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Monk Thoughts #7 : Chasing After Women: An Unpopular Opinion

On one cold, cold night during the pendency of my studentship at the Nigerian Law School Lagos, I was having dinner at one of the many restaurants on campus when one of my female friends made a statement that did not go down so well with me. “If a man wants a woman, he must …

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Monk Thoughts #6 : The Blue Tick: Messenger or Gossip?

You know, one of the identifiable hallmarks of effective communication is an encoding and decoding of messages. That is to say, when A sends a message to B, B receives the message, and his reception is made known to A, from which B decodes (understands) A’s message, and then encodes (writes/prepares) a reply/further message where …

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Monk Thoughts #5 : The Scourge of Power

                       No one man should have all that power… If you’re a Rap Head, you probably know this line from a popular Kanye West song. Well, power has always been a concept that many think they understand and fully grasp. The few who believe that they have not fully felt its essence are the minority …

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Monk Thoughts #4 : The Entitlement Mentality

You know, one of my favorite Social Media pastimes is checking on people’s Fake Friend Radar. If you’re wondering what that is, I made that up (They say its Pedagogy by Extemporization. I made that up too). Anyhoo, Let me explain how it works. You see those lovey-dovey friendship posts on Social Media? Where someone …

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Monk Thoughts #3: Between the Betshop and the Church

People are still screaming in the streets, all the way to their homes as I type this. In Onitsha, of all places. Late in the night. Normally, people in my city at past ten in the night sneak under the shadow of the dark to their homes, lest they encounter the Princes of the Underworld. …