Helen Akluli Africa OP-ED 

Building an Africa Where #SheDecides

By Nimi Princewill Notable for attracting a remarkable chunk of political goodwill; and of course, its accompanying ‘nuisance value’ in rigid communities, feminist activism is getting louder in Africa. As many more African women jump on the bandwagon to entangle their daily speech with the language of feminism, the more fluent they become in demanding gender equality. Championing this cause in Southern Africa, is Robin Gorna (Prominent UK feminist, activist and Support Unit Lead for SheDecides). Robin is an expert on Sexual and reproductive health and rights, AIDS, international development,…

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Women Rightd in Africa Africa OP-ED 

African feminists and the luxury of madness

African culture isn’t bosom friends with women’s rights. Neither is religion a known admirer of ambitious women who demand equality with men. It only requires a bit of emotional blackmail to muscle a female into realising that the male gender is king; the sole head and chief executive officer of the home in a traditional African society. However, the past few years haven’t been entirely comfortable for conservative African men, who are continually “threatened” by the feminist movement, which is fast gaining the interest of more women around the continent.…

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Banish Illiteracy in Nigeria Nigeria OP-ED 

Charred Remains of Literacy in Nigeria

Sixty-five million Nigerians are illiterates, according to UNESCO. Nevertheless, the year has been moderately fine for Nigeria, having fared favorably in enviable awards, such as ranking big as the world’s 148th Least Corrupt Country, and topping the list of African countries who live and bath in alcohol. Indeed, a giant of Africa! Nigeria has also recorded outstanding performances in harboring unschooled killer-herdsmen who invade the farms of communities, and destroy lives when resisted, just so their beloved cattle can eat. The most remarkable, is Nigeria’s consistent history of electing fairly…

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Mugabe Gone OP-ED 

Africa Could Use Another Peaceful Coup This Year!

There isn’t a better conversation starter than this: “Africa is the wealthiest continent, but the poorest and least developed.” Try it, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the debates that follow. Africa’s progress compared to the rest of the world, can be likened to a chauffeur who drives his employer to important places in a luxury vehicle but himself waits idly in the car. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) plan had its ups and downs, but while significant strides were made in other parts of the world, the plan’s hugest failures…

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Net worthy Lifestyle Opinions 

When Your Net-worth Threatens Your Self-worth

Society don’t care what value you create. If you aren’t getting rewarded with an obese paycheck, you aren’t doing nothing. Well, shame on society. Finding fulfillment in the service you render (even on a volunteer job) is the biggest reward. Monetary remuneration is only an added advantage. Every once in a while, I get approached by publications across Africa, requesting I contribute my thoughts to their platforms. I oblige for free, and it drives a few people crazy. In their words, “You write for all these publications? You must be…

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corporal punishment Africa OP-ED 

How much longer should kids tolerate the whip as a corrective measure?

To be on the receiving end of a cane, is the common nightmare of nearly every kid who’s strongly extroverted, consistent with poor grades, reports late to school, fails to turn in assignments as and when due, and likewise, other varieties of offenses that could warrant being inflicted with a good measure of bodily pain. Please follow and like us:

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HUman Rights? OP-ED Opinions 

Can our Human Rights come in handy this year?

If you know your Rights, you’re to blame for every Human Rights violation which you let slide right under your nose. If you aren’t aware of your Rights, you’re slightly worse. People who are equipped with the knowledge of their Rights but do not teach others, or calmly watch the Rights of other people get violated, ridicules the knowledge of their own Human Rights.   However frequent or limited in practice, Human Rights abuse is part of the make-up of every society—whether Third World or civilized. If many more people…

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Suicide Health Advice Science 

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 killing themselves? Well, you never know if you don’t feel the hurt the way they do. Please follow and like us:

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Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

President Zuma has a crush in Nigeria, and it isn’t female!

Somewhere in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, a fancy statue of President Jacob Zuma poses in elegance, despite widespread condemnation of the romantic gesture by the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha, who appears to be quite star-struck by the South African President.   Aside from the rumored extravagant cost of erecting the monument—which comes at a time of extreme economic hardship, and likewise, the reported unpaid salaries of Imo State workers, the logic behind Governor Rochas’ immortalization of the embattled South African leader, eludes the bulk of Nigerians. Please follow and…

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Nigeria Military Nigeria 

What’s The Military Doing To Our Loved Ones?

A while back, a close friend of mine and neighbor, decided to pursue his dream of joining the Nigerian Army. Was it a cool decision for his friends and family? Yes. Were we expecting him to preserve a chunk of his admirable gentle nature—which we all loved him for, despite the rigors of military training? I didn’t see why not! Anyway, he successfully scaled through selection and began active service. He visited home whenever he could, but everyone could tell he obviously wasn’t the same person. His first strange behavior…

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