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Eye for an eye

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

I don’t believe that hell is a place of fire. The scriptures are vivid enough. Hell simply means the grave or death. But it boils only in the fancy of those who view God as eternal terror, which negates David’s notion that “his mercies endure forever.” This is no theological column and so would not […]

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When will Buhari visit Benue?

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Blog  /  2 Comments

Buhari went to Abia for a rally which is Just like Jonathan in his day when he visited Kano. While Jonathan was dancing Azonto, the Boko Haram goons ferreted away the Chibok girls. In Buhari’s case, he could not even entertain with a dance, but about 80 people were killed in Benue by herdsmen. Miyetti Allah […]

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In Touch Awards concluded

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Articles, Blog  /  No Comments

               Family of the Year That award goes to the presidency where the DSS and NIA did not see eye to eye in the homestead. The EFCC became the area of battle, and DSS called for Magu’s job not to be approved while the NIA wanted him. The president […]

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Process is restructuring

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

Then a year opens with sobriety, it sometimes portends a glum ending. But what a better way to start than with humour, and we had that with two important events. The first was the appointment of board chairpersons and members. Those who flayed Buhari for being mister Go-slow had to shut their lips. The man […]

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Ghost of the year

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  My Column  /  No Comments

The year never ends until we chronicle its kingpins of comedy, those who unveil its underbellies of humour. The real humourists, though, are not persons who go out of their ways to crack our ribs. They make us laugh just by being themselves in the routine glories of their days. And they could even be […]

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To tithe or not

By   /  December 26, 2017  /  Articles  /  No Comments

Tithe

I decided to wade into the debate over tithing because this is December and Christmas season. I want to say that those who condemn or refrain from tithing, do so for the following reasons. One they are genuinely ignorant. Two, they are looking for an excuse not to spend. Three, they are put off by […]

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

By   /  December 25, 2017  /  My Column  /  No Comments

Donald Trump

When he decided that the U.S. was going to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, I began to hear Christians applaud him. Some saw Trump as a godsend, fulfilling the destiny of prophesy. So, suddenly the man who loathes other creatures of God, who believes only whites matter in the divine system, who does […]

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Father and Son

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  My Column  /  No Comments

In the beginning was the father. The son was yet in the womb when a certain Koro was misbegotten by the father Bode George. Many believed that Koro was the legitimate son and had earned the right to the cot to suckle on the milk of childhood. But Jimi Agbaje came in from another mother, […]

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The Lalong effect

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  My Column  /  No Comments

Lalong

A sense of peace crippled me as I boarded the aircraft and left behind the crisp air of Jos. I reflected on the irony first: Jos of firebombs and fleeing feet, of internecine feud, of blood-stained fault lines and arbitrary borders and breach of borders, of prostrate streets and pious hate, of Muslims at the […]

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Ode to teachers (2)

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  Articles, Blog  /  No Comments

Teachers

Some readers thought my last column was my last. It was only marking my thirty years in journalism, and I thought I should pay homage to those who taught me and buoyed me one way or another. In my year as a Gordon Fisher fellow at the University of Toronto in Canada, two professors made […]

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