Category: Opinions

Building A Future Of Peace And Reconciliation On The Plateau

Building A Future Of Peace And Reconciliation On The Plateau

I felt an increasing urge to scribble something on peace in the light of the terrible and bitter experiences we had in Plateau state and the Middle-Belt Region as a whole when peace completely eluded us and what we saw instead, was a full blown ethno-religious war. Remembering the past breaks my heart and makes my emotion run high. I […]

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2019 And The Promises Of A Better Nigeria

2019 And The Promises Of A Better Nigeria

As Nigerians prepare in advance for yet another period when they will go to polls to decide who represents them at different levels of political power in 2019, one would definitely expect the good, the bad and the ugly situations of Nigerian politics to play out. That’s OK! But then, while we see the year with mixed feelings, we must […]

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Friday Bako On The State Of Nigeria’s Economy

Friday Bako On The State Of Nigeria’s Economy

Youth Activist, Cmr. Friday Bako writes on inflation-reasons and impacts on public life and gives recommendations accordingly. Nigeria’s Inflation rate hits 18.55%, an indication that people should brace up to spend more funds on goods and services. Before you go to the market and in the process of buying goods/enjoying services and end up raining insults or hissing to someone’s […]

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Reuben Abati: MMM, Sambisa And The Boy Died

Reuben Abati: MMM, Sambisa And The Boy Died

“Happy New Year, my brother” “What do you mean happy new year, more than two weeks into the New Year. Have I not been in touch with you since January 1?” “But for you the New Year has just started. Your January 1 was not on January 1” “Looks like you have started taking something. I must inform your wife.” […]

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WHO IS REALLY THE GIANT OF AFRICA? NIGERIA OR SOUTH AFRICA BY ZOBBA ZANE ZEUS

WHO IS REALLY THE GIANT OF AFRICA? NIGERIA OR SOUTH AFRICA BY ZOBBA ZANE ZEUS

My friend’s mother turned 60 this weekend, and by Monday being tomorrow, my friend will be heading to any SASSA office, a South African government organization to collect R3,000 for her mum.   R3,000 is equivalent to N90,000 as at this morning.   The government will not only pay my friend’s mother tomorrow, but every man and woman who turned […]

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ON FEMINISM AND INFIDELITY BY BUNMI TELLA

ON FEMINISM AND INFIDELITY BY BUNMI TELLA

On feminism and infidelity.   “I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.”   Infidelity appears to torture Nigerian women more than mosquitoes. The pain is so raw, real and frequent you […]

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ISLAND VERSUS MAINLAND BOYS BY JOY ISI BEWAJI

ISLAND VERSUS MAINLAND BOYS BY JOY ISI BEWAJI

#Rant752 Island vs. Mainland. Maje Teebillz These pseudo-bourgeois are the larger population of Lekki/Victoria Island residents. You must have a lot of spirit and patience to date an ersatz-bourgeois. That faux lifestyle in the heat of recession can cause rabies. There’s nothing pragmatic about dating a quasi-bourgeois. It’s like driving a lamborghini on a N150k salary. Nothing sensible or reasonable […]

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THE UNANSWERED PUZZLE IN THE TOKE AND MAJE LOVE TRIANGLE BY JOY ISI BEWAJI

THE UNANSWERED PUZZLE IN THE TOKE AND MAJE LOVE TRIANGLE BY JOY ISI BEWAJI

#Rant751 Question: If, in some ways, Maje influenced Toke’s decision to bleach her skin (because rival is half Lebanese, half Ibibio) as her memoir implies… Would it be fair to say that Toke influenced Maje to become the man whose story had to be told in an entire book dedicated to demon behaviour? You will not come alive, out of […]

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Jonathan Might Be Contesting In 2019 Election With His Rising Profile…Dele Momodu

Jonathan Might Be Contesting In 2019 Election With His Rising Profile…Dele Momodu

As written by Dele Momodu; I have been reading about the rising profile of our former President, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, and wish to state without equivocation that no one should rule him out of the 2019 presidential race. I first hinted this possibility about two months ago and wish to reiterate that Nigerians should prepare for the shock that […]

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Why Are White People Expatriates, And The Rest Of Us Immigrants?

Why Are White People Expatriates, And The Rest Of Us Immigrants?

In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”. What is an expat? And who is an expat? According to Wikipedia, “an expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than […]

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