Opinion

The 2012 January Uprising And Its Significance For Transformation, By Jaye Gaskia

Let me begin by apologising that I might be a little dense in this write up; but only because the issue at hand is equally dense and should not be trivialised! In this year of the centenary of the 1914 amalgamation; in this year of a politicised and potentially very…
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Opinion

Encountering Amiri Baraka On His Turf, By Akin Adesokan

The wiry, slightly stooped man leaps on the stage, clutching a sheaf of papers. Spectacles peering beneath an Elvis Presley cap, face framed by a sparse salt-and-pepper beard and sideburns, he cuts the image of a celebrity professor, at once distracted and self-absorbed. He has a restless, somewhat enigmatic presence,…
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Opinion

Make your new year worthwhile, enrol in a free online course, By Zainab Usman

The onset of a New Year is usually accompanied by a tide of resolutions we typically abandon before the end of January. My efforts to resist the temptation of making elaborate plans for 2014 on New Year’s Eve were futile as I reflexively reflected on things I’d like to accomplish.…
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100 interesting facts about Nigeria, By Perry Brimah

1. Nigeria, with a 2013 estimated population of 174,507,539 is the most populous Black nation and the 7th most populated nation in the entire world, trailing after—from least to most—Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, USA, India and China (). 2. Nigerians are 1/5th the total population of Black Africa. 3. Nigeria, with…
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Opinion

The Central Bank Governor Nigeria badly needs, By Eric Teniola

On April 25,2005, my then boss, Chief Ufot Ekaette, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, summoned me to his office and asked me to announce the appointment of Professor Charles Soludo as the new Governor of the Central Bank. I then asked him whether he had the Curriculum Vitae…
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