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Micaela Bastidas: Woman with tongue severed who fought her executioners

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: El Extremo Sur De La Patagonia. THOSE who derogatorily, unscientifically and unwisely call women the weaker sex, have not heard about the unarmed women in South East and South-South Nigeria who took on armed British soldiers in a series of battles. The conflicts were ignited when Nwanyeruwa Ojim, an elderly native nurse in Read More…

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Govts incompetently running NNPC deserve the Nobel prize

Reading Time: 4 minutes THE latest episode in the Nigerian drama of governance is the importation of at least 100 million litres of contaminated PMS which knocked car engines. As with such cases of governance, nobody, official or organisation is willing or honest enough to take responsibility. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, which claimed to have discovered the Read More…

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Whenever universities commit criminality, the country dies a little

Reading Time: 4 minutes It was a sobering moment for me. Processing the fact that a number of tertiary institutions in the country, from the oldest to the newest generation, are engaged in conscious criminality, specifically, admission racketeering.I had been part of a January 29, 2022 Stakeholders Meeting between the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB and Media Executives. Read More…

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Russians, not Ukrainians should brace up for attack

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images. The United States, US, and its European allies have, for months now, saturated the world and choked the media on a poorly dramatised soap opera about Russia on the verge of ‘invading’ Ukraine. In this, they have succeeded in diverting the attention of humanity from pressing issues like tackling the Read More…

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Nigeria’s pyramids of promise, like London Bridge, are falling down

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is common in social media these days for people to do a countdown to the end of the President Muhammadu Buhari government. They seem in so much hurry to see its back, that they cannot hide their excitement. Their main grouse is that the retired general made lots of promises, especially of a secured, Read More…

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Educating Nigerians before birth and after death

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. A STORY trended in the social media on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the International Teachers Day. On that day, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Alhaji Yahaya Mohammad as a Board Member of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Many Nigerians appeared scandalised that the Senate would clear a man Read More…

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The truth walks on crutches of lies

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Larry Madowo/LinkedIn. I CAME ACROSS A CABLE NEWS NETWORK, CNN, interview with a man identified as the Ugandan Minister of Internal Affairs. It was anchored by the network’s North American Correspondent, Larry Madowo, who clearly was being threatened. Madowo, a Kenyan journalist who had also worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, had Read More…

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Adeola Soetan: Student leader who spent 13 years on a five-year course

Reading Time: 5 minutes ADEOLA SOETAN WAS A STAFF of the Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Abeokuta when some young student leaders from the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife visited the station. Cladded in black, they came in connection with the annual commemoration of the June 7, 1981 massacre of six students in Ife by the police. The students looked Read More…