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Which way, Nigeria?

Nigeria is losing a whole generation to unemployment

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ? Martin Luther King Jr.

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‘Educate yourself’

LLM, MA, LLB, IAQ . She is a New York Attorney & Solicitor of England & Wales, Founder & Editor of the Women in Leadership publication. We have a courageous warrior queen not afraid to stand up to racists and misogynist bigots anywhere no matter their status, she is fierce and her name is, Dr Shola Mos- Shogbamimu. For those are not in the know, she is one our own but most crucially, she speaks the truth, unblemished and clear as day.

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20-20-vision-2

So you already know you are an outsider, as far as you are concerned you know there is somewhere, someplace that we call home had been divided up along the lines of faith and ruled by terror on the basis of your religion. It is a tragic recklessness and a slap in the face of every well-meaning and sane Nigerian. The Nigerians I meet here are my fellow Nigerians; we share a country and have more in common than what separate us regardless of their state or their religion. If we could get along abroad why can’t we get along in Nigeria?

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Dino is a political joke

By Derenle Animasaun   ‘People are taking their comedians seriously, and their politicians as a joke’ -Will Rogers Now that the dust has settled and the protracted circus that is Dino Melaye, is leaving town, perhaps,Kogi, in particular and the whole country in general will get a worthy lawmaker that cares about the people and
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Cleanse

Love the skin you are in

In 2014,  I wrote ‘Brown is the new white’I did so in response to the fact that Nigeria was top of the league table for bleaching. It ratcheted up the love for bleaching by going even paler, in the shade of white. From creams to potions to all out white. No, this is not progress, it is self loathing and misguided.  It is shallow and narrow minded. It is very dangerous and harmful.

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One day on, one day off

My mother and I have our daily catch up on the phone. Since my father, Kola Animasaun’s passing, our daily catch up has intensified, more on both sides as we love reminiscing,but also my mother always keeps me abreast of what is going on in her immediate surroundings. I love and cherish our conversations more now than ever. It is as if my father was by her side, eavesdropping as my mother and I gas on and he often looks on with a contented smile.

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Navy arrests 6 suspected smugglers; seizes 1, 439 bags of rice in A/Ibom

Rice, rice everywhere, but not enough to buy

If you want to know how  the economy of a nation is performing ,ask the cost of staple food. You start with the price of the most staple foodstuff; the price of bread or in the Nigerian case, the price of gari or rice. We do love our rice and other than Asia,  Africans consume metric tonnes of rice. Nigerians in particular, can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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