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Domestic Violence In Nigeria: Men Are Victims Too By Yewande Adeleke

The topic of domestic violence against men is one which is largely unspoken, especially in Nigeria. In most cases of domestic abuse, our first instinct is to assume that a man is the perpetrator, while the woman is the victim. Even though this could be true, as is the case in many instances, the issue of violence against men is more rampant than we know.  Domestic violence otherwise known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, family violence, or intimate partner violence, is a type of behaviour which involves the abuse of one partner by the other. It could be verbal, sexual, or psychological in nature and usually occurs in various forms ranging from threat to harm, physical aggression…

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I Will Make You Herders Of Men By Ifedayo Babalola

‘They must be stopped! This cannot be!’ Shorty’s bearded face is a mix of fear and rage.  ‘We must stop them!’ ‘Stop who? Stop what? ‘Lanky queries, wincing underneath the heavy decibels pumping from the earpiece. ‘Haven’t you heard?  Well, it is privileged information still.  The Group revealed me this morning…’ ‘My friend, calm down and talk sense. The Group, secret information, revelation….. ‘ ‘You listen to me. The diplomat prince may soon be picked as the new COS to The President! That is absolutely, utterly unallowable!‘ ‘Who exactly? What…

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Ayade, The Cry Cry Baby In Peregrino House By Agba Jalingo

Yesterday, my governor, Senator Ben Ayade cried AGAIN while launching the anti-taxation agency in Calabar. The agency is meant to ensure low income earners do not pay taxes in Cross River state. His tears actually touched a soft chord in the minds of many people across the country and several of them have circulated the video back to me. One person who is  not even in Cross River state said, their earlier scheduled meeting started with the video where governor Ayade was crying and most people in the meeting also…

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The Media Needs A Bailout Now! By Fredrick Nwabufo

The primacy of the media in any society is indubitable. The media is the iron curtain between tyranny and democracy. It is the bastion of the ethos, truth and spirit of a people. And it serves no interest but the public’s. Cliched as the fourth estate of the realm, the essentiality of media is commonplace but prodigiously unemphasised. In fact, it is the institution that is accorded a “special envoy status” in the Nigerian constitution, and even in those of some advanced democracies. Section 22 of the Nigerian constitution says:…

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Femi Adesina: Our Bootlickers Are So Clever By Half! By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi

One Professor Femi Olufunmilade; the Director of the Buratai Centre for Contemporary Security Affairs at Igbinedon University, Okada has signed a “save-my-job” piece defending Femi Adesina; President Buhari’s media co-aide who is facing yet another shame of taking orders and glowingly defending one of the bosses he had famously penned against. Adesina is on the hot seat facing same public mess as Festus Keyamo who had to work as a junior minister under Gosdwill Akpabio, the same ex-governor he led the EFCC prosecutions against earlier when he used to pretend…

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How Effective Is Online Teaching Now? My Experience By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

I was privileged to attend two virtual lectures this week on the invitation of the Distinguished Professor of Science and Computer Education, Lagos State University, Peter Okebukola. The World Bank support project is powered by the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative Stem Education and aimed at offering qualitative and transformative training for African postgraduate students. For the benefit of those who probably do not know Prof Okebukola, he is the Chairman of Council, Crawford University, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Caleb University, President, Global University Network for Innovation…

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Mad As Madagascar By Azu Ishiekwene

In the fight against COVID-19, the war between biology and economics has just expanded to the nationalist front, spilling over with the ferociousness of a zero-sum game. Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina, believes that the reason why the world is not giving his country’s miracle herbal formula the accolade it deserves is because of its African origin.  If COVID-Organics had been developed in a US, European or Japanese lab, President Rajoelina said, he would not have had to answer all the questions about the safety, quality or efficacy of the herbal…

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COVID-19: Pastor Died And Pastor Wants To Die By Leo Igwe

Recently a pastor died. A Cameroonian faith healer, Prophet Frankline Ndifor died a week after battling with the coronavirus. Ndifor’s death is linked to a violation of COVID19 guidelines. He was laying hands on those with confirmed cases of COVID19.  A pastor has also died in Port Harcourt in a similar circumstance. There may have been some other unreported cases of faith healing pastors who have died after laying hands on COVID19 patients. This is a sad development. Some weeks ago, I urged the Nigerian authorities to sanction a pastor,…

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Gombe: The Insensitivity Of A New Revenue Law By Louna Daniel

That the Gombe State Government is boastful of being among the states not owing workers’ salaries as an accomplishment is an egregious disappointment, to say the least. The population of Gombe State is roughly three million. The state’s 60,000 workforce out of its three million population passes a chilling message that merely two per cent of the population is employed as civil servants. But when you put into the equation the fact that the three million population contains approximately 38 per cent children (age 1-14) who are dependents, it’s not…

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Resistance To Fulanisation: Lessons From Europe To The Yorùbá Nation And Others By Remi Oyeyemi

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.”      – Frantz Fanon “On April 29, 1945, Italians found the executed dictator Benito Mussolini strung up like a prosciutto in a Milan square, his mutilated body the proof that his tyranny had ended.  Four days earlier, Italian partisans, fighting alone and with Allied forces, had triumphed over the last Nazi German and Italian Fascist strongholds Italy was not the only country to have an armed anti-Fascist movement during World War Two. Across Europe, Resistance fighters…

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