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Only Africans Can Truly Change Africa

  It can be argued that, If Africans in Diaspora had remained in Africa, they could have assisted other Africans in engendering economic development in the continent. It can also be argued that the contributions of African immigrant intellectuals to the development in the region would probably have been so phenomenal to the extent that, it would have reduced the…

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The Change Begins With Us

  History was made in Nigeria, on the 29th of May, 2015, as the first ever opposition candidate to take over from an incumbent President was sworn in. For the new president Muhammadu Buhari, it was a long road to the office of the President, after contesting three consecutive times and failing at all attempts. On his fourth attempt he…

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The “James Bond” I Know

On several occasions I have seen my friend Kay fight for his life. I still cannot understand the amount of pain he goes through but I hear him screaming and groaning in anguish, I see tears running down his cheek as he tosses and turns helplessly seeking anything to fixate his body to, just to ease the pain. Sometimes I…

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Arise Oh Compatriots

Firstly, how many of us ever sang the Nigerian anthem and recited the national pledge. Have you ever taken note of stanza one, line seven of the anthem and line three of the pledge? I will like you to ask yourself ‘have I served Nigeria with all my strength, have I served Nigeria with heart and might.’ Whenever we sing…

The current Ebola outbreak does not discriminate by age, as a 4 month year old baby is laid to rest in Gueckadou, Guinea 
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Ebola: Is Australia prepared? An Investigation.

According to recent reports, when you walk through the streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone the fear is palpable. In the midst of the worst outbreak of Ebola in recorded history, the people are anything but free. A once vibrant, lively, colourful community is now balancing on a knife-edge. As another car pulls up to an overwhelmed treatment centre and is turned away,…

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Nigerian Cultures and Food

    Nigeria is located in the western part of Africa. Nigeria is mainly a English speaking population. However, there is a simplified form of Nigerian coined English known as pidgin English (primary English lexicon). Nigeria has over 500 languages, 200 dialects and ethnic groups. The ethnic groups have foods that is Indigenous to them and that’s what makes them unique.…

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Getting To Know ‘Deji George’

Deji George is a London-based menswear brand founded by Tolani Tubi. Tolani holds a menswear fashion design certificate from London College of Fashion amongst his other educational qualifications, his portfolio is rich with experience gained from working with major menswear brands like T.M Lewin and Charles Tyrwhitt. In July this year Tolani Tubi was named winner of the Premium Young…

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Emerging Market: African Fashion Industry

  The African Fashion industry has gathered so much attention because of its indigenous designs and use of the outstanding African prints. The prints have been worn by some A-list celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Kat Graham amongst others. Even with all the adulation garnered by the print the African Fashion industry has not still made it to…