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WHAT WE NEED ARE FUNCTIONAL REFINERIES

“Every nation and people that operate at the ‘ordinary’ plane are always subservient to those who go beyond the ‘ordinary.” – ‘Seun Alade At the start of the year, I was fortunate to read a piece by Strive Masiyiwa, founder … Continue reading

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ORIENTATION

“The world will be a worse place if not for a recollection of the past – history, and history is best appreciated when left untainted, undiluted and unrefined.” – ‘Seun Alade After a very long break, we return to this … Continue reading

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WELCOME 2016

My today doesn’t describe my tomorrow, it only leads to it. – ‘Seun Alade Happy new year everyone. For those who have been regular readers of this blog for a while you would have noticed that in the past years … Continue reading

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LET’S TALK ABOUT PAIN

“Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5b The above was the welcome message I had on the Nokia phone I used at some point while in the university. It was there to … Continue reading

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PHANTOM PLUNGE

Today, I’m sharing a post exclusively written for this blog by the person who’s influenced me the most in the entire blogosphere, not Linda Ikeji, it’s Imisi Osasona. And that in itself is a story for another day. It’s a … Continue reading

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COMMOTION IN THE NLC MIRRORS THE VALUES IN OUR SOCIETY

My friend Opeyemi Tegbe returns with something from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). For regular readers of this blog, you’d have noticed he likes talking politics, today isn’t different. He connects the dot between the NLC and the polity. Read … Continue reading

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TEJU COLE AND HIS OPEN CITY

No doubt, Teju Cole doesn’t have Chimamanda Adichie’s kind of fame, so almost every time that I discuss him, the usual question is – who is Teju Cole? A little introduction, Teju Cole is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, and art … Continue reading

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2015 POLLS: WHY ALL NIGERIANS MUST PARTICIPATE

Almost everywhere you turn, the discussions centre on politics. It is another general election year in Nigeria and so it is not surprising that the streets, offices and media are all agog with political discussions. My friend, Opeyemi Tegbe returns … Continue reading

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RECYCLED LEADERSHIP: HINDRANCE TO YOUTHS’ PARTICIPATION IN NIGERIA’S POLITICS

2015 is another general elections year and so, my friend Opeyemi Tegbe takes us through the world of politics. I hope you’d enjoy this piece as much as I did. Anyone who keeps a track on political happenings in Nigeria … Continue reading

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WELCOME 2015

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Happy new year. It’s the first post of the year on the blog and while I would love to admonish you to set goals … Continue reading

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