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What Stuff Are You Made Of???

In an interview on NTA Kaduna in July 1987, the late Gen. Hassan Usman Katsina was asked by the interviewer how he can compare the Governors of those days and his time (1966). This was his reply: “I am going ...

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Cashless Nigeria: The true agenda

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Japa Syndrome

Why I Japa(ed) in 1992

Suffer-Suffer For World My annual (NOT monthly) salary as a Senior Lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1992 (right before I left for the United States) was N9,600. It’s not a typo. N9,600 only, for the entire year. How ...

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I wonder how the academics see themselves – My Story

I was already a lecturer in Nigeria in 1992, having got my BA in 1990.Life was tough for academics. The profession was seen as poor even by non-academics.The claim that academics were economically empowered is not true, as most were ...

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Sháyó Philosophy

Yesterday we met again to see if they had hot pepper soup at the local African joint. Logically, when these simple folks enter a pepper soup joint, it is like Ṣẹ̀lẹ́ enter spirit: matters get philosophically historical like a magical ...

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right time is now

4 of Top 15 Things You Should Not Do Again Once You Clock Age 30

4. Don’t do what your friends do If your friends’ activities (such as using drugs or drinking excessively) don’t align with your values, it’s okay to choose different activities. 5. Don’t just blame your parents It’s important to take responsibility ...

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Don't take criticism personally

The 7th of Top 15 Things You Should Not Do Again Once You Clock Age 30

7. Don’t take criticism personally Try not to get too caught up in what others think of you. Remember to prioritize your mental health. 8. Don’t take advice from everyone Be selective about who you take advice from. Look for ...

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be self sufficient

The 10th of Top 15 Things You Should Not Do Again Once You Clock Age 30

10. Don’t try to impress others Focus on impressing yourself and let the right people be drawn to you. Don’t go broke trying to impress others. 11. Don’t depend on others It’s important to be self-sufficient and capable of tackling ...

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Don't wait for opportunities Create your opportunities

The 13th of Top 15 Things You Should Not Do Again Once You Clock Age 30

13. Don’t wait for opportunities Create your opportunities. Don’t wait for them to come to you. 14. Don’t argue with people Don’t waste your time trying to win arguments or prove a point to those who are unwilling to listen. ...

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bank failure

Nigerians Lament Bank App Crashes As Transaction Failure Persists

Following the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria for the swapping of old naira notes to new notes, Nigerians have begun to lament the challenges involved in the process despite the extension to February 10, 2023. Checks by The ...

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