Jide Osuntokun

The joke of primary elections in Nigeria
2022/06/09 02:57:18

I have tried unsuccessfully not to comment on the so-called primary elections in Nigeria because like every perceptive observer, I am very pessimistic about whether elections will hold or not...

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Unintended consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
2022/06/02 05:28:16

The war unleashed on Ukraine on February 24 in addition to the conquest and annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and sponsoring of secessionist war of the ethnic Russians...

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Nigeria’s image: Need for national awareness
2022/05/26 04:31:08

It seems to me that there is a coordinated international effort to damage the image of Nigeria and news from Nigeria are not helping in giving us a positive image....

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Is Nigeria the ‘sick man of Africa’?
2022/05/19 05:38:24

The Ottoman Turkish Empire in 19th century Europe used to be derided as “the sick man of Europe” apparently because it was an effete empire, a caricature of its glorious...


Now’s time for the world to intervene in war in Ukraine
2022/05/12 05:16:35

It is going to three months since Putin’s Russia invaded Ukraine, a sovereign state and member of the United Nations without proper declaration of war even though Russia had been...

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Teach us to number our days…
2022/05/05 08:13:53

Unlike nowadays, most people of my generation did not have the luxury of celebrating our birthdays until we were in higher school or in the universities. This was because the disposable...


Osuntokun @ 80: Cheers to a father and friend
2022/04/28 06:42:09

We often meet people in a place, at a time and under conditions that are nothing short of an augury perfectly arranged by divine providence. As we go on in...


2022/04/14 04:11:11

Annual strike has become a recurring decimal in the life of public universities in Nigeria. There is no country in the entire world that experiences this terrible phenomenon without immediately...


National Insecurity: Lord have mercy!
2022/04/07 04:55:06

These are not the best of times in Nigeria. There is a general feeling of helplessness in the country when it comes to the issue of physical and economic security....

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What to do about Nigeria’s deindustrialisation
2022/03/31 05:10:02

This last week, I drove past the Jericho area of Ibadan where most of the publishing houses in Nigeria like Heinemann, Oxford University Press, Evans Publishers and others are located...

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FG raises ministers, perm secs, others’ tour allowances.
2022/09/03 05:29:22

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Masari withdraws as Tinubu’s running mate!
2022/07/10 16:53:36

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Edo Central senatorial candidate congratulates Tinubu.
2022/06/13 03:43:37


Ebonyi 2023: Ogba, Odii bicker over PDP governorship
2022/06/13 03:43:16

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S’Court Justices deplore poor service conditions
2022/06/13 00:53:25

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad