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Boko Haram and the competing narratives

By:Zainab Usman Political elites in Nigeria trade accusations over who is responsible for the failure to stem Boko Haram’s violence. Nigeria has recently been brought to global media attention both as the largest economy in Africa and as the home country of the Boko Haram insurgency. The growing security threat has been accompanied by a failure to develop a comprehensive ... Read More »


The bond between a man and his machine is a deep one… 33 years apart, but the love remains. While women and society will sometimes not understand, his car always will. For George Talley, his beloved companion – a 1979 Chevrolet corvette – was stolen from him only two years into their carr-man relationship. The distressed man had submitted a police ... Read More »


Here are 9 basic tenets you should know in order to navigate today’s financial world:  1. You have to earn more than you spend. At the end of the day, you have to earn more than you’re spending in order to come out ahead. Sure, short-term loans and credit card debt can get you through a crunch period, but on average, you ... Read More »

FAYEMI IS THE MAN TO BEAT AS EKITI DECIDES NEXT GOVERNOR TODAY …The strengths and weaknesses of the Three Frontrunners

Babatunde Alaran   Today Saturday, June 21 is the day Ekiti indigenes will decide who will occupy the Ekiti State OkeBareke Government House for the next four years.   Ekiti is a State of 16 Local Governments and 177 wards but many factors will shape the critical contest. The first is track record, the other is the pedigree of the ... Read More »

The 21st Century Babalawo Pastors

By Femi Aribisala Bishop David Oyedepo says poverty is not of God.  He insists a child of God has no business being poor and declares: “There’s a proven covenant cure for poverty.”  If this were true and proven, all the world’s poor would have become rich Christians by now. Let us juxtapose the bishop’s enticing words with the word of ... Read More »

Who Are You Serving, Jesus or Paul? PART 2

By Femi Aribisala Paul’s command that women be silent is not given by the inspiration of God. It is not profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction or for instruction in righteousness. Christians need to ask for the origins of Paul’s injunction that women are not permitted to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:34). Surely, the purpose of the gospel ... Read More »

Are Hashtags Just Enough To Solve Everything???

More than 1 million people — including first lady Michelle Obama — have tweeted the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. But whether they’re helping the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria or hopping on some kind of first-world digital bandwagon depends, frankly, on whom you ask. We’ve heard this debate before — first over “slacktivism” in the ’90s, then over “clicktivism” in ... Read More »

Nigeria: Poverty Amongst Riches

In April this year, the Federal Government stirred controversy when the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the rebased gross domestic product figures of the country, indicating that Nigeria’s economy has grown to become the largest in Africa and 26th in the world.  The NBS report released on April 7 by the Minister of Finance and Coordinating minister of the ... Read More »

Who Are You Serving? Jesus or Paul?

By Femi Aribisala Some months ago, Jimi Sonuga introduced me to two of his female neighbours. “Do you write a column in a newspaper?” enquired one of them. “Yes,” I replied. “Oh,” she smiled, “you are the man who hates Paul.” “I would not put it that way,” I protested, “I don’t hate anybody.” Then the lady did something interesting. ... Read More »

Tithes And The Lie Behind Them

Matt.23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgement, mercy, and faith: these ye ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Here we have ... Read More »