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Sufferhead must go, Jeffahead must come”- Fela!

Love him or loathe him, you simply cannot ignore Fela. He was a tour de force, a verbal tornado. He spoke to millions and so eloquently through his music about the daily struggles of the ordinary man and that is why 20 years after his death, his music remains relevant as it was, when he first performed them. Everyone had their favourite. My son’s favourite is Zombie and mine is Yellow fever. Well, to be honest with you, teacher don’t teach me nonsense, comes very close.

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Buhari’s 100 days in office

My brother and his family visited Nigeria last month and they stayed for three weeks. He told me that the power supply has changed for the better. He was pleasantly surprised that there are longer days with power compared to the way it was in the past. He told me that the change was not just the power supply but in other aspects of peoples’ lives.

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To serve and protect

President Muhammadu Buhari announced that his administration is going to recruit 10,000 police officers to boost security and help tackle youth unemployment. He also announced that they will introduce CCTV monitoring system in major cities to check crime (there are no functional CCTV monitoring system in any of the cities in the country, but that is another story).

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This president is not for turning

There is a famous speech by the former British Prime Minister, iron lady Margaret Thatcher, she gave at her party conference in 1980: “If our people feel that they are part of a great nation and they are prepared to will the means to keep it great, then a great nation we shall be, and shall remain. So, what can stop us from achieving this? What then stands in our way?

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Let your health be your wealth

Let the truth be known that many of us are more concerned about our outlook appearances than what is going on inside us. When it comes to our health, we often do not prioritise it as our number one. In fact, it is often consigned to number four or five on the list. We are often chasing money, prestige, adulation, and physical trappings of wealth more than being concerned about health.

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