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Imo State: Where are the philosopher-kings?

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By Douglas Anele   In his magnum opus, the Republic, Plato, one of the iconic triumvirates of ancient Greek philosophy, proposes an ideal state, a model of how the best political community should be structured and governed. In the ideal state the citizens are classified into three categories, namely, the guardians, the soldiers or auxiliaries,
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Big trouble, as more Nigerians sink deeper into poverty

The normalisation of suffering and self-deception in Nigeria (4)

Irrespective of superficially persuasive arguments by top government officials and stalwarts of the ruling party justifying the huge debts accumulated in the last four and half years, we are in big trouble with this somnambulist debt-loving administration. Of course, both the debt and interest accrued will be paid with resources from southern Nigeria. It is an ironic twist in the country’s chequered history that after British colonisation the south is now squarely in the iron grip of colonisation by the north,

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The normalisation of suffering and self-deception in Nigeria (2)

Whenever buharimaniacs led by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, boast garrulously about the economic blueprint of this government and throw around numbers purporting to show that the policies are working, I wonder whether they are living in a fantasy island far removed from the harsh realities facing ordinary people like myself. Everywhere people are begging; to even have two good meals a day is becoming very difficult for thousands of families, not to mention decent accommodation with modern amenities.

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Big trouble, as more Nigerians sink deeper into poverty

The normalisation of suffering and self-deception in Nigeria (1)

Were it not that an increasing number of Nigerians are gullible, lily-livered hypocrites, who avoid the truth like leprosy and swim in the slime-infested waters of self-deception instead of acting constructively together with cool passion to prevent bad leaders from damaging the country, the quantum of suffering, pain and gnashing of teeth nationwide would have gone down considerably especially since 1999 when civilians took over the instruments of power from the military.

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Why sexual abuse exists even in the church — Prof Olumakaiye

Sex-for-grades, sting operation, and everything in-between (5)

  By Douglas Anele As I stated last week, Ovie  Omo-Agege and his colleagues in the Senate currently debating the so-called sexual harassment bill do not have the moral authority to do so. To begin with, most Nigerian politicians, including senators, are extremely selfish and hypocritical moral Lilliputians who habitually play to the gallery instead
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Why sexual abuse exists even in the church — Prof Olumakaiye

Sex-for-grades, sting operation, and everything in-between (4)

Knowing that not all allegations of sexual harassment are true or could be proven beyond reasonable doubt, it is disheartening to observe moronic moral terrorists, menopausal feminists and lynch mobs from different backgrounds most of whom are probably suffering from the radioactive effects of sexual repression deeply rooted in early childhood hastily conclude that any man accused of sexual misconduct must be guilty even in cases where there is no patina of solid evidence to back the accusation.

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Why sexual abuse exists even in the church — Prof Olumakaiye

Sex-for-grades, sting operation, and everything in-between (2)

The relevant questions any married male lecturer thinking of starting a romantic relationship outside marriage, particularly with a female student he teaches should ask himself before doing so include, but not limited to, the following: Does the lady I want to have an affair with have the qualities I cherish in a woman, to the extent that I am willing to endanger my marriage, my career and the reputation of the university where I work? Do I have enough money to finance it? What will happen if I am infected with serious sexually transmitted disease like hepatitis B or HIV, or if the girl gets pregnant? If the affair becomes public, would I, my family, and the university emerge relatively unscathed from the scandal? For an unmarried lecturer, all these questions apply, except the one that pertains strictly to married colleagues. Probably, at the end of such introspective cost-benefit analysis, a reasonable lecturer would realise that the negative consequences of having a romantic relationship or extra-marital affair with a student, as the case maybe, far outweigh whatever pleasure he might derive from it, and channel his energy to more beneficial productive activities.

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