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Ekiti Electoral Corruption and Our “Baa Ko Daya” Politics, By Festus Adedayo

'Baa ko daya' is a metaphor for the kind of politics that has become the poster of the general Nigerian politics since then. It is an ascendancy of totalitarian politics, where politicians seek to have every vote through hook or crook. Vote alteration, ballot box snatching, compromise of electorate and…
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Toxic Siblings: A Menace To Family Relationships, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

Sibling animosity expressed in all forms of destructive behaviour is rarely addressed in our culture, because of the deceptive cultural ideology of seeing the family as a bulwark against outside enemies, as a site of love and support, and as having deep roots that are unassailable. Many years ago, an…
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Is Africa Prepared for the Next Global Financial Crisis?, By Rafiq Raji

...“Many African countries have run down their reserves and/or borrowed significantly since the financial crisis and, as such, don’t have as much 'fiscal space' as they did prior to the last financial crisis. Also their macro positions - deficits/inflation etc - have worsened.” Volatility is back in global financial markets.…
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Combating Fake News and the Emotive Pathway to Self-Destruction, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The spirit and the skills of the verification of what we hear and see must improve if we are to get out of the trap of mutual self-destruction. It will take time to rebuild trust but let’s begin by fact-checking what we are told so that the fear that the…
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Okotie As God’s Political Missionary, By Azu Ishiekwene

Politicians, being politicians, haven’t changed much from the stubbornness and conceit for which they were destroyed in the Great Flood in the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In case they are tempted to deride Okotie’s prophetic call as inconsequential, they should remember that Okotie’s public letter will stand as a…
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The Importance of Integrating Ethics In Education, By Adetola Salau

It is vital to assist others — and to know the distinction between helping and hurting. If you see someone in distress, send some relief their way in whatever way you can. Say something kind. Make people feel good about themselves. Be a part of creating a society where people…
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Almajiri As a Consequence of Boko Haram, By Majeed Dahiru

Due to the inherent inadequacies of the Almajiri system of education, which does not equip its millions of subscribers with the requisite skills to be socio-economically relevant in the modern world, it has been reduced to a challenge for millions of socially displaced youth, with high susceptibility to terrorism and…
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