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FRANK TALK: This is not the news!

By Steve Nwosu CAVEAT EMPTOR: Let me begin with a not-too-empirical definition of Fake News, as I suspect the government of the day defines it: ‘Any news item, which is either unfavourable to the government or is not the ‘truth’ that

FRANKTALK: The budget comedy

This is one of the times I feel so happy with my absolute ignorance about budget matters. For if I were any smarter, I'd be among those currently splitting hairs over a financial projection that is, at best, an academic exercise. And it…

Nigeria at 59: Osinbajo’s fresh air

Please, whoever has not listened to what Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had to say at the 59th Independence Gala in Abuja last week would do well to see the video on Youtube. That is the best Independence Day speech Nigerians need at a time…

We’re all xenophobes

I spent the whole of last week trying to see how best to capture the near-nationwide stupidity going on in South Africa. But it all ended in futility – until I stumbled on this social media quote that was wrongly attributed to Dr. Robert…

Season of anomie?

Nothing better captures the above headline than the attached photograph, which I stumbled upon on one of the numerous social media platforms. It is that of a thoroughly battered policeman, gasping for life, and leaning on an officer of a…

From Taraba: Espirit de crime

By Steve Nwosu In these times when police and armed robbers show espirit de corps to one another, pick pockets and politicians extend the same courtesies to one another, and even lecturers and student cultists peacefully co-exist, just as…