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LAGOS DIARIES (Okada Ban Conspiracy Theories)

Hello, my fellow Lagosians, other Nigerians and my community of Mind Snappers, so I checked and it was interesting to note that my last Lagos Diaries entry was in March 2017. Wow. This must mean that I have become a proper alaye in this Lagos sha. But because Oluwa will ...

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THE WALL

The crimson red letters on the plastered but unpainted wall were ‘City Limits: Keep Off’. If Adamu had been literate, he would have been able to decipher what they meant and maybe he would not have scaled the wall. But he was not and he did. The moment his feet ...

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Rescued Nigerian girl longs for her Boko Haram ‘husband’

Almost a year after she was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by the Nigerian army, Zara John, 16, is still in love with one of the fighters who abducted her. She was delighted to discover that she was pregnant with his child following a urine and blood test carried out ...

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The Things They Say…To President Buhari

“It is well documented by the State Department and by respected human rights organizations that Nigerian army personnel have, for many years, engaged in a pattern and practice of gross violations of human rights against the Nigerian people and others, including summary executions of prisoners, indiscriminate attacks against civilians, torture, ...

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Buhari Says the US Is Aiding and Abetting Boko Haram

President Buhari says that the US is ‘aiding and abetting’ terror group Boko Haram by refusing to supply arms to Nigeria. A US law called the Leahy Law prevents the US government from selling arms to countries which fail to tackle human rights abuses. President Buhari made the accusation while ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: Nigeria’s Postponed Election Is An Embarrassment Of Bad Choices

Last week, Victor, a carpenter, came to my Lagos home to fix a broken chair. I asked him whom he preferred as Nigeria’s next president: the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, or his challenger, Muhammadu Buhari. “I don’t have a voter’s card, but if I did, I would vote for somebody I ...

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LOUD ON CHARLIE HEBDO, SILENT ON BAGA

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com President Jonathan was among the leaders who condemned last week’s attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, yet his response to the slaughter of civilians by militants in his own country has been muted. Some commentators criticized the president’s reticence about the ...

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‘Nigeria’s survival comes first before a Presidential election.’ – Chris Okotie admonishes President Jonathan

Rev. Chris Okotie took to his Facebook page recently to address Boko Haram’s horrific advance in some parts of Northern Nigeria, asking President Jonathan to pay more attention to the menace and advised him to sack all his generals and advisers. Find his incisive piece below. “No God condones this ...

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Another 365

FOREWORD: In the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, sometimes, we get so wrapped up in the politics of it, the scourge of Boko Haram and the plight of the victims, that we forget – sometimes – the suffering of those left to mourn the lost souls. The poem you’re about ...

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…That Good People May Sleep Peacefully At Night

Even an evil child has his own day – Yoruba Proverb. Sometimes, the world does not need a hero. What it needs is a monster – Count Dracula. Last week, I ticked another movie in my ‘Movies Watched’ checklist. The movie, Dracula Untold, chronicles how Count Vlad the Impaler, Son ...

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