Category: Adesuwa’s Corner

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Boko Haram… A Northern Agenda?

I just finished reading the story of a young man who lost his wife, mother in law, brother in law and sister in law in the Independence Day bomb blast in Abuja. The account in the Punch Newspapers reported the man as having said his wife who had gone to spend some time with her...

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Nigeria At 55: Effizy…To Be or Not To Be

If there was one Nigerian trait I will erase had I the power to, it would be the tendency to be shallow. That’s what I think the trait they call ‘effizy’ is. That trait that places more value on appearance than substance. Effizy is pretty deceptive… That I can carry a designer bag doesn’t mean...

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Occupy Nigeria & The Removal of Oil Subsidy 2015 by Adesuwa Onyenokwe

Yesterday on August 21, the papers reported that petroleum marketers were calling for the removal of oil subsidy. And I thought, “about time!” Also this morning a my friend, Audrey Joe Ezigbo sent me a link to another friend’s Facebook post of an old article that still ‘spoke’ to me. Then I arrive my office...

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Stupid Boko Bagas & The New Service Chiefs by Adesuwa Onyenokwe

When the word ‘baga’ is used it connotes stupidity. This word is an example of those that I heard spoken around me when I was growing up, like, ‘scallywag’; words of doubtful origin, but which derive meaning from the context in which they are used. Anyway, this is less about semantics, and more about the...

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Change – In Honour Of Nigeria’s Democracy by Adesuwa Onyenokwe

A major event took place on May 29 2015. Power changed hands for real. An old dispensation gives way to a new. I am 52 this year and I have never seen this happen. That’s why it’s a big deal. My kids couldn’t understand why I wanted to watch the swearing in ceremony that had...

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The Case Against Abortion, An Appeal For Mercy

By: Obianuju Ekeocha When I was growing up in the South-Eastern Nigerian city of Owerri, I remember once when unspeakable crimes were committed, a poor boy was kidnapped, killed for ritual, and cut up like an animal. These acts signified a very dark time for my people. Eventually a group of men were arrested in...

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Adesuwa’s Corner: Workers RULE!!!

May Day Contrary to popular belief work is not drudgery and definitely not punishment from God! The bible said God created man and gave him dominion over all else! Even after the fall of man and the charge that he shall till the earth in pain, it is still clear that it is through that...