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I Visited Obasanjo And Learnt How To Play Ayo!
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I Visited Obasanjo And Learnt How To Play Ayo!

By Ephraim Adiele Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been in the news lately – like he always is at least every four years. This time, word on the street is that Baba Iyabo has forgiven his former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and would be supporting his 2019 presidential bid on the platform of the Peoples […]

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ANOTHER LOOK AT THE SHAGARI LEGACY

By Paul Nwabuikwu (From my old column in The Guardian. Written about 16 years ago) I voted for Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the presidential polls of 1983, the second and final election of the Second Republic. Fact is, I didn’t particularly like the man and his sometimes mean-spirited brand of politics. But his accomplishments as […]

Human Rights Watch: No Santa For Igbos : The Annual Christmas Blockade Of Eastern Nigeria
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Human Rights Watch: No Santa For Igbos : The Annual Christmas Blockade Of Eastern Nigeria

C By Collins Onuegbu I don’t have the data. But the migration of the Igbos of Eastern Nigeria homewards for the Christmas season is one of the biggest migrations in Africa. I need to be convinced that there is any other nationality in Africa that does as much as Igbos in going to their ancestral […]

Chimamanda Adichie Got It Wrong On Bride Price
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Chimamanda Adichie Got It Wrong On Bride Price

By Odimegwu Onwumere In the work “Pride and Prejudice”, a Jane Austen says: “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” This can best describe the comment credited to one Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, saying that Bride Price should be scrapped in Igbo culture. Much […]

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Atiku: Nigeria’s Doomsday Protocol

By Adekoya Boladale   In Central Africa and predominately Cameroon, there is a specie of frog called: Hairy frog. Like every other frog, it is amphibian in nature and carnivorous in diet; it feeds on slugs, spiders, beetles and grasshoppers. But one thing that is profound about the hairy frog is the mechanism it uses […]

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$322m Abacha’s Loot Sharing: The Voice of Jacob, the Hands of Esau

On June 20th, 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, disclosed the intention of the Federal Government of Nigeria to disburse the repatriated $322,000,000 Abacha loot from Switzerland to poor and vulnerable Nigerians in 19 States. The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development […]

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Uprooting The Climate Menace

By Nnimmo Bassey I bring you greetings of peace and a pledge to stand in solidarity with you all until the dangerous ecological problems confronting us and our children become a thing of the past. Our ecological challenges are widespread and suffocating. The clearest for those of us in Port Harcourt and the Niger Delta […]

Blockchain Can Revolutionize Commodity Trading In Africa
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Blockchain Can Revolutionize Commodity Trading In Africa

By: Femi Royal With more than 60% of its 1.2 billion people living in rural areas, Africa’s economy is inherently dependent on agriculture. More than 32% of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product come from the sector (Otavio, 2017), yet it remains challenging to export these products in emerging markets, especially due to inconsistency in exchange […]

Umahi: 55 Garlands To A Trailblazer, Wealth Creator And The New Face Of Ebonyi Politics
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Umahi: 55 Garlands To A Trailblazer, Wealth Creator And The New Face Of Ebonyi Politics

By Monica Chidinma Eze I am so excited to announce to the world particularly to the great people of Ebonyi State that God in His infinite mercy and divine consideration blessed Nigeria with the birth of a special son in the person of Engr. Dave Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE on the fateful day of 25th July, 1963. I thank […]

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation Is An Advocacy For All

By Ekene Odigwe Isatu, grew up in Lagos but originally from Maiduguri. The parents are of middle class but the grandmother who regularly visits is of the opinion that because Ahmed (the son) married an uncut woman (Marian) their generation is cursed and that Isatu will never neither marry nor be fruitful, therefore at the […]