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    On The Podium With Tobi Amusan

    When the official chest-thumping is over and hopefully some shame and modesty return, the government should decide to henceforth do all it can in the short time remaining to nurture and retain every Tobi Amusan out there, not just in sports, but also across all professions.

    When a proud Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan climbed the podium in faraway Eugene, Oregon in the United States, as the World Champion in Women 100m Hurdles, not a few equally proud Nigerians mounted with her in spirit. She had just set a new World Record at 12.12s breaking keni Kendra Harrison’s 27-year record, and leaving legend […] More

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    SDGs Milestones

    But in the middle of trying to preserve our security and well being, Muhammadu Buhari does not also take his eyes off other things that redound to good lives for the people.

    It’s an eternal battle between light and darkness, truth and falsehood. In fact, they are in mortal combat, and at times, there are fears that the forces of evil might prevail. But one is encouraged by the words of the English poet John Milton: “Let her (Truth) and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put […] More

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    To Solve A Problem Like Wike, Fix Atiku

    Without Wike picking up the pieces and rallying the party, Atiku, the new “landlord” who was on sabbatical to other parties, would not have had a property to return to.

    Seven weeks after the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar announced Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate, the man not chosen remains the talk of the town. I’m not sure Abubakar (fondly called Atiku) expected this amount of pushback when he chose Okowa over Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike. But […] More

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    Tobi Amusan Is What Nigeria Could Be

    Amusan held the whole word captive at the 2022 World Athletics Championships after she shattered the 100m hurdles world record twice in a matter of hours.

    Wrapped in a large Nigerian flag, the sensational Tobi Amusan shifted focus momentarily from Nigeria’s monumental problems to its great potential. The story captured what Nigeria could achieve if its citizens had the right opportunities. Amusan held the whole word captive at the 2022 World Athletics Championships after she shattered the 100m hurdles world record […] More

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    Crying With Tobi Amusan.

    What a great time to be Nigerian, a breath of fresh air in a country being asphyxiated by bad news from every corner.

    The week began on a dolorous note. Gloomy, sepulchral. Early Sunday morning, a ghoulish video began to make the rounds, in which abductors of the train passengers held since March 28 were being brutally beaten up, with their captors threatening fire and brimstone against everyone in the country. It was a very sad spectacle. A […] More

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    Asking For Trouble

    What the BBC could not do in Thatcher’s time or even more recently in David Cameron’s Britain after the brutal murder of British soldier, Lee Rigby, is justified in Buhari’s Nigeria as necessary for “understanding” the anatomy of some idiots.

    After BBC Africa service promoted a story on Friday of an interview with the bandit warlords of Zamfara State, a senior Nigerian journalist, Kadaria Ahmed, called out the broadcaster in a tweet. Kadaria, an ex-Beeb, said the interview would give the terrorists oxygen, stoke hysteria and bring nothing but pain and misery to hundreds of […] More

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    Osun: Buhari Does It Again

    President Buhari had always said if bequeathing free and fair polls to the country was the only thing he would succeed in doing (and he has succeeded in many other fronts), then he would do so.

    Let me start with some clarifications. I’m from Osun State, and my homestead is Ipetumodu, in Ife North Local Government Area. And I am not Osun in Diaspora. I was born in Osogbo, capital of the State, when my father was Principal of St Charles Grammar School in the 1960s. When he retired home, after […] More

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    Will Machines Replace Journalists, Too?

    In five, 10 or 20 years, will there be any dots to connect between technology and journalism or would the profession be submerged in a sea change?

    The advent of any significant changes in technology has often triggered concerns about the fate of journalism. Even at the infancy of social media, TIME covered one of its editions of February 5, 2009, with concern about the imminent death of journalism. To drive home the point, the graphic was illustrated with a copy of […] More

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    Rock With Jackson Adeleke

    As shocking as the results were, it was clear this election was not so much a result of rigging or vote buying as it was a reflection of the will of the people.

    Michael Jackson is arguably the most iconic dancer of all time. One of his notable songs, Rock with You, is about the power of music and dancing, which can be so electrifying as to cause the dancer to mesh into a rhythm that’s hard to fight. The people of Osun, my home state, are rocking […] More

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    Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi: Exit Of An Icon From FRSC, By Bisi Kazeem

    And as he bows out gracefully after a successful sojourn in the FRSC as the last founding officers who has seen the growth and development of the Corps in the last 34 years, eight out of which he spent as its head, the common refrain is that, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi maybe retiring, but he should not be tired of rendering his services to the nation in whatever areas his expertise would be demanded, even in retirement.

    When he was appointed as the first internally groomed Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) by former President Goodluck Jonathan on July 23, 2014, the emergence of Dr Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi was celebrated widely, not only among the staff of the Corps but also among stakeholders and members of the public, who […] More

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