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Why every president is mysteriously hated!

Nimi

Over the years, it’s been more or less, a traditional ritual for an incoming president to enjoy a rite of passage into power as a crowd pleaser. Sadly, maintaining such romantic connection with the crowd after a little drive off the garage, seem to be a slight misfortune, as they ...

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Let’s talk music promotion (Part 1)

music promotion

The primary reason for doing music is for the money and the eventual fame that comes with it, although after a couple singles, artistes go for interview and say they do music for the passion. Maybe passion is the ignition, but money and fame is the fuel. That being said, ...

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How to remain bosom friends with the Law!

How to remain bosom friends with the Law!

However minor, severe or abominable, almost everybody commits crime! The adorable part is, not everybody gets caught! Likewise, not everyone who gets caught, gets convicted. The law is a shrewd old busy woman who’s got her hands full everyday, so she bothers very little about the truth. The ‘truth’ according ...

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#BBNaija: Real reason Efe defeated Bisola, Tboss – Reuben Abati

What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million + SUV at stake, with 57.6% of the votes from over 24 million voters ...

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What have we benefited from being ‘Politically Correct?’

Politically Correct

Political correctness has evolved quite interestingly, into a common media practice and a cardinal feature of journalistic writing/urban verbal expression. In recent times, you call into a radio or TV program to air your view on certain issues of interest, and you’re confined to a restricted freedom of expression. Your ...

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Approval rating from Family/Friends/Clergy won’t guarantee a Good Wife!

Good Wife

Wife hunting, has interestingly been modified from a mere romantic craving, into a more complex form of informal recruitment. Candidates who scale through the first series of selection (from episodes of friendship, casual dating and even hookups) are ushered into the next round, with the accompanying tag name- “Wife Material.” ...

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Fight For Fairness And Justice, But Not Equality!

Fight For Fairness And Justice, But Not Equality!

Let’s begin on the premise that whatever theoretical knowledge we’ve acquired, that affirms the equality of all men, is wrong, fictional and in direct contradiction to the original truth! It’s almost unattainable to say “All Men Are Equal” and relax in the same sentence, without naturally having a little hunch ...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ABUSE: Shouldn’t women share a mini-portion of the blame?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

It’s both our prayers, that men who are domestic abusers, “burn in hell and rot away in agony!” Oh yeah, I totally do agree with the vengeful prayer request, but hit the brakes for a moment.. I think there’s probably another way to look at it. With the flourishing rate ...

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Is Aso Rock under a curse?

ASO ROCK, Nigeria

At this moment of our national life where Nigeria has been plunged into avoidable economic hardship and the living standard of many Nigerians instead of improving, has gradually deteriorated below poverty level, many Nigerians are shocked by what they got from the Buhari government which has failed to make any ...

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Why online dating advice could ruin your relationship!

The internet has programmed itself, into a non-degree awarding college of diverse knowledge, where almost everyone suddenly runs to for a quick fix on how to polish what’s left of their relationship, or dust dwindling emotions off, without necessarily having to endure long hours of exhaustive classroom lectures. The internet ...

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Male child preference and the evil of gender-selective abortions

Top of the wish list of most ‘expecting’ first-time mums, as required or demanded by their husbands, extended family or society (whether verbally requested or emotionally concealed), is primarily centered on the divine prospects of birthing a male child. However, the eventual arrival of a female child, in some cases, ...

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THANK YOU ID CABASA – A 9ice album review by Wale Applause

It was an early morning drive to Eko hotels, in the usual traffic around Onikan are the Cd hawkers. I beckoned at one of them to hand me a copy of 9ice’s new album Id Cabasa. We had a slight argument as regards the price as a CD in traffic ...

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A tiny grain of jealousy can profit much!

Nimi Princewill

As opposed to popular misconception, jealousy isn’t so much a ‘high-frequency evil’ as often projected. Neither is it a dreadful ‘rotten part’ of human character, which every individual should strive to completely rid his or herself of. In fact, a drip of jealousy is an enriching trait, the few enterprising ...

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Gospel preachers and their ‘God-given’ Prophecies of Doom!

With the torrid economic hardship witnessed across Africa, the resilient people devise alternative means of keeping themselves happy and earning a living (however decent and otherwise). The decent means, often include: Seeking respite in religion, with hopes of a sudden miraculous turnaround in both personal and metropolitan adversities. “If manna ...

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Why African soccer Leagues have remained the least of the Prom Queens!

Raw talent in soccer, is unarguably a common natural resource littered around every nook in Africa. Then I start to wonder.. If such good football is played in Africa, why’s the dream of the average African footballer focused solely on crossing the Mediterranean? Hold that thought for a second, I ...

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It’s a shame black footballers still cry when racially abused

Mario Balotelli

Racism in football may tarry a few more years, so let’s not kid ourselves we can do much right now to arrest it. Deep questions like “Why are there a few black club managers?” and “Why do we have a scanty number of black/African goalkeepers thriving in Europe?” are often ...

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The narrow route to common sense!

The narrow route to common sense!

A typical African, gets really defensive and quickly irritated when the vast areas of his or her intellectual shortcomings are highlighted and compared to people of other races, who by the way, have proven to make better decisions at numerous spheres of national life. We’re quick to condemn criticism however ...

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Why women’s RIGHTS may NEVER be guaranteed in Africa and the Middle East!

African Women Right

The large craving for gender equality and a continuous upgrade in affirmative action for women, may yield a generous amount of progress in the liberal world, but will continue quite sadly, to suffer recurring setbacks in Africa and the Middle East! • The Supervised Entitlements of Women In Africa: Africa ...

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Misdirection in the ‘Contemporary African Church’

Misdirection in the 'Contemporary African Church'

The ‘practice’ of Christianity in Africa, is gradually on the verge of a wild goose chase. The more impressive the proliferation of churches (the credibility of which cannot be truly ascertained), the higher the population of indecisive religious tourists, who continuously fall victims of marketing hype! The second coming of ...

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Ibori & The applauding hypocrites!

James Ibori

By Nimi Princewill In the coming year, there will be a lot more roadside thieves and ‘phone snatchers’, hence more jungle justice in 2017! There will also be more treasury looters, accompanied by more ‘prosecution’ and ‘persecution’ (it depends on how you see it) of ex-treasury looters by the current ...

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