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THE CITY AS A SHADOW

THE CITY AS A SHADOW
By Uthman Shodipe
The city opens up everywhere in dramatic, vivid vacancy. There is a certain arresting enlargement about this place. It...

GUEST WRITER

TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I welcome you all to a year of hope and great possibilities. I do not agree with the prophets of doom and destruction. It...

EULOGY

TUNJI OSENI: LIFE AND RECOMPENSE

TUNJI OSENI: LIFE AND RECOMPENSE

TUNJI OSENI: LIFE AND RECOMPENSE
By Uthman Shodipe
I had woken him a couple of weeks be­fore in one of the fading days of the Ramadan when the...

FROM THE PAST

A NATION WITHOUT A GUIDE

A NATION WITHOUT A GUIDE 
By Uthman Shodipe
 
THE anarchical theme will not go away, it deepens still as the twists and con­volutions of power hurry breathlessly...

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WHOSE INDEPENDENCE?

 
WHOSE INDEPENDENCE?
By Uthman Shodipe
IT was the bright dawn of free­dom. The yoke of colonialism had been largely severed across the African continent. Liberation...

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INTIMATIONS OF A FINITUDE

INTIMATIONS OF A FINITUDE
By Uthman Shodipe
THERE is a grim certitude now in the Nigerian isle. There is that bold prophetic affirmation resonating in the alleys and the...

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ALL QUIET ON THE FRONT

ALL QUIET ON THE FRONT
By Uthman Shodipe
There is an unnatural turpitude in the political firma­ment. There is an encroaching still­ness in the air. There is a frozen...

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MUSINGS ON POWER’S RIOT

MUSINGS ON POWER’S RIOT
By Uthman Shodipe
There was a poignant memorability in the  encounter. There was an imperishable dis­tinction constituting itself in the...

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INTERVENTION OF THE GODS

INTERVENTION OF THE GODS 
By Uthman Shodipe
IN the cosmology of ancient Hellene, there was a uniform cultural guid­ance which graced every nuance of life with the...

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SEQUELTO A METAPHOR

 SEQUEL TO A METAPHOR
By Uthman Shodipe
IT’s the road again and its fam­ished people. The faces are still detained in the scarifying largeness of misfortune. There...

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THE ROAD AS AMETAPHOR

THE ROAD AS A METAPHOR
By Uthman Shodipe
JUST before the road of de­spair, there is a cordon of af­fluence and security. Here there is the comfort of empowered riches...

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NO LONGER AT EASE

NO LONGER AT EASE
By Uthman Shodipe
NOT too long ago, there was an air of rout and conquest. Everywhere, there was this invincible intimation, the seeming triumph of an...

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