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Now that the rain is here

Now that the rain is here

With Joke Adeniyi The heavy downpour and the accompanying windstorm yesterday, caused havoc in parts of Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State. Trees were fell by the strong wind and roofs of some houses were blown off. The rain left in its trail pain, tears and sorrow for victims. The ugly scenario plays itself out year in […]

No genuine war against corruption in this administration – Ali

No genuine war against corruption in this administration – Ali

Yusuf Olaolu Ali, (SAN) is a renowned lawyer who has carved a forte for himself in the country in Law practice. In this interview with KAYODE ADEOTI, he speaks on the position of law in Magu’s case among other sundry issues. Court nullified the constitution of NBA and sacked its President, how do you see […]

Much ado about Saraki

Much ado about Saraki

It is a shame that a party that enjoyed popular votes in the last elections is, like a snake, determined to destroy itself from the inside. And then it is true the saying that when two elephants fight, the green grass suffers. Unfortunately in our own case, our grass is not green. It’s now a […]

I raised initial capital from family, friends – CEO SL venture

I raised initial capital from family, friends – CEO SL venture

One of the youngest entrepreneurs in Ilorin, Kwara State is  Abdulfatai Sampsondeen, a 21-year- old  Chief Executive Officer of Sam Lakeside (SL) Venture Sampsondeen, a 300 Level Accounting Student of Al-Hikmah University recently established a music and fashion promotion outfit. Speaking on his venture into the business world, the young entrepreneur said self reliance was the driving […]

 Why I’ll reject political appointment – Kunle Afolayan

 Why I’ll reject political appointment – Kunle Afolayan

Ace film maker, Kunle Afolayan  in this interview with MUMINI ABDULKAREEM and KAYODE ADEOTI speaks on his new  movie, Omugwo. The Kwara-born entertainer also broached on issues on the Nigerian  film industry. Excerpts:  What is the message in your new flick, Omugwo? Omugwo borders on Igbo culture; the story gives room for good comedy at the same time […]

A health sector in coma

A health sector in coma

With Uche Nnadozie Since the second republic it has been tales of suffering and gnashing of teeth with regard to our health sector. Unfortunately for us, a large chunk of what make up the human development index, HDI has to do with good health. The wellness of the people of a nation tells the story […]

Executive/Legislative Feud: Time to end impasse

Executive/Legislative Feud: Time to end impasse

What has taken weeks of unpredictability got eased after the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, last week. Media statements from both sides tried to assure Nigerians that, contrary to widespread anxiety in the polity, the two branches of government are not at war.  Indeed, Dr. Saraki asserted […]

Of NASS and making war with the wrong person

Of NASS and making war with the wrong person

By Abdulwahab Oba Recently, all sorts of ignoble campaigns have been on in the social media against real or perceived political enemy (enemies) by those who feel disgruntled with the election, almost two years ago, of leaders of the NASS. Rather than wait another day for another election and allow those elected concentrate on arduous […]

Powering Africa’s Transformation

Powering Africa’s Transformation

By Tony Elumelu Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry. But African countries’ success presupposes that they generate and manage energy sustainably to keep up […]

Flood Alert: Time to desilt Kwara drainages again

Flood Alert: Time to desilt Kwara drainages again

With Joke Adeniyi The rain is here again. It is one of the most desirable elements of nature. Though it is here for a season, it is a period many look forward to. Little wonder rumbling sound that heralds the rain causes excitement among the young and old. I recall that as a young child […]