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THE NIGERIAN ARMY: SO MANY HUMANS, SO LITTLE HUMANITY

I just watched a horrible video capturing the humiliation of some alleged IPOB members by members of the Nigerian army. Inasmuch as the video is appalling and showed soldiers of the Nigerian army meting out inhuman punishments in their (usual) invidious selves, the video should surprise Nigerians little. It cannot ...

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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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#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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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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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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CSI 9JA: THE JACK AND JILL STORY (Episode 2)

The Toyota corolla sedan belonging to the C.S.I. department pulled into the parking lot of the Economics department in the University of Jos. Officers Chrome and Jerome wasted no time in tracking down the lady whose connection to their case was yet to be unfolded. After being misdirected once, they ...

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“The military camouflage is not for entertainment.” The Nigerian Army blasts Nigerian celebrities

A few days ago, the Nigerian Army released a statement which was sent to all online publications, titled “AN OPEN LETTER TO NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES.” The letter called for Nigerian celebrities “to abstain from the use and abuse of the Nigerian Military camouflage”. Jesse Jagz, who is known for his love ...

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