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How much longer should children tolerate being caned at school?

How much longer should children tolerate being caned at school?

To be on the receiving end of a cane, is the common nightmare of nearly every kid who’s strongly extroverted, unsuccessful at maths, consistent with poor grades, reports late to school, fails to turn in assignments as and when due, unlucky to be included in mass punishments and likewise, other ...

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The next suicide threat you come across isn’t a joke!

The next suicide threat you come across isn’t a joke!

Suicide is fast becoming a quick fix to intolerable depression. While we try to preserve the only life we have; every one hour, some other people are trying to lose theirs intentionally. Stories of suicide could seem a bit like fiction. Can people hurt so bad that they resort to ...

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Nkem Says: Every Rich Man Is Handsome (Or Not?)

Nkem Ndem

Before you join me in psycho-analyzing the issue of a man’s “beauty” being subject to the weight of his pocket, let’s get one thing straight: Money is sexy as hell. Yes, I said so. A while ago, if someone made the same statement and I heard it, I would look ...

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Education and Fancy Clothes Do Not Erase The Savage Nature of Humans

Naijavibe

It hasn’t been long since a lot of us finally got our lives back—after enduring the massive media hype that surrounded the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Just like every other boxing match, it’s always a memorable night of having two consenting adults punch each other silly in ...

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Nigeria Celebrates 57 Years of Independence in Dependence

Nigeria Celebrates 57 Years of Independence in Dependence

Over five decades ago, Nigeria had begun her final rites of passage from an adolescent colony of the British to a sovereign adult nation. Seemed like a whole lot of responsibility, but not such the excited leaders at that time couldn’t handle. Well, at least they thought so. 57 years ...

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Rid Yourself of The ‘Bandwagon Effect’ And Take Full Control of Your Life

Rid Yourself of The 'Bandwagon Effect' And Take Full Control of Your Life

The more people believe in a thing, the easier it becomes to gradually lure other people into jumping on the bandwagon in agreement. The bandwagon effect, has proven to be a strong mind-controlling force which drags people into abandoning their own opinion in acceptance of a more popular one. One ...

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7 Things Nigerian Students Can Do While ASUU is On Strike

JanSport in Lagos

It has been a few years since students in Nigerians had to deal with long-term strikes; and just at the moment we thought the era of students having to stay an extra 2 to 3 years in school due to unnecessary strikes by championed by the Academic Staff Union of ...

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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!

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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