THE IGBO CURSE

I woke up at 2:30am this morning to catch up with the news and stuff on my timeline I missed while asleep. Nigerian news usually holds nothing good most times, yet I decided to start there, interestingly, I cannot now remember the first I read, but the second which was on the list of “IN […]

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JAMMEH, BARROW & AFRICA’S DEMOCRACY

I received with joy, the exit of His Excellency, Sheik Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Abdul-Aziz Awal Jemus Junkung (AJJ) Jammeh Nassiru Deen Babili Mansa, (former) President of the Republic of The Gambia (as with African leaders where the ebullience of titles and names is metaphor to the emptiness of such rulers who regal in them), […]

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NIGERIA’S FARCICAL U-17 WORLD CUP GOLD

I used to be very interested in the Federation Of Football Association’s, FIFA organized age grade football competitions but it holds not much interest for me these days, as with the just concluded Under-17 World Cup tournament in Chile were Nigeria beat fellow West African nation, Mali in the finals to win the cup for […]

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DARK DAYS FOR THE BLACK MAN

This truly isn’t a good time to be black. Not that there had been a time in ancient and in recent times when being black came with good tidings, like how it is famously wondered how a good thing could come from Nazareth.No time comes to mind now, that can be considered as “Uhuru Time” […]

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AFRICA’S LOT IN ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS

The last of the Abrahamic religions to come to black Africa was Judaism. The Islamic religion made inroads especially in the areas exposed to trade with Arabs by land much earlier than the Christian which inundated parts that were mainly in close proximity to the coast, as the European harbingers came mainly via that route. […]

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BIBLE STORIES X: THE COVENANT

You will recall that Abram now has a son, Ishmael by Hagar, Sarai’s maid. I’m sure even Abram, now ninety-nine would be nursing no doubt that Ishmael was the “chosen one”, but as events later showed as recorded in the Bible, YAHWEH wasn’t done with him as regards giving him that one and only seed […]

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BIBLE STORIES VIII: THE SEED

I love reading the story of Abraham, infact I could never get enough of it. It serves as a source of inspiration for me, when I fall into a state of depression and despair. This guy sure did live in very interesting times and of course lived an interesting life, of FAITH (and total submission […]

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