Re: Anthony Joshua, sports and patriotism

Dear readers   Compliments of the season. I want to sincerely thank you for your patronage in the last one year. No matter how good we are at what we do, we are nowhere without your patronage. You are the reason why we are still on the streets. You are the reason why we remain one of the best in the industry. I sincerely thank our advertisers for keeping faith in us. Like Oliver Twist, we can only ask for more in the new year. This is a tough time.…

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Seasonal blues

It is again that time of the season when people indulge themselves. While it is natural to merry during festivities it is absolutely necessary to do so with caution. As we move around town rejoicing in ‘’Rice and Stew Very Plenty’’ (R.S.V.P) it would be good to take action or remain inactive to preserve our health! Binge drinking aka Heavy episodic drinking Binge drinking, is consumption of alcoholic beverages with an intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption in a single session. Binge drinking is not just about the number…

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Love your spouse correctly (Part 2)

If you are a married person that physically assaults your spouse for whatever reason, you are not loving your spouse correctly. If you are a wife that insults your husband (your head) in public or in secret without remorse, then, there is no evil you cannot do to him. Is that how to love your spouse? Was that what you promised at the altar of God on wedding day? Loving your spouse correctly means placing your spouse’s need side by side with yours. You are busy acquiring all the degrees.…

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Corruption in high places: Who will bell the cat?

Last weekend the Governor of Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde became the latest state chief executive to raise question markers concerning the financial discipline or otherwise of the government of his immediate predecessor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi. Speaking during a live programme of the Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation (BCOS), tagged “Live chat with GSM, a quarterly session with the Oyo State Governor”, on Saturday, the youthful helmsman pulled no punches in accusing the former administration of financial indiscretion. He said the Ajimobi administration was marred by corruption, adding that the persons…

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When sad news becomes the order of the day

During the week, the sad news of the murder of another Nigerian hit the airwaves. However, what made this even more pungent was the fact that the person in question had spent 45 years in the United States without anything happening to him before deciding to return to his fatherland. According to reports, the late Mr Mutiu Agbosasa was a chartered accountant who was allegedly murdered at his retirement country-home in Ikorodu area of Lagos State just a few months after he returned from the US.   The deceased had…

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Apapa traffic nuisance: My nasty experience

About six years ago, my LG television set developed fault. The said TV was the latest from the stable of the electronic giant then. I had fear that roadside technicians might not have the technical knowledge to fix it, so, I opted for LG-trained technician and took it to the electronic store, where I bought it in Ikeja for repairs At the Ikeja office, I was directed to the LG Service Centre in Apapa. Prior to that, I had heard about the traffic congestion on that road. This was at…

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When the heart comes under ‘’attack’’! (2)

However, the more symptoms one has, the greater the likelihood of having a heart attack.   Some heart attacks strike suddenly, but many people have warning signs and symptoms hours, days or weeks in advance.   The earliest warning may be recurrent chest pain (angina) that’s triggered by activity and relieved by rest. Angina is caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the heart.   A heart attack differs from a condition in which the heart suddenly stops (sudden cardiac arrest, which occurs when an electrical disturbance disrupts…

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Love your spouse correctly (Part 1)

Today, the word ‘Love’ has been so misunderstood and misinterpreted. Some have defined love as financial generosity alone. Others see love as sexual pleasure. There are so many definitions out there.   What exactly is love? The definition of love outside the Holy Bible is a fruitless exercise and the outcome is not sustainable. “The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in the furnace of the earth, purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6)   “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher…

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Anthony Joshua, sports and patriotism

Success, a Nigerian axiom says, has many fathers but, failure is an orphan. In other words while many people will want to identify with a successful person, many will avoid a failure like a plague and won’t touch him with a long pole. The victory of Nigerianborn British boxer, Anthony Joshua (AJ) last week Saturday in Saudi Arabia against Mexican-born American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr, has corroborated the above axiomatic expression on why people find it easy to identify with success especially successes recorded in sports. AJ’s victory resonated with…

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$30bn loan: Will the outcome be different this time?

In recent weeks, one of the major news topics has been the Federal Government’s plan to increase the nation’s debt profile by borrowing close to $30 billion – $29.96billion to be precise. The plan was unfolded last Thursday when President Muhammadu Buhari re-sent the $29.96bn 2016-2018 external borrowing plan to the Senate for its consideration and approval. He made the request a day after the International Monetary Fund warned Nigeria against rising debts. The Debt Management Office (DMO) has said out of Nigeria’s total debt profile of N25.7trillion as of…

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