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Remi Tinubu’s Iconic Garden. By Olushola Omogbehin

Remi Tinubu’s Iconic Garden Fellow Nigerian, as it is said that what meets the eyes also meets the nose, I bring to you in this episode something very important to all of us and the sustained existence of our dear Nigeria. Being typical with Nigerian to blame another and government for his personal failure, the time has come to tell …

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DICHOTOMOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE- LOCAL GOVT By M K ILYASU

DICHOTOMOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATE- LOCAL GOVT Any student who has endured civic or history lectures about the working relationship between local and state govt in Nigeria should be well aware of the basic dichotomy between full responsibilities in terms of addressing basic social needs, especially during emergencies versus the most effective ways to guarantee their long term survival. Professor M …

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DECREE 25. By Olushola Omogbehin

DECREE 25 In line with the Igbo proverb popularized in “Things Fall Apart“ that a man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body”, we must begin to think of where this heavy rain began to beat us in Nigeria so as to know what exactly went wrong and how …

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A Journey to Yesterday. By Olushola Omogbehin

A Journey to Yesterday The Biblical aphorism that “if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” is the best question to ask in the face of the current uncertainties facing Nigeria, particularly as our history since the past 60 years has justified in various ways that African leaders who stepped into the shoes of their former slave masters …

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Remembering Tayo Olafioye’s Minimum Wage: Maximum Wahala. By Olushola Omogbehin

Remembering Tayo Olafioye’s Minimum Wage: Maximum Wahala .As poets are prophets who see the future ahead of others, the current minimum wage wahala that grounded the nation’s economy earlier this week for two days, has again brought to the fore, the re-examination of why minimum wage negotiation in Nigeria always result to maximum wahala which wrote Tayo Olafioye *Minimum Wage: …

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RE: OUR NASCENT DEMOCRACY. By Olushola Omogbehin

RE: OUR NASCENT DEMOCRACY I wrote a piece in 2009 titled: “Our Nascent Democracy” when Nigeria just had ten years of unbroken democracy after returning to civil rule in 1999. Today, as we voyage beyond 25 unbroken years (I don’t know if our democracy is still nascent), some of the indices of societal decadence I wrote about 15 years ago …

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Dollar-Centric: The Trouble with Nigeria. By Olushola Omogbehin

Dollar-Centric: The Trouble with Nigeria As the war within Africa against colonialism moved towards neocolonialism, Blackman Eurocentric imitation of the white is still a matter of concern among Nigerians, particularly as we see as inferior, anything without foreign touch. It has got so bad that names are now fashioned in foreign manner such as Honiphade instead of Onifade, Hayor instead …

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NLC: Setting Priority in Oshiomhole’s Way By Olushola Omogbehin

NLC: Setting Priority in Oshiomhole’s Way Comrade Adams Oshiomhole or if you like, Senator Comrade Adams Oshiomhole (just make sure comrade is included) made my day on May day 1 or you call it workers’ day, when he said on a national television that “the mind of labour should not just be about wages. They must engage government on appropriate …

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Not too Young to Run-Yahaya Bello on the Run. By Olushola Omoghehin

Not too Young to Run-Yahaya Bello on the Run The current mêlée between the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, brings to remembrance, a piece early this month titled: “Youth in Governance: Africa in Senegal’s Story.” In the piece, I discussed how young leaders who took over power in African countries after …

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Bobrisky and Emefiele: The Judgment Between. By Olushola Omogbehin

Bobrisky and Emefiele: The Judgment Between.   Tongues have really been wagging since the incarceration of the cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye Olarewaju, popularly known as Bobrisky, after pleading guilty of the offences leveled against him before Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos and the release on bail of Nigeria’s former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Because the …

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