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The Man Who Knows The Truth-DARE BABARINSA

On Saturday, October 19, General Yakubu Jack Gowon celebrated his 85th birthday. In the not so distant past, that event would have been marked with something akin to a public holiday. The Brigade of Guards would have organized an honour parade and speeches would have been made. Now power has...

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IN BRIEF: Chinwe Ohajuruka

Chinwe is a real inspiration in the field of green building solutions in Africa. She engineers and builds affordable greenhouses that are both energy and resource-efficient. Her 3 degrees in architecture and 3 accreditations in green building, led to the creation of Comprehensive Design Services, a company that provides comprehensive...

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THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ETHNIC GROUP IN THE U.S. MAY SURPRISE YOU

Because you don’t know what it means to hustle … until you meet a Nigerian-American.  At an Onyejekwe family get-together, you can’t throw a stone without hitting someone with a master’s degree. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, professors — every family member is highly educated and professionally successful, and many have a lucrative side...

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From the Archives: Jackie Robinson, 1919-1972, A Man for All Seasons

Jackie Robinson, the grandson of a slave, a man who emerged from a small house on Pepper Street in Pasadena to become one of the nation’s greatest athletes and a symbol of hope for Black America, died Tuesday. The 53-year-old Robinson succumbed to a heart attack in the 25th year...

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The wages of waste-Simon Kolawole

Here we go again. Nigeria is set for a crisis over the implementation, or the non-implementation, of the new minimum wage. The federal government, empowered by the constitution to set the national minimum wage, had approved N30,000 after consultations with state governors, who meet regularly under the aegis of the...

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FG, Labour Agree On Implementation Of N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Federal Government and organised labour have reached an agreement on the implementation of the new minimum wage after three days of talks that ran through nights and ended in the wee hours of mornings. At a meeting which started around 7 pm on Thursday and ended after 2 am...

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OWO ARUGBO: Ekiti Begins N20,000 Payment To The Elderly As Monthly Stipend

. Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, his wife, Erelu Bisi Fayemi; with state officials pose with some beneficiaries of the State’s Social Security Scheme for elderly citizens (Owo Arugbo), during the relaunch of the scheme in Ado-Ekiti…on Wednesday Governor Fayemi had introduced the monthly payment of stipends to the...

MEET ARGENTINA’S SELF-STYLED ANTI-ABORTION FEMINIST

Carla Pitiot Because she is fueling the abortion debate with campaigns for contraception and sex ed. Argentine Deputy Carla Pitiot believes in leveling the playing field for women. She has fought workplace harassment and the gender pay gap, campaigned for shared parental leave and criticized the Catholic Church for its...

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The Rising Cost of Governance – Thisday Editorial

Government cannot afford to be spending money it does not have Since the return to democratic rule in 1999, Nigerian public officials have cultivated the wasteful habit of undertaking frivolous foreign trips under one guise or the other. But perhaps the most egregious is the convergence in New York, United...