutionary Icon Departs, By Rauf Aregbesola

His death is a huge blow to the leftist movement in Nigeria and the world over; the academic community, particularly in Oxford University where he has distinguished himself as an exceptional scholar; the fighters for the cause of the down trodden and underprivileged people; his friends and associates; and all…
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Appeal to Women: An Unusual But Necessary Template for Peace, By Mercy Ezehi

Women must work the talk to demonstrate our commitment to a peaceful environment without which development will elude us all, to show our rejection of all that does not promote peaceful coexistence, to pray for justice for all that have become victims of terrorism, to move in solidarity with anything…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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