Asiwaju Basorun @80: His Footprints on Sands of Time

My Thoughtful Thought By Kunle ADELABU Footprints on the sands of time is a phrase from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ‘A Psalm of Life’,which describes the mark that great men leave on history. He made reference to the phrase starting from verse 8 of the poem where he charges men to act while alive. “Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time”. Looking back at the 80 years of glorious existence of…

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When The Worst Of The Best Is Better Than The Rest

By Kehinde Bamigbetan The set theory is a commonsensical heritage of arithmetics. By defining a selection from a universe as a set, it makes value judgments that could relate to the mass. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the highly prestigious Economist news magazine experiments with the set theory every year. To execute its livability survey, it selects 140 cities out of millions of cities across the world. This means a set of 140 cities out of a million plus universe of cities. That a city qualifies to…

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RAINFALL IN NIGERIA, AGAIN!

The Drawing Board With MUSAWAL By Ibrahim ‘Lanre-Cidiat’ Musawal The cloud is gathering. The blue sky is getting dark. The wind blowing with an increasing energy and pressure raising dusts; moribund and vibrant, dead and living. The birds are flying in haste charting the course back to their long departed homes. The birds will surely roost, this time, neither on the city’s rock nor the fancy cages that housed them in the cities. But on the branches of the trees, where they truly belong! The trees are dancing, anticipating and…

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Ambode At 55: Lowers His Voice, Raises His Logic!

By Idowu Ajanaku “Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow” – forbes.com   As global attention is riveted on the unfolding spectacle of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia today, there are interesting parallels to draw with a goal-getting Nigerian, whose illustrious life trajectory clocks 55 years on this same day. Much like the world-acclaimed beautiful game, which few observers gave a chance to survive, talk less of exploding when it began back in England in 1863, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode…

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