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Lost and Found

Following this current release, 113 Chibok schoolgirls remain missing. We must not forget that thousands of people have been killed and a further 1.6 million have been internally displaced as a result of the eight-year insurgency by Boko Haram. It was the brutal abduction of the 276 Chibok school girls in April 2014 that captured the world’s attention and the murderous activities of Boko Haram on the people of the region. Prior to that, the terrorist activities only got partial coverage, if any.

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We should thrive and not merely survive

Interesting times we live in, and what a week it has been. Young Nigerians took to social media with hash tag #IStandWithNigeria and then to the streets. They stood up and spoke out. Across the country and abroad, they marched in their tens, hundreds and thousands to protest about the present living conditions in Nigeria. Whatever the motive of 2Face Idibia, he was right to start the conversation publicly and initiate a public protest. It was well intended and many millions of young Nigerians took up the mantle of responsibility.

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The enemy of Nigeria is the Nigerian

I have come to accept to take any news from Nigeria with a pinch of salt. I no longer take it seriously or accept it as gospel, especially stories that are directly from Nigeria. So when I read a story earlier this week, I called my father to confirm the validity of the story, he told me that the story has been disproved. It seemed that it was the handiwork of some mischievous miscreants who, have nothing better to do but spread misinformation for their churlish and childish perverted delight.

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