Wednesday August 20th, 2014
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
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Witchcraft: Govt. should sign the Child Rights Act

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In 2003, Nigeria adopted the Child Rights Law. It is to domesticate the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Although this law was passed at the Federal level, it is only effective if the State Assembly enacts it.

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Our American based Nigerian beauty queen

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Osas Ighodaro, Miss Black USA is a Nigerian born and raised in the home of the New York Yankees – Bronx, New York. With her whole family from Nigeria, she is proud to be apart of her family’s first American born generation. Being a Nigerian-American has taught her the importance of family, pride, and never forgetting where she comes from.

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Why build what you can’t maintain?

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I visited Victoria Island recently. I didn’t take a cab because they can be very expensive in Lagos. Imagine flagging a cab and the driver tells you that your fare is N3,000.

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And it didn’t end!

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In 1975, though some of us where not born then, there was this prediction made by ‘a section of the Christendom that the world would come to an end that year. The fear of the rapture, prompted many people sold-off their belongings and gave up hope about living. But the world didn’t end after all.

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And the man died helping

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Recently in Lagos, a vibrant young accountant in a reputable private school in Ikeja, was going home from work one fateful evening when he got into a very tight traffic, he rendered a helping hand so that there will be free flow for all including himself of course, but miscreants descended on him like wild fire, while he was trying to help

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Watch out! Your house help can be a monster

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What did you just do! You hit my child on the head? Where were you when l carried her for nine months plus? If you have to beat her, must it be her head? At another scenario, your house help sexually abuse your female child

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Find time to relax

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Before I go any further I must confess here that I have a problem relaxing. As a matter of fact, I’m a workaholic, I am supposed to work for five days in a week and rest on Saturdays and Sundays, but I do not get to observe rest because on these days I also go out to see my friends and relations, instead of finding time to relax.

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Why do people still puff cigar?

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The Federal government advised that ‘smokers are liable to die young’. This is the slogan that rings bell in your ears at the end of every cigarette advertisement on your radio or television set. But in spite of this warning, the number of smokers are on the increase in Nigeria. Smoking is a major cause of mortality in the world today

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Night fall at Kuramo Beach

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A ten year old boy runs towards you asking if he can be of any help and you wonder what he is doing awake at 12 am? And before you know it other children come your way including adults pointing at makeshift spots they think you would like to go to.

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Re-brand yourself

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The following conversation I eavesdropped ensued between a man and his wife as l went to visit them in their home. The woman at the end of the exchange felt this humiliation of her life.

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The value of the slain corps members

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The immediate past Governor of Lagos State and National leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has stressed the need for compensation to the families of all the slain members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who lost their lives in the violence that erupted in some Northern states of the country while serving their fatherland…

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The worth of your life •Crash helmet, take charge

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Just the other day, I was running late for work and I decided to climb a bike to a reasonable extent, before boarding a bus.

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What does it take to serve?

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Just the other day, I was driving from my office through Mile 2 road in Lagos State popularly known as Mile 2 ‘oke’ to connect under the bridge as though I was going to Festac Town and environs

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Why the northern angst?

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Following the unprecedented victory of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in last weekend’s presidential election, a religious/political crisis is going on, in several states in the northern parts of the country. The substance of violence sweeping through these states contradicts sharply with the celebrations in the southern part of the country

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Street Children! What happens after?

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I watched a programme on television just the other day on the travails of street children. While the programme was unfolding, I noticed that some of these children actually found home around the beach. I saw how they live their everyday lives. It is amazing how they fought for every thing they get

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Jega: Not as ‘jaga jaga’ as we thought!

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Last week on National Assembly elections, Jega proved that he can be trusted by Nigerians and to all who prayed for a successful election. It is worthy now to say he is a man of his words and not a liar like many have thought and feared. Nigeria has not had a credible election since 1993 and overcoming this negative legacy in the National Assembly election remains a significant milestone in its history.

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Have you caught the BB bug, flu or fever?

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The following dialogue I eavesdropped ensued between a lady and a gentleman in a bus I boarded en route Warri from Ughelli. The gentleman while trying to hit on the lady and convinced her into sharing her contact, received the humiliation of his life.

