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In Defense Of Aisha Yesufu -By Moshood Isah

  The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, Aisha Yesufu, has been at the center of the storm in the past few days after releasing a video via her Twitter handle urging President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health grounds. The woman, who came to prominence (at least to many Nigerians) via […]

Once again, we are witnessing the season of official hypocrisy in the celebration of the life and death of General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who passed on recently. The remains of the late military governor of western Nigeria will be committed to mother earth today in his hometown of Iyin, Ekiti State. The chief mourner, the […]

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  Reno Omokri is a Pentecostal pastor. He is the founder of a certain Mind of Christ Christian Centre. Keep that name in mind. He flaunts his knowledge of the Bible. He dispenses nuggets. He has written a book on Godly wisdom. And another, interestingly, on “short cut to God.” He has taught Jesus on […]

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  Last week, Fortune, a part of the TIME network released a list of 34 World Leaders who are changing health care globally, and surprise! surprise! Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Chair of Gavi as well as CEO Seth Berkley, made the list. While receiving awards and recognitions may seem like second nature to Dr Okonjo-Iweala, […]

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Matthew Kukah’s Christian Values And Misplaced Priorities -By Frisky Larr

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When I wrote the book “Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment”, in which I examined Black Africa’s plight in its self-imposed religious trap, I stopped short of crossing several thresholds. Contrary to speculations advanced by people who read articles, reviews and intros about this work, the content did not concern itself with the existence or otherwise of any […]

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Femi Adesina: Firing Blanks, Dangerously -By Kennedy Emetulu

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  I like and respect Femi Adesina and I consider him a friend. I have tried not to criticize him publicly; indeed, whatever I’ve had to say to him, I’ve said it to him privately. But I’m going to make an exception here. I’m doing so because I consider this piece an insult to Nigerians who […]

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Chimamanda Adichie And The Women Scorned -By Kennedy Emetulu

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  “So, when people talk about, you know, “Are trans women, women?” My feeling is trans women are trans women. I think the whole problem of gender in the world is about experiences, it’s not about how we wear our hair, or whether we have a vagina or penis, it’s about the way the world […]

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Buratai: Celebrating A Legionnaire Beyond Ethnicity And Territory -By Uchenna Okereke

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  Spurred by the dire desires to assert in sincere lines but cajoled by the thoughtful scare of self ordained critics, I could not delve into silence or subscribe to cowardice but I adopted the refined traits of a realist in baking this stance. We all owe a dutiful allegiance to the bond envisaged by […]

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The Awolowo Legacy and Its Message For the Nigerian Youth -By Banji Akintoye

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Each celebration of Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s birthday is our way of thanking him for the glistering heritage which he bequeathed to us; it also a way of reminding ourselves that we possess a great heritage, and that we can achieve whatever we set our hearts and minds upon to achieve. Our father, Obafemi Awolowo, was […]

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Rise in ‘Chimamanda’ and similar ‘chi’ names -By Azuka Onwuka

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It seems like an abomination for an Igbo child below 15 years old not to have a “chi” name: Chimamanda; Chikamso; Chikaima; Chimdindu; Chimeremeze; Chizaram; Chizitere, etc. These names are further shortened and “funkified” as Amanda, Mandy, Kamsy, Kaima, Merem, Zaram, Chizzy, Mimi, Zizi, etc. Long before a baby is born, the parents start coining […]

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