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Journalism And Business: Review Of An Odyssey

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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I have always known that we needed more journalism books. But I didn’t know how badly we needed them till recently. I had just finished making a presentation to a group of young journalists in December when a participant approached me outside the hall.

The Nigerian Political Party Creation & Branding Challenge

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Tolu Ogunlesi

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One. ‘A’ and ‘N’ names appear to be the most popular first names for political parties in Nigeria; ‘A’ because it pays to have your name show up near the top of the ballot paper (party names are arranged in alphabetical order); ‘N’ because, ‘Nigeria(n)’, and ‘National’. For last name, P is the commonest, expectedly. Trailing well behind are C (Congress) and A (Alliance).

Life After Jim Obaze

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Last week could have been named the Jim Obaze week. It was, really. How a relatively obscure public servant was thrust on the headlines with shards of his alleged misdemeanor strewn across the pages and powerful forces calling for his head is not the kind of drama seen often.

Obasanjo Vs Awujale: A Delayed Showdown

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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The book is nearly seven years in print but I didn’t get a hold of it until sometime last year. Someone very close, whom I had told I wanted to interview Kabiyesi Oba Sikiru Adetona, had sent a copy over to me in Abuja. He advised me to read the book before the interview.

Plastic Rice, Indian Jollof, And Adeboye’s Gift To Fayose

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Superstition is the common thread. And that’s a commodity that’s never in short supply around here, even in a time of recession.

Is Magu Nigeria’s Most Dangerous Man?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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It’s not a surprise that some folks are finally twisting the knife in the back of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu.

It Is What It Is

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

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Sometimes I wish I could just sleep at night, wake the next day, and then there is no more news. That means no newspapers, no TV, no magazines, no radio and, definitely, no new media. But we all know that’s never going to be.

Buhari’s Trip To Banjul And The Morning After

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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There’s no need asking why Gambian President Yahya Jammeh changed his mind and minced his words. After 22 years in power, Jammeh has learnt that mincing his words make them easier to swallow.

A Daughter’s Letter And A Difficult Reply

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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On Saturday, I received an email from my 18-year-old daughter, which she titled, “My bleeding heart.” When I saw the title, I stopped everything and opened it. I could feel blood rushing to my head as I started to read: 

To Catch The Grandfather

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is used to getting a beating from his children. His son, Gbenga, once tried to strip him publicly with a rather nasty accusation of in-family wrongdoing.

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