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‘Funmi’s Death And Our Sense Of Shame, By Uddin Ifeanyi

‘Funmi’s plaint, for a complaint it was, was that our society’s new ordering of its values was increasingly such that the former group of compatriots (with him at the vanguard) were increasingly made to look like incompetents. Like folk, indeed, who had but strayed into this space. “Won fe so…
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Nigerian Youth and their Agenda for Change, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Yet, much of the local discourse has had what passes for millennials in Nigeria bemoaning how they have failed to replicate the dynamics that we have seen And there has been a sizeable contingent that would blame the incompetent organisation of the Nigerian state on the profusion of doddery old…
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The Military and Our Freedoms, By Ifeanyi Uddin

A democracy may entertain questions on how the notion of popular sovereignty may be best put to play. The range of possibilities runs from direct democracies (small communities legislating by referendums), to republics (where popular rule is exercised through representatives elected in regular polls). However, that the people rule and…
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Market Sentiments, the Oil Price and the Naira’s Exchange Rate, By Ifeanyi Uddin

Two developments (the first, over the last three weeks, and the other, work in progress of sorts) underscore the role that sentiments could play in driving divergence between the actual direction of a measure and the trajectory suggested by its underlying processes. Global oil markets have recently presented us (denizens…
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Of Digital Records, Notable Nigerians, and our Vanishing Past, By Ifeanyi Uddin  

A couple of weeks back, I penned a jeremiad — The “Mythification” of Our Memories —bemoaning how close we are to losing parts of our history. Over the years, as diverse technologies have become central to how our lives are arranged, one thing has changed, in my opinion, in the…
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