Ada Jesus, Rita Edochie, Odumeje – a metaphor of contradictions

Don’t judge Who’s judging anyone? I know where you are going with this. You’re not the only one who has seen the news of the family of Ada Jesus begging Odumeje and Rita Edochie to forgive their daughter Did you say you know where I am going with this? Yes, and I repeat, you must not judge. Jesus said, Judge not Did you hear yourself?…

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Dear President Buhari, all Excellencies and persons of considerable power, there’s a way to douse the anger!

It’s an epic recommendation from the sages of the past. One that is best implemented through the prism of ‘Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.’ The stories may come out in social media many years from now but for the time being, they cannot appear in social media. I am sorry but they cannot be part of any press briefing,…

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Those troubled by the circumstances of their birth must today consider Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh

Amidst the wave of outpouring of emotions to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and the Royal Family, over the recent passing of her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburg, it seemed absurd that anyone would be interested in the disorder that characterized the early life of the great man. Yet the fact that turbulence, disorder and their ilk have become the closest companions of many…

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Seeing how pain united the hearts of rapper DMX Ex, his fiancé, family and the rest of us

In the presence of pain, hearts sometimes unite and push back typical considerations that often serve as barriers. Laying aside the garments of competition, suspicion and mistrust and donning the cloak of solidarity. One that is held and tied firmly in place by the cord of our shared humanity. Our shared humanity is our often-disguised vulnerability. It is the limp. That famous ‘hole’ left in…

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South Korea’s LG Electronics pronouncement to totally withdraw its smartphone from the market as metaphor

Who purged LG smartphone of its one flowing and attractive juices? Who withheld the confidence of its manufacturers in its capabilities? And who/what compelled the management of South Korea’s LG Electronics to decide on the planned shut-down of its production? Once upon a time, LG smartphones were the darling of many phone users. In many markets, they ranked among the market leaders. But suddenly, no…

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Is Governor Sanwo-Olu’s proposed body-mounted cameras for Lagos police officers a win from the #EndSARS revolt?

Should we place the recent announcement by Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State that officers and men of the Nigerian police in the state will soon be provided with body-mounted cameras, in the basket of wins from the #EndSARS revolt? Can we identify some of the other wins from the #EndSARS revolt apart from the Panel’s recommendation of cash payments to identified victims of police…

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How Shade shaded Okafor’s eyes

Yesterday Okafor stood at the bus-stop bent over his mobile phone, oblivious to the strange sensations that were waiting on the other side of the road. The number of strange sensations were hardly discernible but one could tell from their eyes that nothing else but Shade mattered to them going by how they looked at her. Suddenly, as if goaded by some force, Okafor looked…

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As time delivers Pastor Ituah Ighodalo to his 60th Birthday today

In the midst of all the items that have dominated national discourse lately, time delivers Pastor Ituah Ighodalo to his 60th year today. With the loss of his beloved wife nine months ago still hanging as a strong fragrance, time yet delivers him to the shore of his 60th year. Like the rest of us, he’s drawn by time. It’s always been time. The insignia…

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A head with greying hair sitting on a chair

If Kunle did not sit in the rickety chair most of the young persons around him would not have noticed his greying hair. They would not have seen the evidence of the passage of time. Perhaps, they would not have been concerned about the wider implications of their mentor getting old and bidding them goodbye anytime in the foreseeable future. It was only patches here…

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