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An Open Letter to a Citizen Trapped In the Port Harcourt Rubble, By Pius Adesanmi

Dear Citizen X, It is tough to know which tense to use for you, present or past. The earthquake in Haiti and the Thai cave disaster are pointers to the fact that you may very well still be alive nearly ten days after Nigeria happened to you – she happens…
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Between Olumo and Aso – Reminiscences from Ogun at 40, By Wole Soyinka

Honour this democratic flag-bearer and martyr with a postage stamp or currency bill, AND inscribe that name – MOSHOOD ABIOLA – in the scroll of Nigeria’s past presidents, that the restless ghosts of Aso and Olumo may retreat, and settle back, hand in hand, in their primordial caves! “Why?” demanded…
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“We must not succumb to hopelessness and defeatism”: Reflection on President Buhari’s Inaugural Speech, By Ogaga Ifowodo

Without hope, despair takes over the heart. Yet there is no place more dangerous than the heart of a desperate man or woman, one who believes there is nothing to live for or uphold anymore and so everything to die for, desecrate or destroy. Hopelessness and despair lie at the…
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