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NAIJAPEDIA – The NSA Edition

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Tolu Ogunlesi

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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)

ATM: See ONSA

Falling BRICS And New Lessons

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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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.

One More Reason She Would Rather Die

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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. 

How Country? - Azubuike Ishiekwene

How Country? - Azubuike Ishiekwene
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These days, the answer to the headline question comes in dollars. You have probably heard the story of the orange seller who told a potential customer that one orange now costs N500, about one dollar fifty cents. The outraged customer wanted to know why orange had become so expensive.

4-Naira Dollar - Tolu Ogunlesi

4-Naira Dollar - Tolu Ogunlesi
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How much is dollar?

400, last.

400 for what?

Oga, dollar don cost for market o.

Wetin happen nah? Isn’t this the same dollar we were buying at 4 naira in 1986?

Ah I see. I know what you need my man.

What do I need?             

Who Nurtures The Girl Child’s Emotions? - Chinyere Fred Adegbulugbe

Who Nurtures The Girl Child’s Emotions? - Chinyere Fred Adegbulugbe
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You hardly open any of the national dailies without one group or the other decrying the alarming rising statistics of rape in the country.  No doubt, the cases are getting more daring and callous daily.

Ben Murray-Bruce: Charlatan Or Charmer (2) - Tunde Fagbenle

Ben Murray-Bruce: Charlatan Or Charmer (2) - Tunde Fagbenle
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Tunde Fagbenle

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The first of this two-part article had hardly gone out than a flurry of vitriol against the person and character of the subject hit the waves. In newspaper reactions, on Sahara Reporters and Premium Times blogs, everywhere, the anti Ben Bruce feeling, especially amongst the youth, was overwhelming.

We Would Be Insane To Keep Oliseh - Azubuike Ishiekwene

We Would Be Insane To Keep Oliseh - Azubuike Ishiekwene
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We don’t want his head on a plate, but he’d be happy to throw us under a bus, if he could. The coach of the Super Eagles is just eight months on the job and he’s collecting more enemies than he is winning matches. It was not supposed to be this way. After Nigeria crashed out of CHAN in Rwanda, fans were justifiably upset.

Poverty Porn Shouldn’t Be A Feminine Art- Chinyere Fred Adegbulugbe

Poverty Porn Shouldn’t Be A Feminine Art- Chinyere Fred Adegbulugbe
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It was sunny the day I met Grace. As I drove past her that hot day, her protruding belly and the infant she straddled were difficult to ignore. The heaviness with which she climbed into the car when I stopped to pick her was enough to tell her story.

As America Decides... Tolu Ogunlesi

As America Decides... Tolu Ogunlesi
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Tolu Ogunlesi

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Who are you supporting for the US presidential election?

Who else?Donald Trump of course!

You dey craze? Why?

Because America needs him.

Really?

Yes. America needs to learn.

Learn what?

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