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US embassy’s description of Nigeria

O N its website, the US Embassy, in a piece of information meant for Americans intending to visit Nigeria, describes the country in very unflattering terms. It harps on two major albatrosses, namely crude infrastructure and poor security.…

Chukwuemeka Ike: Sunset in 2020

ON Thursday, January 9, one of Nigeria’s finest and most iconic literary voices, Professor Chukwuemeka Ike, passed on at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State. To say the least, the loss to the country is…

Buhari on his successor

The statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari to the effect that he would ensure that he would not be  succeeded in 2023 by looters is yet another example of the the persisting mindset of the current president who calls himself a…

Boiling meat with paracetamol!

The Osun State government recently called on caterers and food vendors in the state to stop the pernicious practice of using paracetamol to tenderise meat and using bleaching detergents for cassava processing, ostensibly to induce whiteness…

Body parts for N90,000!

IN yet another dastardly event that highlighted the heightening level of barbarity in the country, a certain Segun Olaniyi recently murdered his former lover, Mrs Abosede Iyanda, and sold her body parts for the total sum of N90,000. His…

The demolition of Ile Arugbo

ON Saturday, January 4, the Kwara State Police Command issued a statement denying that it sent its personnel to supervise the Kwara State government’s demolition of Ile Arugbo (Home of the Aged), the structures on the revoked land reported…

The ritual killing of Favour Daley-Oladele

IT is concerning that varsity-trained students and indeed some well-educated youths in the country are going back to primitive recidivism with an equally unsettling tinge of barbarity. It shows that these are scoundrels and not university…