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9 Signs Your Marriage Was Doomed From The Start

9 Signs Your Marriage Was Doomed From The Start

Sometimes, cold feet are a sign of something far more serious than a case of pre-wedding jitters. What doubts are particularly foreboding prior to marriage? Below, experts weigh in with nine signs that your relationship may have been doomed from the start. 1. You were just too different. He’s a Republican, she’s left of Al Franken. Her weekends and evenings ... Read More »

Between Jonathan and Buhari: The Lines Are Clear – Zayyad Abdullahi @Zvyyvd

Between Jonathan and Buhari: The Lines Are Clear – Zayyad Abdullahi @Zvyyvd

It will please some of you to know that I almost titled this article “My President is a Bitch!” It will please the rest of you to know me and my mum unanimously agreed I wouldn’t survive a day in Kirikiri prisons hence begrudgingly decided against it. With elections a mere five days away, both camps are fully into desperation ... Read More »

Between Goodluck and Patience Jonathan: Heading To The Polls On Bribery – SKC Ogbonnia

Between Goodluck and Patience Jonathan: Heading To The Polls On Bribery – SKC Ogbonnia

Bribery has been a recurring decimal in Nigerian elections. But the case of the 2015 electoral season is well ripe for the Guinness Book of Records. The problem took a new dimension when President Goodluck Jonathan shocked the world by plainly rejecting a plan by Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to monitor campaign funds in the 2015 general elections. In ... Read More »

RE: Nigeria On The Brink, A Direct Response To Richard Grenell – Adeolu Ashaye @NaijaHistory

RE: Nigeria On The Brink, A Direct Response To Richard Grenell – Adeolu Ashaye @NaijaHistory

Now that the world’s eyes are firmly fixed on Nigeria, in the week of the country’s Presidential elections, some who should know better have chosen to fudge the important issues. In an opinion piece (Nigeria on the brink) for the right wing Washington Times, a pro-Jonathan newspaper, a one-time Mitt Romney aide, Richard Grenell, regurgitated some outdated and unfounded comments ... Read More »

The Magic Of Positive Manifestation Out Of Lack: A Tribute To The Great Lee Kuan Yew? By Adebayo Taiwo Hassan

The Magic Of Positive Manifestation Out Of Lack: A Tribute To The Great Lee Kuan Yew? By Adebayo Taiwo Hassan

The division of the world into the two hemispheres – North and South – at the equator also represents a common way of explaining economic and political inequalities and gap that separate the rich and poor countries. On one hand, the global North comprises the vastly developed and heavily industrialized market economies of Western Europe, North America, Australia and Japan ... Read More »

Buhari And Nigeria’s Game Of Thrones? By Olufemi Owosela

Buhari And Nigeria’s Game Of Thrones? By Olufemi Owosela

The frenzy that pervades the political scenery of Nigeria every other four years calls for some serious introspection. The outcome of elections are by too far based on emotional feelings rather than sound judgment. Candidates selection is as important as who you should marry. They both affect your future. As it is in Nigeria, I am far from being impressed. ... Read More »

Goodluck Jonathan vs Muhammadu Buhari: The Crux of The Matter – ‘Seun Fakuade @SeunFakze

Goodluck Jonathan vs Muhammadu Buhari: The Crux of The Matter – ‘Seun Fakuade @SeunFakze

The unprecedented rise of Muhammadu Buhari, whose incorruptibility and integrity remains unquestionable, is not only an indictment of the failure of leadership under Goodluck Jonathan but a validation of the visionless leadership that has remained elusive of the present administration. Indeed, the rise of the son of Daura is a reminder of the combined hopelessness that has engulfed Nigeria for ... Read More »

Still ‘Undecided’? Here’s What I’d Like You To Know – Eloho Omame @ElohoOmame

Still ‘Undecided’? Here’s What I’d Like You To Know – Eloho Omame @ElohoOmame

Undecided isn’t good enough. Millions of us are counting on you. Please spend the next few days deciding whom you will vote for and be bold enough to see it through. Your vote is important, your vote is strategic and it would be silly not to use it. If you’ll bear with me, I’ll tell you why. First off, if ... Read More »

#NigeriaDecides : Support Your Candidate as The “Next for Nigeria” App Launches

#NigeriaDecides : Support Your Candidate as The “Next for Nigeria” App Launches

In keeping with the ever increasing use of technology within the Nigerian political landscape, the newly launched “Next For Nigeria” smartphone app is set to further revolutionize digital campaigning. Described as an election app with a twist, clever use of a magic-like technology called Augmented Reality which blends the real-world overlay digital media brings voters face to face with Presidential ... Read More »

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

7 Foods You Should Never Eat

1. American Cheese: “The reality is that American cheese is not ‘cheese’ at all,” says Beth Warren, a New York-based registered dietitian and the author of Living a Real Life With Real Food. Depending on the brand, “it’s a factory creation of a cheese-like food made from a blend of milk fats, solids, some whey protein, emulsifiers, and food coloring.” ... Read More »

Is The Confab Report The ‘True’ Change? By Adekoya Boladale

Is The Confab Report The ‘True’ Change? By Adekoya Boladale

For the past few weeks, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan has besieged the south western part of Nigeria in a move to solicit for votes in that region. Among numerous promises being made, one which the president and his party seems to be laying more emphasis on, is the implementation of the resolutions reached at ... Read More »

Meeting The Hoi Polloi – Between Town Hall Meetings And a Presidential Debate By Johannes Tobi Wojuola

Meeting The Hoi Polloi – Between Town Hall Meetings And a Presidential Debate By Johannes Tobi Wojuola

It is very rare to see a grown man cry, and when it happens one need not be told that there is a big problem. On the 18th of March, I watched in sobriety as a retired Colonel in the Nigerian army shed tears while lamenting the non-payment of pension of military officers for 54 months – that is approximately ... Read More »

Nigeria 2015: Beyond The Broom And The Umbrella – Abubakar Usman

Nigeria 2015: Beyond The Broom And The Umbrella – Abubakar Usman

‘Nigeria can change today if she discovers leaders who have the will, the ability and the vision. Such people are rare in any time or place.’ ~Chinua Achebe Next week Nigerians will go to the polls to make the great decision that will alter the nation’s history forever. We will choose who takes charge over the destiny of this great ... Read More »

Journey to Change Re: Our sword of Damocles By Onyemaechi Osanakpo

Journey to Change Re: Our sword of Damocles By Onyemaechi Osanakpo

It’s exactly 5 days to the general elections, yes the same one the umpire wanted us to celebrate with love in our hearts, but the usual forces of nature, manipulated by the insatiable principalities succeeded in postponing by 6 weeks. A 6 weeks that’s brought about strange miracles, and am almost forced to say that within the 6 weeks, the ... Read More »

Elections: Zero Hour Appeal to the Gladiators By Sunday Odeleke

Elections: Zero Hour Appeal to the Gladiators By Sunday Odeleke

Saturday’s election is no doubt a contest between President Goodluck Jonathan and retired Major General Mohammadu Buhari of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) although there are other parties on the ballot. Many analysts both home and abroad have opined that this election looks like the first keen political contest in the history of Nigeria. ... Read More »