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Nigerian Spice: Years of Intellectual Looting

By Emmanuel Adebayo, Nigeria: Sometime ago, a man made a statement that was reiterated to me by a friend, this statement was meant to be funny, but it made me sad. The statement was: “If Nigerians were all moved from Nigeria to America and all Americans were moved down to Nigeria, in a short while, Nigeria would become America and […]

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Nigerian Spice: Depravity

By Emmanuel Adebayo, Nigeria: It is a sad thing when your supposed protectors who feed off your taxes become your worst nightmare. Such is the case with the Nigerian Police! Everyone avoids them; one develops a headache once one sees them on the road. Changing their uniforms hasn’t done much good, not that it was ever meant to change their attitude, and their […]

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Nigerian Spice: 3 Foolish Men

By Emmanuel Adebayo, Nigeria: It is with total disgust and anger targeted towards a particular group of Nigerians that I type these words. I visited Lagos recently to attend a meeting. I was 10 minutes from being late when a group of ‘men in black’ stopped the public transport I was in; I assumed it was the usual stop and […]

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Nigerian Spice: No romance without finance

By Emmanuel Adebayo: I have often wondered in the secret corners of my heart, what will happen, if the financial gains and luxury attached to the positions of power – from traditional rulers to the highest positions in civil service post, if they were all taken away – puff! How many Nigerians would still be interested in such positions? How […]

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Nigerian Spice: “Sentiments”

By Emmanuel Adebayo: “This is favouritism and nepotism,” my cousin yelled as we stepped into the compound. We had just returned from a song rehearsal and some people had received special treatment. My cousin, who is five years older than I am, was obviously angry and he made it clear that at the next meeting he was going to let […]

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Nigerian Spice: Identity Concept

By Emmanuel Adebayo: The popular statements “all men are the same” and “all women are the same” stem from people who have been hurt by an individual and decided to    stereotype everyone in the opposite sex based on what one person has done. I don't appreciate being classified the same as 'everyone'. I like to think and feel unique! […]

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