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NIGERIA: A NATION BOUND IN FREEDOM | by Ayo Sogunro

We’re bound in freedom, peace and unity But something’s fishy about that trinity. Why not let’s limit the lines to what we agree: We’re plain bound, to a more or less degree. PART ONE: WHO IS A NIGERIAN? 1914—LUGARD’S MISTAKE? Geo-politically, the Nigerian nationality is no different from other African states that emerged through a … Continue reading

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THE STRAIGHT NIGERIAN’S GUIDE TO THE NEW ANTI-GAY LAW | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Congratulations, straight Nigerian, this article is for your benefit. Now that the Same-Sex Marriage Act has been signed, you can breathe easy—or so you think. Well, not so fast—and the following paragraphs will explain why. However, as is usual in my articles of this controversial nature, I will assume you are a reasonable Nigerian (maybe … Continue reading

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Now That Your Ten Year Old Girl Is Of Marriageable Age | An Appraisal by Ayo Sogunro

Fighting the Good Fight Mass hysteria is a wonderful thing to experience in a lifetime. That overwhelming sense of being a part of a larger emotion is one of the traits that particularize the human as a social animal. You will find it in prayer grounds, election rallies, football matches and popular protests. I have … Continue reading

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WHY DON’T WE THINK? (A LITTLE BIT OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY) | by Ayo Sogunro

THINKING? DON’T WE ALL? That’s the mistake we all make. Man is a rational animal, isn’t he? The fallacy of the 19th century. Man is not a rational animal; he’s only an animal capable of being rational. A being with volitional consciousness, he can choose to think or not to, that’s the difference between him … Continue reading