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Let Us Forget Our Differences and Build Nigeria– Deb

Let Us Forget Our Differences and Build Nigeria– Deb

🕔10:50, 14.Feb 2016

We haven’t met; so it would do us well to introduce ourselves. Over the next couple of weeks, months or even years, we might get properly acquainted and I would get to know some of you. However, in the meantime, call me Debs and welcome to our online newspaper.

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Biology is Destiny: The Role of Women in Promoting Peace and Development in the Community

🕔10:44, 14.Feb 2016

Women’s participation in peace processes is not optional it is a requirement in other for a peaceful community and better development. Poverty, vulnerability and virulent conflicts have been the bane of communities in Nigeria for several decades. Yet, while it has been proven that women are more peaceful than men, these champions of peaceful co-existence are barely given the opportunity to be part of conflict resolution and peace building. For whatever reasons or mainly because of their biological differences, women are better peacemakers than men. One can thus say that to some degree, “Biology is Destiny”.

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‘Bringing’ Africa To The United States Is My Passion—Townkrier

‘Bringing’ Africa To The United States Is My Passion—Townkrier

🕔10:42, 14.Feb 2016

It is near impossible to hear of any major gig amongst Africans in Texas, without him being involved. From bringing key artistes from all over Africa to the U.S to give Africans a sense of home, to providing key African cuisine for them, he stands out as the “bringer of Africa, to America”. But he is not only that, he is also a practising doctor, and above all, the TOWNKRIER! Ikenga Chronicles was privileged to have an exclusive interview with the man himself. Below are interesting excerpts.

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Baba Bubu’s Travails

Baba Bubu’s Travails

🕔10:34, 14.Feb 2016

As was customary, the press and other well-wishers and stakeholders had gathered at the Lion Square to witness the epoch making event. In Naija People’s Non-Affairs Limited, every event involving rich foolish people is always termed ‘epoch-making’ by the media. As Baba Bubu Gbegiri was talking, journalists all over the world were furiously scribbling. The new generation media practitioners were also busy typing away and posting on their media pages. One was so anxious that he typed ‘CEO’ as “Chief Execution Officer.”

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Omojuwa, And The Path Nigerian Youths Must Now Toe–Nnaemeka Oruh

Omojuwa, And The Path Nigerian Youths Must Now Toe–Nnaemeka Oruh

🕔09:43, 14.Feb 2016

I do not think that there is any other Nigerian youth who constantly splits opinions as much as Japheth Omojuwa does. His frontal opposition to the former president of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan drew for him a large number of enemies from various sections of the country. But he remained steadfast in his campaigns; his opinions remained scathing and blunt and in the end, what he and many others fought for materialized.

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I am not done Politically—Fmr. Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly Hon. Leyii Kwanee.

I am not done Politically—Fmr. Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly Hon. Leyii Kwanee.

🕔09:26, 14.Feb 2016

Leyii Kwanee is not your ordinary politician. He has none of the flamboyance and excessive ostentatiousness of most Nigerian politicians that you may have come across. This one was cut from a completely different cloth. The first impression one gets of him when you meet him in one of the taxis he moves around with in the city of Port Harcourt is that you have met an urbane and strict secondary school teacher. Then he will try to engage you in discussions to measure your level of awareness of certain issues, and what you feel should be done better. If you are able to impress him, then one day, you may get a call from him or one of his underground assistants, and you just might find yourself headed to one of the top schools abroad to get a degree you have been dreaming of, but have failed to get because of financial limitations. Or, you might just post something intelligent on Facebook, and if he is impressed, you get a call and one of your dreams becomes realized. But always, it has to be a dream that will positively affect the society either now, or in the future. Then one day, you will just find out that you have been talking to the immediate past Deputy Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly!

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“I wish I have More Than 24hours In A Day!”– Judith Audu

“I wish I have More Than 24hours In A Day!”– Judith Audu

🕔09:14, 14.Feb 2016

“I wish I have More Than 24hours In A Day!” Internationally acclaimed movie producer, blogger, presenter, actress and Foodie Judith Audu Foight talks about Violence Against Women and Girls; her short film “Not Right”; and how young women can avoid abuses and achieve their dreams.

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“My Root Is African!”– Ababio’s Grandson Speaks Out

“My Root Is African!”– Ababio’s Grandson Speaks Out

🕔08:59, 14.Feb 2016

For most people who went to Secondary school in West Africa (especially those who studied the Sciences) in the 80s and 90s, the name “Ababio” is a very popular one. Ababio left an indelible mark on the field of African scholarship. In his footsteps follow his grandson, who has continued to impress in the United States and recently got scholarship offers to several U.S colleges. Ikenga Chronicles’ Chinonso Golden Nnabuike  was privileged to catch up with this blazing example of what the African ‘fire’ is. Enjoy the interview.

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Government By Body Language

Government By Body Language

🕔08:35, 14.Feb 2016

Nigeria is a funny country. Strike that off. Nigerians are very funny people. We have this unique way of finding a way to turn very serious issues into comedy. This has so become a part of our lives that when we even try to say something serious, the comic part of us makes us sound like comedians. Some have equated this to the extreme level of hardship in the country and our in-built ability to always survive. So we just look for the comic aspect in every situation. That way, we have been able to survive several bad governments and still come out as happy people.

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Yeye Dey Smell

Yeye Dey Smell

🕔19:17, 13.Feb 2016

The president of Nigeria recently went on foreign media and all but told the entire world that his countrymen are criminals. Citizens from other countries wondered if the man was high on some drugs and freely asked their Nigerian friends the type of weed Nigerians smoke. In Nigeria however, his blinded and obdurate followers were busy saying that his utterances were the best thing since Martin Luther King Junior hollered “I Have A Dream!” The yeye that was supposed to be smelling became well garnished fried rice to his deluded followers. For the majority of Nigerians however, the yeye smelt worse than the shrew.

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