The Nigerian shadow I have always known

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

Along the streets, suburbs, pedestrian walkways and terminal junction in the metropolitan city of Lagos, we have read the tragic stories and observed the dotted analysis of each narrative along with an imaginary caption of the devastating events and occurrences within our society, disseminated by the medium of communication, in addition to publishing materials sold by vendors across the street.

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Literary prizes and the future of literature in Nigeria

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

Joy and celebration are the tone of my emotions towards Nigerian writers and poets clinching major literary prizes such as the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Brunel University African Poetry prize and Commonwealth Short Story competition in spite of the social, economic and political challenges that have crippled our national identity, our creative art effective and efficient.

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A misconstrued status of health and the dicey affairs of political society

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

‘Skeptical’, ‘prune’ and ‘glossy’ are terms illustrating the theatrical displays among our political actor cum leaders whose misidentified responsibilities are altered at the expense of shady benefits and services while the enlightened masses are deceived.

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Nuclear Failure: On the verge of World War 3

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

From a disagreement between the idealist and realist over the struggle of authority, the First World War erupted, likewise the Second World War, followed by the Cold War between America and the now defunct Soviet Union, fighting together against the super power of Europe as allies in spite of the hostile relationship between both states.

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We need a new name

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

 

“We are completely disenchanted with the old adult, established politicians, we want to see some new faces –more militant faces”

                                                                                                Malcolm X

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Xenophobia and its interpretation within South Africa’s foreign communities

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

The Nigerian and foreign communities in South Africa endure a turbulent atmosphere within their domain; be killed or watch your property burgled by radical youths. This is enacted by the myopic ideology over the dominance and control of economic, social and financial institutions by foreigners earning more than the citizens of South Africa.

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