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The Not-So Silent Narrative of Race

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Ludicrously, we have made race into the dominant narrative of our time.
It is a paradoxical narrative, because it is rarely spoken.

Women’s Movements: Today, yesterday, tomorrow?

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There have always been women’s movements. There always will be women’s movements. The question for us now is what women will be moving and fighting for tomorrow.

 

Why I Do Not Celebrate International Women’s Day

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On the 8th of March the world celebrates International Women’s Day. I chose to mark the day rather than celebrate. ‘Why?’ you may well ask. Here is my answer:

As long as women still have to justify their existence as equal citizens of the world, I will not celebrate,

Nigeria’s False Democracy

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I would love to see Buhari win the general election. Don’t get me wrong. I do not like Buhari I also do not trust him as far any inclined person can throw him. However, 2 things possible outcomes to him winning the election obviously appeal to me. One, he could be as magnificient a leader as his blind followers hope he will be – that can only be good for Nigeria. Or he could be as horrible as I expect him to be and how I would love to laugh in some people’s faces. FYI, I am currently taking down names.

Ebola and R2P; Africa and the International Community: 5 Lessons from the Epidemic

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After completing a scintillating [cough, cough] thesis on the responsibility to protect [R2P] and its operation in West Africa, I shamelessly seize any opportunity to crowbar my knowledge in this area into current affairs. My thesis focused on the preventive arm of (R2P) and I continue to examine any responsibility which the international community may have in preventing human suffering in fragile states. 

What is Nigeria?

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The everlasting conundrum of identity of the people living in the area marked Nigeria has raised up such phrases like “geographical expression”, “geographical entity”, “artificial creation”, “colonial creation.” Are we a ‘state’ in the true meaning of the word?

Personal Legal explanation of Oscar Pistorius Verdict

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Here is my considered legal opinion to the reaction on the verdict in the Oscar Pistorious case. (Which we will all have forgotten about next week). I hope anyone reading will approach with an open mind…

Never Stop Singing: A short story

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Like every Sunday I had spent on Ile-Ife university campus, this Sunday was no different. 7 am, and I was dressed as sweet as dodo. Crammed myself into the uncomfortable seats of the amphitheatre; the congregation huddled close to withstand the biting wind.

How to ‘solve’ Africa in 5 easy steps

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Africa has long become the poster child for war, famine and disease. Of course I really mean sub-Saharan Africa or in un-PC terms ‘Black’ Africa. I believe the solution is as simple as the solution I would give the fellow banging his head against a brick wall and taking paracetamol.

DrAjao: Nigeria vs Iran, World Cup 2014: My Crazy Interpre…

DrAjao: Nigeria vs Iran, World Cup 2014: My Crazy Interpre…: Super Eagle? Okay I’ll just let you know I don’t know much about soccer so stop me when I’m wrong. Nigeria faced Iran at 3PM…

An interesting interpretation