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Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps

Scene 1 The Jamaican team doctor said Usain Bolt had to pull up in the 4x100m relay due to cramp in his hamstring. Bolt’s superlative sprinting career ended in disappointment when he collapsed to the…

Sanwo-Olu: Celebrating A Kind Hearted Achiever at 56

Sanwo-Olu: Celebrating A Kind Hearted Achiever at 56

It is common in our clime for praise singers and vuvuzela blowers to be at their best performances, increasing the tempo of their art to crescendo on a day like this for Governors, Presidents and…

Intelligence gathering is key in tackling insecurity

Intelligence gathering is key in tackling insecurity

Let me quickly admit that I am not a security expert, neither have I taken courses in the subject. But I have read enough materials (including novels, magazines, literature and research) to be able to…

When the central nervous system degenerates…

When the central nervous system degenerates…

Imagine a banquet with the guests seated, strange bed fellows came to feast. The roll call of invitees was indeed puzzling; Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), German dictator and champion of the Holocaust, Pope John Paul II…

Silence is golden, but not for Nigerian officials

Silence is golden, but not for Nigerian officials

There is a very popular idiom which says “when silence is golden”. Although the origins are said to date back to the early 9th century, however, its first example in English was its use by…

The bitter pill of disappointment; dealing with it

The bitter pill of disappointment; dealing with it

The scene Over the last few weeks the political frenzy was at fever pitch all over the country as political parties went from the “Centre of Excellence” to ‘’The Young Shall Grow” to the “Treasure…

Of the 6th Plague of Egypt

Of the 6th Plague of Egypt

The setting was that of ancient Egypt (Exodus 9, verse 8-12) where 10 plagues were unleashed on the Egyptians for their unwillingness to let the children of Israel go. This piece is about the 6th…

Unabating teary, runny eyes

Unabating teary, runny eyes

The scene He is well known in the community as ‘’baba oloju digi’’ (the man with the glassy eyes). He carries his handkerchief with him everywhere he goes; church, farm, meetings… they are virtually inseparable…

Views from abroad: Nigeria is a failed State

Views from abroad: Nigeria is a failed State

Nigeria has long teetered on the precipice of failure. But now, unable to keep its citizens safe and secure, Nigeria has become a fully failed state of critical geopolitical concern. Its failure matters because the…

My father thought I was sleeping around, not in school –Achievers’ best graduating student

My father thought I was sleeping around, not in school –Achievers’ best graduating student

Miss Mariam Oluwadamilola Oloko (21), a graduate of International Relations who emerged best student among the 330 graduands in the 2020/2021 academic session in Achievers University, Owo, in Ondo State, revealed in this interview with…