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#ThrowBackThursday: The story of Salisu Buhari, fake certificates and the 1999 Toronto Saga

In 1999, Salisu Buhari became Speaker of the House of Representatives. Months later, Nigerians learned he had falsified his age and university certificate. It was the beginning of what we now know as the Toronto University Saga.

Black Panther: Did the ancient Bini Kingdom inspire the fictional Wakanda?

Bisi Alimi related a connection between the Bini Empire and Wakanda. Is it possible that we're missing something?

Simisola Adeagbo: Newspaper reports athlete’s performance like a disappointed father

The lack of context and apparent dismissal of her efforts to reach this stage of the event or even feature at the Winter Olympics is what Punch Newspapers and Idris Adesina are most guilty of.

Mass Killings: 5 of the deadliest massacres in Nigerian history

School shootings in the United States may be troubling and strange, but even here, thousands have been killed for money, power and religion.

Batman, Black Panther: Twitter thinks the King of Wakanda would destroy Bruce Wayne

Black Panther and Batman are heroes from different worlds. Who would win in a battle between the two?

Foutanga Babani Sissoko: This playboy swindled a Dubai Bank out of $242 million with...

Foutanga Babani Sissoko, a Malian playboy with a distinct swagger, scammed the Dubai Islamic Bank of 242 million dollars with nothing more than empty promises and the illusion of black magic.

Reno Omokri: White people tear Jonathan’s ex-aide to shreds on Twitter

One twitter user, Jamie Hunt, said Omokri was indoctrinated from childhood.

Internet Fraud: 7 questions you always wanted to ask a Yahoo boy

A yahoo boy tells us what it means to be one, whether all internet fraudsters are involved in fetish practices and why we are all criminals.

Sorrow, Tears, Blood: On this day in 1977, 1000 “unknown soldiers” burned Fela’s Kalakuta

After Fela launched a scathing attack on the army in the song "Zombie", soldiers attacked his home, throwing his mother from a second-storey window

Jesse Pipeline Explosion: In 1998, Nigeria’s worst fire outbreak killed 1098 people in Delta...

On October 18, an open pipeline in Jesse, Delta exploded in an inferno that raged for five days and killed over a thousand people.

DACA: How the end of this immigration policy is affecting Nigerians in America

With the uncertainty that hangs around the air with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, the lives of Nigerians in America could come to an end.

Child Abuse: The Chrisland case makes you wonder how many other children have been...

It is hard not to wonder how many of our friends, sons and daughters have been molested in the past before social media gave everyone a voice.

Nkosinathi Nkomo: This South African student died mysteriously after solving Cape Town’s water crisis

Nkosinathi Nkomo was a South African student engineer who turned up dead after he found a solution to Cape Town’s water crisis. Now a white inventor has shown up with almost the same idea.

Miss Velvet: Dominatrix pleasures her clients with sex and black feminist theory

Men hire her to be a dominatrix, but before sex, something else is on the menu; she makes them read about the rights and power of black women.

Valentine’s Day: A guide to this holiday for those of us who don’t believe

For those of us who do not believe in whatever the hype is all about, Valentine’s is a sham, something that we do not understand and will not be pressured into spending money over.

Racism: Why are black people not good enough to be your hotel managers?

Uganda's Serene Hotel and Suites wants new managers, but black people need not apply.

Homophobia: This Malaysian newspaper wants to show you “How to spot a Gay”

A leading Malaysian paper, Sinar Harian wrote an article containing pointers on how to spot gay and lesbian people

General Murtala Ramat Mohammed: 46 years ago, one of Nigeria’s most promising leaders was...

On his way to work at Dodan Barracks, Murtala Muhammed was shot by soldiers loyal to Colonel B. S. Dimka

General Murtala Mohammed: 42 years ago, one of Nigeria’s most promising leaders was assassinated

On his way to work at Dodan Barracks, Murtala Muhammed was shot by soldiers loyal to Colonel B. S. Dimka

Migrant Crisis: There is less room for Nigerians in Trump’s America

The number of Nigerians chased out of Trump's America rose in 2017

Legatum Prosperity Index: 7 African countries you should avoid raising kids

These 7 African countries have been categorized as the worst and unsafe places where people should raise kids

Legatum Prosperity Index: 7 African countries you should avoid raising kids

These 7 African countries have been categorized as the worst and unsafe places where people should raise kids

Drug Abuse: Young people are using tramadol for sex and getting convulsions

Dr. Clever Okeke told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, February 12, that using the drug to enhance sexual performance could cause convulsions and depression.

Child marriage: Some Twitter users think it is okay to marry underage girls

It is worrying that some young men believe there's nothing wrong with having sex with a 15-year-old girl

Pulse List: 10 countries you should avoid raising kids or starting a family

10 countries across the world have been categorized as the worst and unsafe countries where people should avoid raising kids or starting a family.

Flop of the Week: President Buhari does not care about the people of Benue

Weeks after the state government buried 73 of its residents killed by suspected herdsmen, our dear President is yet to visit Benue.

Flop of the Week: President Buhari does not care about the people of Benue

Weeks after the state government buried 73 of its residents killed by suspected herdsmen, our dear President is yet to visit Benue.

Prop of the Week: A Snake in JAMB’s office is worth 100 Nigerian politicians

We need to respect the mystery snake that reportedly swallowed 36 million naira.

Super Eagles: Did the rollout of the Nike World Cup jersey misrepresent Nigerian culture?

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Nike unveiled the Super Eagles jersey for the World Cup in Russia later this year.It’s early days but the reviews are in. If the social media reactions are anything to go by, a lot of people love the home and away versio...

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