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ASUU’s strikes as a game of musical chairs (6)

As a body comprising academics, ASUU should provide intellectual leadership for other unions to follow, not the other way round. Uncritical acceptance of the hard-line posture of a union in the complex and controversial issue of strike is anathema to the spirit of free thought which academics ought to uphold, although the critical attitude native to philosophy is inconvenient for hard core unionists in ASUU.

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The abuse of loyalty

FOR many years now, I have been speaking about what I described as Segmented Loyalty. I will tell you why I am calling it to service today. We are in a deplorable economic mess. Never in the history of this country have we had so much demolition, in peace time, of mountain peaks to the low level of plateaus or even valleys.

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the throbbing point

The gentleman in question, Gabriel Omoh, a dyed-in-the-wool professional, scored what I would call a “world scoop”, and it took no less than a stalwart in the practice of journalism, and a true veteran himself, Aba Saheed to also proclaim it as such. Aba Saheed, I should add, writes for another newspaper. To stretch a congratulatory message to another publication therefore speaks of the highest standards.

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The Diasporan Experience

I have always believed in the unique brand that is the Vanguard newspaper-its niche which it has kept since its inception and the camaraderie and bond of fraternity that exists among the numerous young men and women- many of whom are my professional peers-such as the hardworking Editor-Maideno Bayagbon that have toiled in the vineyard of this publication, making it in the process a must read newspaper in Nigeria.

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HIV/AIDS: Stuck in stigma

The poverty factor, which is supposed to have pushed women into commercial sex whether formally or informally, is responsible for the ever increasing share of women in the virus prevalence share (from 58% in 2005 to 61.5% today of women). And while the number of women using female condoms has increased significantly, it has not improved the figures any.

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First time out: (4)

Nnamdi, (48), Artiste, contracted STD on his first time out. But was he deterred? Find out below as he tells his story:
My first experience as a young man was with a prostitute. Though at the time, I didn’t know that she was one. As a young chap, I was a trouble shooting, talkative and daring guy in thick lens glasses. I had a lot of wild friends too and was very smooth with the ladies.

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