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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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Decline and Fall

Time Magazine Re Postcard: as the pound loses its exalted position, why is the U.K. still refusing to join the euro [Feb. 9]? Could it be that the pound, and the monarchy it represents, are the only things left that uniquely identify the country — perhaps the most cosmopolitan in the world, with millions of […]

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