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1 News -- The rise and fall of Nigeria in one generation
HEADLINE | Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The rise and fall of Nigeria in one generation If anyone said I'd be fetching water in buckets to cook in this house," my mother mused, "I'd say, 'Tell another lie.'" But 'fetch water' she does because...
2 The rise and fall of Nigeria in one generation
Thanks to a complacent Housing Corporation, her once quiet, shrubbery-lined neighborhood now boasts a betting pool, two banks, three schools, and a private hospital. The cozy two-story family house across the street was purchased by a faceless moneybags...
3 Megalomaniacs in the Pulpit
The 1990s brought the prosperity gospel which turned our image of Christ and Christianity on its head. Prosperity preachers propounded that contrary to existing theology that Jesus was poor, he was actually a wealthy man.
4 When we were Warriors
They whispered, trepidation and fear drowning their words, 'It's Fulani herdsmen! They've taken over our farmlands and towns. They are killing people. We have nowhere to go.' The old warrior, asked in disbelief, 'Ni Ikire? (In Ikire?)' The cowering horde...
5 Of Parties, Squirrels, and Leaders
It was a service of songs. We'd just sat through a two-hour service honoring someone we didn't know in support of one we knew. The line was long but not impossibly so. The layout - fried rice, jollof, stewed chicken, moi moi, dodo, efo - would feed those...
6 Chief! Chief!
Many have illusions of chieftaincy without leadership capabilities. Their social climbing destroy organizations, communities, and nations.
7 Ogunpa and the Money Barons
Now, in the real beginning, there was Ogunpa, one of the rivers traversing the mighty hills of Ibadan. ... As wont deity, Ogunpa flows where it will, calmly in the dry season and boundless in the rains. Once upon a time, it received the worship it deserved...
8 Them immigrant parents can suck you dry
How can you work three jobs and still be broke? What have you done with all your money? What about getting a loan from your bank? Questions I'd like to ask my immigrant parent but know better.
9 Happy 25th Anniversary, Yagba Community Association
Though he asked the question, he knew the answer. The money contributed for the school had disappeared into the pockets of the current president, his contractor brother, and the village chief. Two years ago, the money raised for the clinic had suffered a...
10 Them American kids, when they're grown, they're gone
'Hello Lola. How are you? How's work?' Mama asked as she always did when she called her daughter. Though Lola was now an adult living in her own apartment two states away, she couldn't resist, 'Have you eaten?'

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