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File: IDPs in Dikwa

The look of hunger on the emaciated child in the newspaper was shocking and more shocking that it is not a child from the usual drought-stricken country. No, it is not, this picture was a Nigerian child.

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Re: ‘I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me’

Two years ago, I wrote about the bleaching epidemic in Nigeria and especially the alarming new trend of whitening, titled:Brown is the new white. It is shocking that the World Health Organisation report, revealed that Nigerians top the table with 77% users of bleaching products in the world. Togo came second in the league at 59%, Senegal, 27%, South Africa 35% and Mali 25%.

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Let’s say no! No to domestic violence

In my column on December 20, 2015, I wrote; Men do suffer from emotional abuse. It seems they are more men who experience emotional and physical abuse than they dare admit. It generated a lot of debate and I do hope this one on domestic violence would do likewise. The subject of domestic violence is an uncomfortable one, it is uncomfortable to discuss and, not just because of the nature of the violence but there is a wall of silence when it comes to getting people to talk freely about domestic violence. I told my sister, Sola that I was going to write about domestic violence she was worried on how it would be received.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R) during a reception in Buckingham Palace in London on May 10, 2016 where  called Nigeria and Afghanistan "possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world" as he hailed their leaders' attendance at an anti-corruption summit in London.

‘It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to’

If you are ever in doubt of President Muhammadu Buhari’s steely determination, the world sat up and took notice of PMB and he gained millions of admirers around the world, including the British Prime minister, David Cameron who caused a major diplomatic faux pas at an event in which the British monarch was present. David Cameron had earlier being overheard that: “We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain… Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world”

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Motor mouth: The man loves the sound of his own voice

Ayo Fayose, has got form. And what is predictable about him is that: he is predictably erratic. The man likes the sound of his own voice, he has an over inflated view of his persona and ego; believes his own hype that he is the man of the people, that he has grassroots connect ability and with a devil may care attitude. As long as the attention is on him, the better his ego feels and like a seasoned performer, he puts on a show; goes to the market, jump on the back of the Okada. He feels he has scores to settle and not for the first time too, he holds court to simply to lambast anyone he takes a dislike to, or those that refuse to give him his due or in his case, the respect or the attention he deserves. Can someone, anyone please, tell Ayo that respect is earned and cannot be demanded.

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Asiwaju of Yoruba is 64!

The air has been full of felicitations for his birthday from the 28th and up to now as I write this. It covers the radio, television and then newspapers. Bola Ahmed Tinubu was 64 years old on the 29th of March. Akanbi, has not been a common man- as an Accountant and a Politician of note. He was senator of the Federal Republic and two-time governor of uncommon Lagos State.

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Blinkered majority

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief” —Frantz Fanon

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