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Nigeria, we hail thee!

In 2014, delegates of the national confab unanimously adopted a recommendation for a return to the old national anthem, “ Nigeria we hail thee.” As a matter of fact, it was reported that they had risen to their feet and in unison, sung the…

Will God come down?

THE way we sit, fold our arms and exclaim ‘God will help us’ over the innumerable ills and adversities that have taken the nation hostage is becoming irksome. For decades, submerged in incredible religiosity, we have continued to chant…

Death is a democracy

Like Veracity wrote in the piece titled What is man? published in this column, sometime ago,    Machine, grass or actor, whatever man is, his inevitable end is to wear, tear and exit and so did beloved Bradley. “My brave boy went with the…

Of Ozubulu massacre and the church

As a little girl, one of the first things I learnt at the children’s sunday school was the 10 commandments and one of those commandments made  an impact in my life, one I may never be able to separate myself from: “Remember the Sabbath…

Fareed’s gps challenge

Though incessantly tempted and seduced, I have somehow managed to resist the dire urge of joining millions of Nigerians in asking about the whereabouts of this country’s number one citizen. I have always thought that it was a gargantuan…

No, not another girl!

Acquaintances call me an extremist, colleagues tag me an unapologetic feminist and some detractors, as no mortal would exist sans them; spit the phrase ‘sardonic chauvinist’ on my protruded behind. Ironically, none of those tags have been…

Today’s neglected child, tomorrow’s bane

EMBEDDED in the womb of every action is a consequence. ut precariously interred in inactions are graver repercussions. When I was young, I was told ad nauseam that “children are the leaders of tomorrow.” So, I dreamt a pretty dream till I…

NYSC and the dead horse syndrome

That clarion call is overrated now, isn’t it? So, how can youths obey? Even those that do face the hardest of challenges. What has become of the National Youth Service Scheme or better still, what has it been reduced to? Corps members who…