Between D’Banj And Don Jazzy By Dele Momodu

Fellow Nigerians, please let’s leave politics for this week and discuss my primary constituency, showbiz. I’m always happy to see young people break barriers of poverty through creativity. This is why I have invested materially and otherwise in our talented youths since 1989 when Sir Shina Peters broke record charts with his monster album, Ace. I doubt if any other album has recorded such monumental success. Read more

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Reclaiming Nigeria: The Way Forward By Abubakar Sidiq Usman

‘From crisis to sustainable development’, a World Bank publication in 1989 asserts that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development is the crisis of governance; by governance is meant the exercise of political powers to manage the affairs of the nation’s affairs. It thus becomes imperative that the main problem confronting the growth and development of Nigeria is governance and that is due largely because those charged with the responsibilities of the country have failed to manage it for the good of the people. Read more

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A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW – ESEOSA OGBEIDE

Today I really had so much to think about. A lot of issues came up and I had to face the truth as bitter as it was. Getting to know what people think about you is a very revealing process and it becomes quite scary when people actually criticize you. We smile and giggle when people shower us with praises and laud our efforts but trust me, criticisms are a bitter pill to swallow. Read more

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How Jonathan Stole His Brother’s Wife by Taju Tijani

That provoking title evokes the dusty memory of adultery of one of evangelical overlords. The notorious king Herod. Herod was the insatiable philandering king. He stole the wife of his brother. The wife of Philip. I suspect a secret consent. Herodias the un-heroically smitten woman had her greatest desire. She became thequeen. Her first act of evil was to consort with her daughter and had John the Baptist murdered. Read more

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National Aphaty: For How Long? By Abubakar Usman

I had on this faithful day decided to send invitations to thirty nine of the    contacts in my blackberry messenger asking them to join the #20millionyouthsfor2015 movement so that we can collectively take back governance from our self centered elites who would stop at nothing to milk the nation dry. I tried to explain certain reasons why it is necessary to participate in the process that will bring about the much needed change we desire, but the response I got from those that cared to reply was so shocking that I began to imagine if those responses came from people that are educated and enlightened. Read more

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