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HUMOUR COLUMN: Reasons I am not a Successful Nigerian YET

Corruption is a Nigerian. So are Hope, Dishonesty and Yahoo-Yahoo, and I guess this is why I am not a successful Nigerian yet. A successful Nigerian’s default setting is dishonesty. This is why when your change (by Change, I mean APC, Buhari and campaign scams) is 50 naira and the ...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO FOR TODAY’S HUMAN RIGHTS

I had absolutely no idea what to write on the topic of human rights, absolutely nothing. When Walter called me to find out if I could draft out something to mark World Human Rights day, I asked: why me? It’s not like I’m a lawyer or human rights activist. Heck, ...

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DIEZANI AND THE REST OF US

Dear Righteous Nigerian, I hail you for your patriotism, resolve and commitment to see that government officials accused of corruption are punished by God. Well done o! The saintly garb which you have donned since the news broke that Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke is ill with cancer sits so pretty on ...

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Nollywood and the Nigerian Hypocrisy

Originally published on thisisafrica.me If you’re one of Nollywood’s millions of fans around the world, you can’t fail to have read some of the sensational headlines in the blogosphere and Nigerian media earlier this year: “Nollywood now producing blue films”. There were many more: “From Nollywood to Pornllywood”, “Nollywood has ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Linda Ikeji, Goan Marry!

Yes, I am going to talk about Aunty Linda. You don’t just buy a house worth 450/500/600/800 (depending on which blog you read) million naira and expect us not to talk. A house! Not houses! One house! Huge or not, it is still one house. Speaking from my knowledge of ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: I’m Not Saying Nigerians Are Liars

I am not saying Nigerians have are genetically programmed to lie, please do not get me wrong. I am only saying that our main natural resource as a nation is no longer oil, or even humor. It is falsehood. What is it with the inability of my countrymen to be ...

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THE JOURNAL: Much Naija Ado About Kissing In Public

Dear Diary Eketi Ette, a woman after my heart (except when it comes to matters of the LGBT and how fast I can get her to write episodes of Compound Matters) recently shared an experience on Facebook. She titled the post ‘TO KISS, HOLD HANDS OR NOT?’ Before I go ...

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The Hilarious Tweets of #NigeriansAtHogwarts

Nigerians on Twitter have come up with the funniest tweets possible by imagining what it would be like if Nigerians were to attend the Hogwarts School of  Witchcraft & Wizardry. And so, the hashtag #NigeriansAtHogwarts was birthed and trended all of yesterday. I swear, these tweets are so goddarn hilarious. ...

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That Write-up About The Kite’s And The Eagle’s Perch

Originally published on Bellanaija.com A lot of gay Nigerians are increasingly stepping into the limelight to campaign for their rights as human beings deserving of respect and peace of mind in their own country. This is a noble and worthwhile pursuit, but it has led a lot of Nigerians to ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: The Nigerian Hit Song That Outsells Tuface And Wizkid

Nigerians are a lenient lot, way too tolerant. Centuries of learning to make do, despite years of abuse and neglect, has made us very accommodating and tolerant of underperformance and mediocrity. A Nigerian could hire you to come set up the outdoor canopies for one of the many numerous occasions ...

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