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The Mediterranean Crossing And The “Hammer” Culture, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...looking at the Nigerian state, it becomes obvious that we may be organised around the concept of “hammering” far more than we are willing to accept. Whether it’s the popular injunction to “wait for your turn”, or the saw about “all of us being thieves, except the ones unlucky to…
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Iyalaya Anybody: Pencils, Nigerian Innovation, and Africa’s Path in the 21st Century, By Pius Adesanmi

You must excuse the obscenity, “iyalaya anybody”, in my title. When you invite a well-known scholar of African popular cultures to address such a distinguished assembly of actors and professionals in Nigeria’s corporate and entrepreneurial world, you must be prepared to be illuminated by the philosophical nuggets always hidden in…
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Guest Columns

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One World, One Prosperity, or One Poverty?, By Olu Akanmu

One of the lessons the West must learn from the failure of its Syrian policy and the success of democracy in Tunisia is that nothing ultimately substitutes for the will of the people in finding ways of organising themselves in true mass movements to change their society. The true mass…
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