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A nation surrounded by gunmen

    A nation surrounded by gunmen

Chilling. I mean very chilling. I felt a shiver down my spine on Tuesday when I saw the video of “new” Niger Delta militants, with war weapons, threatening to bomb

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Ethnic profiling as Nigeria’s predicament

    Ethnic profiling as Nigeria’s predicament

On January 9, 2021, operatives of Amotekun – the quasi-state police outfit of south-western Nigeria – went to Aiyete in Ibarapa LGA, Oyo state, on a mission to arrest suspected

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In loving memory of Lateef Jakande

    In loving memory of Lateef Jakande

You won’t believe this. As the Lagos state governor-elect in 1979, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande was so much in a hurry to hit the ground running that he appealed to

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Inside the anti-vaccine campaign

    Inside the anti-vaccine campaign

I had a good laugh when I read the reply to an anti-vaccine tweet by a lady wearing medicated glasses. She had declared: “You CANNOT have FAITH in God and

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The ‘Somalisation’ of Nigeria

  The ‘Somalisation’ of Nigeria

The quit notice served on the Fulani community in Igangan, Oyo state, by a non-state actor, Chief Sunday Igboho, is

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Beating the drums of war

  Beating the drums of war

Recent events in south-western Nigeria, as I would offer to think, are not ordinary. First, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (also called

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Drilling against all odds

  Drilling against all odds

If I’m honest, there has not been much to cheer about Nigeria in recent times. As someone who always tries

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The election violence in America

  The election violence in America

Hooligans invading the Capitol Hill, disrupting the certification of presidential election result and desecrating the symbol of American democracy? That

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The Year of the Face Mask

  The Year of the Face Mask

What a year. WhatAyear. What. A. Year. Muddled and fragmented. Masked up and washed up. It was a tasteless year,

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From Chibok Girls to Kankara Boys

  From Chibok Girls to Kankara Boys

Apprehension. Relief. Apprehension again. My emotions went full cycle in seven days. The abduction of 344 students of Government Secondary

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