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By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Today’s Nigerian youth challenge us to excellence and industry in every way, all the time. It is in the music and the fashion choices. In the corporate environment and in the informal...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Bathroom. Shower. Soap. Then the phone rings. The important call I was expecting. I already had soap in my eyes. It stung. I groped for the towel. My hand hit the shower knob, turning it to extreme hot. It was scalding. I screamed. By the time I...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Brazil retaliated with one in pure rage after Germany’s seven. You know by now that Luis Suarez does not kiss; his teeth get in the way. Now, he is going to Real Madrid, he will bite Ronaldo, mark my word and if it is Barcelona, Messi may have...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes I hear from a dear friend that there are bridges in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State now. I mean the type that fly over. That is fantastic news even if I wondered where they are flying off to and that is not intended as a pun. I have never had...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes The World Cup. It is the expectation of my editor and of course, it’s the fad until July. So, women who hate football with as much passion as they love their husbands, you have my sympathy. Men who now come home early, a departure from usual late...

By Tony Okoroji We must thank FIFA for scheduling the World Cup at this time. The pressure was becoming unbearable. It might not make much sense but each...

‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions –Oliver Wendell Holmes There were not many items called ‘lounges’ at the time we ventured into ministry. It was a big turnaround for many of us at the time, everyone almost to the man renouncing that life of sin and giving our lives to Christ. Many beer parlour owners wept and some...

This week, I bring to a close my three part series on Nigerian popular music of the 1970s. A good part of the material is adapted from my book, Copyright & the New Millionaires. Aba, which had always been a major player in Nigerian music, produced two labels. Ben Okonkwo’s Clover Sounds had quite some success with several artistes including “The Doves” and “The...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Things could indeed have been worse. Thank You God! My honest opinion is that we, the men folk, should be even more grateful to God and our women, whatever the description, the sisters, cousins, mothers, wives, the ones who graciously agree to go...

By Bimbo Manuel ‘Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes Things could indeed have been worse. Thank You God! My honest opinion is that we, the men folk, should be even more grateful to God and our women, whatever the description, the sisters, cousins, mothers, wives, the ones who graciously agree to go...