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“Before it is too late”
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The above title is borrowed from the famous letter written...

“Poverty is unnecessary”
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I got a call last week from a man who called...

Sense and superficiality
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A reader reproaches me for praising two weeks ago the All...

Mandela’s legacy
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The passing of Nelson Mandela at 95 on Thursday 5th...

My sister in the Gambia (1)
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With 24 hours to leave the Gambia and being my...

African leadership: From rhetoric to realism
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When we lament the plight of the African continent, as...

Commerce, conflict and commodities
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In his seminal book: West Africa under Colonial Rule, the...

Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013
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I can’t recall when I first heard the name “Mandela”. My...

Ten Wives for Mandela
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Last Sunday I was at the stadium to welcome Nelson...

Mandela and Africa
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Amid the flood of media examination of the passing of...

Putting Nigeria first
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As a starry-eyed teenage undergraduate at Ahmadu Bello University, I...

Nollywood at 20: The nurses are begging for justice
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I am as excited as any Nigerian, indeed any African about...