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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!"
Eid Ul Fitr Moon Search

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

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...
©Premium Times NG|street hawkers in Nigeria

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

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

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...
Igbo_family_in_traditional_attire

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

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...
Fourth Industrial Revolution

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...
religious education in schools

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

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

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...
©NY Times|Marry the wrong person - Marion Fayolle

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person – Alain de Botton for NY Times

This is a piece* that is so poignant and rings so true that we just had to repost it from the New York Times. When it comes time to marry, will we get it...
Leonardo Da Vinci

The remarkable resume of Leonardo da Vinci – even a genius has to sell...

An awesome piece written by Marc Cenedella for Medium. Worthy of five minutes of your time: Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter,...
Amina, of chibok meets President Buhari

Chibok Girls: The Unanswered Questions by Charles Ogbu

It is not exactly correct to accuse those who disbelieve the Chibok girls abduction story of insensitivity. Truth be told, the Chibok girls story is riddled with inconsistencies, incoherences, contradictions and outright lies. Believing...