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Ensuring Adequate Fuel Supply Before Dangote Refinery Berths

All said, the tremendous promises of the Dangote refinery, which promises to start operation next year, should gladden the hearts of Nigerians that somehow, a Nigerian has come to the rescue from many years of official ineptitude and corruption. The Dangote refinery is expected to end this cyclical embarrassment of total dependence on petroleum products and the businessman needs commending for this giant intervention. Read more…

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Biu, Nigeria: A History of Biu. What You Need to Know

Biu is a town and a Local Government Area (LGA) in southern Borno State of Nigeria. The town is the administrative center of the LGA. The town was once the capital of the Biu kingdom, and is now capital of the Biu Emirate. Biu lies on the Biu Plateau at an average elevation of 626 meters. The region is semi-arid. The Biu Emirate is a traditional state based in Biu in Borno State, Nigeria. Prior to 1920 it was referred to as the Biu Kingdom. The current ruler is Maidalla Mustafa dan Aliyu(b. 1915) who became Mai Biu, also styled Kuthli, in 1959. Read more…

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Nike Davies-Okundaye: Nigerian Voices

Nike Davies-Okundaye: “When I was 13, I discovered that my father had arranged to marry me off to a rich local politician in my village. What was my father’s reason for trying to force me into an early marriage? He was to use the dowry to pay for Joseph’s education, and marry a wife for Joseph. At that early age, I saw that attempt to force me into child marriage as a violation of my basic right to self-determination.” Read more…

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Yoruba Ladies: The Ultimate Wives

Actually Yoruba ladies are too proud to pay attention to slights from ignorant sources. They laugh it off as comedy. Apart from the sophistication, Yoruba ladies are so elegant, they are difficult to replicate. Read more…

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2018 Not Good Year for Muhammadu Buhari

In reality, Buhari, 75, cannot run. The president who ran his 2015 campaign with messianic zeal has become the antithesis of hope. The sorry story of thousands of Nigerians who left the country in search of better life, trekking through the Sahara desert, only to end up in shackles in Libya is one example. Read more…

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Rabid Ethnicity As Factor Holding Down Nigeria

The dangers of ethnicity, as I have reported earlier here, is that it unleashes a very fierce divisive demon that rips apart the ethnic subsets and pits their members against each other. The evil in the rabid ethnicity that has seized Nigerians today is that it defies control as it ravages the people down to family units thus it has become a factor in dispersing rather than building the strengths of the nation or even of the contending tribes. Read more…

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President Buhari Hastens Nigeria’s Break Up

President Buhari looks the other way while his kinsmen – Fulani herdsmen – have turned Benue and other states in the country to killing fields. It is evident that he tacitly approved the killings. With his waffling, wobbling, and shuffling, on restructure, and the genocide carried out by Fulani herdsmen, President Buhari hastens Nigeria’s break up. Read more…

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Igbo Ladies Are The Most Loving Marriage Partners

Seriously, most Yoruba men would not even dare go to Yoruba ladies above them asking her in marriage unless they wanna hia wod! If they dare, you can be sure none of the ladies would be on the level of Igbo ladies that would marry down; but only to Igbo men. By the time ladies are well educated, they must have established some relationships while in school; though others may miss out. In that case, these ladies would rather stake their chances on good education. Read more…

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Ini Dima-Okojie on Nigerian Voices

Ini Dima-Okojie says: “Nollywood is a growing industry and right now, we are in a position where things are changing for good and I’m so excited to be here at this time. I have been part of some projects that have changed the reality for Nollywood. Of course, there are still issues that we have to deal with in terms of building structures, dealing with piracy, distribution channels, and others, but I believe that every other industry goes through this growing phase. My joy is that I’m here now and thrilled that there are minds that are willing to enhance the industry. I’m very excited for what it has become and we’ll keep putting in our best.” Read more…

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Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

A former Minister of Petroleum who promised that under Buhari, petrol would be N40 per litre has been wisely quiet. A senior citizen who asked Nigerians to stone the Buhari team if they did not deliver in two years has not been heard from for a while. On twitter, and the rest of social media, many Nigerians are wielding stones and throwing them at will. Read more…

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Olu Jacobs (Oludotun Jacobs) On Nigerian Voices

Oludotun Jacobs popularly known as Olu Jacobs is one of Nollywood’s most revered actors. Beginning his career in England and starring in several British television series and international films, Olu Jacobs returned to Nigeria joining the emerging theatre culture then to the motion pictures. He is easily regarded as an actor par excellence because of his line delivering, stage management and verbal aura. In 2007, he won the African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role among others. Read more…

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Cervical Cancer: A Case For Funding Vaccines By Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu says: “I’m particularly concerned about the status of women when it comes to cancers. Of the various forms of female cancers in Nigeria, cervical and breast cancer have consistently remained the highest reported ones. Cervical cancer is the second most common type of cancer in Nigeria and it is also the second most common among women between 15 and 44 years of age. Every year, over 14,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 8000 women die from the disease. These young girls and women need not die because cervical cancer is preventable with a vaccine.” Read more…

