Another Nigger Dead- an excerpt

February 21, 2017

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the filed man laughed and said nationalization is the answer a reporter jested what is the question the filed man laughed and said neocolonialism is the the problem and a boy asked whence comes neocolonialism the filed man laughed and said from the west of course and a cynic said we are lucky for weve […]

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YAP proposal #156: Solving Nigeria’s Unhygienic Meat Problem (Sodiq Alabi, Nigeria)

March 7, 2016

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Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
One thing that worries many meat consumers in Nigeria is the condition of the meat they consume. This is because most abattoirs in the country are in a deplorable state, with the meat exposed to all sorts of contamination. Many educated Nigerians, studies have shown, avoid Nigerian produced meat…

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From Omo Oju Oja to Media Magnate: The Story of Chief Rasheed Olawale

August 10, 2015

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By Sodiq Alabi When he speaks about Iwo, Mr Rasheed Olawale speaks with a gentle passion that is suggestive of serious thoughtfulness and an undeniable love. He makes his points not by shouting or through unnecessary emphasis but by presenting facts and arguments in the most convincing manner. Before setting out to meet him for […]

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Writer sues ThisDay, Fani-Kayode over doctored information

July 14, 2015

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By Ekene Eziagulu An Abuja-based writer and activist, Sodiq Alabi has filed a lawsuit against ThisDay Newspapers and Femi Fani-Kayode, the former media director of Goodluck Jonathan Presidential campaign organisation, over a newspaper publication that misrepresented him and falsified information he had obtained. In the days leading up to the 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria, […]

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And Adewale Died

September 15, 2014

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Here, Adewale lies, lonely and forsaken In a dusky, desolate chamber Sweat-marinated pallet, voluntary walls of solitude encircles his limp form. * Espy closely Nature’s pure work, Maligned by the insidious terrorist. Observe the fevered brow, the slowly dissipating wisp of energy. See there, his face a defeated visage of hopelessness. * STAND BACK! It […]

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Self-Medication (Day III)

August 29, 2014

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” So. It is a beautiful conjunction with numerous applications, just like ‘ehn’. So- tell us your story. So- continue. So- get to the point. So- let me bore you with a story. So: the one word question. So: dismissive role. So, we are supposed to talk about chickens and that deputy governor who got […]

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Self-Medication (Day II)

August 28, 2014

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I tend to beat retreat when I land on celebrity blog though, life is too short to be spent reading about some angry actress beating her sister’s lover up. I don’t think I want to know how much some singer’s singlet costs in Dubai either.