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Celebrating mediocrity In Nigeria

I used to think corruption was Nigeria’s biggest problem, but I’m starting to doubt that. Every time I probe into one of the many issues this country is encountering, at the core I find the same phenomenon: the widespread celebration of mediocrity.

Ogun 2015 – Rumble in Sagamu

Sunday 13 January 2013 hosted the Annual New Year Thanksgiving Service held by Otuba Gbenga Daniel at Abraham’s Tabernacle Church in Sagamu. When you have hosted an event for seven years as OGD has done concerning this thanksgiving, nothing should recommend it for a special interest.

Should Canadians skip university?

As some Canadian industries struggle to find skilled workers, others face a glut of qualified candidates and not enough jobs to go around. University professor Peter Fragiskatos says emphasising the importance of a university education only makes the problem worse.

Pot Pourri for 2012

There is nothing new under the sun. There is nothing to be said about Nigeria in 2012
that has not been said before; a pity that the country does not have listening leadership
or leadership that is able to make an effective difference.

Our Not-so-distinguished Senators

Distinguished Senator David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark is a very lucky man. Indeed, he is one of the luckiest Nigerians dead or alive. In the last three decades, he has featured prominently on the national stage as minister of communications, Governor of Niger State, four-term senator and two-term Senate President.