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Author: Anthony Ademiluyi

Rejoinder: I Stand With Sonnie Ekwowusi

Friday, April 14, 2017
I have argued through my numerous writings and at public forums that the major problem of Nigeria is not corruption but the imperialist and neo-colonialist agenda of the liberal west which is being foisted on the world rsquo;s most populous black nation. This is not to opine explicitly or implici ...

The LGBT And Suicide

Friday, April 7, 2017
The American Psychological Association scored a pyrrhic victory in 1973 by embarking on a successful lobby that saw the removal of being gay as part of mental health cases. Fast forward more than four decades later, have the suicide rates among the gay community reduced? A survey publis ...

The Conspiracy of 2004

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Conservative Nigerians were outraged when the wedding pictures of Nigeria rsquo;s most prominent LGBT activist and his partner emerged online in November last year. hey screamed blue murder that they were a brazen affront to public decency and had the potential to corrupt the callow minds of the you ...

Pension Scam: Apc’s Show Of Knavery!

Sunday, March 5, 2017
The then conservative minister president of Prussia, Otto Von Bismarck presented an evergreen idea to the German Reichstag in 1881. He presented a blueprint for a financial support system for the aged members of the society which will be government backed and partly financed by their contributions t ...

The Tragic Face Of A Pilferer

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Plagiarism is a great crime against intellectual property. The current reality of the bulwark of a nation rsquo;s source of wealth in human capital development makes it imperative for laws to be enacted to protect the wealth obtained through one rsquo;s toil and the sweat of the brow. The words ...

James Ibori: The New Avatar?

Saturday, December 31, 2016
In 1997, the Nigerian media space was enlarged with the entry of the Diet newspaper. It paraded some of the finest wordsmiths in the clime and it seemed rather promising. Alas barely a year later, the lsquo;ogbanje rsquo; syndrome crept in and it found its way into abyss where the requiem was done ...

Cold Comfort From The Honourables

Friday, November 18, 2016
A friend of mine placed a distress call to me to help him clear an embarrassing debt. I explained that I was going through hard times and that I was incapacitated to render the help he so desperately wanted. I wished him luck in his search for a lsquo;messiah rsquo;. The challenges of day-to-day li ...

From Bus Drivers To Conductors

Saturday, November 5, 2016
When I did my National Youth Service Corps in a foreign multinational in the bustling city of Warri a few years ago, I had an interesting conversation with one of the egg heads in the Information Technology Department. I recall his telling me that up till 1999 one could get a job there as a membe ...

Mimiko: Caught Off Guard?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
In 2003, the wily former President OlusegunObasanjo was tired of being reminded by the hawks in the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he had no political base. He caught the awkward look of the Emperor who wore no clothes since he owed his 1999 electoral victory to the Kaduna mafia. ...

Unmasking Jonathan’s Speech

Saturday, October 29, 2016
The defeat of King Harold by the Norman William the Conqueror in the Battle of the Hastings in 1067 saw the ascent of French culture in England. French became the language of the court with the English language being reduced to the vernacular not to be spoken in public by the Nobles. Cultu ...

Before Another Census

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The origin of headcounts or census in Nigeria can be traced to 1866 in the then colony of Lagos. After the 1914 amalgamation, the first nationwide one was held in 1921. It was largely perceived as a routine colonial affair with the people not giving much of a hoot as to the eventual outcome. The ...

Curbing The Needless Holidays

Monday, October 3, 2016
I had a conversation with an uncle of mine based in the United Kingdom where he reminisced on his extremely challenging days as an indigent student in the heady days of the 1970 rsquo;s. He got his first menial job in a pub where he worked every Sundays. A fellow Nigerian student skipped ...

Thumbs Up To Buhari’s Sturdy Stance Against Devaluation

Thursday, February 4, 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari may have been a let down to many of his former admirers who expected overnight miracles in his change driven campaign that upset the apple cart by making him the first presidential aspirant in the annals of Nigeria rsquo;s electoral history to dislodge a sitting Preside ...
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