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#PAUSIBILITY: Nigeria, Whirlpool of Executive Scoundrels and The Change That May Never Come by Adebayo Coker

I made a New Year resolution to try as much as possible not to burden myself with anything that may cause grief in whatever guise but my beloved nation wouldn’t stop throwing lumps of it my path. If you notice this will be my first post this year. I have tried to evade the many punches but I just couldn’t help it no more. Especially when Na’lie arrogantly implied to Seun Okinbaloye of Politics Today on Channels TV last Sunday, 7th February, 2016, that Nigerians will accept his gagging bill, willy-nilly. Happy New Year! The other day when some wise men rose up from their Ibadan Summit and...
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#Pausibility: Gehazi, Vuvuzela-General And The Lesson For The New Generation By Adebayo Coker.

The diverse reactions that were triggered by the recent appointments of the President are funnily incredulous. Very soon we will hear Dauralization or Patriarchization. We voted PMB to deliver to us chenji then we complain when he selected his team. PMB has chosen the people he wants to work with; I hope when playtime comes he will consider some of us. September is a month to look forward to. My fear is that one of his aides has set his over-ambitious eyes on SAN(K)ship already. Let’s move on to better things jor. "Uncle, two fighting!" I am sure not many of us know that our distress call of...
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Move Over Kim Kardashian, Some Nollywood Actresses Are The Butts Of Attentions

During the maiden edition of Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, AMVCA, in Lagos, one of the top entertainment entrepreneurs, Alisa Adibua, described Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's walking by and seeing her from behind as 'wonder in motion', not because the mother of four has suddenly turned a locomotive machine hurtling by, but because of the elixir her well-shaped backside seems to bring when she walks by and you have to look at her from behind. She isn't the only one. Nollywood has so many. There are the likes of Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson and many other older girls but they are gradually leaving the stage for...
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#PAUSIBILITY: PLAUSIBLE ALIBIS- Adebayo Coker

I must quickly let you know that I have not had a good sleep for several days now, so if I don’t deliver as expected in this particular column, I hope you will understand and still give me kudos for a job well done. The foregoing typifies the mentality of the political leadership in this clime of ours and the saying, To whom much is given much is expected, is only operational as an idiomaticness that it is. Tactical maneuvering is the new one that we woke up to on Monday, when about 500 of our soldiers suddenly lost their geography sense and erroneously found themselves in the interior of Cameroon....
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My Thoughts On The #USAfricaSummit – Seife Tadelle Kidane

Dear All, We witness that for the last one year African Leaders are engaged in different summits: - Africa-Japan Summit, Africa-China Summit, Africa Europe Summit, Africa India summit and at this point in time, USA for Africa-USA summit. With this notice even if all the summits are important from political and socioeconomic point of view but the most important ones are Africa-China, and equally the Africa-USA crucial considering the trade volume and economic and political muscles of these two economy powers. Nevertheless what it strikes us a concerned citizens of this continent how we can strategize...
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#BringBackOurGirls: The Lost Maidens Of Chibok – Adekoya Boladale

We have read scripts and heard folk tales of Angels and beasts We have read Psalms and Epistles of monsters and princesses In the cloud of our innocence Beasts appears as angels Monsters appears as love For at the end of a scary fairytale Lies, they live happily ever after But today our marrows shaken, Our souls trembles in fear For we have seen beast as demons And monsters as death. In the step of bata, we shook to the rhythm of the ivory tower In our quest for knowledge, we embraced the beat of Boko Our huts were burning but the flames of shattered roofs deterred us not Mama was shouting...
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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi: The Unravelling Of An Anti-Hero – Joseph Olayemi

  In literature as in life abounds a multiplicity of characters who in their inordinate assessment of their capabilities define an exalted trajectory of their roles and importance to the advancement of society or organisations. Such characters in their full flight of fancy reject every reasonable attempt to restrain or divert them from their headlong dash into the cavern of disaster. Such is the tragedy of the recently suspended Central Bank Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. When in 2009 he was appointed to this position he came in with a restlessness of spirit anchored on preconceived ideas of how...
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#KakandaTemple ~ The Future Awards and its Misrepresentation of the Nigerian Youth

        I have absolute confidence in the strength and ability of the Nigerian youth. All over the world, the Nigerian youth is a newsmaker, known for exhibiting talent, using his brain either to redeem or to reduce whichever system he is in. The Nigerian youth, despite having bad role models, has defied setbacks and limitations to climb up the ladder of excellence. This is why I am among the many upset by the misrepresentation of their achievements by the sham called "The Future Awards" – an award which was designed to highlight these achievements, but has been...
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Rivers Crisis: Desperado Politics, Impunity And Threat To Nigeria By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,

