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We don’t need more Lawyers/Banking and Finance graduates in Nigeria

Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

The preferred ambition of most intending WAEC candidates who have a craving for arts and likewise, those who feel academically unworthy of studying medicine and other “demanding” science-related courses, are first driven towards the study of law and banking and finance. Securing these competitive and highly-rated courses, are known to ...

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Why we must evolve our indigenous greeting culture

Cameroun

There are values Africans hold on to quite strongly, that people who are considered to be of “Advanced Civilisation” rarely concern themselves with. One of which, is the slightly weird nature of our indigenous greeting culture. Greeting is a traditional African trait. In a stiff cultural environment like the African ...

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Nigerian Churches Evangelize To The Wrong People!

Nigerian Churches

In line with modern realities, the current yardstick for measuring the success of a pentecostal church in Nigeria, begins with an estimation of the church’s net worth (which can be derived from the size and elegance of its cathedral), to most importantly, taking a look at how largely populated its ...

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A teacher’s reward is in heaven while poverty beckons on earth!

teacher's reward

Becoming a teacher in Nigeria, doesn’t exactly align with the prayers of most young Nigerians who seek God’s direction in their search for a glamorous future occupation. Try suggesting the teaching profession to an intending “Jambite” and you’d almost certainly be rebuked for your unreasonable statement, with a fervent “God ...

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Our current knowledge will be a lie in the future

Knowledge

Knowledge is an easily acquired unreliable asset! The continuous reliance on whatever portrays an individual as “knowledgeable” can likewise, portray the same individual as clueless and outdated in the long run. Every knowledge is vulnerable to inferiority when a superior knowledge is diligently dug out of it’s mystery. In other ...

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Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t belong with the rest of the World!

Jehovah Witness

The “Good News” as presented by our smooth-talking, modestly dressed and frequent unexpected guests- The Jehovah’s Witnesses, who by the way, always tend to show up at the wrong time, isn’t as particularly exciting as it sounds. Asides the willingness of Witnesses, who are always equipped with materials to engage ...

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How African parents teach girls to be gender slaves!

African parenting culture, doesn’t exactly seem to be bosom friends with the feminine gender. A girl child in Africa, is widely considered a future property of her potential suitor, so the need to prepare her (at least marketable enough) for marriage, becomes inherent! Let’s tarry a bit on gender responsibility, ...

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Africans Crave Freedom: Yet, neither hate bondage nor love it!

African Leaders

“Indifference” best describes the willpower of a great portion of Africans who desire, yet slumber on their bid to untie the leash strapped on them by tyrant/under-performing leaders (most of which have overstayed their welcome with scanty and counterproductive ideas, but just wouldn’t leave), as well as the fraudulent tactics ...

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Payment of workers’ salaries have become an achievement of Government in Nigeria!

Nigeria Independence

The discomfort which came with the ‘immediate past’ recession, crash in oil prices and the dwindling generosity of the federal purse, has provided leverage for most state governors to under-achieve and get away smoothly with it! A little glance at the Nigerian economy, leaves one bewildered with deep concerns like: ...

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Why it is treacherous to disrespect Judas Iscariot!

Why it is treacherous to disrespect Judas Iscariot!

The Christian Easter festivities have hurriedly come and gone, but one name has remarkably stayed stuck on the lips of a large portion of Christians. As often the case every year, this mysterious name continues to grow even more popular than the celebrated occasion. Judas Iscariot: A name notoriously synonymous ...

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Modern civilization vs biblical method of parental discipline

Biblical Method Of Parental Discipline

The irreconcilable catfight between modern civilization and some basic tenets of the Bible, continues to degenerate in different dimensions. One of which, includes: Choosing the most appropriate method of parental discipline. Sequel to the heightened attention human/child rights receive globally (well, at least in countries of advanced civilization), people of ...

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Internet Rights and the burden on all of us

Internet Rights

The subject of human rights shouldn’t be as knotty as it is today. An enlightened mind would seem to think that this concept and the issues surrounding it generally assume a life of their own when brought up. Then you realize that as long as humans are involved, and that ...

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Why every president is mysteriously hated!

Nimi

Over the years, it’s been more or less, a traditional ritual for an incoming president to enjoy a rite of passage into power as a crowd pleaser. Sadly, maintaining such romantic connection with the crowd after a little drive off the garage, seem to be a slight misfortune, as they ...

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Let’s talk music promotion (Part 1)

music promotion

The primary reason for doing music is for the money and the eventual fame that comes with it, although after a couple singles, artistes go for interview and say they do music for the passion. Maybe passion is the ignition, but money and fame is the fuel. That being said, ...

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How to remain bosom friends with the Law!

How to remain bosom friends with the Law!

However minor, severe or abominable, almost everybody commits crime! The adorable part is, not everybody gets caught! Likewise, not everyone who gets caught, gets convicted. The law is a shrewd old busy woman who’s got her hands full everyday, so she bothers very little about the truth. The ‘truth’ according ...

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#BBNaija: Real reason Efe defeated Bisola, Tboss – Reuben Abati

What a relief! So, the Big Brother Naija reality television programme is finally over. It ended Sunday evening with 23-year old Efe Michael Ejemba, University of Jos graduate of Economics and singer winning the N25 million + SUV at stake, with 57.6% of the votes from over 24 million voters ...

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What have we benefited from being ‘Politically Correct?’

Politically Correct

Political correctness has evolved quite interestingly, into a common media practice and a cardinal feature of journalistic writing/urban verbal expression. In recent times, you call into a radio or TV program to air your view on certain issues of interest, and you’re confined to a restricted freedom of expression. Your ...

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Approval rating from Family/Friends/Clergy won’t guarantee a Good Wife!

Good Wife

Wife hunting, has interestingly been modified from a mere romantic craving, into a more complex form of informal recruitment. Candidates who scale through the first series of selection (from episodes of friendship, casual dating and even hookups) are ushered into the next round, with the accompanying tag name- “Wife Material.” ...

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Fight For Fairness And Justice, But Not Equality!

Fight For Fairness And Justice, But Not Equality!

Let’s begin on the premise that whatever theoretical knowledge we’ve acquired, that affirms the equality of all men, is wrong, fictional and in direct contradiction to the original truth! It’s almost unattainable to say “All Men Are Equal” and relax in the same sentence, without naturally having a little hunch ...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/ABUSE: Shouldn’t women share a mini-portion of the blame?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

It’s both our prayers, that men who are domestic abusers, “burn in hell and rot away in agony!” Oh yeah, I totally do agree with the vengeful prayer request, but hit the brakes for a moment.. I think there’s probably another way to look at it. With the flourishing rate ...

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