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Demonisation of restructuring

BEFORE long, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will move closer to each other in their understanding of and positions on the controversial issue of restructuring. In their public service careers, they did not start out from the same position on the spectrum, for the president was contemptuous …

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Unequal partnership

Can there be any meaningful logical or empirical basis for a comparative analysis of the relative endowments of the United States of America (USA) and Nigeria with a view to assessing the political, social, economic, cultural, military and strategic relationship between both countries and the implications for the international geo-political …

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Campaigns, issues and leadership

Elections are the engine room and raw meat of democracy and the quest or competition for power. Those seeking political offices are invariably so desperate for power that they can be compared to the brood of chicken following the little boy dishing out grains for the birds at dawn at …

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Cultivating the nurseries

Each time we prosecute our football matches in the last two decades with mostly the ‘’foreign legion’’, I wonder if our soccer administrators appreciate the damage they do to the ‘’beautiful’’ game. Our administrators see soccer development from the prism of participating in competitions outside the country. No programmes to …

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Restructuring again!

More than a year ago, I did a two-part series on the challenge of restructuring. It was in response to serious complaints from high places that advocates of restructuring had not explained what they meant by it. There have also been many interventions since then. But only a few days …

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2019: Talking about issues

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ASUU assault

he Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is in a dilemma. As potentates of learning, they are supposed to elevate humanity from poverty to prosperity. This it will do, by applying knowledge to the challenges of life, whether the mundane or the esoteric. In a new world, driven by knowledge, …

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Wisecracks as Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje party in Lagos

It was like any other meeting of good old buddies — dramatic. They laughed heartily. They shook hands with vigour — unlike some political foes of old. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, were joined in the exchange …

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Talks on for Access Bank to acquire Diamond Bank

Access Bank is set to add Diamond Bank’s portfolio to its assets in the next few months, Nwanyiocha has learnt. Talks on the acquisition are on, according to sources, who said the fusion is set for the first quarter of next year. It was gathered that both financial institutions have …

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