PRESIDENCY: WILL THE BOSNIA SYSTEM WORK IN NIGERIA?

Yesterday, three new presidents were sworn in to rule Bosnia for the next four years. The Bosnia style of presidential system is ostensibly to counter extreme tribalism and ethnic divide. …

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY WITH A DIFFERENCE

For all women and children out there who have not celebrated their husbands, men or fathers properly this year, today is another opportunity for you to make up for your …

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THE DAY FELA ‘YABBED’ ME……..

No! That headline is not complete and the language is incorrect. First, the headline should fully read “The day Fela ‘yabbed’ me; and I tried to ‘yab’ him back”, even …

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CAN A WOMAN BECOME NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT?

I would have loved to ask the question: ‘When will a woman become Nigeria’s President?’ However, looking at the political landscape, such a situation is looking so far-fetched that it …

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HOT IN LAGOS

Is it hot or is it, these days in Lagos! The daily afternoon temperature says about 33°C or 92°F, depending on the thermometer or temperature gauge you’re looking at; but …

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GENERAL FRED CHIJUKA AND WIFE JOSSY: 50 GREAT YEARS TOGETHER

Friends and family of retired Defence Spokesman Frederick Bini Chijuka and his wife of 50 years Jossy, joined them in thanksgiving at midday Mass today at St. Agnes Catholic Church …

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HOW CAN LAGOS SURVIVE THIS TRAILER & TANKER ONSLAUGHT?

I thought I’d just drive in and out of Surulere this morning as I’ve done almost daily for a while. I’ve been used to the traffic chaos and suffering caused …

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AND THE STRIKE DIED!

Yes! The planned nationwide strike by organised labour in Nigeria was called off about last midnight – a few minutes to its commencement. The news is that all the sides …

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ANOTHER SEASON OF STRIKES IN THE OFFING

Just as many of us were hoping that today, the Nigerian government and the coalition of labour unions would find a solution to their disagreement and deadlock over the minimum …

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3RD MAINLAND BRIDGE AS THE NUMBER ONE SUICIDE SPOT

Last Friday morning, a driver with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN  (Radio Nigeria) jumped from Third Mainland Bridge into the Lagos lagoon and drowned. Initial reports had said …

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