John  Dalberg Acton a Philosopher and the first Baron Acton of Aldenham must have had Rivers State in mind when he stated that, “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities”. Using the above statement, let us see if recent developments in Rivers State show that Nigeria is truly free. “The state of anarchy, oppression, victimization and anomie is indeed here with us in Rivers State. This is just a dress rehearsal for 2015 general elections. The royal rumble continues with personal ambition superseding the will of the...
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Same Spring, Different Lessons – Ameer Ado Yazid

  The Arab spring saw ordinary people stand up to the automatic fire power of brutal dictators often armed with nothing but stones and sticks. Instances where we had/still have all out civil wars (Libya and Syria come to mind) but in places like Egypt it was the unrelenting voices of millions of ordinary citizens that saw the overthrow of unpopular dictators. We saw protesters who were more than willing to risk their lives for freedom defying bullets and tear gases. That I think is as inspiring as it gets. With things worse than ever in our country, some have wondered if the time is ripe for our own...
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How to enjoy your work – Ike Amadi

At the office, a lady confronts me, "Hey, you are not smiling...you never smile...you are acting as one who doesn't enjoy his job." The phrase, "Enjoy his job" caught my attention and I decided to do a research on 'how one can enjoy his job.' I found the following: 1. Smile Always:  A smile is free, you need it, and everyone else needs it too. When you smile, you open up your heart to receive freshness.  It is not your good mood that should cause you to smile, it is the smile that will cause you to have a good mood. Selah. 2. Be nice in your conversations. No matter whom you are talking with, be nice....
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No Bullsh*t: Disclosure: Verbis Brevis, Sensu Infinitus ~ by Adesubomi Plumptre @subomiplumptre

Disclosure: Verbis Brevis, Sensu Infinitus Nigerians talk a LOT! The profits of our Telecom companies and our membership base on social media networks support this. We will comment on everything & anything and are so damned expressive while doing so. It doesn’t really matter whether the subject matter “consigns” us. We will get into anybody’s business because it provides juicy fodder for bar banter and salon socials. We particularly like to talk about our leaders (both government and religious), the rich, successful and celebrities – basically everything we are not. We have a right to an...
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Tom G Palmer sums up the world as it is for us and as we want it to be

Below is a Facebook post from Tom G Palmer. It is his reality from yesterday and a reality the world deserves...a world without borders and limits...A world of freedom for all. "The modern world is amazing. I was just exchanging ideas with Iranian friends online. Earlier I had a Facebook and then Skype chat with an Indian colleague in New Delhi about libertarian projects in Asia. Then I was contacted by a Nigerian colleague who is right now in Rio, so I put him in touch with an Icelandic libertarian who is there now, along with a Brit libertarian and an American libertarian. We could not reach my...
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THIS STORY IS WHY I LOVE LINDA IKEJI – Japheth J Omojuwa

Linda Ikeji is my favourite Nigerian blogger by far. Reading this story, I could but love her the more. Linda blogs on www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com. People should stop trying to run other people down. The media business is not evil, it only reports what it sees. Big cheers to Linda for this piece! TV host Toke Makinwa doesn't think I'm a role model. Urm, OK...:-) Toke Makinwa (l) Linda Ikeji (r) Ghen ghen, fight between Linda Ikeji and Toke Makinwa. Lol. Unfortunately I don't really know who she is...never met her...only seen her Flytime interviews. I hear she's also a radio presenter...and apparently...
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EXCLUSIVE: MY TOP 10 TWITTER CRUSHES BY @omojuwa

A lot of people would see the title and expect their names to be there. I understand how we all innately want to be the object of some other person's passionate mini desire. Sorry to disappoint you though because you have just been fooled. You are my Top 10 twitter Fool =) :) It is all part of the fun yeah? Okay, please retweet let others see my crush abeg. :) This is the only day being a fool is cool. @omojuwa
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HOW JONATHAN IS CUTTING WASTE IN GOVERNMENT

How can we run a country like this? 1. It cost us N20 million/day for the upkeep of our able president and his vice. 2. Local travels for Namadi and Goodluck cost us N2 million everyday 3. International travels for Namadi and Goodluck cost us N3 million everyday 4. Both of these performing leaders Namadi and Goodluck have N600 million in the budget for "welfare" 5. Anyim's office will spend N65 million on trees when FCT spent less than N50 million on same for over 4 years If you can take it, I can't! I will engage all within and without to make this right 6. What kind of public address system cost...
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