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MEASURE

Some years ago,This same measure,Got filled with halfOf the current rate.Generation Z knows notthe pain of my generation,While my generation pitiesOur Grannies,Who almost got it all for free,Who bought brand new carsBut now ride tokunbo cars,We love appreciation,Not depreciation,All our money spent,Without exceeding the same measure. 22:43 hrs28th December 2016 …

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INTERNALLY DISPLACED vs EXTERNALLY DISPLACED.

Abokina,In Hausa language, the lingua Franca of Northern Nigeria, it means my friend.  It is already turning white in some parts of the world and it is currently hazy here. I wish you a beautiful Christmas in advance.   As a country, we have been battling Boko Haram in the last few years …

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FIRST HUSBAND vs SUBSEQUENT HUSBANDS

E káasan, That’s the greetings of a Yoruba person which means ‘Good afternoon’. It has been some weeks that I last came this way but it is all for good! The tap is still gushing but the demand of this time makes it seems like it is seizing from my …

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ALL FORMS OF YORUBA ARTS CAN BE EXPORTED – Adedeji D.Tarnner

People in the Yoruba Creative Industry have been encouraged to hone their skills in order to export it to other countries where there are Yoruba speakers across the globe as this can be a source of foreign exchange. This was unveiled by Mr. Adedeji D. Tarnner, a prolific Yoruba writer …

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DEMYSTIFYING MASCULINE GIMMICKS IN ASABI ALAKARA BY AKEEM LASISI

Title: Asabi Alakara Poet: Akeem Lasisi Timing: 7:42 minutes Directed by: Sanjo Adegoke Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola Campaigns against sexual harassment, rape and other feminine associated vices are raving issues of the moment .In order to add a creative twist to the campaign, Akeem Lasisi, the award winning poet who fuses …

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HISTORICAL ANTECEDENTS OF THE NORTH EAST TRACED THROUGH INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND RESEARCH: A REVIEW OF ‘EAT THE HEART OF THE INFIDEL’

Title: ‘Eat the Heart of the Infidel: The Harrowing of Nigeria and the Rise of Boko Haram’ Author: Andrew Walker Publisher: Hurst & Company, London Year of Publication: 2016 Pages: 281 Reviewer: Olutayo Irantiola I accepted fate when I was posted to Maiduguri, Borno State for my mandatory National Youth …

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PATCH PATCH vs FOLLOW COME!

Mwanmin, There is no ethnic tribe where there is no word “friend” and that’s “Mwanmin” in Kulere language of Plateau State, Nigeria. It is always a pleasure to have you as an audience for Versus Series Today, we have the voice of two people in a dialogue. An Igbo man …

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PARALYSIS VS ELLIPSIS

Kowure, This is my special morning greetings to you in Kulere language of Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, Nigeria. It is another good time to share with you. Hope you are earnestly looking forward to the end of the year- the most expensive and fun – filled time …

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ETHICAL WORDS vs CONTRADICTORY ACTIONS

Nafmin, I travelled down from Bokkos Local Government area of Plateau State, Nigeria and I just said ‘My people’ in Kulere language. Hope your week has been great thus far? In this pervasive world where we live. There are many clergymen that had been accused of committing heinous crimes against …

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SHOP 16 WAS A GREAT LIFELINE

Photo credit- www.marketingandmedialtd.com The media is currently inundated with the news of the impending reconstruction of Agbowo Shopping Complex, UI, Ibadan. I recall, with nostalgia, the contribution of Shop 16, Okay Pharmacy owned and managed by Pharmacist Clement Banji Okunlola, to my life from about age 10. I remember vividly that …

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