Category Archives: Naija

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Plainly Being Unhappy About My Country

I am an incurable optimist when it comes to Nigeria. Somehow, I believe that most of us are good people but normally spiced by bad people as is common with even the so called sane state. But thinking deeply; I guess things are worse than

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IN MY OWN WORDS BY ‘GBENGA SESAN: A Review by Chude Jideonwo

Like most autobiographical work, ‘Gbenga Sesan begins his third book from the beginning – becoming chairman of his university’s Electronic Club in final year, and getting the opportunity through that to contact the revered ‘father of the Internet’, Philip Emeagwali. The book’s format is simple:

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Authors, Reading and The Reading Culture

For some time now, I have been having an internal debate on an interesting topic. I have always been fascinated by books and other forms of writing. I personally believe that many other forms of art are built on the foundations of an idea articulated

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Do Something, Change Starts With You!

The human mind is a deep one with an ability to create and destroy. From the mind – man has been able to invent things, write blockbusters, start World wars and destroy their nations. Each man has a choice to either use his cortex for

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Even One Person Can Initiate Change!

I came across a very interesting article on Sahara Reporters website about a group called ChangeNigeria. The first time I heard about this group was a few weeks ago on the same website where a lone man was seen outside a United Kingdom court holding

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Africa, My Africa!

I cannot imagine what more we need from God for Africa to be where it should be. I think the only thing missing in this puzzle is leadership! Leadership, 1 word, 10 alphabets but very profound and a very germane ingredient for building a great

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Review Your Words!

About 2 years ago, a certain young and vibrant Nigerian – Mutiu Okediran interviewed me and the questions were great. I answered all the questions with an open mind. Today fate led me back to the website and I am amazed at how accurate everything

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The Burden of Nation Building

I am very passionate about the very delicate project of rebuilding the very blessed nation of Nigeria. God so blessed us that sometimes I think it is to our detriment. We can easily see that due to our very wonderful environmental conditions, natural resources in

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Prof Achebe wins Man Booker Prize

John Ezard Wednesday June 13, 2007 Guardian Unlimited Man Booker International judges honour Chinua Achebe ‘Father of modern African literature’ beats formidable shortlist including Carlos Fuentes and Doris Lessing, signaling the £60,000 prize’s status as an authentic world award The £60,000 Man Booker International prize

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Taking Stock

The year has been a very great one filled with all sorts of ups and downs. The political climate has been very interesting, full of intrigues and unfathomable happenings. From Alams, to the unconstitutional removal of Ladoja, the re-instatement of Obi and his removal, ok

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Swindlers or Ritualists?

Elections are close again, assassinations have started and a lot of money is needed to fuel their evil deeds. The average Nigerian has been battered to the level that they can sell their soul and future including their children’s’ future for a pittance. I am