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Clowns without borders

Clowns without borders   By Abdul Mahmud   Imagine your country as a circus. Behold those you saddle with governance humouring and amusing themselves with slapstick comedy, entertaining nobody. Citizens who endure hardship and seek escape don't find any entertainment in their...

Poverty on the prowl

Poverty on the prowl By Abdul Mahmud Our economy has gone south. Poverty is on the prowl. Millions of our people, at least, going by the 2018 Report of the...

Notes on Tyranny

Notes on Tyranny -By Abdul Mahmud As the last bugle sounded on that May day in 1999, there was hope that chains and jackboots would forever pass into oblivion. As expected many cried...

How to ruin a nation

How to ruin a nation By Abdul Mahmud Nigeria, as Barack Obama once quipped, "is critical to the rest of the continent and if Nigeria does not get it right, Africa...

Blood on their hands

Blood on their hands By Abdul Mahmud It was the late Chilean poet, Nicanor Parra, renowned for his disavowal of traditional poetic styles, who famously wrote in his poem, 'young poets:'...

A country without a memory

A country without a memory -By Abdul Mahmud Human memory always harks back to itself to give meaning to learning. Not to be trapped by forgetting, humanity has always embarked...

This side of evil

This side of evil By Abdul Mahmud So, evil seems to be everywhere winning more fiendish souls to itself, with the randomness that makes its ubiquity scary. There is a lot to be...

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