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Goodluck Jonathan Says Nigeria May Revisit Law On Gay Marriage

Nigeria may revisit a law that banned same-sex marriages, says former president Goodluck Jonathan. “When it comes to equality, we must all have the same rights as Nigerian citizens,” Jonathan said at a forum at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London on Monday. Jonathan in 2014 signed a law criminalizing same-sex ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: King Of The ‘North’

So this week I am bothered about a title: ‘King of the North’. One major reason is that it shows how much we have failed as a country, if our grown men now make Game of Thrones references. Is there no shame? So you all watch movie series? Wow. Another ...

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CORPERS’ LODGE XVII

The first point of call for voters was the first assistant presiding officer’s table. The APO 1 had Jega’s card reader. He would authenticate the voter’s permanent card to ascertain whether the card was from INEC and belonged to this polling unit. This successful, he would then verify that the ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Much Ado About President Jonathan

On the 30th of May 2015, President Jonathan will go home. This particular event will make headlines in our major newspapers, unless of course Shekau is killed again, or the Chibok girls are found again. Now, I go home every day, except on those days when I spend the entire ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: An Exclusive Interview With President Jonathan

So I recently had an interview with President Goodluck Jonathan, and here are the five reasons he gave as to why he’s handing over on the May 28 But before I go into the interview, I have something important to tell you. I do not attend burials as a matter ...

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The ‘Men Of God’ Who Predicted Outcome Of 2015 Elections Woefully

Nigerian pastors should really stop mixing the work of God with the work of men politics. Have they not learned that the two don’t mix well from Chris Okotie, who is forever God’s candidate to be president of the Republic of Nigeria? The presidential elections has come and gone. But ...

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#NigeriaDecided: A VOTE OF THANKS

Today, I would like to say THANK YOU. So many deserve gratitude on this momentous occasion of change in Nigeria. THANK YOU, God! Thank You for keeping Nigeria One and whole and for putting our detractors to shame at this time. Thank You for answering the prayers of millions of ...

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Open Letter: Dear Mercy Johnson, We Are Not Fools

So, in the wake of actress Mercy Johnson’s article on how down-to-earth she is, superstar or not, opinions were divided as to the true intent behind her altruistic write-up. A blogger friend of mine, Elsie Godwin, had a scathing letter to write in response to the article, one originally published ...

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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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Same event – Different responses: Some Critical Trajectories

Before I wrote, I was at first torn between a confusing web of two different worlds: two diverse emotions – hope and doubt. I wondered: Was this our dream finally come true? Vague and intense feelings of uneasiness washed over me. Dangling between two different emotions, I set down penning ...

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