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Religion in Africa and That Bunch of Irony

Africa is a continent of irony; religious practices are, indeed not far from this social reality. They are often simply entangled in the web of deceit and sarcasm. While the Western world brought Christianity to Africa, Africans are far more fanatical, zealous  – and ironically, rigid –  about religion than their Western counterparts. In most cases, African religious leaders interpret religious texts in such a shallow way that they do not give one a room for an alternative interpretation….

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African Social Problems and the Religion Business

When Karl Marx, the German philosopher, and respected economist described religion as “the opium of the masses” in his book  A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, published  in 1843, he meant that religion had certain practical functions in society similar to the function of opium administered to a sick or injured person. The opium helps to minimize the immediate pain and suffering of the patient and provides them with pleasant illusions. At the same time,…

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Africa and Identity Crisis

The worst injustice you can do to yourself is to allow others to define you. No doubt about it. The Ewe tribe of Benin, Ghana, Togo, Ivory Coast and Nigeria has a proverb, which says: “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story” As a child, I was encouraged by my parents to not allow people to speak for me. Unfortunately, I neither understood nor appreciated the main…

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INTERIORS: That Your Old Sofa Can Still Last Longer

Call it an austerity measure, if you like. We all know what it means to change your home furniture – especially now that every expense bites. Definitely, not all of us are fully loaded and financially buoyant enough to buy a new sofa, bearing the cost in mind. For those of us having the migraine to spend on a new sofa, don’t worry yourself so much. You can give a second life to that your old sofa without spending…

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Google Honours Stephen Keshi With Doodle

Google today (Tuesday) celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi, on the occasion of his 56th birthday. Born in Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria, Keshi was a member of the famed St. Finbarrs College Football Academy of 1977. He was later called up and played for the Junior Eagles and the Super Eagles in preparation for the 1980 African Cup of Nations competition. Football took Keshi all over the world, as he played across Africa, Europe, and the USA. Known affectionately…

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Taxi Buffet

Most times we get hungry and honestly, who wouldn’t want to interrupt their daily chores for food! I guess we all do that, but how do we program ourselves with our meals and venues – especially with strangers around? It was 4 O’clock in the afternoon, I was in a Matatu (public bus), heading home from work after a tedious day. There was this beautiful woman sitting next to me and of course, I could not resist greeting her….

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Wilson Oruma Recuperating in Lagos Hospital

A former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is said to be recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown. Oruma has been in the news for the odd reason recently following reports that he is suffering a relapse of mental breakdown which he first suffered after he was duped an estimated N1.2 billion by a combination of a clergyman and fake businessman in 2012. Last week new photos emerged of the former midfielder not looking…

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That Unique Nigeria(n)

Often when you hear about Nigeria, all sorts of negative thoughts come to your mind. Right? But like in many societies, you have the good, the bad and the ugly. Absolutely, there are some criminally minded Nigerians out there who have created a very negative image of the country; and of course, you equally have those who have made the country proud. Unfortunately, hardly, will you hear much about those quintessential Nigerians in the Western media. It is not…

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Ex-Arsenal/Ivory Coast Defender Eboue Broke, Sleeps on Pal’s Floor

Eleven years ago Arsenal and Ivory Coast’s Emmanuel Eboue was lining up to take part in the biggest club match in world football. During an illustrious seven-year career in the Premier League, he pocketed millions of pounds in wages, lived in a mansion and drove flashy cars. But now the ex-Arsenal defender spends his days hiding from ­bailiffs, sometimes sleeps on the floor of a friend’s home, travels by bus and even cleans his clothes by hand because he…

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Faith, Competition, Desperation and “Church Committee”

When people sought my opinion on the tithe, I told them that it is an act of faith. I do not believe that I must give it to a priest or pastor. Definitely, I know where, when and how to touch lives. But those who do not have the capacity to tithe independently can give to the church or priest. What matters is that it is not under compulsion and the tithe must be used judiciously. I had a…

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Police Seize Muntari’s £150,000 Supercar Over Debts

Ghana’s Sulley Muntari has had his £150,000 supercar seized by cops in a row over unpaid instalments. The English FA Cup winner – who had his Portsmouth spell crowned by a 1-0 Wembley win over Cardiff – owns a luxury car garage but he has lost a motor due to missed payments, according to The Sun report. The footballer won legions of fans when a video emerged of him handing out money to desperately poor children in  Brazil. But he…

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Lukaku’s £240k Rolls-Royce

Romelu Lukaku certainly has the best of both worlds, firing goals in the English Premier League and driving around Manchester in a magnificent £250,000 custom-built Rolls-Royce Raith. Mind you, it’s not all glitz and glam at Manchester United, The Sun report warns. Full-back Matteo Darmian sets a more modest tone by climbing behind the wheel of a £24,000 VW Passat estate. A fleet of flashy luxury cars rolled into the training ground, complete with stunningly low mileages and full…

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