WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

I’ve no apologies for my blog looking like an obituary section of a newspaper in recent times. The demise of the people I’ve recently blogged about couldn’t be ignored, not just because they were widely known but because I grew up knowing them, and I kinda was influenced by them one way or the other. […]

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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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DAYS OF AWE

I can understand why many Messianic Jews may not necessarily pay attention to the DAYS OF AWE, seeing as there’s no biblical instruction to the effect. However Jewish tradition ascribes several activities to the days extending from the FEAST OF TRUMPETS/Rosh Hashannah (which was last Thursday, the 21st of September), to the DAY OF ATONEMENT/Yom […]

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RIVERS (STATE) OF BLOOD

Late yesterday evening I came across a news item from the Punch News(paper) online, that the paramount ruler of Orokpor village in Rumueme Community, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area (Nigeria‘s most deadly LGA, in my estimation) of Rivers State, Charles Miniku, was shot and killed on Friday, while he was meeting with other chiefs inside […]

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EBORA OWU AT 80

It was difficult to miss news about former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo the whole of last week, as the man who has severally claimed he didn’t know his birth date beyond the “Ifò Market Day” his mother had told him he was born in, marked his eightieth birthday. The whole week was lined with one […]

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AU REVOIR OBAMA

President Barack Obama’s farewell speech was quite reminiscent of his many speeches prior to and after winning the 2008 elections. Though I listened to others afterwards, including before and after his reelection, and none hit that 2008 note with me again till last Tuesday night. It goes to show how much of change has come […]

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