ENTREPRENEURSHIP SERIES (XX): LOANS

Been a while, you’d say, but I never abandoned the entrepreneurship quest and I hope you haven’t as well. I’m still a firm believer in Buffetism’s mantra of “not having only a source of income“, especially so for nine-to-fivers like me, and/or you. I have explained severally the need for employees to have a side […]

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IGBO TRADITIONAL WEDDING

A man and/or woman isn’t considered married among the Igbo, if (s)he hasn’t completed all of the rites required by the prevailing culture (Odibendi) to do. Hosting a lavish wedding party, following a solemnization in church or a Nikkah by Muslim faithfuls, or even at the registry is totally besides the point, as it is […]

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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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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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