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Losing Weight To Save Nigeria By Simon Kolawole

This story makes me grin all the time. After our wedding in 2001, my wife and I decided to pay “thank you” visits to family members, friends and well-wishers. We visited my mother-in-law’s boss at the time. As we chatted on various topics, we noticed he was sweating inside his …

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The ABC of xenophobia by Simon Kolawole

Chief Obafemi Awolowo, God rest his soul, once said: “There can never be peace in a kennel where there are three bones to four dogs.” Simple but profound analogy. At the heart of many communal tensions and conflicts — such as the latest attacks against Nigerians and other foreigners in …

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We are ALL Nigerians

You may not really know how it feels to be stigmatised as a Nigerian until you travel out of the country or have dealings with foreigners. Years ago, when I arrived at the University of Sussex, UK, for my master’s programme, I set out to fraternise with other African students. …

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FBI, Nigerian Fraudsters and Other Stories – Reuben Abati

This is not the best of times to be identified as a Nigerian, especially if you are a Nigerian in diaspora. It is indeed the worst of times to be Nigerian because of the kind of daredevilry that our compatriots have demonstrated in recent times, in criminal pursuits of such …

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Why Nigerians Must Thank Atiku Abubakar By Segun Showunmi

The road any leader chooses to walk in his pursuit of redress, with respect to what could be a clear unsatisfactory handling of issues he is involved in, especially as it concerns the desire to democratically serve the country within the best of his capabilities, must reflect the inner character …

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When Your Enemies Fight, Don’t Pray for Peace.

By Owei Lakemfa. Yemen was the most developed part of  the Arab  region about 630 AD when Prophet Mohammed (SAW) sent his cousin Ali to its capital Sana’a. Today, it is not only the poorest in the region, but perhaps the most devastated and certainly, the deadliest place on earth. …

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BAYELSA 2019: Sylva Holds The Ace In APC

As the race to Creek Haven, the Bayelsa state seat of power, gathers momentum ahead of the 16th November governorship election, the focus of Bayelsans is firmly fixed on how the main opposition party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, (APC), can create a major upset at the governorship …

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Possible Solution to Mass Killing

By Festus Adeoye My heart goes to the families of all the victims of the senseless mass shooting both in El- Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, California, and the rest of the Country. There has to be a reasonable solution to this problem.  No one, l repeat, no one, is safe …

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Of Sowore and the Nigerian Government

By Ike Okonta The arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the just concluded elections raises important questions regarding the health and relevance of our on going democratic experiment. Sowore, having lost in the election declared the process a fraud and began to …

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PMB, Statemanship and National Security

By Segun Ayobolu One of the most thorny security challenges that has confronted Nigeria in this democratic dispensation has been the incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen moving their cattle southward in search of grazing land and water and sedentary farming communities particularly in the middle belt states of Benue, Plateau, …

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