Why #EndSARS protests is spaghetti not rice

It is not beans either. It is complex not simple. It is hard not easy. It is thorny not rosy. It is complicated not straightforward. It is Tangled not Tom and Jerry. Oh, it is a marathon not a dash. It is tasking not loafing. It is demanding, taxing, exhausting and troublesome. It is painstaking. That last bit is the precise point. The entire architecture…

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#EndSARS: Why “I can’t kill myself” gave way to “Soro Soke.”

Despite its attractiveness because of its laid-back and laissez faire strutting, there are many things wrong with the “I can’t kill myself” orientation. When Timaya’s genius picked its prevalence among the populace, and produced the musical anthem for the orientation, it shifted gears and got more adherents. But it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened. It was only a matter of…

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President Trump, Joe Biden and Madeleine Albright: another take on the erupting volcano and howling dog metaphor

Recently, former United States Secretary of States Madeleine Albright said she felt like she was trapped inside an erupting volcano with a howling dog while watching the recent debate between President Trump and his Democratic challenger, Mr Joe Biden. How appropriate is Madam Albright’s characterization of the two candidates and what kinds of imagery do they leave on the subconscious when the characters of these…

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Dr Edugie Abigail Abebe, mni is 70years old today – here is an ode to joy of the father

Not many people know the middle name of retired former federal Permanent Secretary Dr Edugie Abebe, mni who turns 70years today. Yet from the meaning of her middle name, Abigail, one might glimpse an understanding of the essential material out of which has grown the definitive marks of her person. She’s cool, calm and almost always at ease even when tremor- like events assailed her…

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5 Guinness Book of World Records elements from the #EndSARS protests

Hot jollof rice garnished with peppered chicken freely distributed among protesters Protesters cleaning up and properly disposing trash after protests Protesters giving the protests a carnival look and feel Protesters holding their ground and physically resisting thugs who attacked them Protesters continuing to protests even after their five-point demands have been accepted by the authorities.

Chris Cooper’s “Can’t win a battle if you are not honest about what you’re really up against”

These are days of battle. Of various shades, form and colour. They are times of contests, confrontations and challenges. With many countries, groups and individuals pushing to secure, consolidate or extend their reach and space. A few days ago, during a tour of a military base in southern China, President Xi Jinping told Chinese marines to focus on ‘preparing to go to war.’ In Turkey,…

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Those #EndSars Protesters like President Donald Trump who #Fesopow

It was bound to happen. I knew my neighbor was going to participate in the protests. Nobody was going to stop him. When the waves beckoned, he knew it was time to surf. Suddenly he was marching from one point to another with clenched fists and unending cry of END SARS! He defied the rains when the showers thought to test his resolve. Watching how…

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#EndSARS: When a gift procured at great cost is ignored

One day a certain man found himself before a massive spread of nostalgia-spiced dainties. He let himself gorge on the pleasant memories and didn’t know when he blurted out: “Oh that someone would get me a drink from the waters of Bethlehem.” Immediately, some lieutenants nearby who heard the longing in his voice, got up and went to do something about a wish they were…

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#ENDSARS – the anatomy of a gift to eight categories of Nigerian beneficiaries

To those who have been at the receiving end of police brutality over the years the movement is a huge opportunity to vent and protest in hope for justice and change To those who have seen and witnessed firsthand the brutality meted to victims, the movement is a huge opportunity to participate, associate, solidarize and belong To those who have been wishing for a movement,…

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