Retreat To Rebirth: A Cancer Survivor’s Story

By Morak Babajide-Alabi The cliché “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is one that we throw around so often to fit any situation. But we rarely hear people tell us that we do not criticize a book by a preconceived perception. The latter is what we do all the time and which I ran […]

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Nigeria At 59: No Joy For Majority of The Citizens

by Morak Babajide-Alabi In a few days, Nigeria would be marking her 59th independence anniversary. It is indeed a time for celebrations as fifty-nine years in the life of a human being is not an easy feat, talk less of a country. This is symbolic, especially for a country that has been through many events […]

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Jo Takes The Centre Stage, Hoping To Cancel BREXIT

By Morak Babajide-Alabi The chances of Jo Swinson, the leader of the United Kingdom’s Liberal Democrat occupying 10 Downing Street in the nearest future are very slim. She is, for now, a long shot at the post of the Prime Minister, but not because she does not have the qualities or capabilities. No. She comes […]

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Mugabe: A Lesson To Other African Leaders 

by Morak Babajide-Alabi Two Fridays ago, the final curtains closed in on the former strongman of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. We woke up to the news of his passing away at a Singaporean hospital, thousands of miles away from Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. There is no pretence that his death was a shock or […]

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Boris Johnson Struggles To Walk The BREXIT Talk

By Morak Babajide-Alabi Let us be honest here. We had at a time in recent past admired Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Some of us had argued that he might (just might) represent the latter-day messiah that will lead the British people out of the “wilderness” (as termed by some people) […]

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My Friend’s Story Is Gripping

By Morak Babajide-Alabi I ran into an old friend some times last week. He is the type of friend you only see, probably once in a decade. I have known him from way back in primary school. We were best of friends and sometimes, worst enemies. We argued, fought and laughed on basically everything. I […]

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From London To El-Paso, The Killings Must End

by Morak Babajide-Alabi “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Mathew 7:5. There is no perfect advice for this season than this scriptural verse. There are so many hypocrites parading the streets in one guise or the […]

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So Much ‘Syria’ In The World

By Morak Babajide-Alabi So you think you have found the solution But it’s just another illusion So before you check out your tide Don’t leave another cornerstone Standing there behind We’ve got to face the day Ooh-we come what may We the street people talking We the people struggling When the Reggae Legend Bob Marley […]

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All Hail Boris Johnson, The No-Deal Helmsman

by Morak Babajide-Alabi Tuesday last week, the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party announced Boris Johnson as their new leader. Constitutionally, as the leader of the ruling party, Johnson became the Prime Minister. He succeeded Theresa May, who had announced a few months ago that she was resigning from the post. May had laboriously struggled with finding […]

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“Go Back Home” Is A Daily Racist Jibe

By Morak Babajide-Alabi There have been lots of reactions to the tweets of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump urging four US lawmakers to go back to their “crime infested countries” of origin. There has been no intervening ground to the reactions – you are either against his choice of words […]

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Power Sharing In Sudan: Hope For A Better Tomorrow

By Morak Babajide-Alabi There seems to be a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel for the people of Sudan. For a little while, it is a flicker but for the troubled citizens this is massive and a step towards the realisation of the desire for a democratic country. The announcement of the […]

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I Slept And Dreamt With My Eyes Open

By Morak Babajide-Alabi I woke up with a jerk, grabbed my Bible and was about to jump up and shout hallelujah. Instead, I looked right, left; up and down to be sure no one noticed that I just came back from the dreamland. I did not see any judgemental eyes. Everyone was lost in the […]

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