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Why we all need to save ‘The Butcher’s Daughter’ – #DukeOfSomolu

She woke up that morning feeling very excited. She was to speak in front of the class that day and this was usually her forte. She liked public speaking and each time she was penciled down to do that in school, she was usually very ecstatic. She jumped out of the bath getting ready to […]

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Let’s have a threesome – #DukeOfSomolu

My good friend Azuka Ogujiuba who is an influential media personality was the one who invited me to this play. It was indisputably the marquee production at the just concluded yearly British Council supported theatre festival. The pass on communication and social media push was enormous so when she called and asked me to come […]

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Why we all need to fight drug abuse – Lagos lawmaker, Hon. Sola Giwa writes

Drugs are an illegal substance that some people smoke, inject, drink, eat for the physical and mental effects it has. The length and breadth of Nigeria, east, west, north and south, the incidence of young Nigerians abusing substances including codeine, rochephenol, tramadol, heroin, cannabis sativa (Indian hemp) and even different grades of crack cocaine have […]

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And the boy died – #DukeOfSomolu

Let me borrow this from the well-respected Nobel Laurette, Wole Soyinka. The boy died. He was a former student at Grange and from there, he proceeded to Olashore School. From there, I believed he left us. What could be more painful than the pain of losing your future? I see the mother, in tears, shattered […]

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Why OBJ needs to read my new book – #DukeOfSomolu

So I have almost completed work on my second book derogatorily titled – ‘Just Because’. I tend to be kind of arrogant with my works, why I don’t know why o. The first book was titled ‘Loud Whispers’ but since the wife of an ex-Governor and present Minister have decided to copy my title of […]

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Essays in Nation Building – an open Letter to Professor Adigun Agbaje (Professor of Political Science and my teacher) – #DukeOfSomolu

Nigeria is today a nation broken. Broken along ethnic, religious, political and economic lines which makes it virtually impossible to build a robust consensus that could lead to productive cohesion. It is being buffeted from all corners by factors stemming from the above and further compounded by visionless leadership. Today, we are worse off than […]

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Our students are running mad – #DukeOfSomolu

You know they say until it hits you, you never feel it. Today, thousands of parents the nation all over having children about to cross into the secondary level of education and the tertiary level are pulling out their hair in frustration at a system that is broken and almost irretrievably scandalous. So about fifty […]

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Big Brother Naija – And they have started having sex – #DukeOfSomolu

The incredulity of Big Brother Naija continues to dismay not only me but thousands of concerned Nigerians. The other day a National Newspaper did an editorial asking for it to be shut down and even the Special Adviser to the President on New Media was forced to come out to proclaim that she does not have […]

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Tony Elumelu should stop his CNN campaigns – #DukeOfSomolu

So as I sat in my tiny office with the TV permanently switched to the eponymous cable TV station – CNN, I cannot like thousands of Nigerians escape the bold and confident face of this great Nigerian, as he screams at you ‘’the future of Africa is in your hands’’. I have counted this clip […]

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Please, shut down this Big Brother Naija show – #DukeOfSomolu

I think this franchise has outlived its usefulness and purposes. Its assault on our sensibilities continues unabated without any controls or regulations. The promoters may have sent our regulators and indeed the public a portion of sleep-inducing or mind-numbing drugs to make us all turn our backs to it’s continued degradation of our dignities and […]

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