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Chiwetalu Agu: Nigerian Voices

Chiwetalu Agu won the 2012 Nollywood award for ‘best actor in indigenous movie (non-English speaking language)’. His usage of specific language slang, phrases or clichés in each film has made him uniquely a household name in Nigeria and among Nollywood admirers abroad. While asserting that comic genres is a unique vehicle in projecting Nigerian culture globally as well as establishing the Nollywood brand, Agu is listed as one of the outstanding comedians who have contributed to the development of Nollywood comic genres by Prof. Femi Shaka of the University of Port Harcourt. Read more…

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The Task Before the ‘Bench’ and the ‘Bar’ in 2018 and Beyond

Alas, it has been an eventful year no doubt with its highs and lows both for the Bar and the Bench. And the future is already upon us. As the New Year unfurls, it is my expectation that the leadership of these sister professions, would give due consideration to some of the issues herein before highlighted and those not adverted to. A step in this direction would tantamount to a win-win for both man, God and Country. Read more…

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Ayobami Adebayo: Nigerian Voices

In a nearly hour-long telephone conversation from Brooklyn to Nigeria (with a three-second delay and an interviewer just discovering voice recording via cell phone), Ayobami Adebayo reflected on the characters she had a difficult time getting to know and whom she subsequently couldn’t let go. Read more…


President Muhammadu Buhari: My Man of The Year

Buhari squandered opportunities to rewrite history of Nigeria for permanent revolutionary changes. For his failure to restructure Nigeria and make it a true federalism, for his missed opportunity to jumpstart the economy, failure to reform the judiciary and the criminal justice system, lack of courage to slash bogus salaries, criminal perks and allowances of federal legislators, failure to reform education, health, aviation, to create jobs, to scrap the ragtag NPF and replace it with state and local government police, for successfully submerged Nigeria and Nigerians into distressed and disturbed nation, for being confused, clueless, constrained, castrated, and much more, President Muhammadu Buhari is my Man of the Year. Read more…

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The Inhuman Side of President Buhari

Character speaks louder than documentary. Rather than waste public funds on such mundane works like the documentary to applaud Buhari’s glaring incompetence, lionize his mediocrity, magnify his ineptitude, beatify his wickedness and canonize his tyranny, his handlers should work on his words and character that have sharply divided Nigerians and entrenched despondency among them. Read more…

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Marcy Dolapo Oni: Nigerian Voices

Marcy Dolapo Oni says: “I am an actress and media personality. I was born in Lagos and I am the youngest of four children. I had my secondary education at Headington Girls Independent School in Oxford, United Kingdom. I was the first black head girl of the school. I have a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, UK. I am direct, fun-loving and I don’t dwell so much on trivial issues.” Read more…

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Rita Dominic: Nigerian Voices

With an array of roles in different characters over the years sure has somewhat affected the Rita Dominic brand in the real world. Perhaps leaving her as a superhuman to her followers, but then she reckons that she tries as much as possible to be herself regardless of the name Rita Dominic, or her being an actor, that she’s just an ordinary person. The kind of person that likes simple things even though a lot of people find it difficult to believe; liking a simple lifestyle with that maybe they can connect with her on that level. Read more…

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The Exportation And Importation Of Ruling Monarchs Between Yorubaland And Benin

Yorubaland have imported ruling monarchs from Benin. Ashipa was the first regent of Isale Eko and representative of the Benin ruling family. The Indigenous Awori people caved into the threat of attack from superior military power of Benin Kingdom. Ashipa’s child (Ologun Ado) became his successor and the first Eleko of Eko (now referred to as “the Oba of Lagos”). Ologun Ado was succeeded (in succession) by his two sons Gabarro and Akinsemoyin. Oba Akinsemoyin was succeeded by his nephew (and son of his sister Erelu Kuti and Alaagba (an Ijesha Babalawo)) Ologun Kutere. Lagos Island or Isale Eko became a tributary state of Benin Kingdom for some time until the mid 18th century. Read more…

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Mariam Abiola Afolabi: Nigerian Voices

Mariam Abiola Afolabi journey started with her interest in art. The designer who’s the mastermind behind Mazelle Studio initially studied law and moved back to Nigeria afterwards to focus on her fashion brand. Read more…

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Dakore Akande: Nigerian Voices

Dakore Egbuson-Akande says: “You know progression is important. I can’t keep on doing things at the same level. I need to progress, so I must leave the field for the younger ones. I cannot be hustling now the way I used to hustle ten years ago. The upcoming ones should be given the space to do that. You hustle smart and not hard. I’ve moved from the Asaba movies, though it trained and made me. I’m doing more cinema works and you know that kind of work is not as regular and on the faces people as the other.” Read more…

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Amina Ali Nkeki (Boko Haram Captive): Nigerian Voices

Now she is preparing for another miracle. An American church has agreed to send Nkeki and four other young women who escaped from the clutches of Boko Haram to a Christian school in Southern California — Hope International University. The costs for the women’s travel expenses, plus tuition and housing that could amount to more than $30,000 a year will be paid by the Church of the Servant King in Gardena, California. Read more…