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WATER CRISIS: As borehole becomes ticking timebomb?

WITH a population of well over 140 million people, less than 30 percent of Nigerians have access to potable water. While it falls under the purview of governments at all levels to provide this essential of life, through the Ministry of Water resources, the reverse is the case, as citizens have over the years resorted to providing for their domestic use through the construction of boreholes. But this alternative source of water for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes, appears to constitute a looming danger for Nigerians. CHARLES KUMOLU writes

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ALMAJIRI EDUCATION: Modern gang up against ancient tradition?

A practice that President Goodluck Jonathan recently described as “dangerous to national development,” the Almajiri tradition has once again occupied most national discourse, especially with the recent introduction of Almajiri Model Education by the Federal Government. Would the commencement of this policy dismantle this old tradition that is generally seen as a threat to the nation?

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My curiosity led me into entrepreneurship – Aniekan Okono

Aniekan Okono, 30 is an Akwa Ibom born Nigerian living and doing business in Europe. He grew up destroying electronics, bicycles and always looking internally on how to solve problems. This naturally inquisitive young man shares his experience of how he patiently and passionately provided a technological solution for businesses across Europe and other continents of the world. From Finland, he takes us into his world of inquisitiveness, creativity and technological breakthrough.

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RAPE: When old vice becomes new monster

REGARDLESS of various laws aimed at protecting the rights of women, rape has become an epidemic in Nigeria lately. Across the six-geopolitical zones, newspapers are full of reports of numerous cases of rape, especially of minors, teenagers and elderly women. With the trend becoming alarming, CHARLES KUMOLU asks: Why the sudden increase in rape incidents?

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My work with young women has been fantastic -Oluwatoyin Ajao

‘Toyin Ajao (33) had her first degree in Management and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, Nigeria. She was a Peace and Security (women) fellow of African Leadership Centre and King’s College London (2009/2010). ‘Toyin’s past work focused on women, gender, sexuality and social media activism. She is a two-time international award winning blogger and a co-editor at KIND ‘free2run’ women in politics blog. From the United Kingdom, she shares her story with Saturday Youth Vibes.

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