The Madness of our Materialism

Published November 14, 2019.  Adeoye Oyewole The dictionary defines materialism as a preoccupation with material objects, comfort and consideration to the exclusion of spiritual, intellectual or cultural values crucial for wholesome living . This malady manifest itself in a subtle way in our modern lives as clutter which builds up as we collect things for…

Hate-speech Bill: How Do We Exorcise Ahmad Lawan’s Senate? By Fredrick Nwabufo

…Only a failing government will be afraid of citizens’ criticisms on social media or interpret civil actions as subversion. If the government was living up to expectations, it would not need to worry about social media. The Senate marshalled by Ahmad Lawan has been convincing in confirming the stereotypes and assumptions about the institution. Also…

Guidelines to be Observed when You Want Baby (2)

Published November 13, 2019 Prof. Oladapo Ashiru In the first trimester of pregnancy , your growing embryo will increase 20 million times . In the first eight weeks , your baby’ s organs , hands , fingers, legs , feet , head, eyes , nose, ears, among others , are being constructed . To ensure…

2023: Who Wants to Cremate Nigeria?

On November 12, 2019. By Yinka Odumakin THE lust for power seems to be bringing out a stupefying unreasonableness in some of our compatriots that is sure to become a source of disequilibrium for the fragile polity. This seems to confirm the aphorism that history repeats itself twice, first as a tragedy and the next time…

Unmasking the Border Closure Policy

Published November 11, 2019.  In 1949 , the Peoples Republic of China came into being after Chairman Mao Zedong came to power and entrenched communism into the once ancient empire – one of the few never to have been colonised. Zedong immediately turned to the then Soviet Union to make China leapfrog into becoming a…

What Age Has to Do with Infertility?

Published November 9, 2019 Dr. Abayomi Ajayi When talking about fertility , age is more than just a number . Fertility changes with age . Age matters and one could say that age is the beginning and the end of fertility . The rule is simple : the younger , the more fertile; older the…

Building our Nigeria: Some Practical Suggestions (2)

For the elite of Nigeria, the first necessary step in the journey of self-discovery is embarking on a rigorous search for the spiritual and philosophical essence of the Nigeria we lead. It is through this endeavour that we can hope to decode not just the mission of Nigeria but more importantly, the strategies that will…

Poll: Would You Resign If You Were Osinbajo? By Fredrick Nwabufo

But at the station of the Vice President, there are many layers of consideration to sieve through. The most pressing is public interest. Naturally, the impact of the resignation of a VP will be “tsunamic”, and it will have far-reaching national security implications. “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone…

Border Closure Did not Make China Great

Published November 7, 2019 Abimbola Adelakun Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun aadelakun @punchng.com The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service , Col. Hammed Ali ( retd . ) , in a recently circulated video , exhorted people to focus on the higher goal of the government ’s decision to shut its borders . According to…

The Rise and Fall of Nigeria in One Generation

Published November 6, 2019.  If anyone said I ’d be fetching water in buckets to cook in this house ,” my mother mused , “I ’d say , ‘ Tell another lie. ’” But ‘fetch water ’ she does because the government ceased supplying water 20 years ago . The same with electricity whose visitation…