Category: Guest Columnists

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Frightfully Frank Analysis Of Nigeria’s 2017 Budget

Short, Frightfully Frank Analysis Of Nigeria’s 2017 Budget “At ₦7.298 trillion, the 2017 budget bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 is the biggest ever put forward by any government in the...

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Twisted Values – By Pius Adesanmi

TWISTED VALUES By Pius Adesanmi Yesterday, President Obama gave one of the most significant speeches of his life – his farewell speech. Sasha Obama, his youngest daughter, was missing in action. Naturally, the Americans needed and wanted to know the...

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Obasanjo Vs Awujale: A Delayed Showdown

  BY AZU ISHIEKWENE The book (Awujale) is nearly seven years in print but I didn’t get a hold of it until sometime last year. Someone very close, whom I had told I wanted to interview Kabiyesi Oba Sikiru Adetona,...

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Tribute to Deji Sasegbon, SAN

By George Etomi   Deji Sasegbon, SAN, ‘D-Shash’ as he was known to his friends, died in the early hours of Saturday 10th December 2016, from complications arising from a stroke he suffered about two years ago. Deji was one of...

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When A Sense Of Shame Is Lost

By Pat Utomi   I am not sure what to say about us, Nigerians. Should I praise the Nigerian spirit for resilience in the face of a misery index those from countries seen as the pits of hell want to...

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PENDULUM: OVATION INTERNATIONAL AT 20! (Part 1)

  By Dele Momodu Fellow Africans, please, join me in thanking God for this baby of circumstance that was born through some excruciating pain 20 years ago in the city of London. The genesis of Ovation International could only have...

Bukola Saraki Replies Dele Momodu’s Candid “Pendulum” Letter 0

Bukola Saraki Replies Dele Momodu’s Candid “Pendulum” Letter

My dear brother Dele, let me thank you most sincerely for your article last weekend, “My Candid Letter to Saraki.” I take everything you said in that article to heart and I must commend you for your candidness indeed and...

OCHOLI: TOO LATE TO STOP BELIEVING 0

OCHOLI: TOO LATE TO STOP BELIEVING

By FEMI ADESINA Let’s be honest with ourselves. When some baffling things happen, we question God, if not verbally, at least, in our hearts. But we pretend that we are not querying the Almighty. We say to ourselves: well, no...

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WHERE IS THE TRULY AFRICAN WOMAN ?

BY OLAWALE OBADEYI: There is something beautiful, unique and compelling about women who proudly strut their Africanness, at all times. For the sake of clarity, these women are set apart by not only their deep-seated convictions about who they are,...