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8 Things Nigerians do that is suicidal

It is no longer news that in addition to being randomly killed by one of cattle rustling bandits, ethnic clashes, politically related violence, arms bearing herdsmen, armed robbers, and lastly the dreaded Boko Haram, Nigerians in their numbers and across different age brackets are also committing s…

2019 General Elections, INEC Boss’s Triumphal Self-assessment, and the Stakeholders’ reactions

Nigeria's 2019 general elections might have come and gone, but relevant stakeholders have continued to interrogate its many aspects.
And rightly so, after all, the country and its institutions did ‘belong to nobody and to somebody’, to borrow the gnomic utterance of President Muhammadu Buhari …

Nigerian schools on yet another date with history

Image source: Daily Post
The announcement by the Buhari's administration that the study of history will return to our schools starting from next term, I must confess, is one of the most heartwarming news I've heard in recent time.
This may not be unconnected with the fact that I'm an av…

An appointment and the vociferous party loyalists' triumphant objection

When Festus Adedayo, who is an avowed critic of the government of president Muhammadu Buhari was appointed as the chief spokesperson to the newly elected Senate president Ahmed Lawan, many saw it as a victory of merit over demerit, of competence over incompetence, and above all of pragmatic objecti…

Opinion: Mikel Obi, Jealous tantrums, and other stories

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Let me make it clear that if it is about winning the argument, I don't think it is going to be possible to have a fruitful conversation around the topic at hand.
But if it is about educating, interrogating the issues, and objectively sharing of our perspective, I think we can make he…

A True Story: Jumping From Frying-pan into the fire

"Every time I ponder over the story I'm about to share, the more it reminds me of the famous saying that: Once the purpose of something is not known, abuse is inevitable. 

Or alternatively that you sometimes don't know what you have until it's gone."

Gbenga (not his real name) i…

Nigerian Police in search of excellence and redemption: the Tech option

File photo. Source: Toryng

The Nigerian Police has long been perceived as one of the most corrupt public institutions in Nigeria if not the most corrupt.
Battling poor funding, indiscipline, and over-stretched workforce, it has grossly underperformed in its statutory responsibility for decades now.…

Opinion: Isn’t Our Religiosity As Nigerians A Scam After All?

Just as vultures would feast on putrefying carcasses with loud shrieks, some critics of the re-elected president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari have been having a field day criticizing him yet again just as he was being sworn in for the second term.

His misfortune this time around, in a manner of spea…

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