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GHANA AND NIGERIA, SLEEP AND DEATH

By Dele Momodu: I live partly in Ghana and can confirm to these government apologists that they are wrong. 1, the price of oil in Ghana includes huge taxes. And the quality of petro in Ghana is superior to what we buy in Nigeria. These are facts. 2, Ghana is not yet an oil-rich nation like Nigeria. 3, Ghana enjoys a better infrastructure than Nigeria. I don’t have a generator in my house. My water does not come from a borehole. The roads are far better and regularly maintained. The level of corruption is lower even if it exists. 4, Ghanaian politicians are better disciplined than our own. They...
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LADIES BETWEEN ME AND YOU, I NEED TO KNOW – by JJ

This is for the ladies because I need their answers. I need to ask you something that has kept me sleepless and I want you to be totally honest with me. It might be awkward between us after this but I have to know how you feel. I have kept it in mind for a while now but I think it's finally time I be straight up and just confront u... I hope this doesn't ruin the relationship we already have. I just need to know and? I don't see any other way I could get over this. Just doesn't seem fair on me if I don't get an answer. I want you to tell me truthfully, no matter how harsh it is. I just want your honest...
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NIGERIA: ARMS AGAINST THE PEOPLE

The world over even in non-democratic societies protests are a demonstration of the people’s right to disagree with the government. On this quaintly dated day, Friday 11/11/11 the Nigerian government as led by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan laid down a marker. The government has turned a regular protest into an open war-esque zone. Shehu Shagari, the road where the Hunger Strike and protest planned by the National Youth Council is now a military zone. The road has been blocked from the Police Headquarter that was bombed on the 16th of June this year down the road coming to Transcorp Hilton. That side...
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BEHOLD THE CRIPPLED GIANT!!! written by Utoware Blessing

Over the years, there has been incessant unrest and crisis as a result of the Boko Haram bombing spree that has rocked the country. They have refused to consider the effects of their actions on Nigerians. What exactly runs through their minds when they see families of the affected victims crying on national television beats my imagination. Man has traversed the earth, climbed the highest mountains, explored the depths of its oceans, harnessed electricity, uncovered the secrets of the atom, transmitted data from one continent to the other, healed with a pill, destroyed with an invisible beam and has fired...
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The Hand of God written by Lanre Olagunju

For those who believe in the existence of God, indeed you must have felt His hands in one way or the other at least if you haven’t seen it. But realistically, the produce of His hands are in two ways, it could be in form of a refreshing elevation which places you on a height where others can only be green with envy. And on the other hand, it could be a dreadful thing to fall into His hands. Anyway, without demand, I can only pray the former for you as long as you’re willing to do a silent amen. So many world achievers in one way or the other have testified to the invisible hand of God. And that...
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DISGUISED ATTENTION written by Gbemileke Ojutalayo

I woke with this very strange headache, I thought I was under a spell or some sort of sorcerer’s trick. I could hardly remember where I was or how I got there but something inside of me bares witness to the fact that I did not wake up in my bed, and obviously not in my house- for upwards of three hundred and fifty two day’s I have not shared the comfort of my bed with no one, neither have I slept on of the luxury of my succulent sofa. All that intensified the headache and multiplied the uneasiness. As I lay me down thinking on how to find my way around with my eyes closed, a lady I can not remember...
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‘Na wa o, you’re not even a naij girl’

'No, let's go jor, don't buy it o, I'ld manage it till i can buy a new one. Please now' 'hmmm you this girl, ok oya let's go' So we left the blue and white shop.... ......skip skip skip..... We are walking up the escalator to see harry potter..and he goes, 'na wa for you o, which naij girl will they want to buy BB for that will not collect, she will even ask for BB torch, you're not a naij girl'.  And I am looking at him, laughing like a crazy person. .....skip skip skip..... On the train back home, I started thinking, 'do naij boys now think that ALL naij girls want material things?' ...
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Why Must It Be A Man’s World – Part 2 (Dating Ex’s friends) by Omolola Paul-Olaleye

A typical scenario goes thus; So I was seeing John for like a year and John's 'not so close' friend, Thomas is asking me out 2 years after I ended it with John. But John is saying I can’t date his friend ‘cause when the guys sit to talk, they will refer to me as a whore! But John has been with all my friends! Please, please, and please!!! Tell me why i should not pick Thomas since I really like him and he does not mind that I dated John. We are just a bunch of teenagers and we don’t know where we are gonna b in the future, so I should jeorpadise my potentially happy marriage because of...
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LOSING MY JUICE … as written by Josh Hawk

I set out to write something entirely different from what you will be reading now but I could not get this stuff out of my mind. It cut deep into the depths of my heart and almost ripped out the fundamentals of my beliefs. I have been through so many experiences since learning to be in charge of my life, but a few have helped to put my thoughts of life into perspective. I should not bother you with this but still I want to share it. You can look away and do something else or read on. I am absolutely sure your life does not depend on it. If per chance the people affected by this piece get to read it,...
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A Mooching Class…Moochers as Usurpers of Mandates

Nigeria's Justice System almost is not what I just called it - a System. It is so haphazard and irregular. A bank C.E.O steals money and goes to jail - albeit jail being a posh suite in a private hospital - while a politician steals the people's mandate, spends the people's money and leaves them worse than he met them, then goes home or even junkets around the world to waste his loot. Indulging in unimaginable splurges across the world. I believe the people's votes are the most sacred thing in the practice of democracy but despite our unrivaled history of electoral fraud, no major politician has gone to jail...
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