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How Donald Trump Defeated the American Media -- By Akeem Soboyede

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Akeem Soboyede


Donald Trump’s stunning and “upset” victory over Hillary Clinton in the recent US presidential election should primarily go down in history as the triumph of a political outsider over a corrupt and arrogant media industrial-complex, not necessarily as the triumph of a derided billionaire against a woman that was a political insider like no other.

Magu’s Anniversary Gift And Our Kenya Moment

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


It was an unexpected gift on the eve of his first year in office. The Senate has cleared all those put forward by President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation nearly four months ago, except the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

So, after one year in office, instead of a letter of appointment, what Magu got was a dagger in his back.

What This Recession Will Cause …

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


Yes, Nigeria is recession, but who doesn’t know that?

The uncertainty and fear in which many wake and sleep daily have ensured that no one is insulated from the pervading gloom.

The Tragic Emails Of Abu Shekau

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Tolu Ogunlesi





DATE: Sept 2, 2016

To whose it may consign

I don’t know how is doing me in dis Sambisa. Suffering too much, help, we needed food – dose infidels hav close boarder & air forcis is distubin 2 much


In Defence Of "The Other Room"

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Since President Muhammadu Buhari made the off-colour comment about his wife belonging to "the kitchen, the living room and the other room," social media has been on fire trying to figure out exactly where "the other room" is. Or what it means.

Sold By Our Judges. But How Much?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Some folks who claimed they were protesting the raid on the homes of a few judges brought parts of Abuja to a standstill this week. A number of the protesters, who said they were lawyers, sealed their mouths and wore their bleeding hearts on their sleeves as they marched across town.

Trump: Like Play, Like Play

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Since Donald Trump crossed the threshold to become the presumptive presidential candidate of the Republican Party, I've been stuck on a common pidgin English expression, "like play, like play." Although it does not necessarily have a negative meaning, it's often used when something creepy, something really dangerous is about to happen. 

Buhari, Change And Scapegoats

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


Whether you like Governor Rauf Aregbesola or not, you can hardly ignore his honesty and candour. When he spoke last Friday on the economics of change at The Point magazine’s first anniversary, he did not pretend that the topic was chosen to flatter his party, the All Progressives Congress.

Kitchen, Living Room And The Other Room

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


I feel sorry for the First Family. In a recession where everything seems down, gossip about the Buharis is obviously the new stimulus. And it's trending as if our recovery depends on it. It all started with the interview that First Lady Aisha Buhari granted the BBC Hausa Service.

Tokyolympics2020 – Solutions for Nigeria

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Tolu Ogunlesi


The 2016 Summer Olympics have come and gone. Nigeria managed to do a little better than in London 2012, winning a bronze medal in the football event. Phew! We managed to avoid the fate of being the biggest underperforming country at the Olympics – we left that ‘world record’ to Pakistan and India.