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The Tragic Emails Of Abu Shekau

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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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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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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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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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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.

Journey To A Start-up

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How do you start a business? It sounds dumb if your business is already succeeding. And if you’re not planning to start one yet, the idea might seem farfetched. But if you’re on the verge of launching out, then starting a business can be as daunting as the chicken-and-egg parable. Nothing in the book prepares you for it.

‘Anyhowness’ Is Also Corruption

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


I don’t how many of us paid attention to what members of the US gymnast team wore at the Rio Olympics.

I did and was quite amazed by the quality of the leotards. Further search revealed that  “each member of the ‘Final Five’ had eight custom-fitted competition leotards decorated with 3,500 to 5,000 Swarovski crystals and the uniforms cost between $700 and $1,200 a piece.”

Adeboye And Other Hostages Of Social Media

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What was it that the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said that caught fire? At the recently concluded annual convention of the church, he advised male church workers not to marry women who could not pray for one hour.