EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and circus shows

The farcical story that National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large hill of $43.4 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million heretic is total hogwash, bunkun and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so-called corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds….

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…Governors, others congratulate Christians

As the ruling All Progre s s i v e s Congress (APC) on Saturday expresses its best wishes to Christians in the country and indeed all Nigerians on the joyous occasion of Easter, former Vice President of Nigeria and a chieftain of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Christians in Nigerians, saying the country will get better. In a press statement released by Atiku’s Media Office, he urged the Christian faithful and Nigerians of other faiths to see the sacrifice and deprivation of the period preceding Easter as…

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EFCC, humongous money ‘discoveries’ and the continuous entertaining circus shows (Part 1)

INTRODUCTION The farcical story that NIA, Nigeria’s external secret Police, has claimed ownership of the large haul of $43.4m, £27,800 and N23.2m is heretic flapdoodle, bunkum, baloney, hogwash, poppycock and balderdash. Let this government and its minions credit Nigerians with some modicum of sense and capacity to reason, even with their valiant attempts to cow, browbeat and intimidate all opposition elements and critical voices in their so called anti-corruption war. At least, not even the terror halo cast on our individual and collective psyche has dulled our analytical minds. The…

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Dashing in cropped Agbada for Easter

There seems to be a paradigm shift in what men in Nigeria wear these days to special events; from black tie to traditional outfits. Now, Agbada, the Yoruba flowing wide sleeved robe, usually decorated with embroidery, is fast becoming a trend. Stylish men have taken the Agbada trend to a whole new level as the proudly showcase their African heritage in different styles of Abgada ranging from the free flowing to what is referred to as the cropped Agbada. Different designers now have their own pattern of making Agbada to…

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Tune into the Resources

When I was a student at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, I requested for money and foodstuffs from my parents. I wished touse part of the money to attend an ECK regional seminar. I was happy when my parents informed me my sister was coming with both money and the food items, because I could attend the seminar and have enough food supply to keep me for the rest of the semester. My sister left our hometown very early in the morning for the about two hours drive. However, she didn’t…

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EASTER TREAT: Plantain salad

With the Easter festivity getting to a crescendo, it will be nice to experiment with something new and out of the ordinary by treating your family members and guests to a rare delicacy, Plantain Salad from Kauna Kitchen: Ingredients: (Salad) • Two large ripe plantains • Half of a small red onion (optional) • One bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange) • One medium cucumber • Half cup canned sweet corn • Two tablespoons finely chopped fresh herb (parsley, coriander, or basil) • Salad Dressing • Three tablespoons olive oil…

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Broken jinx (II)

As Chima Okere, who left Calabar, Cross River State for Abia State that Saturday evening to check on his old mum Madam Ndozi, walked into his family’s lounge, he observed without much ado that the woman in question had been in sorrowful mood considering the look on her aged face; her countenance was pale and moody as her shoulders were calmly held by Emeka. “Mama, what is it?” he inquired, standing by the entrance. There was absolute tranquility all over. Chima walked closer to them. “Mama..?” he dished out. “My…

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