The Bleaching, Chameleon Crowd- By Reuben Abati

I wrote a piece recently, a tribute to the late veteran actress Bukky Ajayi and the multi-instrumentalist OJB Jezreel, in which I raised a number of issues, including how in Nollywood today, there is an obsession with the whitening of skin, an anti-Negritude yellowing, what I referred to as “the bleaching, chameleon crowd of Nollywood […]

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The Fajuyi Spirit- By Femi Fani Kayode

Fifty years ago today, on July 29th 1966, a man by the name of Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi gave his life in defence of our country and the then Head of State, General Johnson Thomas Aguiyi-Ironsi. His killers were a group of northern army officers who participated in the so-called northern “revenge coup” of […]

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Will Buhari Lead Like Mandela?- By Issa Aremu mni

Much proverbial water has passed under the bridge since the literary icon, Chinua Achebe, wrote the book entitled ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’. That was in the 80s when many Nigerians were rightly alarmed about how bad leaders were “squandering the nation’s riches”. According to Achebe, “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure […]

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Which Is Hurting More: Corruption Or Collateral Damage From Fighting It?- By Magnus Onyibe

Some of us have literarily been at President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘throat’ over what we deem to be economically, socially and politically rough and nasty methods and procedures that Mr President has been adopting in combating corruption in Nigerian polity and the catastrophic effects on the nation. Apart from the evidently obtrusive anti corruption war, another […]

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Fixing The Niger Delta- By Kalu Aja

Fixing the Niger Delta… Some people don’t like numbers, so let’s look at the pictures… Look at the map of State GDP above…. Look at Abuja; look at Bayelsa… Abuja is green, thus high GDP. Bayelsa is white, thus low GDP. However, the wealth from Bayelsa and the Niger Delta built Abuja, but Bayelsa was […]

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