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Lesbian, Gay and Stigma

Lesbian, Gay and Stigma

Some days ago, I was alerted to a story on social media about lesbianism. It involves a beauty queen from Anambra State who was allegedly filmed while having sex with her partner. The video, to quote one media outfit, has since gone “viral.” The initial reaction of the fingered woman, however, Chidinma Okeke, the 2015

Tackling The Exchange Rate Palaver

By Adetutu Bashorun  It is interesting to observe that the CBN is grappling with thorny problems arising from its ambitious experiment leading to the inauguration of the Bureau de Change.  We recall how CBN operated like a herdsman, gathered the street forex peddlers under one umbrella and approved guidelines to operate as a currency expert

The Rwanda Debacle and Oliseh’s Future

Are Nigerians already getting tired of Sunday Oliseh? I ask this question in light of the grumbling I hear over the failure of the Nigerian home based national team to qualify from the group stage of the CHAN championship in Rwanda. As coach of the team, Oliseh failed to lead his wards to match or

The Ranting of Yaya Toure

  For a man who had won the African footballer of the year award four successive times, Yaya Toure, the Ivory Coast-born midfielder, had probably come to regard the annual award as something of a birthright.  He had expected to win the award for the fifth successive time this year and his failure to nick it

Body Language And The Gains Of  Change

These are good times for President Muhammadu Buhari and the Buharites who are privileged to manage his information machinery. What else can these Buharites, seasoned pros that they are, ask for when, in a pure Alice-in-Wonderland setting, their talisman product comes along with so much value and excellent packaging for a hungry, captive market? Just

The Burden of a Sprint Star

Pity Blessing Okagbare! The Nigerian athletic star, without a doubt, bears a heavy burden. Forget her looks—the beautiful face that betrays no anxiety. Truth is, if you were Blessing Okagbare, you might not but feel pressure or be anxious most times.  That is the price to pay when you are considered the best medal prospect in athletics in a

Why Supporters’ Club Must Close Ranks

A couple of weeks back, Rauf Ladipo, the president-general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, appeared on Kadaria Ahmed’s Straight Talk programme on Channels TV. Among other things, Ladipo responded to allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club which he heads, by some members of the club. Like

Why Supporters’ Club Must Close Ranks

A couple of weeks back, Rauf Ladipo, the president-general of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, appeared on Kadaria Ahmed’s Straight Talk programme on Channels TV. Among other things, Ladipo responded to allegations of financial impropriety levelled against the leadership of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club which he heads, by some members of the club. Like

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