Hussaina Audu

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, By Hussaina Audu

Two events this week formulated my train of thought for this piece. First of all, on Wednesday, the Federal Executive Council approved the sum of billion for the purchase of cooking stoves and wonder bags under the National Clean Cooking Scheme. Never mind that before Wednesday, we had not heard…
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Columns

Exciting the Hysterical Dark Places in the Heart, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

On August 5 2013, two Canadian brothers, Noah and Connor Barthe, aged 4 and 6 respectively, were spending the night with a friend whose father owned an exotic pet store. Housed in a large glass enclosure in the same apartment was the father’s pet of 10 years: an African rock…
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Columns

The Tenacity of an Audacious Hope, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

‘Who against hope believed in hope…’ Romans 4:18a The night is Thursday May 3, 2007. The setting is Praia de Luz, a holiday resort in Algarve, Portugal. The protagonists: Gerry and Kate McCann and their daughter Madeleine, whose fourth birthday is only nine days away. The plot, which merciless Fate…
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Issues of the Day

An Intuitive Repulsion, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

“When Federico Zeri and Evelyn Harrison and Thomas Hoving and Georgios Dontas-and all the others- looked at the kouros and felt an “intuitive repulsion,” they were absolutely right. In the first two seconds of looking-in a single glance-they were able to understand more about the essence of the statue than…
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Issues of the Day

To Stay or Not To Stay, That is the Question! By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

‘My choice lay not between fidelity and adultery but between honesty and hypocrisy, and I’m no Victorian – I’m a twentieth century man and I have no intention of building my private life around a lie in order to appease the petty demagogues who dictated society’s conventions.’ Cornelius Van Zale…
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