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Read Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement with a rousing acceptance speech that began as a personal reflection and ended as a call to arms. After being introduced by Reese Witherspoon, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman to win the award, and said she hoped that the raised voices of her fellow actresses might lead to a world in which ... Read More »

The Nigerian Dream – A Pearl in an Oyster – @bickerstethjimi

This night,after a long,sunny December afternoon spent talking about “Political Economy in Africa South of the Sahara”,which has showcased a tale of a complex series of connections: the nexus between production, industry and political power. I laid on my mattress under my mosquito net gravely concerned about happenings in and around the country. Now, thinking about it all again in the twilight of sleep and the discomfort engendered by the ... Read More »

Online Business: Are There True Advantages?

Online Business Are There True Advantages?A reason that people get into business online is that it is ultimately advantageous for them, or so they think. The question really is whether or not they are correct. There are some apparent advantages to online businesses, so let’s take a look at a few of the big ones to see if they apply to you. Also look at your dream, is it big ... Read More »

Our Beloved Federal Republic of Confusion

A few years ago, someone said that he didn’t like spending a lot of time in Europe and America whenever he visited, and he actually used to make a lot of visits. His reason was that those places were too organised for his comfort. He would rather spend time in Nigeria with its confusion. He could get away with anything and did as he liked. Most people in leadership positions ... Read More »

The Nation’s Quest for Change,its Warm Fuzzies – the Writing on the Wall – @bickerstethjimi

The worst illiterate is the political illiterate. He hears nothing, sees nothing, takes no part in political life. He doesn’t seem to know that the cost of living, the price of beans,of flour, of rent,of medicines all depend on political decisions- Betting Brecht. I dashed from the convocation ground of the university campus, located deep into the rain forest of Otta, to the local wing of the airport, to catch ... Read More »

PENDULUM: NOW THAT ATIKU HAS DUMPED APC, WHO NEXT?- @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, these are not the best of times for the ruling Party, APC. It was a prophecy long foretold by me, though. As you all know, the trending news is that the serial “decampee”, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has done what he knows how best to do, decamping from one political party to another. Let no one say it is not a big deal. And even if it is not, ... Read More »

Go, Mugabe, Go

Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes at midnight every Sunday. Two days ago, we discussed the situation in Zimbabwe, the elections in Anambra, Nigeria’s decision to hire Malaysian experts at a cost of N485 million to figure out new ... Read More »

Living on the Precipice of Danger Hands Across the Sea – @bickerstethjimi

This day, I was meditative. As I stepped out of the dining terraces of the Hilltop accompanied by a buddy who had only the stump of a right arm(a 2004 Xmas present courtesy of the Book Haram skirmishes) and he kept scratching the stump,touching it,moulding it,even as we scramble into the (2002 model) modest Rodeo Jeep.I choose to be a disinterested guide in this piece, so that I can be ... Read More »

AFRICA AND ITS GENERATION OF RELIGIOUS DUMMIES AND SLAVES THAT MAY NEVER BE FREE

Dear reader, before i proceed on this unconventional article, I think putting up a disclaimer up real quick will let you know that this is not one of those chucky cheese, beating about the bush, regular kinda feature. It is straight hard on the true reality of issues. So your discretion is needfully advised, from this point on. As I got less busy and literally flipped through the webpages for ... Read More »

The 45 Life Lessons of Life – Written by a “90-Year-Old” Woman

These life lessons are widely known from the highly popular column by Regina Brett. “45 lessons, written by a 90 year old” was originally featured in the Plain Dealer Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. Since, it has went on to spread the story that Regina is now 90 years old. She is really only in her ’50s, but nonetheless, this Pulitzer Prize finalist has a wealth of knowledge and life lessons ... Read More »

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