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And The Pendulum Swings To The Amen Corner

And The Pendulum Swings To The Amen Corner

For the record, I was not exactly surprised to find out which side of the divide Dele Momodu’s back page contribution in the March 21, 2008 edition of This Day weekend newspaper would swing to (pun intended) on the controversy regarding the alleged acquisition of a $28million private jet by the Redeemed Christian Church of … Continue reading And The Pendulum Swings To The Amen Corner

If It Quacks Like A Duck

Apart from being the biggest black nation in the world and the self-proclaimed giant of Africa, another distinguishing quality about Nigeria is that it is home to a people who have this rather disturbing ability of viewing issues, no matter how serious or mundane, from tribal and religious prisms. I recall during the Alamieyeseigha London … Continue reading If It Quacks Like A Duck

Have Space, Will Advertise

_ Tabloid newspapers and magazines around the world have a distinctive feature; sensationalized headlines and sleazy celebrity news stories. In Nigeria, they are no different. However, in addition to their use of extremely bad English, a noticeable trend in our tabloid magazines and newspapers is a growing penchant for a peculiar brand of classified advertisements … Continue reading Have Space, Will Advertise

What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

Like the innards of space Deep, wide and uncharted So you were, perhaps Before puberty’s sun Set upon your star You fine sands untrampled Your blackholes undiscovered Your vegetation Rich and luxuriant Your atmosphere unpolluted Shielded by the ozone layer. But space is God’s playpen For restless man He who must boldly go Where no … Continue reading What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?