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Minorities and majorities of national electorates

ELECTIONS and electoral politics assume that electorates are homogenous in outlook, values and interests but are divided in their opinions on how goals commonly shared are to be actualised. Elections assure that qualitative differences have been replaced by quantitative differences on methods. Elections therefore assume the electorate are united on ends but divided on means; they assume unity of objectives and divisions on strategies and means.

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Reflections on a Rainbow nation

I’M in South Africa at the moment, attending a conference called “Planning Africa”; and it’s been such an interesting experience to not only listen to speakers who want our continent to thrive but to observe, at close quarters, how the country is getting along l6 years after Nelson Mandela was released from his lengthy incarceration to spearhead the dismantling of apartheid.

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My marriage was a ruse

Once; he actually gave a date, flight number and airline, I went to the airport with the children, my sister and her husband and a younger brother of his too, we waited after confirming that the flight was actually coming to Nigeria, but you won’t believe that my husband was not on that flight, he’d merely fooled us all

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Demonising Ndigbo

THE American Indian proverb, “Respect your brother’s dream” can be put differently and correctly as “Respect your brother’s success”. However, we oftentimes find ourselves in the opposite situation, scorning and slandering both the dream and success of our brother as the call to be our brother’s keeper is moribund.

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