Author: Kola Muhammed

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Kola MuhammedDecember 9, 2020

President or Resident? Buhari’s confinement to Aso Villa continues to reflect in everything currently going wrong

Different strokes for different folks, it is often said. But the kind of strokes President Muhammadu Buhari gives Nigerian folks ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 8, 2020

The Nigerian Army is just as guilty as Boko Haram; Amnesty International warns

The Boko Haram-led insurgency in Nigeria is one which has lasted for over a decade and recent happenings suggest that ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 7, 2020

Gender bias or queer issues? | Temmie Ovwasa’s experience at YBNL suggests the industry has a long way to go on inclusion

The recent boom in the number of female music stars seemed to have quelled some growing agitations on female marginalisation. ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 4, 2020

Flavour’s new album and all the new songs for your weekend playlist

The business end of the week is here and for many people, it’s a deserved break from work and similar ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 4, 2020

NYSC posting should be reconsidered in the face of COVID-19 and heightened insurgency

The recent surge in activities of insurgents leading to loss of numerous lives means that worries about a global virus ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Why foreign media have a different perspective of Nigerian albums

In the space of one week, two albums of two separate Nigerian singers were adjudged by the foreign media to ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 3, 2020

Nigeria can do without Buratai and his speculation of terrorism for 20 more years

When the Nigerian Army launched a book, Compendium of Nigerian Army Transformation: The Buratai Years (2015-2020), in July to commemorate ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 2, 2020

Burna’s alleged affair with Jopearl: Gender bias rears head as Burna is justified by fans

Celebrities and controversies are like collocations. One barely exists without the other and the fixated eyes of the public on ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 1, 2020

The idea of mercenaries suggests the military needs new ideas on war against insurgency

Even though insurgency has almost become synonymous with Borno State, the recent tragedy which struck renewed calls and clamours for ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Garba Shehu takes insensitivity to another level with comments on death of Borno farmers

The Nigerian media space was plunged into another period of mourning when scores of Borno farmers were reportedly killed by ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Why the end may not be in sight yet for Nigeria’s insecurity challenge

Incidents that took place in the past week have made it probably the most gruesome since the week of October ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Has internet regulation already begun with Feminist Coalition?

There has been much fuss about social media regulation and webspace restriction for some time now but the climax was ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Mary WhatsApp: Social media communication demands tolerance and this Twitter trend amplifies it

Virtually every day on the internet sees to the breaking of a fresh event and what has got tongues wagging ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

N100bn CACOVID commitment; cue for government to start work on Police reforms

The Coalition Against COVID-19, otherwise known as CACOVID, has continued to donate heavily towards the country’s objective of bouncing back ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 25, 2020

₦500m compensation: Speaker Gbajabiamila and late Ifeanyi paying the price for a failed system

It is quite unfortunate that the very same war against recklessness of security agents that has been on for months ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Grammy: Burna gets #TwiceAsTall with 2021 nomination

It has been more than a long time coming for Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy who gets a ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

MOBO Awards return to shine light on a big year for Nigerian artistes

You would have to go as far back as 2017 for the last time popular music awards MOBO held. But ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu: Nigerians should not only be ‘Nigerians’ when they attain global success

Success, it is often said, has many friends but failure is treated like an orphan. This saying is one which ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 24, 2020

#AlbumReview: Qdot takes us to the culture years with ‘Alagbe’

Born Qudus Damilare Fakoya, Qdot right from when he announced his talent on the music scene, had impressed music fans ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 23, 2020

Can CONUA, the rival body to ASUU, solve Nigeria’s educational problems?

It is no gainsaying that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has become more known for industrial action than ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 20, 2020

Dear 2023 Governorship/Presidential Aspirants, Joe Biden has a message for you

The past couple of weeks has seen the world’s attention fix on the presidential election in the United States of ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 20, 2020

Eromz yesterday, Moyin Victor today; the callous persecution of #EndSARS protesters continues | #FreeMoyin

It probably needs no emphasis that Nigerian youths are currently facing a lot of persecution from the government and subordinate ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 19, 2020

Bit-by-bit contrast: Here are the major evidences the CNN investigation is bringing forward on #LekkiShooting

Lekki Massacre happened; no, it didn’t.  That has been the jostle back and forth in the minds of many Nigerians ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 18, 2020

#NumbersDontLie: How streaming is fast defining success in the music industry

It would probably be perplexing for an album to cross the one billion mark in streams yet such an album ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 17, 2020

How NLC fell from its glorious perch of ‘people-centered’ activism

When it took the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) about three days to respond to the most recent hike in fuel, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 17, 2020

Why resignation is alien to the African political culture

In July 2019, Theresa May declared: “…I tried three times. But it is now clear to me that it is ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 16, 2020

#AlbumReview: How Afrobeats got ‘A Better Time’ on Davido’s latest album

Much fanfare had been generated because of Davido’s third studio album and on November 13th, the artiste, born David Adeleke, ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

#ABetterTime: Afrobeats battle for supremacy reaches new height

Perhaps for the first time ever, we have the big four of Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and Burna Boy dropping albums ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 13, 2020

Gaffe by Nigeria’s Commodity Exchange boss highlights either cronyism or outright incompetence

The nature of events and circumstances that have greeted 2020 means that when individuals, corporate bodies and the government take ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 11, 2020

What to expect from 14th edition of The Headies Awards

It is that season of the year for pomp and circumstance of the music industry, and popular awards platform often ...

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