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The greener grass

Recently, a stowaway was found dead in the wheel compartment of an aircraft belonging to a Nigerian airline after it landed in South Africa. A few days later, the news just fizzled out. Some people apparently did not want the news on the front burner for long. Bringing it back to the front burner is not my intention here, so let sleeping dogs continue to lie. But I must express my discomfort with the security breach that made it possible for the stowaway to hide in the wheel compartment of the aircraft. It is a disincentive to travelling by air.

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Child marriage

I am very excited, albeit cautiously, because the Federal Government has vowed to tame that monster called child marriage. But I am cautious because the forces government will confront, even if the willpower is there, to win this battle are monstrous. Some of these forces are within government circles. But win we must because there is nothing good about child marriage. In fact, child marriage is paedophilia dressed in legitimate robes.

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“Common sense is (really) not common”

“Common sense is not common.” This was one of our popular sayings and jokes in the university. But the more I think about it, run it through my mind and apply it to situations in life, the more it makes sense. Many people come short on issues you assume they know due to beclouded senses and inexperience. Recently I was listening to a radio programme where the presenter was seeking advice for a young man.

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The human mind

It was one of those days in the University of Nigeria, Jackson Building (Mass Communication Department), to be specific. One of my schoolmates had been getting under my skin. He had this annoying habit of patting guys on the bum. On this day, I anticipated he was going to do it again and beat off his hand as it was moving towards my backside.

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@ 50, Pension to the rescue

The pension scheme has a tremendous ability to provide the working class comfort when they retire. Over time, government has rolled out policies, the PenCom Act 2004 as amended in 2014 being one of them, to enhance workers welfare, especially when they retire, but many small businesses neglect or dodge their implementation.

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