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MY GUILTY DREAM!

I started writing a novel in 1987 while I was still a student of English, at the University of Lagos where I teach now. I gave that novel a title I considered and still consider interesting and that title is a simple, gripping and somehow uncomfortable word; just one word: Guilty.

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Nigerian Capacity: The Process of Construction

Recently I have become literally obsessed with the term capacity. I have also tried to look at the term from some perspectives, but as I discuss it now, my intention is not to commercialize it, rather I will domesticate (privatize) it. By domesticating it, I shall be treating it in my “capacity” as a Nigerian, who lives and works in Lagos. I wish I could say, with deep and sincere conviction that I am a Nigerian and a Lagosian.

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For the love of country

By Chimdi Maduagwu There was a time when we heard… and it was as if things happened in a different world… but now we witness and we tell… because things now happen before our very eyes. Thanks to God for all these and also to the honourable people who make things happen. These, we want
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Providence takes care of fools!

The elections are here at last! There have been speculations on whether or not the elections will take place. Well, as my father would say, “Providence takes care of fools.” If I am one of the fools that populate the entire universe, then I am grateful to providence. If I am not, then … I am still grateful to providence for helping all of us take care of some of us, the very difficult amongst us. For this reason I say, thanks providence.

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“Transformation” And “Change”

I am as curious as very many Nigerians in this generation who are trapped by the unusual developments in the country today. But one important point must be made before I begin to penetrate the political, economic and cultural issues that seem to be holding the people bondage. This point is that for the first time, the entire people have a taste of freedom. They may not have received the proper dose, though, or not everyone realizes there is freedom already, but I have no doubt that majority of the people are enjoying freedom.

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This political race and definitions: Imo state in view

Imo State is one state where anyone who passes by would definitely ask questions. I am interested in one major question and that is: who is at the helm of affairs here? As simple as the question seems, it is indeed overloaded. I want to say, one would want to know the person or persons who are responsible for the developments or non-developments in the state. Should I say that I have asked the question, times without number; even though I think I know the answer.

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Diaspora in different forms

The Nigerian Diaspora is a formidable force in the development and preservation of our collective consciousness today. Of particular significance in terms of examples is the Nigerian Diasporic citizenship in North America. The typical Nigerians outside Nigeria normally will keep their links with home, but the links begin to weaken as they struggle towards integration into the societies of their residence.

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Harvard Experience: Another view of USA and US

Harvard University is in New England, Cambridge Massachusetts. It sits at the centre of the brawling Massachusetts Bay, undoubtedly, the very first place of settlement of the Pilgrim Fathers – the founders of the modern United States of America. Harvard University’s “next door neighbours” are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Massachusetts (UMASS).

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