THAT WE MAY ESCAPE GOD’s WRATH AT 59

Chief Obafemi Awolowo once described an ideal journalist as one who knows something about everything and everything about something . One of my friends also added that when an old man dies in Africa, it’s a whole lot of archive of documents with a library of books that have been destroyed by that singular death. I have read somewhere…

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DON’T KIDNAP HOLY MICHAEL’S DAY. (Part 1)

There are four major problems befuddling our system of education both in our secular and theological arena. First is arbitrariness in which our words are shallow (no roots ) while adjudging them as if they were occurring by chance. There is little or no wonder why our use and application of languages are often incorrect. Secondly is the unpleasant…

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CORRECTNESS OF LANGUAGE SERIES: HEROES AND HEROISM 1

Lexicographers of old have through their Oxford and advanced dictionaries defined Heroes as persons respected for bravery or chief persons in Hollywood , Bollywood or Nollywood, with Heroism as   qualities of being thus.However to be thus ,according to Shakespeare , is nothing but to be safely thus. Heroes and Heroism are bones of strong words deeper than what the …

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BRIDGE BUILDER @ THE BORDER.

By the appointment of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as the Minister of Interior, President Muhammadu Buhari has enacted a mode of diplomacy that best interprets Nigerian Government’s commitment to use dynamism and peace-building strategies to foster good relationship within Nigeria and across our borders, especially at a time like this when the security of our land is being threatened within…

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SOUND HEALTH FOR NIGERIA.

In ” Civilization and Ethics”, Albert Schweitzer is quoted as saying” although it is political and economic question that the present day prescribes for study, we can accomplish the problem of political life if only we approach them as men who are trying to think ethically.All those who in any way help our thought about ethics are working for…

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OYETOLA, WATCH YOUR BACK

What is the use of “argufying and splitting hairs over nothing even at a time when matters are speeding from bad to worse? The matter over which the farmer’s harvests tear apart is exactly a laughing matter to “the son of the soil” who is soon to becoming area boys, even as strangers dance on their fathers’ graveyards. The…

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NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF LETTERS TO INDUCT PROFESSOR STELLA EFFAH-ATTOE

A gender- mainstreaming activist and Professor of History and international Studies Professor Stella Effah- Attoe has canvassed for the passage of nation’s Gender equality bill into law as a means of advancing towards the thirty five percent Affirmative actions in the country. She contended that the current National Gender policy as it stands today is like a toothless bulldog…

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USMAN IBRAHIM ALHAJI, AN ADVOCATE OF TRUE DIVIDENDS OF DEMOCRACY

  We have been looking for true dividends of democracy in this country without success as it is evident in our continual failure to have a rancour- free campaign each time we set about towards general election. It is also curious how history often repeats itself ,reminding us of the sad fact of how we always fail to learn…

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NRM SUSPENDS DANSADAU

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) has suspended its National Chairman, Senator Saidu Dansadau and National Sectrtary, Chinedu Odenyi for six months, alleging involvement in anti-party activities. A meeting attended by 25 state chairmen, deputy national chairman, deputy national secretary, National Youth Leader and National Welfare Officer in Abuja which deliberated on a report by some party chairmen detailing the…

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USMAN TO SET UP ANTI-CORRUPTION COURT AND GUARANTEE RULE OF LAW

Amidst ineffective dispensation of justice in the land and  occasional perversion of Justice in the nation’s judiciary, a daring Presidential Candidate of the National Rescue Movement NRM Usman Ibrahim Alhaji has charged that his Government, if elected, would establish a special anti-corruption court to try corruption cases while guarantying rule of law that would entrench confidence on judicial officials….

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