BIBLE STORIES (46): DINAH RAPED

After Jacob had mended fences with his brother Esau, and they parted ways amicably, he built himself a house in Succoth, and booths (from where the name of the place, Succoth was derived) for his cattle. He was soon on the move, till he “… came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in […]

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LIVE FOREVER, HUGH MASEKELA

Sadly, the radio On Air Personality that announced the demise of Hugh Masekela, last week on my way home from work, pronounced his first name as “Hoff”, which first of all put me off, as another example of the decadence in the Nigerian news and media industry, that’s now become the dumping ground for just […]

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LIVE FOREVER, DOLORES O’RIORDAN

I was introduced to Dolores O’Riordan‘s chants from the surround speakers of a fellow medical student towards the end of the last millennium. “Zombie” used to blast from the block besides mine in the hostel for a while, and I’d just pay it some heed without further engagement, till I moved to the topmost floor […]

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ANCIENT IGBO GPS

I have always wondered what local technology, besides word of mouth, existed in times past, by which people kept track of the movements of people, living in this age of the Global Positioning System, GPS, where we tend to have become blind navigationally without it; besides using it to track our gadgets, cars even humans […]

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ONE NATION UNDER GUNS

Overtaken by insomnia as usual, and finding the “War For The Planets Of The Apes” I was watching rather dull, I decided to scan through my twitter feeds, commenting on news and information I found interesting, and moving on for those I didn’t feel inclined to add my thoughts to, until I came across news […]

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BIBLE STORIES (45): ESAU FORGIVES JACOB

Jacob, now known as Israel was ready to meet his brother Esau, but not without deploying, one more time, some cunning (that is if you estimate his next action to mean such), though this time not to trick his brother into losing something, but rather to curry his favour in a bid to procure the […]

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BIBLE STORIES (44): ISRAEL

Once alone, Jacob “… wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day” (Genesis 32:24). I have read several reviews of this story, with a few claiming it may not have been physical as such, and might’ve been a vision Jacob had. I would stick with the simplistic here, and not rush to […]

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