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Aso Villa And The audacity Of Rats By Reuben Abati

“What’s that sound I am hearing?” “What sound?” “I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…” “Oh my cats…oh yes…” “Are you now breeding cats?” “Not really. But I have just joined a group of concerned Nigerians who are planning to go to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to help sort out this issue of … Continue reading Aso Villa And The audacity Of Rats By Reuben Abati

“Insane World. ‘The Neymar World’ By OLAKUNLE ALLISON

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They say Neymar, the Brazilian footballer, will now earn €515,000 pounds every 7 days and suddenly I am sad! I am not happy. It's a sad day for humanity. . Note that I didn't say that I'm sad for Neymar, but rather for humanity. And every reasonable member of the human race should be too. The … Continue reading “Insane World. ‘The Neymar World’ By OLAKUNLE ALLISON

In God’s Name By Azu Ishiekwene

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A book with the title of this article published 33 years ago by British investigative journalist, David Yallop, made the Catholic Church very, very uncomfortable. Yallop said in the book that Pope John Paul I, who lasted only 33 days as pope, did not die a natural death. He said the Pope, who was not … Continue reading In God’s Name By Azu Ishiekwene

Diezani Alison-Madueke: What An Appetite by TONY ORILADE/AISHAH GAMBARI

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From time immemorial, precious metals - gold, silver and sparkling stones such as diamonds have delighted women.  Relationships have been built and destroyed, wars fought for and reconciliations cemented with gold and precious stones.  Not too far back in history, Liberia was the theatre of war over Blood Diamonds. Unlike Liberia however, the Nigerian nation is not … Continue reading Diezani Alison-Madueke: What An Appetite by TONY ORILADE/AISHAH GAMBARI

Another Northern Messenger From Hell By Peter Claver Oparah

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Just out of the blue, we hear an anonymous female singer has released an audio recording calling for the killing of Igbo, who were described in unprintable words in the evil audio music. The song was allegedly recorded in the Hausa language and is said to be circulated in several parts of the North. It is … Continue reading Another Northern Messenger From Hell By Peter Claver Oparah

Sowore Is Light, Saraki Is Darkness By Abdulrazaq Hamzat

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Truly, money can buy them position and influence, but it can never buy them integrity. If integrity is a commodity being sold in the market, they may be able to afford it, but unfortunately, this is not the case. Integrity cannot be bought. Apart from on the media, I have never seen nor met with … Continue reading Sowore Is Light, Saraki Is Darkness By Abdulrazaq Hamzat

Seven Deadly Sins Of Nigerians By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India’s independence movement, is famous for many reasons. Most people remember him for employing nonviolent civil disobedience in India’s fight against British rule. Some remember him for his dedication to the ‘discovery and pursuit of truth’ in a movement that he called “satyagraha.” As revered as he was, he argued … Continue reading Seven Deadly Sins Of Nigerians By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

Nigerian ‘Leaders’ – A Gruesome Failure In Leadership By Ij Onuigbo

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The menace of your leadership has degenerated to one of you, Linus Okorie, submitting a bill (Economic Amnesty Bill) to absolve any politician who steals Nigeria money from prosecution if he or she invests the money in Nigeria.  If you don’t know what that means, let me spell it out – you want a free … Continue reading Nigerian ‘Leaders’ – A Gruesome Failure In Leadership By Ij Onuigbo

The Restructuring Bogey And Its Latter Day Disciples By Peter Claver Oparah

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I read a recent report in a national daily, of ‘Southern and Middle Belt leaders’ meeting in Abuja to insist on the demand for restructuring. Out of curiosity, I decided to check these ‘leaders’ who made this demand and lo and behold, the only names I saw were the same PDP leaders that were very … Continue reading The Restructuring Bogey And Its Latter Day Disciples By Peter Claver Oparah

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A nation of churches, mosques, and petrol stations

There are two trends in need of serious attention in Nigeria today. One is the rapid growth of churches and mosques, the former predominantly in the South and the latter in the North. The other trend is the mushrooming of petrol stations across the country. The two trends highlight two of the nation’s problems, namely, … Continue reading A nation of churches, mosques, and petrol stations