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The Hut

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh Represented Nigeria at the World Economic Forum Meeting at the Vatican. He shares his experience from his meeting with the Pope. The Hut by Jake Okechukwu Effoduh. Insight from the World Economic Forum meeting at the Vatican  There is a common Igbo[1] proverb that says, ‘A man who does not leave his hut will bring nothing in.’[2] This saying describes a person with self-interest who is only concerned about the business in his hut and does not see the need to go or look outside. The hut represents a mindset. It is a way of thinking, that restricts not only the...
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#SuperBloggers III: All The Above – @opesays

Her writing is as beautiful as her face  is, but both cannot be compared to her infectious humility and endearing spirit. Opemipo Adebanjo came 4th in the 3rd Edition of omojuwa.com's SuperBloggers competition, let's get to meet her.   Background - I am Opemipo Adebanjo,a 23 year old girl and the first of three children ,all girls.  I graduated from University of Agriculture , Abeokuta, with a degree in Microbiology. I have parents who didn’t clip my wings, they let me fly and that has made me really independent Beliefs - I went to school with the children of the rich and seeing their...
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VANTAGE POINTS #SuperBloggers by @timiblogz

VANTAGE POINTS                       MUHAMMED: But what is this country turning into self? ROTIMI: This is what you get when you have a president whose government was founded and built on corruption PROMISE: Goodluck is trying, his efforts are just being frustrated by this Boko Haram people no be una people (Muhammad) MUHAMMED: Promise this is the problem we have we the Northerners are the one at fault if by now you don’t know that Boko Haram is a franchise under which political killings, oppression of...
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AWAY FROM THE NORM #SuperBloggers by @bossboyrocks

AWAY FROM THE NORM                     I am anti-convention. This couldn't have been more evident in the 2011 Nigeria Presidential election. The two major contenders were Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Gen. Mohammad Buhari (rtd). While the latter ruled once with a very strong hand and is often mistaken as a dictator, the former represented a change from the norm; he wasn't once a military man, he wasn't from the north and he came from a very poor background. All these traits made him look like he was heaven sent. Afterall,...
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WHY THIS MADNESS MUST STOP #SuperBloggers by @blinkingam

Why This Madness Must Stop             The girl is 17 years old but looks much younger. Her face has the fine elegance typical of Nigerian natives, but her accent belongs to the streets of Nigerian villages. She is plainly terrified. That much is clear from the way she avoids eye contact.   "Promise you won't print anything related to me." She implores. “If people of my community find out, they will say I have betrayed them and I will be executed."   With great courage, this rural nurtured girl - called "TATA" - is about to describe...
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THE MUSINGS OF A DESPERATE NAIJABOI

.....from the musings of a desperate NaijaBoi......             On the first day of creation there was a great declaration the sun rays gave the confirmation. A breathe into the clay was the human formation. And all races are traceable to the diverse generations.   After the amalgamation in the era of colonization on the gulf of guinea, with a coast along the Atlantic Ocean, without much elaboration the name Nigeria was given to my nation.   Sometimes I'm soaked in the pool of depression musing over the current...
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FOR BETTER OR WORSE?

FOR BETTER OR WORSE? “MY WIFE IS HIV POSITIVE.” I watched the tears form a mist in his glasses as he struggled to keep the tears …

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OUR PASTORS ARE CELEBRITIES

Our Pastors are Celebrities   In the real sense of it, this vignette is not meant to sarcastically dissect the sheer psychosis assailing many a political …

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MADE IN NIGERIA

MADE IN NIGERIA Genuinely, I am fascinated by the lives that politicians lead. There is a defining class and poshness to their lifestyle. That is if …

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FROM HAWKER-BOY TO #SUPERBLOGGER

From Hawker-Boy To SuperBlogger At a few minutes past 8pm on Sunday, 15th April 2012, the much awaited announcement of the winners of the Second Edition of the rave-making literary competition #SUPERBLOGGERS was made by Japheth Omojuwa, whose brain-child the laudable scheme is. Ogunyemi Olaitan Bukola emerged the winner with his poem: Somehow; Oneday. Let’s meet him. Myself: My name is Ogunyemi Olaitan Bukola, I was born in the late 1980s and I am the last born of my parents. I graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Biochemistry. I am an avid reader, a sports lover,...
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FOR AFRICA, IT IS THE CURSE OF LEADERSHIP #SuperBloggers by @TeeWhyOwei

