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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 […]

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To Nigerians After The Election Charade In Ekiti

By Nneka Aroh If you are an adult Nigerian and you still can’t see how Ekiti State election is a testament to the rot in this country, then I shouldn’t really be having a conversation with you. And it shouldn’t even matter where your allegiance lies. The mere fact that your country men and women […]

Felix Houphouet-Boigny And The Nigerian Civil War: Between Foresight And Contemporary Realism
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Felix Houphouet-Boigny And The Nigerian Civil War: Between Foresight And Contemporary Realism

By Akin A. Ajose-Adeogun President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast was more astute than the leaders of the non-Igbo South and Central Nigeria in 1967, the critical juncture in post-colonial Nigerian history when the power of the Fulani ethnic nationality over the Nigerian state was entrenched. We have suffered for fifty-one years now, the consequences […]

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$322m Abacha’s Loot Sharing: A Case Of Esau’s Hands, Jacob’s Voice

By O’Seun John 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 […]