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OVER HIS DEAD BODY

My uncle was an obstinate widower. He had five daughters, whom he loved deeply, but not as much as he loved being an Edo man. He had no sons, and dreamt continually about the Edo son-in-laws he would have when his daughters got married. Each day, as his daughters grew ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: The One About The Yorubas

Of all the ethnic tribes in Nigeria, of which I know only four: Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Delta Igbo (my Social Studies teacher back then assured me there are many more tribes in Nigeria; I still think he lied), my favorite tribe is the Yoruba. You have to love the ...

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Chimamanda Adichie: ALL NIGERIANS MUST MATTER EQUALLY

I know the elections are way past, and the brouhaha surrounding Oba Akiola’s thoughtless remarks have died down. But I have been reading Chimamanda Adichie’s written response to the Oba, and I simply just had to share it. Most of y’all must have already read it. I’m not even sharing ...

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Merriam-Webster names ‘culture’ word of the year

A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster’s 2014 word of the year: culture. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries’ “vape,” a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and “exposure,” declared the year’s winner ...

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The Troubling Trend In Imo State Of All Northerners Being Called Boko Haram

A worrying situation is developing in Imo state, where Northerners are generally referred to as ‘Boko Haram’ by the people of the State. In fact the situation has gotten so bad that the Imo State Police Command had to release a press statement warning the people of Imo to desist ...

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Nigeria’s Censors Board Delay Release Of Half Of A Yellow Sun Movie

Nigeria’s film board has delayed the release of Half Of A Yellow Sun, a film about the Biafran war, which was directed by Nigerian-born British director Biyi Bandele, was set to open in Nigerian cinemas on Friday. A film board spokesman told AFP that there were “regulatory issues” with the ...

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THE JOURNAL: These Janded Naija People Sef. . .

Dear Diary, I once saw a friend’s Facebook post which made me chuckle and shake my head with no small amount of derision. He updated: ‘Can somebody please tell me how someone can travel to Dubai for three weeks and come back with an American accent?’ Lol. Me sef I ...

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GOODBYE TO THE PLACE YOU CAN NO LONGER CALL HOME

It is a hot day, the day you said goodbye to the place you can no longer call home. The earth is baking under a fierce sun. The air is laden with moisture. Everything looks limp, wilted, as weary as you feel. The bus is stuck in the traffic, a ...

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