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Columns

The Media’s Dangerous Games, By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Depending on which Nigerian publication you come across, you could either learn that my chronological age is 27 or 29. For whatever reason, some journalists are determined to keep me below 30 years old. I remain grateful to them. However, this irreverence for fact-checking sometimes crosses over to the absurd.…
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Opinion

Media Turns Boko Haram into ‘Superstar Monsters,’ By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

My friend's eight-year-old daughter burst into tears while watching a Boko Haram video release on TV the other evening. The terrorist group has been receiving the kind of local and international media coverage that could make even a Hollywood megastar explode with envy. At the current rate, the group's leader,…
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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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