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The drum for electoral reforms

The drum for electoral reforms

John Dewey, an American philosopher of the 20th century, argued that “we do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience”. At the core of this statement is the critical role of…

Osun Farmers Protest Alleged Invasion Of Farmlands By Hoodlums

Osun Farmers Protest Alleged Invasion Of Farmlands By Hoodlums

Over 6000 farmers in Ago Owu Farm settlement, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State have called on the State Government to intervene and stop the alleged unlawful act of Onikoyi of Ikoyi, Oba Taofeeq…

Edo 2024: My people, do not be deceived

Edo 2024: My people, do not be deceived

Some gubernatorial aspirants are already embattled by mere provocatory tickles. One re- ceived what he called an insult when he went to talk to his Ewohinmi people. I saw him talking tough and describing their…

George Weah’s ways

George Weah’s ways

In his famous drama, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare penned one of the most recognisable descriptions of greatness: “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon…

Budget of Booby traps

Budget of Booby traps

There is a deafening silence in the land over the state of the economy. No right-thinking person can take this silence or mood of the nation for granted. This eery silence is invariably linked to…

Kwara: Pandemonium As NCS Vehicle Crushes Six People

Kwara: Pandemonium As NCS Vehicle Crushes Six People

There was pandemonium in the Ilorin metropolis on Thursday following a fatal accident involving a vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Correctional Services at the popular Emir’s Market (Oja-Oba) in the Ilorin West Local Government area…

‘Two global wars and our economic plight’

‘Two global wars and our economic plight’

There is fire on the mountain. It seems too far away, and the fire looks more like a smouldering fire than a volcano. However, the molten lava is simmering in the belly of the volcano,…

We must think ‘a new Nigeria’

We must think ‘a new Nigeria’

I woke up this morning with a strong feeling of despondency, wondering how Nigeria came to be bellowing under the infamy of these current avoidable crises in political and economic spheres: some families have no…

Kevin McCarthy and travails of democracy

Kevin McCarthy and travails of democracy

Too many unusual events in politics point to the fact that democracy is under threat. A few events, some recent and others very current, will demonstrate this point. The first is Donald Trump, possibly the…

Strong abroad, weak at home?

Strong abroad, weak at home?

President Bola Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima, in their first 100 days in office, hold the record of the most travelled presidency since 1999. The President’s first trip abroad was to France to participate…