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Understanding the Economics of Tourism in Nigeria

By Olukayode Kolawole In most gatherings of experts in the travel & hospitality industry, tourism as a tool in diversifying the Nigerian economy has received the most attention and provoked lots of intellectual comments. This is not surprising at all considering the huge potential that this particular sector possesses. In most developed and developing countries,

$50M Ikoyi Cash Haul: Is Ayodele Oke A Scapegoat?

Who is Ayodele Oke?   Ambassador Ayodele Oke is a seasoned intelligence chief and a career diplomat. President Goodluck Jonathan and other relevant stakeholders did their due diligence before approving his appointment as Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in November 2013. Ambassador Oke is from Oyo State, highly professional and disciplined intelligence chief

A Letter to Mr. President, By Olukayode Ajulo, PhD

Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Discountenance Of Ondo State in Respect of Federal Government Appointments. Mr. President, I greet you wholeheartedly in the spirit of this season. I write you as a patriot and indigene of Ondo State. I hope this letter meets you

Good Parentage Still Wins: The Najeeb Tambuwal Example

By Hon Bimbo Daramola   The moral decadence in our society has been traced to several factors among which is the abdication of “home training” by parents.   From pressures of economic survival to eke out survival or socio-political demands, a lot of parents have COMPROMISED the qualitative attention that raising kids demand more than

Late Governor Adefarati: Untold Stories of Political Repression And Inherent Lessons for Governor Akeredolu, SAN & Other Incumbents

By -Kayode Ajulo PhD. Like an eclipse, swiftly, the years passed. And it’s striking to know that it’s exactly 10 years that we lost a political juggernaut in the person of Chief Adebayo Adefarati, former governor of my dear State, Ondo. Baba Adefarati, as I knew and addressed him, even before his ascendance to governorship

AROCHUKWU-OHAFIA FEDERAL ROAD PROJECT: A PROMISE WELL KEPT

By Hon. Uko Ndukwe Nkole When l told my people that this road (Arochukwu-Ohafia federal road project) will receive adequate attention under my representation, many thought it was a mission impossible. When the grading started last year December, many thought it was politics as usual, Yes plenty water has passed under the bridge, a lot

Honourable Bimbo Daramola, Ekiti and the Politics of 2018 Elections

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”-Martin Luther King, Jnr. Politics in liberal democracy is essentially about a struggle for power; it is permissible for competitiveness by contending personalities or forces of diverse political leanings and parties within a given time frame

BIMBO DARAMOLA: WORTHY OF THIS CUP?

Several articles have been written on the person of Congressman Bimbo Daramola. But until now, a few things have been mentioned about who he’s not. At first, you could mistake his boldness, self-confidence and courage for pride or arrogance. This write-up is not about his history (which is reserved for a later time) but what

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