  With the advent of mobile phones, the internet and other swift means of communication,interactions among the 7 billion people on earth have increased. Before visiting Kenya, Iknew about its rich wildlife and some of her notable leaders via the Internet. Globalization to Birdsall (1999) “is the trend of increasing integration of economies in terms not only of goods and services, but of ideas, information and technology which has tremendous potential benefits for developing countries.” We cannot deny the fact that the world has gone global but yet again, for developing nations of the...
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WHY NIGERIA WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTIME SOON by @soarnaija

  Why Nigeria Will Not Change Anytime Soon! It’s almost certain you aren’t comfortable with my seemingly negative title. Of course, I’m not a prophet of doom neither do I desire anything less than great for my motherland, Nigeria. But outside our habitual tradition of ‘confessing positive’ and hoping, in futility, to harvest orange from our seed of lemon, I think its hightime we stopped fooling ourselves and stayed true to our future, if we really desire to have one.   Contrary to some widespread belief, transforming this long-overdue, under-developing country into a developed one...
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EXEMPLARY LIFESTYLE #SuperBloggers by @princess_simy

  If every road user drove like you, would there be chaos or orderliness on the roads? If everyone threw garbage on the streets just like you did, would our cities be sparkling clean or home of garbage? If every parent failed at teaching their Child manners & values, would we have a generation of responsible or irresponsible kids? I could go on and on about the events of our personal lives that we know in our deepest hearts are not worthy of emulation, but then, we go ahead pointing fingers at the government about everything they do wrong, when in our daily lives we fail at the little...
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THE COLLECTOR FROM MARY #SuperBloggers

The collector from Mary Introducing: Nigerian Government as Bààlè Oshogbò’ a.k.aKàbiyesi Citizenry as Mary Miscreant/Palace Warden as Koleosho Bààlè Oshogbò: (Heavily sweating calls out Koleosho) Koleosho! Koleosho! Have you seen Mary’s new jalopy. She just passed by the palace. Koleosho: Yes, Kàbiyesi, she is doing very well with her shop. Bààlè Oshogbò: Indeed, has she paid all her dues? Koleosho: Beni, Kàbiyesi. Bààlè Oshogbò: Environmental dues (a sha fun won ni fresh air)? Koleosho: Yes, Kabiyesi. Bààlè...
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THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S DREAMS #SuperBloggers by @awkpemikpaw

Since I could remember (starting at the age of seven) I have always been 'told' about 'the husband'. "You had better learn to sweep well or is that how you will sweep in your husband's house?", my grandmother would say impatiently in yoruba. My naïve mind would then wonder who this deity called 'the husband' was and why I had to learn to sweep for him and practically spoon feed him (The Gospel according to my grandmother). As I gradually bloomed into a young woman,it dawned on me that 'the husband' was a nameless, faceless man who could be anybody (even that my akward neighbour who I beat at every...
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SUPER BLOGGER II : WIN N30,000 AND BECOME A CELEBRATED BLOGGER

Hello friends, Everybody has a story to tell. The more you tell one the more you pay attention to your world to tell more. Some are telling their stories and despite telling same the best way they can no one is reading. Together we will change that with Super Blogs. You will become a Super Blogger. If you genuinely take part in this , I will believe a new you will be birth whether or not you win any of the prizes we will be giving along the way. How to Participate: 1. Pick a category. Politics, Sports, Fashion, Gossip, Cuisine, Health, Fiction …. Just pick an issue you feel comfortable with and...
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ST. GREGORY’S AND HOLY CHILD RE-UNION PARTY WITH VECTOR YSG #SUPERBLOGGERS

I geared up just like every other ex-student of the two great colleges. It was time for the St. Gregory's College & Holy Child College Reunion Party. Venue was King's Plaza, 80 Adeniran Ogunsanya street, Surulere Lagos. Date was 26th of Dec., a Boxing Day to reunite with old friends or foes as the case may be. The colorful event kicked-off with the green carpet. Photographs and interviews were done on some notable personalities from both schools. Now, let's fast-forward to the main 'thing', the 'pakurumo' aspect. Lots of booze and chops were available for those that fancy getting tipsy. Ladies and gents...
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