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Echoes from the Past

The Nigerian Village Square “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin, renowned inventor and politician. He was at, what could rightly be called, the pinnacle of his life. As an author, television producer, environmental activist and winner of the Golden Environmental […]

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Witchcraft, the new epidemic in Nigeria

Modern Ghana It seems to be the growing trend that whenever attention-grabbing news comes out of Nigeria these days it invariably must be of the negative kind. It has become so bad that whenever I spy the word ‘Nigeria’ in any story my heart does a double-take and my first inclination is to skip that […]

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Is Nollywood ready for the Oscars?

Summer 2009 Edition of Leadership and Life Style Magazine With the recent success of Slumdog millionaire, an Indian box office mega-blockbuster which succeeded in winning eight Oscars including best picture, director, adapted screenplay, editing, cinematography, sound mixes, score and songs, it has become quite apparent that Hollywood, the US movie industry, is no longer looking […]

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Re-branding Nigeria – Pouring Old Oil into New Bottle

Modern Ghana Magazine (This article, which seems to be generating quite a lot of interest, was first published in the ‘Nigerian Village Square Forum’) ‘Rebranding;’ that is the new catch-phrase in Nigeria these days. The idea behind the phrase is to turn Nigeria around, regain the dignity and respect the country has lost in the […]

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Who will be the Obama of our Land?

The Nigerian Village Square Although I’d like to witness an Austrian Obama – I do live in the country – but Vienna, the capital of Austria, has just this year been ranked 1st in a survey carried out by Mercer, to assess the cities with the best living standard. For this reason, I am more […]

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In having you I have reached the end, in reaching the end I have my beginning.

Healing Thoughts

Youth is smiling, trusting and unsuspecting, youth is innocent most of the time.

Healing Thoughts

My lover touches me and I recoil, I must reject before I am rejected.

Healing Thoughts

I used to think that there was no other fear than the fear of night and dark places.

Healing Thoughts

Believe in your ability to change history; and not history you.

Healing Thoughts