Category: Culture and Lifestyle

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 …

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 …

People

The Public Ministry of Chude Jideonwo

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Regardless of your politics in the lead up to the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, you can agree there was near universal urgency to significantly challenge …

Life LessonsMusic

Fuji Notes: Dissecting Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s Arts, Seven Years On

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By Oladeinde Olawoyin _____________________ On December 16 2017, friends and fans marked the seventh year anniversary of the death of Fuji icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. As …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

How did ‘Strongman’ Buhari Become Laissez-faire?

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On his visit to Dapchi, Yobe state where 110 girls were abducted from a secondary school, president Muhammadu Buhari said his government has shown better sensitivity …

Life Lessons

Stephen Hawking: Mind the Mind

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I set my Whatsapp status, on Wednesday, as a screenshot of a tweet showing the coincidence of the birth and death dates of scientific geniuses Galileo …

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 …

MusicPeople

Davido’s Hat-trick, 2face’s Politics, That Simi Snafu, And Other Talking Points From 2017 Soundcity MVP

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The first major entertainment awards show of the year held at Eko Hotel & Suites Friday evening. A terrific set made for a beautiful atmosphere for …

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 …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

Dino Melaye and the Dead Man’s Chest

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Does he do it on purpose? Does Mr Dino Melaye, a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, knowingly put himself in the public’s eye for …

MoviesPeople

What Can We Expect From Kemi Adetiba’s New Movie?

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Start saving money to see ‘King of Boys’ on your next stop at the cinemas. Why? Because it is a Kemi Adetiba movie. The movies, music …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

President Oprah Winfrey? It’s A Possibility

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America’s next President after Donald Trump could be television and media magnate, Oprah Winfrey. Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes held on the 7th of January …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

What is the Red Card Movement?

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2018 will be an eventful year on the Nigerian political scene and that’s an understatement. After the ruckus of 2017 involving a plethora of stories from …

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 …

Culture and LifestylePeople

Extended Comment: What to do With Ebuka’s Agbada of the Century

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The internet broke on 19th November 2017 when #BAAD2017 happened. The traditional wedding ceremony between A-list musician/actor Banky W and AMVCA-winning actor Adesuwa Etomi was a …

Culture and LifestyleThe Muse

What The National War Museum Has Become

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha says he is putting up statues because Africa is losing its history. The jury is clearly not on his side on …

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 …

Faith & ReligionLetters & Essays

On Orderly Coincidence vs Artificial Intelligence

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A few days ago, this November, one of those I follow shared a tweet by journalist, Mercy Abang, in which she said that the best Nigerian …

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 …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

The Curious Acts of Rochas Okorocha, Updated

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The (mis)deeds of Mr Rochas Okorocha are becoming like a nursery-rhyme; curious is not the word to describe them, but do excuse me. They seem to …

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 …

Letters & EssaysPeople

Full At Forty: The Destiny of Chimamanda Adichie

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: critically acclaimed author, thinker, and mother. Easily one of the most influential names in the literary world today, the young woman who began …

EducationMovies

The 9/11 Movie On Why School Children Should Not Hawk

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It’s been two years since the ethically-challenging movie, Eye in the Sky, about the collateral damage of war, was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. …

MusicReviews

What I See About Simi and Don Williams

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One of the all time greats of country music, Don Williams, has died at age 78. The ‘Gentle Giant’ whose career spanned through the best part …

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 …

Music

Sonorous Songstress Set for Sophomore

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By Gboyega Adeoya Simisola Ogunleye, simply known by the stage name Simi has had an incredible spree with beautiful songs spanning over a decade on the …