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Kole Omotoso

31 May 2020
We could argue until the end of this piece as to what should be the title of the piece. The argument is fun but this column and it’s writing are not about the argument.
10 May 2020
The other day a clever man was speaking about the world after corona virus otherwise known as COVID-19. Whichever, way and manner Nigeria may change it will never admit of medical tourism ever again. Someone is going to point a finger into your eyes and demand to know if you couldn’t build a hospital in your country.
29 Mar 2020
A couple of weeks ago FW de Klerk said that apartheid was not a crime against humanity. FW de Klerk was the last white president of South Africa. He it was who announced the release of Nelson Mandela from 27 years.
15 Mar 2020
One case that lingers in the memory from those days of growing up in Akure had to do with a death in a crowd. Who killed the man that died during one of those demonstrations (iwode) against the British colonial...
1 Mar 2020
A couple of weeks ago FW de Klerk said that apartheid was not a crime against humanity. FW de Klerk was the last white president of South Africa. He it was who announced the release of Nelson Mandela from 27 years.
16 Feb 2020
Anyone familiar with the health system in Nigeria seeing the handling of the corona virus in China and its oversea colonies of Great Britain and North America will sigh for us.
2 Feb 2020
Thieving rulers, often called kleptocrats, and their family members and associates are moving ill-gotten public money to off-shore secrecy jurisdictions etc etc”. Is the menace of thieving rulers a new thing in world politics?
26 Jan 2020
South Africa has a land area of 471,445 sq. miles. The population is about 55 million of which 80% are Black and 8.4% are white. The rest are Coloured and Asians and they do not count in this narration and struggle for the simple reason that most of them have usually gone along with the whites.
12 Jan 2020
In his essay The Fire Next Time James Baldwin quotes from a poem or wise saying: “God gave Noah the rainbow sign\No more water\The fire next time”.
5 Jan 2020
This column began as an appreciation of what it takes to be female is such a terribly patriarchal society as exists in black Africa. It goes on to appreciate women writers, including my Daughters:o Opeyemi, Yewande, Katarina, Tembi, Tosin, Taiwo, Posi and grand-daughter Paidamoyo...
22 Dec 2019
A group of Europeans sat around a table with an inaccurate map of Africa and began to share out the pieces of the map.
1 Dec 2019
Two professors went to the same faculty board meeting. Like all faculty board meetings time wasters with words were more than those who came to ease the business of the board.

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Eminent Nigerians from the Southeast under the authority of the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum have urged Southeast residents to reject the five-day sit-at-home declared by Finland-based Simon Ekpa, a protege of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The South-East elders described Ekpa's draconian order as the height of insensitivity to…
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