Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Education Review st-gregory-college
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A tribute by Bashorun J.K. Randle I consider it a great privilege and special honour to be invited to propose the toast of St Gregory’s College, Lagos as it celebrates its 85th anniversary. The evidence of your longevity is unassailable.

Literary Review nduka-otiono
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Nduka Otiono has found favour in the West. Less than a decade after he left Nigeria for academic pursuits, the fecundity of his literary scholarship has grown like duckweed. “I am comfortable working in that environment because of the infrastructure and the kind of support structure available for research

National mimiko tanks
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Across Ondo State, palpable excitement has enveloped the air. Many residents can hardly conceal their euphoria as they await the inauguration of the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko for another term in office. Iroko, as he’s fondly called, will on Sunday be sworn-in for a second term

Back Page / Columns offside-new
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Last year, Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan, spent six weeks in a German hospital, receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. Nigerians footed the bill for her treatment but neither her office nor that of her husband considered us deserving of the slightest bit of truth-telling.

Opinion Peter-Obi1
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Anambra undoubtedly, is one hard of a state to govern. With so many politically minded folds and business entrepreneurs, virtually every one thinks he or she has both the talent and money to lead. But great leaders must have uncommon talent and skill.

Opinion catholic-church
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The current crisis rocking the Catholic Church in Nigeria especially the selection or appointment of the shepherd (bishop) of the Ahiara diocese has greatly agitated the minds of many concerned Catholics. It is not the first time it is happening and will not be the last.

Editorial guns-gun
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The recent killing of health workers in Kano and Yobe states by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect is a heinous and condemnable act. The attacks coming on the heels of the cease fire announced by the Islamist sect have, indeed, made nonsense of their declared intention to dialogue with the Federal Government.

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