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Ekiti election and Fashola’s Paralogic, By Kingsley Kuku

Mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion etc… - Frederick Engels (1820-1895) Reading Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola’s commentary on the outcome of the June 21 governorship election in Ekiti State was quite exhilarating. However, for the Lagos…
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The Beginning of The End of Aribisala’s Fiction, By Sunday Dare

Dr. Femi Aribisala’s recent article “The beginning of the end of the Bola Tinubu Dynasty” should not have appeared in the Vanguard or in any newspaper for that matter. What this piece represented was a contribution to fiction writing, not responsible journalism. Even there, it was bad fiction. Aribisala is so obsessed…
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Chibok Survivors and Multiple Narratives of Victimhood, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My heart bleeds for Chibok. Today is 84 days since terrorists kidnapped over two hundred girls, students studying for their examinations and there is no information of any serious effort to rescue and return them to their parents. We can only imagine the trauma of their parents, and indeed all…
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Of Attitude And Aptitude, By Ifeanyi Uddin

I have heard expressed a preference for “attitude” over “aptitude”; and I have come to realise that this preference is contingent on a variety of circumstances. Attitude, for instance would, conceived in the abstract, outside of any particular set of experiences, range from the extremely unaccommodating individual (a psychopath, for…
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