Category: Culture and Lifestyle

EducationLife Lessons

Malala at 21 – Lessons For Her Nigerian Sisters

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Spending a birthday on football and graffiti with a group of girls could be considered common and low key. But for a Nobel Prize winner, it …

EducationLife Lessons

Macron in Lagos: Can We Be Anything?

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France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, came to Nigeria a few days ago. His itinerary comprised of a bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on issues bordering on …

MoviesOpinion

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony: What Have We Learned About Rage and Rejection?

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In purely human relations, faith requires the regular supply of some level of visible evidence. If that was not the point of the two hours I …

Culture and LifestyleOpinion

From Chimamanda’s Words, There Are Two Sides To Opening Doors

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Should we stop buying sweets because peadophiles use them? For about a week now, social media has been agog with heated debates on chivalry which resulted …

MusicThe Muse

This Is Nigeria: Falz Provides The Ideal Musical Meditation For Democracy Day

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Around the time American media was going nuts with analysis of Kanye West’s slavery shenanigans, the artistic polymath Childish Gambino dropped the video This is America. …

Life LessonsThe Muse

20 Verses To Ponder From Chimamanda’s Beautiful Harvard Speech On Truth And Trying

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This week, the graduating students at Harvard chose Chimamanda Adichie as their Class Day speaker for 2018. Donning a beautiful Nigerian made adire, Ms Adichie’s 25 …

MusicReviews

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 …

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 …

PeopleThe 2019 Elections

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?

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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 …

MusicThe 2019 Elections

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, …