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    Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

Alaafin, Okorocha and the famine of role models in Nigeria

God rest Gbenga Adeboye, the comedian-extraordinaire, who in his life employed comedy as a strong tool for correction and socio-political development. Adeboye once said: "If you call your king a mad man, you are only inviting strangers to call your race a wasted race". Over the past 48 hours, many unprintable things have been said about one of the leading kings [...]

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    Further entry in the diary of shame

Further entry in the diary of shame

With the stench of the NNPC affair starring Ibe Kachikwu and Maikanti Baru still choking the air, with national dignity looking sullied by suggestion that ailing president spent his 103-day supposed medical seclusion in London mostly signing away multi-billionaire dollar oil contracts presumably over expended injection syringes, a bizarre twist yet entered Aso Rock's comedy of errors last weekend following [...]

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    Africapitalism and amazing Tony Elumelu

Africapitalism and amazing Tony Elumelu

Few Africans have talked about pan Africanism and made it happen.And one of such people is Tony Elumelu, the self appointed champion  of AFRICAPITALISM.The banker turned entrepreneur through his HEIRS holding has in the past three years been leveraging on his philanthropic platform, Tony Elumelu Foundation, TEF to turn the whole African landscape of 54 countries into a sort of [...]

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    Ooni of Ife: The place of youths in Africa

Ooni of Ife: The place of youths in Africa

Though young the Ooni of Ife has continued to  demonstrate  Solomonic wisdom on the throne. At home  he has rallied the Yoruba people to demand and fight for their rights in a united Nigeria. He personally led the cream de la cream of Obs to the recent  Summit at Ibadan where the Yorubas political leaders demanded for restructuring.Since Obas are [...]

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    Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s statue

What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country. South Africans had opposed the idea [...]

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    Garland for a xenophobe

Garland for a xenophobe

You never know the next foolish thing from any of our governors in Nigeria. You think you’ve seen the worst until a new decision or action completely unsettles one’s sense of propriety and you are left rationalizing that after all the previous one is somehow better than the new one.Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha went higher on the infamy index of [...]

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    Zahra and Aisha Buhari as fashionable Aso Rock clinic critics

Zahra and Aisha Buhari as fashionable Aso Rock clinic critics

There are the Buharis who are not Buharists. Credit to Nasir el-Rufai, the most recent and most persistent proponent of the term ‘Buharism’, ‘Buharists’ can be used loosely without guilt — in this case to mean the political heavyweights or followers in whose eyes Buhari can do no wrong and must, therefore, never be criticised.As there is still no [...]

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    Our water bottle children are here

Our water bottle children are here

Today, let us briefly shift our attention from the damning stories emanating from the political and shuttle into the social. Unfortunately, we can hardly divorce ourselves from the political as it dictates the social; reason why we must constantly interrogate the political. That probably was why great Peter Tosh, at the One Love Peace Concert held on April 22, 1978, [...]

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    Teach me to fish, please

Teach me to fish, please

Two weeks ago, or a little more than that, I was at the midweek service in my church when the testimony of a member was read on the pulpit. The budding entrepreneur said something like: since he won a $10,000 grant from the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), his story had changed. I wouldn’t normally use my phone during service but [...]

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    Our shaky foundation

Our shaky foundation

Glory is due to none other than to the learned Guided are they and proofs to the seekers of guidance Everybody is honoured proportionate to his knowledge But the illiterate are disgraced, as the enemies of learned Acquire knowledge, you will be immortal All men are dead, only learned are alive ---Iman Ali bn Abi Talib The above poem was lifted from Imam Ghazzali’s magnum opus, [...]

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