Renaissance

Once upon a Minister

When it was announced two days ago (Wednesday September 11) that the former Minister of Education and Professor of Curriculum Studies, Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, had been relieved of her duties along with eight ot... Read More...

Malaysia, Nigeria growth compared

If you were in the aircraft and you gazed through the window as your plane descended upon Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the unmistakable sight of greenness below you would blow your mind. If you looked further as you... Read More...

Return of the Pharaoh

A king was said to have a male servant, who in all circumstances always said to him, “My King, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes. One day, they went hunting and a wild an... Read More...

What next after Ramadhan?

As the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, did two days ago while announcing the end of Ramadhan and “Eid-ul... Read More...

The child marriage brouhaha

One of the most exciting and thought-provoking definitions of the media is the one offered by Littlejohn and Foss in their book, “Theories of Human Communication” (2005) in which they offer eight metaphors to d... Read More...

Double whammy

Nothing gave me a hunch of the unsightly scenery that unfolded before me as I came out of the departure lounge of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, last Thursday, October 3rd 2013, for a trans... Read More...

The devil’s workshop

Three days ago, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) drew our attention to the global scourge of unemployment that is one of the root causes of insecurity, violence and many an anti-social behaviour in o... Read More...

Pathetic systemic failure

As if the hair-raising developments engendered by insecurity and corruption in many parts of the country are not enough, the past few days have witnessed another round of the theatre of the absurd unfolding wit... Read More...

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