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What The Hell Is Wrong With “200 Million Mumus”? -By Bayo Oluwasanmi

In response to an article written some years ago by Okey Ndibe, Lagbaja the Afrobeat sensation, whose real name is Bisade Ologunde, defines and explains Mumu as “(a) The mumu people they “lead” are no different from their mumu “leaders” in character. “(b) The mumu people are gullible, superstitious and naive.” “(c) There are no […]

Like Phoenix in the storybook, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos seems on the rebound after political crucifixion at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Golgotha. In his post-defeat broadcast last Wednesday, grace and sobriety had replaced the bile and bitterness in his tongue only three days earlier when he thrust a blunt dagger at the jugular […]

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In life, there are times one feels sober. There are also times one feels elevated by events around. In the past two weeks or so, I have derived joy from three spectacular national and international happenings. My joy from these events is not because they are uncommon, it is based on the direct demeanors they […]

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The church has always played a sacerdotal role in Anambra. It has become an institution of temperance; balancing the spiritual and the corporeal. The people of the state have always trusted the church for guidance in social and political matters. Undoubtedly, the church – Catholic and Anglican – holds great significance for Anambra people for […]

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Ràúfù is a code name deployed in Yoruba’s lingo dominated culture to describe a supposed elder who have refused to adhere to the spirit of omolúwàbí hence the axiom “òdàgbà jé Ràúfù.” The Yoruba omolúwàbí culture imposes the imperative of self respect on any elder, the omolúwàbí culture assumes an elder should confer on himself […]

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It was just a few days back when we heard about the resignation of the then Hon. Minister of finance, Mrs. Kemi from the President Buhari’s cabinet of ministers on the account of NYSC certificate scandal. We as well heard of the case of a secondary school leaving certificate issue of Sen. Adeleke, the PDP […]

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Nawodè -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

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“Ìyàwó n foso dabo , ìyàwó n dáná dabo, ìyàwó wà ínu yàrá dabo” This is a snippet from a jingle regularly played by sellers of sexual performance enhancing drugs. This jingle simply encourages men to consistently have sexual intercourse with their partners in all circumstances to proof sexual prowess. The connection between masculinity and […]

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Who Owns Lagos?: The Conversation On Democratic Paternity That No One Is Having -By Senami Kojah

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Who owns Lagos? As straightforward as the answer may be to Nigerian’s living outside Lagos, the answer to this question which is sung, cooed and echoed in every highbrow and swamp, holds for Lagosians their democratic paternity. Recently, news pages are agog with the internal rancour within the All Progressive’s Congress in Lagos, what is […]

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The Power Of “Will” -By Olowo Saheed

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Will has been defined in many ways, however the definition that I’m most intrigued by is this notion: The faculty of conscious and especially of deliberate action; the power of control the mind has over its own actions: the freedom of the will. The power of choosing one’s own actions: to have a strong or […]

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Kiní And The Myth Of The Future -By Kehinde Oluwatosin Babatunde

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One of the most engaging banter exchanges between myself and my mother occurs when my mother reiterate the fact that my Dad was not a rich man when she married him, but she chose to marry him amidst her many suitors (My mother was a fine girl) because he saw a future or to simply […]

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