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Sometimes, you guys share things with us. Your poetry, your literature, your opinions, your views on life. Some of it, we simply cannot be bothered with: imagine someone telling us that Nigerian jollof rice is the king of jollofs? I mean, is that news?? Is that not in the Bible somewhere?? But some of it is really, really cool stuff, so Guest Contributions is the place where we share it. "Look ma, I'm on Viva Naija! I'm famous!"

ONDO 2016 – WHO BEARS THE APC FLAG? by Femi Roberts

It is no longer news that some 50 aspirants are jostling for the All Progressives Congress' (APC) ticket to run for the governorship of the oil-rich Ondo State of Nigeria. Among these scores of contenders,...

Nigeria conspicuously absent from International Conference AIDS 2016, Durban

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Finally, the moment came – The 21st International Conference on AIDS 2016 kicked off in Durban, South Africa on the 18th of July, the birthday of Nelson Mandela. With the largest number of registered delegates...

Attention white people! We need to talk about slavery!!! By Emlyn Pearce

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This post was written on Emlyn Pearce's Facebook page. It deals with slavery in America and the after effects thereof, particularly given the execution style shootings in the last couple of days of two Black...

The Sultan of Sokoto, the ram-less Eid Ul Fitr, and that ‘elusive’ moon

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It is 2016, and we are in the time of massive scientific discoveries and inventions in astronomical realms . We now have ultra-modern, high-tech instruments with which we can map Lunar events. We wait for...

The street hawking ban hurts those who have the least – Agbaosi Sevezun Gloria

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Following the latest ban on street hawking in Nigeria; in Lagos in particular, an ex-street hawker speaks out about the lives street hawkers live and how very tough it is to exist in this...

Open Letter to Senator Ajayi Boroffice – A Call To Statesmanship and Honour

I write this letter with a sense of sincerity and a lot of hope in my heart. A hope, that after reading these words from a concerned kinsman that I am, you, dear Senator...

“Ka ndi Igbo si abu AFA” The way the Igbos name people – Emeka...

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My name is Emeka. By itself, Emeka means nothing. To understand what it means you would have to say my name in full, Chukwuemeka. This means “God did well”. I was named by my...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Future predictions on our world as we know it –...

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in...

Can I find a religion-free school for my child in Nigeria? Temidayo Ahanmisi speaks

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I used to worry constantly that Religion was destroying Nigerian schools. I wondered how as a society we could promote Rationalism and scientific methods of inquiry when we teach children from the outset that a...

Lindy West: My husband isn’t fat, and that enrages people

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After the recent furore over our Ghanaian friend and his curvy lady love, this piece from The Pool by Lindy West just seemed so appropriate. The truth is that people judge you if they feel you...