*Ten Unbelievable Things About Nigeria* By Simon Kolawole

Dissonance. Is that the right word to describe the contradiction between word and action? Like the man putting up a “No Smoking” sign while a slowly burning stick of cigarette is trapped between his lips? There are too many things I cannot understand about my country. They look so simple, so commonsensical and so doable […]

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Does God Really Punish? by IkeChukwu Unegbe

Many of us recently watched a video clip, which, as they say, went viral on social media, wherein the Lagos traffic enforcement team, popularly called LASTMA, were seen struggling to apprehend a driver of a Toyota SUV that was driving against the traffic. Eventually, the driver, while reversing to escape, hit one of the police […]

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Most Public Servants in Nigeria, Ghana Whose Children School Abroad are Thieves – US Report

Nigerian leaders’ ineptitude has reached the point of insanity by Olabisi Deji-Folutile A few days ago, precisely, January 28, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a damning report on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in West Africa. The report claims these people especially in Nigeria and Ghana are stealing their countries’ money to send their […]

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Hausa Land, History and People Yearning for Freedom From Fulani Invasion. By Col. Dauda Gora (rtd)

Nigerians, 50 years old and above who attended Primary School in any part of what used to be Northern Nigeria, must have been taught during History lessons about the 7 Hausa States of Biram, Kano, Katsina, Daura, Gobir, Rano and Zaria as well as the 7 Banza Bakwai Kingdoms of Zamfara, Kebbi, Yauri, Gwari, Nupe, […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘America under Trump felt like a personal loss’ -Interviewed by Lisa Allardice

few hours before Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and I are due to speak, the result of the US election is finally called. The Nigerian novelist, who is based in Maryland but is currently in Lagos, where she spends part of the year, had been on her way back from taking her daughter to a birth­day party when she […]

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Rescuing Nigerians from Turmoil and Grip of Oppressive Leaders: Our Collective Responsibility By Emeka Nwokocha

It is only in covens that witches and wizards congregate to feast on the blood of humans and inflict excruciating pain on their victims. In such evil communion, witches and wizards derive great pleasure in causing their victims great misfortune. The above narration aptly brings to the fore the reign of torture innocent and law […]

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Impudence, Buhari said. He meant imprudence By Sonala Olumhense

In President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2000-word Independence Day address to Nigerians, he appeared determined to portray the image of a unifier.  He used the word, together, 10 times. Together, he said, was adopted together as the theme of the event.  He did not clarify who comprised “together.” But it was not the most important word in […]

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