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Abandoned projects: Shame of a nation

Government projects are executed with public funds, so, all Nigerians have the right to inspect projects in a nonviolent and objective manner, and report their findings to the relevant authority if there’s anything amiss. Those in charge should investigate these findings and take appropriate action. Accountability should be the order of the day.

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Re: VALENTINE’S DAY: How much love in it?

Most of the responses we got with regards to the above-titled write-up were from young people. The few older people who wrote in were concerned about the unwanted pregnancies that each Valentine’s day is responsible for in the country. It seems that the more we embrace the celebration of this day, the more we have gullible young girls who believe that it’s actually a day to celebrate intimacy with their boyfriends.

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VALENTINE’S DAY: How much love in it?

“I’ve already told my boyfriend what present I would like for this year’s Valentine, and where I would like to be taken to,” said Miss A. “Last year he only gave me a card and couldn’t even take me out to an eatery. If he doesn’t give me something worthwhile this year, I’m going to leave him. It’s not as if he doesn’t work and earn good money. I like him but he’s so mean about presents and money. How can a man give his girlfriend only a card for Valentine’s day?”

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Choices we have to make

MADAM, madam,” cried a persistent voice as I was making my purchases in a market recently. I turned and couldn’t quite place the owner of the voice who was now grinning amiably at me. “Good morning,” I greeted cautiously, trying to recall the young man’s face.

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Re: Your kids: Who can you trust them w ith?

WOMEN got much flak in some readers’ response to the write-up with the above title. They felt that women don’t take enough time to scrutinize the men they have a relationship with, but rather, they are dazzled by good looks, money and positions, and they rush into the relationship or marriage, only to discover that the man’s not all they thought him to be.

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Re: Crushing the poor in Nigeria

IT is said that ‘Health Is Wealth’. Any write-up on health issues always generates a lot of interest, especially in the developing world where we’re still trying to find our feet in health matters. Our article on the raised fees recently at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital raised the anger of quite a few readers against the government.

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