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  • The Tail Wags South Africa-Nigeria Dog
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    The Tail Wags South Africa-Nigeria Dog

    One of the most telling summaries of what has been happening in the last few days between South Africa and Nigeria was the comment by columnist, Owei Lakemfa, that the continent’s two largest economies now take orders from the streets. By Tuesday, five persons had been killed, and many more injured or displaced in South […] More

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  • Nigerian Novelist, Ben Okri / Photo credit: thenational.ae
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    Ben Okri, A Great Novelist, Hits Out

    Jonathan Power shares the highlights of his recent encounter with the Nigerian Novelist, Ben Okri.

    In the beginning there was a river. The river became a road and the road branched out to the whole world. And because the road was once a river it was always hungry. This must be one of the best opening lines ever penned by a novelist. It’s the work of the Nigerian novelist, Ben […] More

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  • Louis Odion, a journalist, is a former commissioner of information, Edo State.
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    Heeding The National Call Again

    No longer speculation; this is to confirm that, God willing, I shall assume duties in the coming days as the Senior Technical Assistant (Media) to President Muhammadu Buhari. In media circles, they call me “Capacity” or “Unbreakable” because, I guess, I don’t fit into regular category. Truly, my clothiers, Goddy Mekwene (Vivid Imagination) and Benny […] More

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  • One of the caught Internet Fraudsters / Photo credit: qz.com

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    We All Are The 80 Thieves

    If you have Nigerian blood, you appeared together with the 80 cyber criminals indicted by the United States Government in Los Angeles last week. You were paraded, disgraced, humiliated and scandalised along with the bad apples. The press conference by the US Justice Department, at which a multi-million-dollar criminal enterprise made up of mostly Nigerian […] More

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  • Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita / Photo credit: guardian.ng

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    What Winifred Oyo-Ita Symbolises

    On May 29. 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari caught the attention of millions of Nigerians, for all of the things he did not say and the speech he did not give. Since then, a number of actions his government has taken are directly related to commitments he made on a different inaugural day, one in which […] More

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  • Kastina-based Kidnap don, Hamisu Bala / Photo credit: Punch.ng

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    Nigeria’s Most Wanted Man

    The moment Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra placed his foot on Nigeria soil in October 2015, he put the federal government in a dilemma. Still, he was arrested barely days on arrival with his British and Nigerian passports seized. The government was damned if it allowed Kanu to openly propagate his […] More

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  • Gibran Kahlil Gibran / Photo credit: dailytimes.com.pk
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    Invoking Gibran In A Troubled Time

    Louis Odion shares his experiences of the works and legacy of Lebanese philosopher, Gibran Khalil Gibran, during a recent tour of Lebanon.

    At first, it could be mistaken for a pornographic studio. The walls are sculpted with assorted portraits of nudity, sensuous imageries, certain to trigger the testosterone, if not stoke the loins. With illumination made dim by a syncopation of delicately angled recess lights and the antique windows shaded by sparse curtains, the air around the […] More

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  • President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he has no plans to groom or name a successor / Photo credit: State House
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    Hoping To Succeed Buhari In Aso Rock

    With the presidential election still weeks away Thisday Newspaper put question the directly to the president on whether he planted Amina Zakari in INEC by recommending her to Jonathan. The president’s answer went beyond what was asked. In response, Buhari said he had not once been approached by any government or president, those of Olusegun […] More

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  • Mrs Busola Dakolo had alleged that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA forced her to drink Krest after raping her in her parents' house.
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    The Return Of Krest And Tuketuke

    After a rather long spell, it is time to pause our weekly diagnosis of the Nigerian condition and examine a raft of treacherous words or phrases that has since infiltrated national conversation whose ubiquity or frequency is likely to leave the casual readers or the uninitiated utterly befuddled. The whole idea is to provide contexts […] More

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