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Donald Trump Thinks Most African Countries Are Shitholes, And So Do You

Donald Trump

I stood anxiously before a 4-man jury of my prepubescent peers. Mentally preparing to regurgitate a melody that would either seal my fate or catapult me into the upper echelon of middle school high society. I had spent all night studying the lyrics tucked carefully under my pillow, which my ...

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What’s The Military Doing To Our Loved Ones?

What's The Military Doing To Our Loved Ones?

A while back, a close friend of mine and neighbour, decided to pursue his dream of joining the Nigerian Army. Was it a cool decision for his friends and family? Yes. Were we expecting him to preserve a chunk of his admirable gentle nature—which we all loved him for, despite ...

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Africa Could Use Another Peaceful Coup This Year!

Africa Could Use Another Peaceful Coup This Year!

There isn’t a better conversation starter than this: “Africa is the wealthiest continent, but the poorest and least developed.” Try it, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the debates that follow. Africa’s progress compared to the rest of the world, can be likened to a chauffeur who drives his employer to ...

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Find Yourself First, Before You Find A Job

NaijaVibe.net - Find Yourself First, Before You Find A Job

The economy only gets better on paper. The list of bills to pay are growing longer, and the influx of income—relatively thinner. We can’t deny the fact that a nine-to-five job, can come in quite handy now than ever. However, aside from the customary routine of trying to stay alive, ...

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Superstition: Africa’s worst nightmare after poverty

Superstition - Africa's worst nightmare after poverty

Every part of the world has had their fair share of ignorance; especially, the naivety that accompanies the weird beliefs people grow into believing. But while other continents seem to be gradually moving away from superstition, Africa strives really hard on a daily basis to retain exclusive rights. So much ...

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When Your Net-worth Threatens Your Self-worth

When Your Net-worth Threatens Your Self-worth

Society don’t care what value you create. If you aren’t getting rewarded with an obese paycheck, you aren’t doing nothing. Well, shame on society. Finding fulfillment in the service you render (even on a volunteer job) is the biggest reward. Monetary remuneration is only an added advantage. Every once in ...

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Is Wizkid Really A Legend?

s Wizkid Really A Legend?

This question pops up almost every time, some agree that he is a legend while some are insisting he is not yet a legend. According to the English dictionary, a LEGEND is someone who is extremely famous in a particular field. A legend is also someone who has achieved fame ...

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President Zuma has a crush in Nigeria, and it isn’t female!

President Zuma

Somewhere in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, a fancy statue of President Jacob Zuma poses in elegance, despite widespread condemnation of the romantic gesture by the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who appears to be quite star-struck by the South African President. Aside from the rumored extravagant cost of erecting the ...

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How much longer should children tolerate being caned at school?

How much longer should children tolerate being caned at school?

To be on the receiving end of a cane, is the common nightmare of nearly every kid who’s strongly extroverted, unsuccessful at maths, consistent with poor grades, reports late to school, fails to turn in assignments as and when due, unlucky to be included in mass punishments and likewise, other ...

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The next suicide threat you come across isn’t a joke!

Suicide is fast becoming a quick fix to intolerable depression. While we try to preserve the only life we have; every one hour, some other people are trying to lose theirs—intentionally. Stories of suicide could seem a bit like fiction. Can people hurt so bad that they resort to killing ...

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Nkem Says: Every Rich Man Is Handsome (Or Not?)

Nkem Ndem

Before you join me in psycho-analyzing the issue of a man’s “beauty” being subject to the weight of his pocket, let’s get one thing straight: Money is sexy as hell. Yes, I said so. A while ago, if someone made the same statement and I heard it, I would look ...

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Education and Fancy Clothes Do Not Erase The Savage Nature of Humans

Naijavibe

It hasn’t been long since a lot of us finally got our lives back—after enduring the massive media hype that surrounded the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Just like every other boxing match, it’s always a memorable night of having two consenting adults punch each other silly in ...

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Nigeria Celebrates 57 Years of Independence in Dependence

Nigeria Celebrates 57 Years of Independence in Dependence

Over five decades ago, Nigeria had begun her final rites of passage from an adolescent colony of the British to a sovereign adult nation. Seemed like a whole lot of responsibility, but not such the excited leaders at that time couldn’t handle. Well, at least they thought so. 57 years ...

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Rid Yourself of The ‘Bandwagon Effect’ And Take Full Control of Your Life

Rid Yourself of The 'Bandwagon Effect' And Take Full Control of Your Life

The more people believe in a thing, the easier it becomes to gradually lure other people into jumping on the bandwagon in agreement. The bandwagon effect, has proven to be a strong mind-controlling force which drags people into abandoning their own opinion in acceptance of a more popular one. One ...

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7 Things Nigerian Students Can Do While ASUU is On Strike

JanSport in Lagos

It has been a few years since students in Nigerians had to deal with long-term strikes; and just at the moment we thought the era of students having to stay an extra 2 to 3 years in school due to unnecessary strikes by championed by the Academic Staff Union of ...

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We don’t need more Lawyers/Banking and Finance graduates in Nigeria

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

The preferred ambition of most intending WAEC candidates who have a craving for arts and likewise, those who feel academically unworthy of studying medicine and other “demanding” science-related courses, are first driven towards the study of law and banking and finance. Securing these competitive and highly-rated courses, are known to ...

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Why we must evolve our indigenous greeting culture

Cameroun

There are values Africans hold on to quite strongly, that people who are considered to be of “Advanced Civilisation” rarely concern themselves with. One of which, is the slightly weird nature of our indigenous greeting culture. Greeting is a traditional African trait. In a stiff cultural environment like the African ...

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Nigerian Churches Evangelize To The Wrong People!

Nigerian Churches

In line with modern realities, the current yardstick for measuring the success of a pentecostal church in Nigeria, begins with an estimation of the church’s net worth (which can be derived from the size and elegance of its cathedral), to most importantly, taking a look at how largely populated its ...

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A teacher’s reward is in heaven while poverty beckons on earth!

teacher's reward

Becoming a teacher in Nigeria, doesn’t exactly align with the prayers of most young Nigerians who seek God’s direction in their search for a glamorous future occupation. Try suggesting the teaching profession to an intending “Jambite” and you’d almost certainly be rebuked for your unreasonable statement, with a fervent “God ...

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Our current knowledge will be a lie in the future

Knowledge

Knowledge is an easily acquired unreliable asset! The continuous reliance on whatever portrays an individual as “knowledgeable” can likewise, portray the same individual as clueless and outdated in the long run. Every knowledge is vulnerable to inferiority when a superior knowledge is diligently dug out of it’s mystery. In other ...

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