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The love of leadership

Nigeria today faces an acute leadership crisis that has manifested in the unenviable state of the nation and our collective shame before the whole world. I always remember the aptness of the headline of an i... Read More...

Of peace and the pencil

We owe our education to the pencil more than any other educational material. If we assume that the pen is more important, well, we may not be right because we encountered the pencil first; besides, there is pen... Read More...

What is Ubuntu?

A cursory look at our global society aptly reveals that beyond the glitz and glamour of lights and colours, fancy automobiles and trendy gadgets, we are sick from within. I call this “soul sickness”. This soul ... Read More...
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Yes, peaceful elections are possible

Violence has often trailed the conduct of elections in Nigeria since Independence. For instance, the elections of the years 1964, 1965, 1979, 1983, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 were marred by irregularities that r... Read More...

Loving money, losing life

It is well-known that the love of money is the root of all evils but many Nigerians do not pretend that they love money. Not only Nigerians, in the world today, money is an object of worship. In music and movie... Read More...

Three magical expressions

It is an open eyesore that Nigeria, as a microcosm of the world, is increasingly becoming Hobbesian where life is now "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, short" for a vast majority of people. Evils that could not ... Read More...

Ahimsa as Nigeria’s panacea

One of the most influential men the world has ever produced was Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi, the father of modern India. His life and thought were the quintessence of peace and non-violence even in the face of prov... Read More...

The coffee or the cup?

The story goes thus: A group of successful alumni who were talking at a re-union dinner decided to visit their old Professor, then retiring. During the visit, the discussion soon turned into complaints about... Read More...

Ambush for English anguish

Worried by the poor performance of candidates in the twin subjects of English Language and Mathematics in the recent West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examinations conducted in May/June this year, two co... Read More...

Bring back our peace

The world marked the International Day of Peace this Sunday and the message of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, is apt. The message seems to be directed at Nigeria, which continu... Read More...

ABCD: Connect, don’t just collect!

ABCD. That is the mantra that runs through the DNA of Sir Richard Branson’s companies. As one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time, apart from being an engaging writer and syndicated columnist, his ... Read More...

Face books more, Facebook less

The invention of Mark Zuckerberg is undoubtedly the bomb. Though just ten years old this April, if Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world with some 500 million citizens, including, ... Read More...