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Author: Ademule David

Of the Badoo Cult and the Peace of Ikorodu I

Saturday, July 15, 2017
ContEarly life in Ikorodu I grew up in Ikorodu in the early 1990s at a time when it was safe for little children to play miles away from home. Then, young and naive, I would adventurously sneak out of home with some other rascal boys in the neighbourhood. We would ride our own invented bicy ...

Accommodating Madness: Remembering My NYSC Days In Okposi

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
quot;The lunatics may be outnumbered but they own the place quot; - Chinua Achebe It is now nearly three years since I completed my national youth service in Ohaozara, a small town in Igbo land. I have written, and quite successfully too, a handful of ethnographic articles capturing th ...

The Nigerian And His Almighty God

Saturday, August 6, 2016
The title of this article has already caught the eyes of the Nigerian. The Nigerian wants to read this article to the end not because he has a good reading culture. Aye. He wants to read this article for two reasons. First, because the article is addressed to a Nigerian and he is one. Second, bec ...

The Real Change

Monday, February 1, 2016
quot;Yaba, Ojuelegba; Yaba, Ojuelegba, quot; the stern-looking bus conductor called out repeatedly at passersby, his potential passengers. quot;Yaba, Yaba. Ojuelegba. Ojuelegba. Enter with your N100 change oo; Ogbeni, this one no get change o. N1000, N500 no enter o, quot; The conductor 39;s t ...

Shaking Hands With Queen Elizabeth II: Is President Buhari A Hypocrite?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I have long since stopped being interested by stories of people who, due to religious reasons, refuse to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. A few years ago, when this subject interested me very greatly, I got quite dumbfounded on occasions where I observed faithfuls who bluntly refused ...

How Jesus Negotiated With Terrorists: A Lesson For Buhari

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
I remember my late mother for a number of things but none, I must admit, is stronger than the memories of the biblical stories she told me in my childhood. Today, seventeen years after my mother 39;s demise, I still very greatly wonder the manner of pervert young man I would have grown up to bec ...

On Giving: Things Our Pastors Don't Tell Us

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Today, the gospel of Jesus Christ has been preached in nearly every continent of the world, becoming even more popular than Coca-Cola - that herby-looking, sweet drink. But unlike Coca-Cola which has a predictable taste all over the world, the original gospel of Jesus has been diluted, refined and e ...

Five Ps Why the PDP Fell Apart

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In 1998, when the ban on political activities was lifted in Nigeria, paving way for the return of civil rule after about 16 straight years of military rule, the PDP was formed. In the year that followed, PDP brilliantly became the ruling political party. It overwhelmingly won the presidential, gu ...

2015: Choosing Between Two Evils

Sunday, January 4, 2015
It is joyful thing, I believe, that the 2015 general elections is only a few weeks from now. It is a sad pity, however, that the two leading political parties, the PDP and the APC, have only succeeded in fielding what, to me, seem to be two mediocres for the presidential elections. In light of th ...

The Mathematics of God

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mathematics was a subject I hated so much in my secondary school days, perhaps because my brain was too small to comprehend it. For me, then, mathematics was one mystery which I felt I never would unravel. As a matter of fact, the slightest mathematical equation gave me ringing headache. Although I ...

A Muslim/Muslim Presidential Ticket: And So What?

Sunday, November 23, 2014
Nigeria is, I beg your pardon, a recklessly religious nation - any three weeks old baby who has been successfully named, whether by Pastors or Imams, will not pretend to be unaware of this fact. The religiousity of Nigerians plays out in everyday life. It manifests in the way Nigerians react to e ...

European Football Fanaticism: The Foolishness of Nigerian Youths

Friday, May 30, 2014
That Europe enslaved the peoples of West Africa for over four hundred years, in what has become infamously known as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade on the pages of History textbooks, is a fact that several idiotic Nigerian youths have probably forgotten, or perhaps were never taught at school. That t ...