Faith & ReligionOpinion

When Big Brother Naija Returns, Remember Your Values

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“As e dey hot” is the philosophy which a modern-day Nigerian has adopted in his daily life. Simply put, it means jumping into the band wagon …

Life Lessons

Beware the ‘I con’ Game

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It still does not make sense: why would an accomplished, respected former footballer and national team coach enmesh himself in an agreement to collect bribes? By …

Politics and Policy

Screening for Loyalty

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After the first three days in which more than half of the ministerial nominees have been screened by the Senate, Nigerians have a better idea what …

Politics and Policy

Next Level Ministration, Featuring Many Old Songs

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Forty-three names have been forwarded to the Senate for screening by President Buhari. If approved, they will constitute his next cabinet. At least eighteen people were …

Politics and Policy

Ascent to Political Leadership, The Doris Trumpson Way

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What are we to make of political leadership, in the age of celebrity presidents? On both sides of the Atlantic, blonde, goofy, brand-driven men are leading …

SportsThe Muse

The Pursuit of Happiness, Mediated By Football

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“Odion Ighalo scored twice to dismiss Cameroon, the defending champions. Then in the quarterfinal match that followed, we smothered South Africa who had beat hosts and …

ReviewsThe Good Cheer

Comment: To Love and Loathe Lagos

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When a recent power outage happened in Lagos, I was grounded; jobs to deliver but both laptop and phone dead. I sent out an SOS on …

CommunityLaw

Police Nigerian Women as Humans

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Because the Police arrest of women last week in an Abuja night club was horrendous, public expression of revulsion was inevitable. Well-attended street demonstrations in Lagos, …

Letters & EssaysOpinion

Nigeria’s Political System: Where We Are And Road to Better Days | By Sonny Ogulewe

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When, in 1965, my father was elected a councilor into the Local Government council, a new chapter was opened in my family. His involvement in politics …

People

Pius Adesanmi, Torchbearer

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We should remember Professor Pius Adesanmi. In the morning of Sunday, the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi faltered and crashed six minutes after …

OpinionThe Muse

Find Your Place in the Crowd. Don’t Stand Out | By Anthony Achonye

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We were not made to stand out None of us is as the sun – the source of the brightness of day, cursed, so to speak, …

The Good CheerUnlearn

Everybody Lives Down The Road | By Anthony Achonye

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Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the …

BooksLife Lessons

Writing Creative NonFiction After a Road Trip Could Help You Understand Nigeria

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From Limbe to Lagos, and across at least thirteen states in Nigeria, road trips undertaken by young writers have produced stories worth your attention. At two …

Ideas & InnovationLife Lessons

Top Five Moments From Social Media Week Lagos 2019

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While the attendance and buzz of Social Media Week Lagos has seemingly depreciated over a three year period, it remains a good place to connect and …

HealthThe 2019 Elections

Investigate The VP’s Helicopter Crash

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Let this not be the very Nigerian averted-disaster event that is only followed by a thanksgiving for “putting enemies to shame”. The video of that helicopter …

The 2019 Elections

Disable Your Nnamdi Kanu Notifications. And Vote on February 16.

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Nnamdi Kanu, from his ostensibly comfortable hiding place in London, has revealed that Atiku Abubakar is a Cameroonian. In a Sunday evening broadcast, the Ipob leader …

Life LessonsThe Good Cheer

Qatar Did Not Win The Asian Cup Overnight. But How Did They Do It?

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For the first time ever, Qatar has been registered in the Book of Continental Champions after beating Japan in the 2019 Asian Cup final. A nation …

Social AccountabilityThe 2019 Elections

How To Fight Fake News In the Coming Elections

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Fake news was the subject of a discussion organized this Thursday by Civic Hive, a social accountability group based in Lagos. The menace emerged as the …

Politics and PolicyThe Good Cheer

Dear Young Influencer: Choose Your Words. Be Mindful Of Your Reputation

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What is the biggest advice to give a young person entering the Nigerian political space? Some may say having the right godfather, in the case where …

LawPolitics and Policy

The President’s Ambition Suffereth Violence. The Violent Take The Bench By Force

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With an executive hammer fashioned by legalistic manipulation, president Muhammadu Buhari has forced his will on Nigeria’s Judiciary. On Friday evening, Buhari announced the suspension of …

Politics and PolicyThe 2019 Elections

Oby Bows Out, Seeks To Resurrect PACT

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Did you see that coming? On Wednesday, Dr Obiageli ‘Oby’ Ezekwesili was lyrical and defiant about the ‘Fight 4 Naija’. She had enthusiastically shared an interview …

The 2019 Elections

Presidential Debate: Three Puzzling Questions From Buhari and Atiku’s Absence

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The 2019 Presidential debate passed with a whimper but the fallout provides fodder for querying the future of politics, leadership and education in Nigeria. President Muhammadu …

HealthThe Good Cheer

Who Wants To Be An Oga John? (You Should)

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In 2019, mental health will come into a lot more focus in Nigeria, thanks to individuals and groups making efforts to describe how everyone can play …

OpticsThe 2019 Elections

Was It Good For Atiku’s Campaign That He Withdrew From The Presidential Debate?

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Fresh from his victory of traveling successfully to the United States against the expectation of his rivals, Atiku Abubakar looked set to score more points at …

OpinionSecurity

What Happens When A Soldier Dies | By Anthony Achonye

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I have always admired men of the military. There has always been an innate gallantry about their entire outfit even before I learned what gallantry meant. …

The 2019 Elections

Trivia: Eight Stats From INEC’s Official 2019 Presidential Candidates List

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INEC has published the authoritative list of candidates challenging Muhammadu Buhari for the privilege to be Nigeria’s President after May 29, 2019. It features 144 names …

The 2019 Elections

If Atiku Intends to Enrich Friends, What Does Peter Obi Want to Do?

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No crystal balls exist for determining with certainty that a presidential candidate and his running mate are going to be a united team. Signs of similarity …

Social AccountabilityThe 2019 Elections

Nigeria’s Presidential Elections: This Web App Should Help You Decide Who to Vote

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With D-Day now thirty days away, it seems a good time to ask: have you made up your mind on whom to vote? If the past …

Technologies and Business

These are the Nigerian Companies to Inspire Africa in 2019

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The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has honored a number of Nigerian companies, recognizing them in a report as the “Companies to Inspire Africa”. Presented on …

LawOpinion

The Uncomfortable Facts of Chief Justice Onnoghen’s Code of Conduct Case | By Joe Abah

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I am greatly saddened that the Chief Justice of Nigeria is even in a position where he could be charged with the breach of any Nigerian …