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I have observed that the prosperity or misery of each people is in direct proportion to its liberties or its prejudices and, accordingly, to the sacrifices or the selfishness of its forefathers. -Juan Crisostomo Ibarra
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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.

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.

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.

Leading by example

Ogbeni Rauf received a clutchful of awards recently, in recognition of his tireless and sterling work in his capacity as the then Governor of Osun State. He received the gongs from the Nigeria & Africa Development Indicators Monitoring (NADIM) Foundation founder, Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim.This makes the ninth of such awards including picked up:NADIM 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award: Overall Best State Development Award in Nigeria, first/Best State in Births that have a Reported Birth Weight p157, NDHS 2013,1st/Best State in Birth Average of Larger in Weight p157, NDHS 2013.

Eat the Rich- Extreme poverty killing Nigerians daily

Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. — Proverbs 14:31, NIV The Lebanese populace came out in force and they called their government out for being out of touch with suffering of its citizens and rewarding the rich. One million of its population took […]

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