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Much Ado About Buhari’s ‘son’ Yusuf

While we celebrate Democracy Day and thank God for this day, the ‘On your marks, Set, Go’ of Change in Nigeria, 🙂 let us take some time to visit the issue of the young man who has been kicking up such an internet frenzy in the past 24 hours. There ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Letter To The White Man That Explains The Fuel Scarcity

Dear White Friend, I will first of all thank you for being a true friend to me, despite the highly probable odds that I am trying to defraud you, like most of my kinsmen. I salute your bravery. For the past five days, I know you have been trying desperately ...

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MY LIFE AS A FIFTY NAIRA NOTE

I lie there, in the dark corner of the room, under the bed that creaks loudly every time any human weight rests upon it. The darkness shrouds my dirty, torn, worn, shrunken, battered body, and it is with some indifference that I watch as the rat seeking food nibbles at ...

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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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HUMOUR COLUMN: That One About Nigerians

Nigerians can teach you a million lessons on the subject of irony, with diagrams and labels. On one hand we are very skeptical. This is partly because every Nigerian, every real Nigerian will cheat if he feels he can get away with it. Don’t argue with me on that. So ...

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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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Tobe Writes: 2015 ELECTION…MOST NIGERIANS WILL BE MORE FOOLISH THAN ESAU

From the beginning of my writing this column, I have tried to refrain from commenting or writing on current national issues or gossip. The reason being that most of the burning and trending issues are symptoms of our collective malaise. Therefore, treating these symptoms is like scratching the surface of ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: That Thing About Human Beings

Dear reader, I never planned to mention the name Linda Ikeji in this column, but since I have, let us get it over with. Nigerians are a heartless bunch; I think Hitler had some Nigerian blood. Because, really, what did Linda do that was unforgivable, what? It means if a ...

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#Ebola: Health Minister Reassures Nigerians That Virus Has been Successfully Contained, only One Case Left

Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said yesterday that Nigeria has been able to reduce the number of Ebola cases to just one. At a press briefing held in Abuja, Prof. Onyebuchi said only one patient out of the 13 confirmed cases in Nigeria is still at the Isolation center. ...

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