Opinion

The Power of a Name, By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Can your name affect your destiny? Following their recent walloping by Nigeria's Super Eagles at the African Nations Championship, the South African national football team is once again considering changing its name from Bafana Bafana, which means "the lads". They reckon that the name may have something to do with…
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Opinion

Public Diplomacy and the Homosexuality Debate, By Oke Epia

Recent developments in Africa related to the contentious topic of homosexuality have reminded me of a discussion that took place during one of the interactive sessions at CPD’s 2013 Summer Institute in Public Diplomacy. During this discussion, I argued that the West needs to fully recognize and show respect to…
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Opinion

Mandela, Tutu, and Welby on Being Gay, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Note: My recent column entitled “Are Homosexuals Human Beings?” generated, predictably, heated reactions from readers, as indeed my previous interventions in this area of our public life. No doubt, the subject of same-sex relations excites deep-seated, emotional, even primordial anxieties in people not only in Nigeria but universally. It just…
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Opinion

Budget of Pork in a Country of Poor, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 2014 budget proposal deserves the seal as the gold standard for pork barrel spending. It is a budget of insensitivity carefully packaged with impunity. The drain pipe to siphon funds from the nation's coffers used to be subsidy payments and outright conversion. The Occupy Nigeria revolt changed all that,…
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Opinion

Tsaraba from an adventurous journalist (II), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

... Continue from last week. So I contacted the tailor immediately to make sure she prepares the tsaraba within few days so I can take it with me; and so she did. But what is important is another tsaraba that I found in Dakar, which is common among Senegalese women.…
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