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A sickening country of conscienceless people By Tunde Fagbenle

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Tunde Fagbenle


      To be sure, there have been many times past in the short life of this country when many people are overwhelmed by a sense of frustration almost to the point of despair about the future of the country.

How Not to Rent Lawyers By Abimbola Adelakun

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The Interview Magazine


Some months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari urged Nigerian lawyers not to defend corrupt people, but rather to expose them when they approach lawyers for representation.

Buhari spoke against the backdrop of an anti-graft war being fought with the apparatuses of a weakened judicial system that has become routinely exploitable and violable.

A Memory Of America on Obama's Last Day

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


The unusual thing about the U.S. is that everything is unusual. If there was still a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump, who takes office on Friday as the 45th president of the United States of America, settles the matter.

The Second Half of 2016 By Tolu Ogunlesi

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Tolu Ogunlesi


President Hillary Clinton. If Candidate Trump does not dismiss the elections results and declare himself President. Hopefully the worst he’ll do is seek a power-sharing arrangement, in which she will be President, and he, Prime Minister. In that case Kenya and Zimbabwe, being experienced in such matters, will send a high-powered delegation to advise the United States.

Traveller's Notes From My Austerity Diary By Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


This is the second time I will be experiencing austerity in my adult life. In the first spell, between the early and mid-1980s, I was in my twenties but was still tied to my father's apron strings. I picked up loose change from a few odd jobs in Ajegunle, like collecting, bagging and reselling broken white bottles, but whatever I got from that was money for akara.

Bring Back Our Humanity By Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


Since I heard about the death of a former Abuja NUJ chairman, Mr. Chuks Ehirim, and the condition in which he died, I have been angry.

Angry at myself and the rest of us.

I didn’t know Ehirim personally. I think I may have met him when he and his team once came to a media organisation I was working in to campaign.

Women! We have work to do…plenty work.

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


I was a class 4 pupil in secondary school when I first read Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God.  I can’t remember ever reading the book again but the almost three decades in-between have not erased my memories of the book (I can still recite the last two paragraphs of the last page).


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Tolu Ogunlesi


Abacha Loot: The older and presumably more productive of Nigeria's two sovereign wealth funds. Known to Nigerians as 'the gift that keeps on giving.'

Alert: A text message received from ONSA (see ONSA) via an act of Dasuki (see Dasuki), and representing the inflow of some Diezanis (see Diezani)


One More Reason She Would Rather Die

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe


A friend had finished shopping at a very popular mall in the city and was pushing her trolley to the car when the marketing representative of a travel and holiday company approached her with its offer of free vacation accommodation at some select holiday spots around the world.

It wasn’t her first encounter with the company. 

Falling BRICS And New Lessons

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Azubuike Ishiekwene


About a decade ago, they were shining examples of where emerging countries should be going. There was a consensus that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – otherwise called BRICS – held the aces.