• Pray IOC’s Don’t Leave Nigeria

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    The purported plan by Shell Petroleum Development company (SPDC) to move its headquarters out of Rivers State to Lagos even though dismissed by Shell has yet again generated a lot of controversy. While this piece is not about the morality of such move, it bears saying that people of Rivers should be worried. It will…

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  • Remembering my Childhood

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    I remember my boyhood friend Sabiru Bello many years ago who, with only a school certificate, got a job with Labella Ceramics in Sokoto before he went to undergraduate school not only because there were jobs back then but also because the youths in my day looked for the chance to be resourceful. With only…

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  • One People Before One Nation

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    “While over civilization has its downsides, under civilization is a curse, to be under civilized is a choice. We have made a conscious choice as a people to remain under civilized. It’s obvious in the way we do things” Professor Dele Owolawi, We don’t have to go searching for someone skilled in the art of…

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  • Paralyzed By Verbal Incontinence

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    I was indoors throughout today rehearsing lines for my next television show. At dusk I took a walk, to beat the body back into shape. I walked through a popular food-vendor stand, one of those we call ‘Mama put’. It was reminiscent of the type we went to at night behind Trenchard Hall and in…

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