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Kwara @50: Celebrating our past and present

Kwara @50: Celebrating our past and present

Last week we kick started a 10-day celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of our dear state, Kwara. Although meant to be a low-key outing, it does not in any way take from us the need to celebrate and rejoice, not just on our successes thus far, but on our existence and being. There are […]

Time to end preventable maternal deaths in Nigeria

Time to end preventable maternal deaths in Nigeria

By Osita Abana In the last 18 months, three ladies I know have died from childbirth-related causes in Nigeria. In my University days, one of the brightest lecturers in my department- a PhD in Biochemistry -entered the labour room and never returned. At an event organized by the NYSC – a little under two years […]

Lord Billy’s Diary

Lord Billy’s Diary

The Immortal Saraki He would have been 84 years yesterday, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. As usual he would have marked the event quietly. He was never the one to roll out the drums on occasion of his birthday. I recall when he turned 70, there were so much preparations to mark this milestone of Nigeria’s […]

The Hidden Dangers of Cultism

The Hidden Dangers of Cultism

By Tony Ogunlowo So many young people are joining cults, or gangs, at an alarming rate. Never a day goes by, somewhere, that somebody doesn’t die as a result of cult activity which is sweeping across the country. So you join a cult: perhaps out of boredom, peer pressure or thinking you can receive fame […]

Shonga farms: A mission accomplished

Shonga farms: A mission accomplished

The visit last week by Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele to Shonga Farms, the programme that brought eight White Zimbabwean Farmers who had been displaced in their country, to Kwara, has again brought the issue of the project, initiated by the  then Governor Bukola Saraki in 2004, into the arena of […]

An Inferno in Ogbomoso and the Spectator-Citizen

An Inferno in Ogbomoso and the Spectator-Citizen

My family and I recently went to Ilorin for an event. I had not been to Ilorin in nearly 20 years and was excited at the prospect of visiting a city in which I lived for a brief period. I wanted to once again take in the air of Taiwo Road, Tanke, Fate, Eye-nkorin, and […]

Dear Governor Fayose: Please Shut Up!

Dear Governor Fayose: Please Shut Up!

By Azuka Jebose Your Excellency: I greet you. First, this disclosure: I am neither a PDP nor APC member. I do not belong to any political party in Nigeria. I am a passionate patriot of our great nation. However, I am also an unapologetic supporter of our President, Muhammad Buhari. I admire his blunt, bold […]

Dr Ahmed: Racing to write his name in the Book of History

Dr Ahmed: Racing to write his name in the Book of History

Just recently, the Kwara state governor, Alhaji AbdulFattah Ahmed had occasion to lead a team of high-powered government officials to a meeting with the World Bank, in Abuja. The meeting was aimed at creating a productive partnership between Kwara and the global financial institution. The partnership would result in easy financing of key components of […]

That we may continue to blow the whistle

That we may continue to blow the whistle

By Bala Magaji The war against corruption cannot be won without the cooperation and participation of the public. As such, a major objective of the whistleblowing policy should be efforts at public buy-in and ownership of the initiative, and thus the securing of its sustainability. The current administration has, recently, made the whistleblowing programme a […]

 Abdulsalami Abubakar and the theory of dying with the truth

 Abdulsalami Abubakar and the theory of dying with the truth

By Alhassan Dambatta Accusations that accompanied the recently launched book of former military General, Ishaya Bamaiyi, is alarming, especially with the considerations that someone’s life is involved and at stake here. General Bamaiyi had squarely told us two days ago that, the only person who could tell Nigerians the truth about Abiola’s death and those […]