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We created this monster!!

By Muyiwa Adetiba We found ourselves experiencing another wave of lockdown in the country this week. It was not government this time that stopped people from going to work or performing their daily chores. This was in fact anti-government. Nigerians went out late last week to find largely peaceful protests on the streets that gradually
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Is the earth crying out? Could it cry out?

By Muyiwa Adetiba Would we treat the earth differently if we realised it was in anguish? Would our attitude be different if we knew we would be held accountable for our uses and abuses of the planet? Theseweresome of the questions that crossed my mind more than once during the enforced lockdown and more recently,
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Nigeria Notes: Politics as a Vocation Nigerian-Style

Does it have to come to this?

Muyiwa Adetiba Here is a story of a man with four wives and eighteen children. He was an educated man who studied law in the UK. When asked by friends who had a similar educational background but who were content with two, three children, he was quick to tell them he did not plan it
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This Cheese has moved!

By Muyiwa Adetiba Change happens all the time Unfortunately, many of us are reluctant to embrace change. I am probably one of the worst in this regard. I will delay and make excuses until I run out of room and excuses. Electronic payment is one example of my lazy attitude towards change. Zoom is another
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Nigeria Notes: Politics as a Vocation Nigerian-Style

Our leaders must make sacrifices too

By Muyiwa Adetiba We all literally woke up last week to find the pump price increased – again. Almost every administration does this at least once during its tenure. The script remains the same while the actors vary. Government of the day increases price, the petrol stations rush to comply, a bargaining see-saw ensues between
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The house that ‘Mrs J’ sold

By Muyiwa Adetiba We were next door neighbours physically but he was actually more than a neighbour. He was like a senior brother. When my then pregnant wife had labour pains around midnight, it was to his wife a matron, we turned. That was our first real contact. Until then, we merely exchanged polite greetings
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School Feeding Programme

What do we wish for our children?

By Muyiwa Adetiba I had prepped myself for a two night vigil in order to watch the first two days of the US Democratic National Convention (DNC) knowing a continuous four day vigil would be difficult at my age. I know I could have recorded the speeches and watch them at my leisure. But there
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Nigeria Notes: Politics as a Vocation Nigerian-Style

Just how low are we going to sink?

A couple of years ago, a young lady working at the JAMB office stunned the nation when she said the JAMB money in her possession was swallowed by a snake. It was such an incredulous admission that the social media made a joke of it for quite a while. Even the regular, mainstream media made jocular comments.

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