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CommunityTechnologies and Business

Stop Forwarding WhatsApp Messages. Just… Stop

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How did a video produced in one country as a public service announcement create fears about kidnapping in another? In India, at least 24 persons have …

CommunityEducation

Wouldn’t You Rather Be A Voice?

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The first time I heard the word Autism in 2011, I was just in SS1 and I borrowed a novel from Jemi, my then bestie. It …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

CommunityPeople

Report: Want To Be Happy? Be Finnish!

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Being a proclamation that reflects despair and unhappiness, “I am finished” is probably something a person from Finland never says, despite being, by identity, Finnish. Today …

CommunityCulture and Lifestyle

Choosing A Future Without Wombs

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New babies are the biggest threat to the planet, so some unified system is necessary for controlling them. Our faith in humans using their reason to …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Could We Boycott Beef to Protest Herdsmen Attacks?

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There has probably never been a more nauseating show of entitlement than what has been spewed by some members of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders, a …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Libya Slave Trade: What Should We Do Beyond Hashtags and Avatars?

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An international outrage has sparked by the news of the sale of migrants as slaves in Libya. Persons from different African countries who had made journeys …

CommunityOpinion

Africa’s Black Market of Slavery: A Sigh For Dignity

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By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu Tuesday night, I watched the CNN documentary of African youth sold into slavery in Libya, one of them a Nigerian boy bought …

CommunityEducation

Pimping? Who Will Save Nigeria’s Rotting Unity Schools?

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You cannot read the story in TheCable about the pimping of 14, 15 and 16 year old students of Federal Government Girls College Langtang and not …

Community

Bodija Market: The Regular Nigerian Sight

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“Ẹ kú’kalẹ o” “Ẹ máa rọra o” We like to greet a lot in Yoruba land, whether or not the person is familiar. We just always …

CommunityEducation

Was It Proper To Promise Super Eagles Financial Motivation?

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So the Super Eagles of Nigeria provided the nation with something you can call a moment of unity or a unifying performance in Uyo, by debilitating …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Let’s Explain the NBS Corruption Survey to ACP Abayomi Shogunle

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Mr Abayomi Shogunle is one of the students affected by the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. He would have concluded …

CommunityTechnologies and Business

What Do You Do With An Unexpected N7million Alert?

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What should a customer of a bank do when he or she receives an unexpected sum of money in his account? This was the experience of …

CommunityEducation

A Griever’s Meditation on the ASUU Strike

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By Alexander O. Onukwue The joke about the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is that, as a Nigerian student, it is Constitutional …

CommunityTechnologies and Business

Comment: What is Mark Zuckerberg’s Grand Plan to Save the Church?

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By Alexander O. Onukwue Mark Zuckerberg is 33, has a social platform that is universal, and wants to reach all the ends of the earth with …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Who foot the bill for this?

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The Lagos At 50 commemorations are entering their peak and climax stages. Innovative projects and activities, such as the Educate Lagos platform, My Lagos Story billboards …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

82 Chibok Girls are back, are we seriously barking?

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Words fail. The sweetest words fail to describe the relief, the elation, the joy, the return of 82 girls from an intolerable captivity of more than …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

If you take me to Otodo Gbame, will I love Lagos?

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It is now the typical gyration song that celebrates Lagos, more than Jazzman Olofin’s “Eko ile” and DJ Jimmy Jatt’s “Style”. Olamide is one of the …