BRING BACK OUR GIRLS…

Under our watch, posterity is being decimated, lives are being cut short and our future is at risk. At a critical time in the economic and political history of this country when the masses are craving for change and a better life, that expectation is about to be cut short by a few enemies of the state and the Nigerian people. We must not relent as a people, our resolve…

NIGERIA:HOW DID WE GET HERE?

We shall overcome; Lord save our Nation and heal our land! Oh my dear country Nigeria, why have you turned and going down this dreadful path, from whence hath thou fallen almost at a point of oblivion. The success of almost 54 years is almost crashing within just 3 years. Even the civil war couldn’t break us, why is this one now bringing us paralysed to our knees. Without doubt…

TO LOVE…

“Sometimes we search this world for gold, when all we really need is a hand to hold…” -Dianna Ross This is something people experience everyday, some live it and really enjoy it, while some others feel it is over-rated. To me it is the most widely sung word in the history of contemporary music. It has a way of making men and women do the unthinkable yet there are some…

The Uncertain Generation: An NYSC Experience…

The would be assets of our Nation are gradually turning into huge liabilities as the days go by… Having been in school for all these long years (like 19yrs) preparing and equipping oneself on thriving and facing the challenges of the future. The National Youth Service Corps program is always something most graduates look up to, especially the orientation course of 3 weeks. On a personal note I cherish what…

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Youth Development, as a Holistic Approach to Youth transformation in Africa.

By Owoseni Abraham As I returned from the BMC youth forum last week, a forum instituted to celebrate the Common Wealth Youth Week in Nigeria, it dawned on me that Nigeria, is at the verge of the envisage transformation, with regards to young people. The thematic focus of the conference was on employability skills, life skills and the proposal of other value systems in ameliorating the allied youth challenges, with…

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RE-VISITING TED CRUZ’S NIGERIAN SPITE

By Ukah Macdonald It is just as well that United States Senator, Ted Cruz, eventually did the honours civility required of him and apologized for his utterly silly remark about Nigeria whilst attempting to leverage on the challenges besetting President Obama’s health care reform infrastructure a few weeks ago to undermine the White House. This writer recognizes that his categorization of Cruz’s comments as “silly” could even arouse debate, the…

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APC and the strange dream of a Muslim/Muslim ticket

By Femi Fani-Kayode I thank my brother Kayode Samuel for his contribution and I shall take his advice and direct my counsel to the leadership of the APC and to the Nigerian people in general. That is the purpose of this essay and so important is the subject matter under consideration that I would urge as many as possible to find the time to read it from the beginning to…

Asari Dokubo’s STV Interview

1890047_509069912536930_1298440391_n.mp4 An interview of Asari Dokubo on the ambition of the president Goodluck Jonathan. You will be shocked by what you see and hear in 3 minutes… Enjoy! CDA

Show me a Leader

Show-Me-A-Leader.mp3 Show me a Leader is a sermon by Dr. David Oyedepo to the graduating set of Covenant University students. Here he espouses what being a true leader should involve in just 14 minutes. Listen, comment and share… God bless you!

A STAKE IN THE NATION

We can’t all have stakes separately but we can have collectively… Many at times when I sit and think about my Nation-our geographical location, size and population, diversity in culture and ethnicity and a whole lot, I wonder if these are blessings or curses for us. This year we as a Nation are still in the euphoria of the celebration of being united for a 100 years as a country…

The Objectivity and Subjectivity of the Word in Leadership

Leadership all through the ages and of human civilization has proved to be the bedrock of change, influence, social and economic development. It is what determines the outcome of families, groups, organizations and Nations. Whenever something is not working optimally, the first point of reference is the leadership; what have they done, in what direction and what can they do to be better. It is commonly described as influencing a…

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THE CAPITALIST SYNDROME

The issue of wealth accumulation and a laissez-faire economy is not new to mankind and recent civilization. From the advent of agricultural production, industrialization, and manufacturing, men have sought to en masse wealth through the harnessing of the elements of production (land, human/labour, capital, etc). One concept that is a driver of this concept of capitalism is the division of labour or social division of labour by Karl Max. It…

Leaders need to consult the prophets in the land...

KINGS AND PROPHETS

Jer. 1;3, it came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month. The continuation of this passage to verse 10 talks about the raising and appointment of a prophet at a time when Jerusalem was besieged and taken…

Their voice need to be heard, they too can play a part in building the society..

ISSUES FACING WOMEN:FEMINISM

By Adeyanju Pinheiro The modern society has turned the word ‘feminism’ into a dirty one. Many people think it means hating men, when it really means a fight for equality. It’s about everyday life: – equal pay, equal access to jobs, freedom from sexual harassment and violence, how girls and women can get access to high-quality education. Gender inequality has been a dominant topic of everyday discussion and it manifests…

THE OMEN OF OUR AGE-LONG NEPOTISTIC VALUES

Value and Merit must stand. The dictionary meaning says it is putting or favouring relatives in positions, which means you don’t take into consideration their skill or what they have to offer but their being a relative qualifies them for the job. The Nigerian society has however widened the scope of nepotism from friends and relatives to tribesmen and kinsmen which is doing only one thing i.e. compounding the challenge…

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WHAT IF YOU HAD NO HOME TO RETURN TO?

By Oluseyi Oduyomi Corporate Responsibility or corporate conscience can be defined as but not limited to a form of corporate self-regulation within any business model whereby the business observes and ensures an active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical and international standards. The aim of which is to take responsibility for actions positive or otherwise through its business activities on the environment, consumers, communities, employees, members of the…