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By ZODML
Can you speak your native language? This question is a very interesting one in a Nigeria overwhelmed by Western civilization and culture and battling with two strange phenomena: the fluent use of local languages in rural areas and the decline in their use in some urban areas. Recent reports in the media echo my fear about the latter. Things have... Read More
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It seems almost impossible to discuss literary culture in Nigeria without recourse to Lagos. Many Nigerian writers such as Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe and Odia Ofeimun have drawn inspiration from the lurid peculiarities of the coastal city in crafting their fictional narratives. Lagos also plays host to many publishing houses and various literary... Read More
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Literary awards are geared towards increasing the productivity of writers as well as bringing out the best in them by showing appreciation for work well done. They aim to encourage established writers to hone their craft as well as to inspire more people to write. However, judging by the situation of literature in Nigeria, it is obvious that many... Read More
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In the world we live in today, how far you can go in life is often based on the amount of education you have as well as how much you have allowed your education influence your being. It is clear that life is not just about being rich in material things. Getting educated goes a long way in shaping who you can be. The great Obafemi Awolowo once... Read More
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If there is any event in the world that brings people of different cultures, colours and languages together, it is the Olympics Games. The Olympics are a major international event in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of sporting competitions. They are considered to be the world's foremost sports competition and more than 200... Read More
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In ‘Freedom’s Plow’ Langston Hughes writes "when a man starts to build a world, he starts first with himself." These were the words that sprung to mind when visiting the Muharam Sisters Education Centre in Ikoyi Prison. Within this large, single classroom a number of inmates are laying the foundations for better worlds. The men there, pupils and... Read More
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(The end of money - or civilization as we know it...) The Central Bank of Nigeria has got its hand in your pocket. What that hand is doing, is extracting as much of your cash as possible. The CBN doesn’t want us to have any cash. Or not so much cash. It has a new ‘cashless’ policy and people in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital (whatever that... Read More

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