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Qatar World Cup, alcohol and gays, By Festus Adedayo

Nigeria, Nov. 27 -- A little over a week ago, on a Qatar Airways flight journeying to Doha, city of the current World Cup fiesta, I saw a film which clearly depicts the raging back-and-forth arguments... Read More


Queen Nanny: Ghanaian woman who led liberation army in Jamaica, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria, Nov. 26 -- Nanny, a young Akan woman from present day Ghana, born about 1686, was captured with her four brothers and sold into slavery. They were taken on 'The Journey of No Return' across t... Read More


The ugly side to the beautiful game, By Ayo Ambrose Alli

Nigeria, Nov. 23 -- Perhaps one of the biggest lies we are told is, 'sports should be sports and not political'. But organised sports competitions have pretty much always been political. In Ancient Gr... Read More


The speakership crisis in Ekiti State, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Nov. 22 -- On 16 October, former Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State handed over power, in a colourful ceremony attended by big wigs of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and others, to Mr... Read More


Branches for sale: Reforming Nigerian church planting strategies (2), By Ayo Akerele

Nigeria, Nov. 21 -- The people bigger than you have paid for that branch. Name your price and we will pay you off. I sat down before this man of God in utter disbelief of what he was narrating to me. ... Read More


Teacher, don't teach me nonsense!, By Wole Olaoye

Nigeria, Nov. 20 -- My name is Government, in case you don't know. You underrate me at your peril, Teacher. You, a mere pen and paper wielder, exam marker, lecture deliverer, knowledge vendor. A hunte... Read More


Day Ayinla Omowura and Ayinde Barrister dueled in Philadelphia, By Festus Adedayo

Nigeria, Nov. 20 -- Bala-blu-blu-bulaba, All Progressives Congress (APC's) festival of incoherences, should attract a writer. So also the celebration and justification of its impending fatality. Feebl... Read More


Ayinla Omowura and Ayinde Barrister: Vocalising the duel in Philadelphia, By Festus Adedayo

Nigeria, Nov. 20 -- Bala-blu-blu-bulaba, All Progressives Congress (APC)'s festival of incoherences, should attract a writer. So also the celebration and justification of its impending fatality. Feebl... Read More


Qatar '22 and a troubled world in search of leaders, By Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria, Nov. 19 -- Most of humanity began a work week on Monday, 7 November. I watched hundreds of Congolese youths including ladies engaged in rowdy but seemingly joyous group dances, songs and bant... Read More


The threat of electoral violence, By Reuben Abati

Nigeria, Nov. 15 -- One of the major problems that we have had to contend with since the return to civilian rule in 1999, and even long before then in previous electoral cycles and subsequently - 1959... Read More