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Monday Lines: Sending Ooni of Ife to Tinubu by Lasisi Olagunju

One day, I will have the courage to ask the immaculate Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, how he feels each time he travels on the horrible Ibadan-Ife road. Ben…

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Monday Lines: Murder and vengeance in Okuama by Lasisi Olagunju

I have a very senior police officer friend whose nickname is Ambush. On the front of my friend’s left shoulder is an ugly scar. At the back of the shoulder…

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Monday Lines: Adesina and Nigeria’s fatal abduction by Lasisi Olagunju

“What is the State?” Louis Blanc, politician and historian in 19th century France, asks himself. He answers: “The State, under democratic rule, is the power of all the people, served…

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Monday Lines: Kumuyi, Tortoise and looters of noodles-Lasisi Olagunju

Wise old Tortoise sat his children down. “My dear ones, two things are essential for your growth and wellbeing in life: Always tell the truth, and never ever take whatever…

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Monday Lines: Our president’s love affair with the IMF by Lasisi Olagunju

A colleague yesterday shared a 1992 campaign video of Chief M.K.O. Abiola promising to demystify governance in Nigeria and stop “people’s heads” from being “shaved in their absence.” A professor…

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Non-Aligned Movement and Nigeria’s quest for equal access to capital

By Tunde Rahman Is the Non-Aligned Movement still around? Is the organisation still in existence? That was the weighty question Professor Ikechukwu Okoro, a visually impaired Nigerian and Iowa State…

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Monday Lines: Ibadan blast, Makinde and federalism by Lasisi Olagunju

Mr Youssouf Sawane, a Malian money-maker, leads miners from Mali in Oyo State. He was asked by the Nigerian Tribune how much his group was paying into the coffers of…

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In eight months of Tinubu administration , Nigeria’s stock market leads the world by Bayo Onanuga

The Nigerian economy is looking good in some sectors. This is not a harebrained assessment, despite the high inflation and the unstable exchange rate of the Naira. Those who doubt…

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Tinubu, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ and the power of creative economy

By Temitope Ajayi While extolling Funke Akindele, the Nollywood filmmaker for her recent box office accomplishment, President Bola Tinubu lauded the growing contribution of the Nigerian creative industry to the…

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Monday Lines: For Nigerian soldiers and judges by Lasisi Olagunju

A gentleman strolled into my office sometime ago and gave his surname as Adamasingba. In my almost thirty years in Ibadan, I had identified the name ‘Adamasingba’ solely with a…

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