Author Archives: Anthony Akaeze

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Panic, As Buhari Extends Vacation Again

Panic, As Buhari Extends Vacation Again

At a time many Nigerians were looking forward to the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his vacation abroad, the President has again extended his stay. The news extending the vacation was conveyed today via a press statement by Femi Adesina, his spokesman,  where he revealed that the President isn’t fully fit yet to return

Clyde Terry , South African

Interview: Gays Are Normal People – Clyde Terry

On a recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa for a workshop on Religion & Sexual and Gender Minorities, Anthony Akaeze, Associate Editor, met with Clyde Terry, a member of the South African gay community at a social function. Terry, in this interview speaks about his experience as a young man who later had to

Trump Takes Charge

Trump Takes Charge

America’s 45th president begins his  four-year tenure after an electoral victory that still leaves many around the  world  stunned. There is a prize that  comes  with  success  which even those opposed to the winner cannot deny him. For Donald Trump, the American business magnate, this statement rings true. The man whose astounding victory against Hilary

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Two Sides Of A Story

  Claims of delivering LGBTI members from demons by a Nigerian church is disputed by some members of the community.   Pastor Christopher: What have you been pushing him to do against his will? Tedus Odupute: I made him love men. Instead of loving women, he loves men…I made him gay. Pastor Christopher: You unclean

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Gambian President-Elect Alive

In the last hour, the social media had been awash with news that Adama Barrow, Gambian President-elect who defeated the country’s long-ruling leader, Yahya Jammeh in the country’s presidential election on December 1, 2016, had been killed. An online medium, CBN Television, claimed that Barrow, who had vowed to assume duty as President of the

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Gay, the Church and Mosque

“You have to see it to believe it.” This expression came to mind as I reflected on the charm of Cape Town. I had travelled and arrived the South African city on November 6 from Lagos to attend a workshop on Religion & Sexual and Gender Minorities, and right from the airport, I was eager

Lagos Govt Defends Decision To Demolish Waterfront Communities

Lagos Govt Defends Decision To Demolish Waterfront Communities

Following the protest organized by members of waterfront communities in Lagos State against the threat by the Lagos State government to demolish their houses, the state government has come out to clarify its position on the matter. Steve Ayorinde, Lagos State commissioner for Information and Strategy, at a press briefing on Tuesday attended by Gbolahan

Lagos Govt Defends Decision To Demolish Waterfront Communities

Lagos Waterfront Communities Protest Planned Eviction

For the second time within a week, members of waterfront communities in Lagos State took to the streets to protest their fate. The residents were protesting the plan by the Lagos State government to demolish all waterfront communities in the state based on recent media reports credited to Akinwumi Ambode, the Lagos State governor. The

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