Category: Letters & Essays

Elections 2019The Muse

Oby Ezekwesili Comments: Yes, Our Young People Have Paid Their Dues But Has Government Failed Them?

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the keynote address at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised …

Politics and PolicyThe Muse

Yemi Osinbajo Says: Let’s Build the Nigerian Bridge With The Wisdom of the Elderly and The Strength of Youth

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The Vice President gave the keynote address at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised by …

Elections 2019The Muse

Kingsley Moghalu Says: Ditch The Dinosaurs! It’s Time For Deliverance

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Professor Moghalu was one of the speakers at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised by …

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 …

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 …

Politics and PolicyThe Muse

Nigeria 2019: Should We Leave Our Fate to the Decision of Only 15%?

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Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy Governor of the Central Bank, wants you to get your permanent voter’s card (PVC) and prepare to vote when polls open …

Politics and PolicyThe Muse

What Politicians Don’t Tell You When Pushing You To Join Politics

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was recently credited with a statement that young people should not remain complainants but should become active politicians to effect their desired …

Letters & EssaysOpinion

‘President Robert Mugabe’: What a Waste of Time

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It could have been different. It should have been better. After doing something consistently for 37 years – being a teacher or a faithful tailor, a …

OpinionThe Muse

Sorry! I Mean It this Time

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By Olaniyi Ayodele …. I am sorry for the decisions I have forced on you, I am sorry for the positions I have made you assume …

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 …

JobsThe Muse

The Sorrows of the Marketing Staff of Nigerian Banks

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By Anayo M. Nwosu Mr. Owodi was so shocked when one of his subordinates raised her hand after he had finished reeling out the new deposit …

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 …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

You Need to Fire Somebody, Mr President

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For what it’s worth, Mr President, it is very likely that you were really not aware of the reinstatement of Maina. 2017 has not exactly been …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

Mr Okorocha, Tear Down That Statue

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You like to talk effusively about your dreams; you say they drive you crazy. Well, begin by toning down that pride, Mr Okorocha. In the six …

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 …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

How Buhari Became The Other Baba

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You would still be right that President Muhammadu Buhari has become the other barber. Two years after the promise of change and uplift in standards and …

Letters & EssaysLife Lessons

The Alternative Mark Zuckerberg Letter To A Newly Born Child

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan welcomed their second child and daughter this month, and her name is August. On his facebook account, the owner of the …

EducationLetters & Essays

Uncle Aliko, Look Locally

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How is our refinery coming up? It’s been in the news that work is progressing well there. I hear it’s a really important project to you …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

Onye Nkuzi: Kairos Moment

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“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” – Vladimir Lenin “A statesman… must wait until he hears the steps of …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

Onye Nkuzi: Nigeria’s Five Generations

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Nigeria’s future will not simply be a dry extrapolation of demographic data or projections from history. I believe Nigeria’s future will be driven by generations: the …

EducationLetters & Essays

To Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: For the Change, Fun and Firm Friends

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By Macdonald Ukah Author’s Note: The following was penned on Facebook in response to the author’s impulse to lend his voice to a critical conversation begun …

Letters & EssaysPolitics and Policy

Onye Nkuzi: What do Igbos Want?

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President Buhari angrily (and infamously) asked during one of the few sessions he held with Nigerian journalists, “what do the Igbos want”? I will attempt to …

CommunityLetters & Essays

The Indeed Happy Island of Sokoto – By Chinazo Ukaegbu

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A lot being said about Sokoto state and its habitants, and how stereotyped they are both in character and hospitality considering the fact that it is …

Letters & Essays

To those who turned 9 in 1999

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To all those born at any time in the 90’s, the humorous and nostalgic folks at Sarcasm kindly which to remind you that you are no …