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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:33

Aisha Buhari and our teenage girls’ protection

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The cases of child sexual abuse and defilement of underage/teenage girls at schools, at home and in between are quotidian. The story of the 16-year-old JSS III student of Day Secondary School, Tunga, Minna, who was allegedly impregnated by the vice principal, Muhammad Muhammed Kuyizhi, generated public outcry from different quarters. Wife of the
Thursday, 06 April 2017 08:41

OF JUBILEE AND BRANDING

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May 27th, Rivers state will be 50. It is the year of jubilee. Life truly moves at such a dizzying pace. Fifty years is a good time to count and recount and I have seen plenty on display. Everyone is adding his or her piece to the puzzle.The stories of the agitation and creation of Rivers state; the narratives of history; the cadences of
That the political ruckus ripping the opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reached a crescendo is an understatement. The party has been rendered a prey hunted by two lions of different worlds. This is a party that has been in opposition for less than two years. This is a party whose diehard loyalists still yearn to
Sunday, 12 March 2017 16:02

Welcome back home, President Buhari

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Mr. President, Nigerians warmly welcome you back home from London after your medical vacation. You shall live long for our dear country. You shall live to see part of your elaborate, long-term, prosperous plans and solid foundation for national growth. Welcome ‘Baba Development’, even though slow and steady win the race. Our hearts
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:37

Of Women and Leadership

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“Everyday women in leadership are changing the face of governance, politics, business and society against all odds. Every day they contend with the twin demons of discouragement and despair but everyday they defeat these demons and emerge stronger.” I love the month of March. It is the month when the whole world focuses on
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:31

The civil servant in recession and inflation

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One is put at the gage trying to comprehend how civil servants are coping up with life under recession and high inflation. Today, there are public servants whose monthly salaries are less than N25,000. That is US$50 if a dollar is equated to N500. This is not to talk of the state government workers who get far less than that. One is, therefore
Saturday, 18 February 2017 20:52

Come back home, Mr. President

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Come back home, come back homeCome back home, come back homeCome back home; Nigerians are missing you Come back home; Nigerians are waiting for you Mr. President, your health and wellbeing are important to us. Nigerians want to see and feel you. We are like a family whose breadwinner has been away for sometimes. We know that you feel
“Governor Amaechi had a dream. He positioned Rivers State to be the preferred destination in which to live and do business in Nigeria, and changed its economic direction. While building on the state’s natural strengths of oil and gas, he returned the state to agriculture long before anyone looked in that direction and made deliberate
Monday, 13 February 2017 06:00

One thing Northern Nigeria needs to excel

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There is no doubt that the northern part of Nigeria is predominated by Muslims who are guided by Islam through two holy sources: the Qur’an and sunnah of Prophet Muhammad. If this is established amidst events and situations in the north, then something is fundamentally wrong or fate has been misinterpreted. I strongly believe that the two
Thursday, 09 February 2017 09:25

Of citizenship, protests and responsibility

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“Protests are good. They keep government on its toes. They help the populace participate and ideally should lead to accountability and good governance. That is the ideal. But protests must have a theme. They must also have a goal and clearly defined outcomes. A protest is not a tea party nor is it playing house. When a protest doesn't
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