April 30, 2017

#ChildNotBride: “A nation of perverts and paedophiles” – Femi Fani Kayode

Former FCT Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned Nigeria as a “nation of perverts and paedophiles” after the country’s senators left in place a clause that legalizes child brides. The politician, in his lengthy opinion piece condemned the Nigerian Senate for failing to remove clause 4b of Section 29 that determines a woman is of “full age” if she is married, be she 18 or younger. While the section of the constitution deals with the age at which a Nigerian can denounce citizenship, this clause makes it acceptable for young girls to be given away in marriage. The Senate had moved ...

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Nigerians DENY Woolwich attackers, say Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, are BRITONS

Nigerian or British? In the aftermath of the brutal murder of a British soldier by two Briton Islamist fanatics of Nigerian descent, the argument many Nigerians continue to have is whether or not the men can be considered Nigerian. The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Ambassador Habib Habu, said on Thursday that the two suspects, Michael Adebowale, 22, and Michael Adebolajo, 28, who brutally murdered Drummer Lee Rigby in southeast London on Wednesday at 2:20 p.m. are not Nigerians. Like many Nigerians who have taken to social networking sites to distance the nation from the killers, the envoy, ...

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Soyinka’s candid interview; why he says Achebe is not the “father of African literature”

In a very candid interview with Sahara Reporters, Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka opens up about his relationship with late iconic author Chinua Achebe, a man celebrated in the press as the “Father of African Literature“. Soyinka sets the record straight on rumours of a rift between himself and Achebe, but also explains why Achebe, while brilliant, can not be called the “Father of African Literature,” a title Achebe himself never embraced. “It’s as ridiculous as calling WS father of contemporary African drama! Or Mazisi Kunene father of African epic poetry. Or Kofi Awoonor father of African poetry. Education is lacking ...

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