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#PANAMAPAPERS: A WAKE UP CALL
We campaign and walk the streets, we carry placards in the scorching sun chanting “we want an end to inequality” The truth is our forefathers were victims of inequality, we are victims of inequality, and if care is not taken, generations to come will be victims, but why? Because we have never been equal to elites!

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THE LAXITY OF A STATE
The recent I don’t care attitude of governments at all levels in Nigeria drew my attention to an incident that occurred when growing up.
News had it then that a cabinet member of a state had lost his family members to a car crash due to bad condition of roads within the state.
That was about 20 years ago.

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A REVIEW OF DAMBISA MOYO’S DEAD AID, BY SEMIU A. AKANMU

Aid, “a sum total of both concessional loans and grants”, from donors – mainly Western, to African countries has “hampered, stifled and retarded Africa’s development” is the thesis of Dambisa’s Dead Aid. It is a tightly-argued book, combative, deep, factual, and above all, problem-solving.

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HUSTLING FOR SURVIVAL

Here are two boys. No! They are men, young men; local artisanal fishermen on fishing expedition. They are hardworking Nigerians, not criminals, in disagreement to the demeaning declaration by the President of their Nation. Photographed at the Lagoon Front Resort, located at the tail end of the ‘University of Lagos’ Campus, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. To them, street bandits are less human, and arms’ begging is not an option to consider to making ends meet.

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SENATE’S SUSPENSION OF CCB, CCT & ACJ ACTS AMENDMENT: HOW FAR CAN THE MASSES GO?

News filtered in during the course of plenary at the Nigerian senate chamber last week that the ongoing amendment to the code of conduct bureau and tribunal act as well as the administration of criminal justice act had been suspended.

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A KI JE MEJI PO, L’ABA ALADE: RE-UNDERSTANDING YORUBA PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT ON SCARCITY AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Eunice, Precious and Taofeeq are friends whose certain challenges in life endeavours –what my other spiritual friends will call trials –propelled the need to re-understand “A ki je meji po, l’aba Alade” Yoruba philosophical thought. Eunice and Precious’ cases are similar, though with different causative factors. Taofeeq’s was quite different. But all are unified at a point where lessons on scarcity and resources allocation are indispensable.

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“IT IS UP TO YOU”: MY FIRST LESSON ON PLURALITY IN MALAYSIA

From certain distant observers, Malaysia is an Islamic country, most likely, the nationals speak Arabic, and Sharee’a (Islamic) law is the national legal mechanism. No matter how ludicrous this assertion might sound to those in the knowledge of the actual identity of Malaysia, it should not be surprising. It cannot be unusual when there are Nigerians naming Australia as a member country of West Africa. It can be that appalling!
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