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One of the biggest changes in the society over the last 20 years is the use of social media. Since its inception, social media has worked its way into every part of our day to day lives. As we continue to witness more people born in the post internet era, known as the ‘technology generation’, … Continue reading Documentary: How Many ‘Likes’ Are You Worth?
One of the star performers of 2020 has been Israel Adesanya. The Nigerian-born Kiwi increased his fan base by defending his middleweight championships twice this year and stretching his UFC win record to 20. Recently, UFC President, Dana White all but ended speculations about Jan Blachowicz’s next challenger for the light heavyweight title by hinting … Continue reading Does Adesanya Deserve UFC Light Heavyweight Title Shot Ahead of Teixeira?
Ireland now has one of the most punitive criminal justice systems in Europe. This is largely due to rates of committal to prison on sentence and ‘flow’ of prisoners through the system. There are so many statistics that gives an idea of how horrible life can be in an Irish prison. The country’s prison population has … Continue reading WHY PRISON DOESN’T WORK FOR DRUG OFFENDERS AND HOW IRELAND CAN DO BETTER
A scanty catholic church on Easter morning as Christians turn to livestreamed services for mass amid spread of covid-19 Years ago, if you had told me there’ll be a time Easter triduum would be held in empty churches with participants only being able to answer ‘‘amen’’ in front of gadgets, I’d have said, ‘‘not in … Continue reading THE EASTER CHRISTIANS NEVER ENVISAGED
Do you know there are 195 countries in the world and one of them is not Africa? If you’re one of those who refer to Africa as though it were a country, please stop it! You can’t keep saying; ‘’I travelled to Africa’’ instead of ‘’I travelled to Tanzania’’ or ‘’I travelled to Namibia’’, the … Continue reading 10 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT AFRICA’S PRESIDENTS
Wow! It’s only April and it feels like a long year already because of all that’s happening around us. Coronavirus has gripped the world with apprehension and pinned us to our couches. It wasn’t too long when we were chanting carols, mounting trees, savouring the red lights in the streets and ushering year 2020 with … Continue reading VALUING THE SIMPLE THINGS OF LIFE
After months of media buzz and intensive campaigning by both political parties and independents, the day to decide which candidates would form the 33rd parliament (Dáil) finally came last weekend. I recall, it was only last February, I took part in the Nigerian General Election but who would have thought I would be covering a General Election … Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE COVERING THE IRISH GENERAL ELECTION
As Chu Zhang, a Chinese student in Dublin was returning from his part-time job one evening, some children commuting on the same bus targeted him for their hideous racial slur. Chu, 24, is from Heilongjiang in Northeast China and doing a pre-masters Engineering programme in Ireland, one of the latest countries to record a case … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS FUELS RACIST ATTACKS ON CHINESE NATIONALS IN EUROPE
The African gods are aggrieved! They are angry with Europeans, Americans and many other foreigners who consistently mangle the names of the people of the black continent beyond recognition.As I have found out, West Africans suffer from this distortion of names the most but people from other regions are not spared. British-Nigerian actor whose name … Continue reading MESSAGE FROM THE BLACK CONTINENT: HOW NOT TO BUTCHER AFRICAN NAMES