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In About 30, Adekunle GOLD Touches On Becoming Big And Not Forgetting Origins

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The beep was just after midnight Friday, announcing the arrival of the long anticipated album by Adekunle GOLD. Fifty-four minutes after running through the 16-course meal, …

Community

As Benue Herdsmen Victims Are Buried, Nationwide Catholics’ Processions Demand Action From President Buhari

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Four Tuesdays ago, in the early hours of the day, seventeen people were killed by suspected herdsmen while participating in a religious activity in a Catholic …

Culture and Lifestyle

Curated: Titles, Cakes, Rings And Other Rituals From The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Harry, the second grandson of Elizabeth II, Queen of England, and Ms Meghan Markle, an American actress, will be married this Saturday. Since the announcement …

ARTSIdeas & Innovation

Why Nigerian Entertainment Awards Need Validation From Education

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E G O T International performers who have the accolades beginning with those alphabets are distinguished as among the best. Other admirable awards from BET, MTV …

Elections 2019People

Can Oshiomhole As Chairman Win Souls For The APC?

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A collection of egos overblown and uneasy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) is at the moment should have no business claiming it will do well …

EducationPeople

Boubini Jones-Wonni, An 18-Year-Old Nigerian, Graduated Top of Her College Class In The US, Will Now Proceed To Study Medicine.

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Nigerians never fail to hold their own around the world as far as education is concerned, and in Boubini Jones-Wonni, there is another testament to that …

Culture and LifestyleOpinion

What’s Love Got To Do With Assurance? | By Chukwudalu Chukwuneta

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On my way to work on a dull and cloudy morning, I boarded a commercial vehicle as usual, sat quietly and waited while the driver was …

Elections 2019Music

Assurance and Stomach Infrastructure, Thumbs for Heads

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Would you want to know how many of this Sunday’s services nationwide featured, at some point during the ceremony, the hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine’? …

Culture and LifestyleLife Lessons

The Snare of A ‘Codeine Diet’

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Saturdays in boarding school were the best days. The hours after Inspection were literally the freest and happiest moments of school life. If you had done …

Community

CODE RED: How Codeine is Creating a Crisis Amongst Young Nigerians

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“They will stay like this for weeks swarming with flies. No books. No television. Nothing. And still they keep coming” An investigation by the BBC has …

Life LessonsPeople

Comment: Chimamanda Adichie’s Question Was Woke. It Was Also Wrong.

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We should be talking about investigating and finding out the Lagos big media man who sought to violate a 17 year old Chimamanda Adichie as price …

Culture and LifestyleOpinion

BBNaija Finale: Cee-C Should Win. But This Should Be The Final Season

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Eleven weeks of twenty four-hour reality TV featuring adult strangers sharing a comfortable physical space, competing in suffer-head-ism, quarrelling about dislikes, and hooking up randomly, comes …

Culture and LifestylePeople

Lasisi Elenu, Our Ranter-in-chief and The Call To MADness

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Recently, I changed the profile pictures across my social media accounts to one I took at a popular Lagos rooftop the February before last. That photo’s …

CommunityOpinion

60 Days Without Leah Sharibu, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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I was 21 when I read Wole Soyinka’s “The Man Died”, my most impactful book of all time. Michel de Montaigne may have shaped my art …

Community

Bring Back Our Girls 2nd Lecture to Hold This Weekend

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This Saturday, April 14 2018, will mark the 4th anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Government Secondary School Chibok, barring a miracle or delayed …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

End SARS, Period. It’s a Life-threat to Nigerians.

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The following is just one more convincing evidence to end SARS, the notorious unit of the Nigerian Police Force whose name ‘Special Anti-Robbery Squad’ amounts to …

CommunityThe Muse

City of Soot, Are You Darkening Just For Me?

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Every morning, for the best part of the past 20 or so months, the clouds take their time to make way for a bright sun shine …

Community

A Black Thursday of Robbery and Death in Offa brings SARS usefulness into question

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How did a robbery gang storm Offa, Kwara state, killing policemen and residents, while executing a robbery of banks, all in broad daylight? The casualty figures …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

PSPs will now be involved in residential waste for Cleaner Lagos (Reason and Pragmatism prevail)

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After weeks of reports in the media revealing the significant deficit in capacity of Visionscape, the Lagos state government has revised the Cleaner Lagos Initiative. The …

OpinionPeople

Jim Ovia and the story he owes Nigerians, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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Times have changed in Nigeria and investigative journalism, once the talisman that freed truth from darkness, is now hardly at work. But Andy Briggs is bringing …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Cleaner Lagos? Ambode’s Flawed Visionscape Gamble Has Produced a Dirtier Lagos Instead

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A new report has highlighted the lengths to which the Akinwunmi Ambode government went to secure the services of Visionscape to prosecute its Cleaner Lagos Initiative. …

Culture and Lifestyle

2018: Naomi Campbell. 2038: Stormy Daniels

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Try out this quiz: If President Buhari had, on his Lagos trip, bumped into Oprah Winfrey or Whoopi Goldberg, would it have led to the sensation …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

This Police Officer Making Death Threat Needs To Be Questioned

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No laws criminalize the questioning of a Police man or an elder, but a Nigerian could apparently have lost her life at the hands of an …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

NneNne Iwuji-Eme: One of Our Own

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Following the time-honored tradition of claiming ownership of every Nigerian-born foreigner doing well in their professions, congratulations are in order to NneNne Iwuji-Eme, who will become …

Culture and LifestyleHealth

What a Bread Store Encounter Can Teach You About False Male Privilege

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No matter the state of the economy, Saturday mornings in Awka and Enugu, where you have Roban, in Abuja, where you have Next Cash & Carry, …

Life LessonsPeople

Stephen Hawking and a Cold Night, By Pascal Nwaizu

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I stood on the curb of the Ibadan roadside. The night was cold, it had drizzled earlier leaving the air chill and light. I pulled my …

CommunityOpinion

Bring Back Leah Sharibu. She Needs To Go Back To School. She Can Be A CBN Deputy Governor

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The abductors of the 110 Dapchi Girls had so much latitude and freedom on their way back to the town that they had a punctured tyre, …

CommunityThe Muse

Justice For Leah, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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Al-Barnawi, the morally upright terrorist who returned the kidnapped Dapchi girls, has a new slave. Her name is Liah Sharibu—Christian, female, Nigerian and innocent. I have …

MoviesTechnologies and Business

Why We Need Movies About Tech In Nigeria – Lessons From Halt And Catch Fire

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On the Whatsapp group of a postgraduate class in a first generation Nigerian University, there was a Wednesday morning conversation about the submission date for a …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

An ‘Anti-Phone-Use-On-The-Road’ Law May Be Necessary in Nigeria

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You have probably seen the gory images of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was run through and killed by a train somewhere in Ikeja, Lagos …