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Still on Ibori

If the welcome party for Ibori has been planned without his knowledge (which I very much doubt) he should be conscientious enough to cancel the fanfare and should take a quiet route back to his home and contemplate his future of being a changed man

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Being violent is a sign of weakness!

No child should be left behind” is often a charge decried by many progressives. Mostly, it is often merely words unless it is backed with actions. The United Nations has issued a desperate warning that 75,000 children in Northern Nigeria are at risk dying in “a few months” due to hunger as a direct result of the Boko Haram insurgency. Millions have left their land, livelihood and lost their businesses as insurgents have left tens of thousands dead in its wake.

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It is time to address the health of our male citizens

Over the years, I have come to accept that we, as a people do not like to discuss health issues and we will do almost anything to avoid talking about our health even if it kills us. So let be honest, we are not very good at prioritising our health and as long as the outside looks good, then we are good to go. As long as no one knows and we keep going on and on, ignoring our body and all the signals telling us to stop and care for our health.

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Dele dared to tell the truth

19th October, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Dele Giwa, the Editor-In-Chief and founding member of Newswatch, the eponymous newsmagazine. Thirty years on, the person or persons unknown that carried out this dastardly and cowardly crime remain at large. The truth, no matter how long will eventually out. One day, it will happen but it will not matter. We know what happened: a good man died that day. A man on top of his profession ladder was cruelly killed because he dared to tell the truth.

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Two sides of the same coin

They say that; “women hold up half the sky,” I wish it were true. No matter how much people say that men and women are equal, that female plays an important role in society. The truth is that it has never been a partnership of equals when it comes to gender. This is despite the fact that many studies have shown that when the lot of the women folks improves, the whole society benefits.

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