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Jega: It should have only been April fool

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INEC National Chairman, Prof, Attahiru Jega explained at a press conference in Abuja last Saturday that the Vendor who should have delivered the electoral materials well ahead of time from Japan delivered it only that Saturday morning.

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To dress or not to dress at all?

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I have always thought that one who is in legal profession would dress as addressed. Then a medical doctor in a hospital would dress like a medical doctor, a banker working in a bank would dress as one and so on. So what happens when we are dressed and get addressed wrongly?

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Too beautiful to be the truth! Lies told…

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I was watching a program on T.V just the other day when a Governor of one of the South South states came on air and advertised his achievements as Governor. To think that he had really done all these was thrilling to the mind.

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How low can low waist get?

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Is something wrong with our women today? Is it that they enjoy exposing what was originally meant to be covered? I am talking about the ‘low waist palaver’ or better still let me talk like a tush fashionista low rise pants.

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Middle East crises, is it a trend? Now Japan

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Alarm over Japan’s nuclear disaster grew on Thursday with more foreign governments advising citizens to flee Tokyo as army helicopters dumped water on the overheating plant at the centre of the crisis. Six days after a massive earthquake and tsunami plunged Japan into its worst crisis since World War II, the US and Britain chartered flights for nationals trying to leave and China moved thousands of citizens to Tokyo for evacuation.

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Where are the professionals?

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I was listening to a radio interview with the on- air guest, Mr. Jude Abaga aka MI currently Nigeria’s top rapper as rated by his colleagues. He talked about the song that launched him to stardom “Crowd mentality”. Little did he know he was being a poetic prophet, a few years later … ‘every body in Nigeria wants to sing!”

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Grow one or get one: The butt obsession

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When I heard of the death of 20-year-old British born Claudia Aderotimi and the circumstances surrounding her death, nothing bit me more than the rationale that walked her into death

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Glo’s injustice to BB users

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Not that I enjoy writing pieces like this but I believe in that saying that, ‘evil triumphs when good men do nothing’. With consistent action or reaction, it’s only a matter of time before we are served right. No one prays for disasters

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Between Buhari and Bakare

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The Buhari-Bakare combination seemed awkward if not unbelievable at first. But with days dawning and weeks passing, many are beginning to process the impossible truth: a fiery preacher who’s been anti-government nearly all his life; and an Alhaji who once threatened to introduced Sharia (the Islamic way of life) to the entire nation are teaming up

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Jennifer Hudson: From fat to fab?

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It’s fashionable to be slim. But it’s better to be healthy. Slim people are not necessarily healthy but fat people have more health risks. So either for fashion sake or health reasons, more and more women are trimming down, even if for the wrongly motivated

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Meet the fire brand preacher preserving The Future

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We’ve heard it said that if the present is well taken care of, the future will take care of itself. One of the people taking it upon themselves to preserve the future is Chude Jideonwo and he does so on a number of platforms especially via The Future Awards (TFA) – which happens to be the most pronounced

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For the future of our music?

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“I am glad to report that I have fulfilled the pledge I made to the Entertainment Industry last year. The Federal Government has released $200 million to the Bank of Industry to be accessed by practitioners in the entertainment industry at a single digit interest rate and arrangements have been made with The Lagos Business School to provide entrepreneurial capacity training for beneficiaries of the Fund” — GEJ Facebook status on Wednesday, 8th February, 2011

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Yinka Davies, the evergreen performer

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She’s the proverbial old wine that’s gone better with time. She may not have the hit albums, singles, national honours or endorsements like her contemporaries or the younger generation of artistes. Yet Yinka is in a class of her own with her far reaching voice, having served on board of judges for the 2007 Nokia First Chance talent hunt and now Nigerian Idol – both musical talent hunts.

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New media preys on MTN

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The e-world probably creates as much problem as it solves. With the advent of e-mails and websites have come e-mail hijackers, viruses and ever-improving anti-viruses, just to name a few of the challenges.

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That constant crowding at GTB Akowonjo

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It is uncertain what exactly the management of GT bank are trying to prove or disprove with the unconcern shown customers who live in the Alimoso local government all the way down to Agbado/Ijaiye LGAs of Lagos state. The highly sought after new generation bank commands thousands of customers in these areas yet the management chose to sight only two branches to service these people – One in Akowonjo and the other at Awori.

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