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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LAW STUDENTS AND OBEDIENCE

A situation is trending all over social media in Nigeria. The case of a student at the law school who wasn’t called to the bar because of inappropriate wear. The entire scenario, as is typical with all social media controversies, has now degenerated into religious spat. What is the issue? A lady, Abdulsalaam Firdausa Amasa […]

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ECLECTIC LAGOS AT FALOMO FESTIVAL

In recent times, some Nigerians concerned about the dwindling fortunes of the arts and entertainment industry in Nigeria, and Lagos in particular, have gone beyond mere rhetorics and complaining about lack of government support and dearth of infrastructure, to throw their hats into the ring in their bid to bring back the glory days of […]

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“THE OILY MARRIAGE” AS PARABLE OF NIGERIA’S REALITY

I hadn’t been to University of Lagos’ Arts Theatre since 1998 when I had come to see a play featuring Teju Babyface and “Princess“, when they were still upcoming and relatively unknown, and of course students of UNILAG. What I saw this past Sunday evening of the same place and stage is a shadow of […]

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THE ASABA MASSACRE BOOK-READING

When one of the guests at the book reading I attended the evening of Wednesday the 4th of October at Quintessence, Ikoyi, Lagos, mentioned that his friends dissuaded him from attending because of the present Nigerian government’s unfavorable attitude to discussions or anything pertaining to Nigeria’s civil war, I felt he and his friend might […]

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VILLAGE YARNS

Two things happened during my recent journey to the east (Igbo speaking part of Nigeria), that I’ll like to share with you, so you make of it what you will. I’d gone to pay my respects to a friend’s late Dad, as well as visit my village to keep up with happenings over there. Friday […]

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EKO “ATLANTIS” CITY

Landowners in Lagos have since considered land to be for them what oil is for Niger Deltans in Nigeria. There was once a time when land in the outskirts of Lagos was cheap relatively, and that necessitated the rush to such areas as Ikorodu, Badagry, Mowe, (Sango) Ota, even Lekki (at some point), of real […]

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