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Nine Theses On Nigerian Religions, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Not only has it abdicated its responsibility for social provisioning, the state has also largely withdrawn its commitment to promoting equitable social and economic development in the country. Given that nature abhors a vacuum, religious organisations were quick to seize the opportunity of occupying the terrain and using their nexus…
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Buhari and Other Authors of Nigeria’s Famous Book, By Azu Ishiekwene

Ten years from now, when we look back at Buhari’s promise to lay the foundation to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, would it be another chapter in the Book of Empty Speeches? Will his October 1 promise to provide “affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the not-too-distant future”…
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Big Brother Naija: Cheap Thrills and Bad Behaviour On Reality Television, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Reality television is not harmless recreation. What we watch affects us on a cognitive level. What we see, hear and read influences our behaviour and emotions more than we Shows like BBN are coarsening our values by suggesting to us that fame or fortune can be had through manipulative and…
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Why Physical Textbooks Are Becoming Irrelevant In the Educational System, By Adetola Salau

What galls me the most is how easily these textbooks are discarded after each term or school year by most schools. The sheer waste is appalling; all of that paper and the volume of contents within them. Imagine if they were digitised, and are thereby easier to edit and adjust.…
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Ikeja Electric’s Estimated Thieving And Corrupt Staff, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...in Mende, whenever Ikeja Electric engineers are broke, they embark on the indiscriminate disconnection of lines of consumers who have paid a decent their over-estimated bills. Underpayment is always the excuse for disconnection, but once the victim gets in touch, the engineers’ demand shifts from payment of the outstanding bill…
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59 Years Of Independence: Of Flag, But Not Thought, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Politics everywhere is a tribal affair. But for far too long, its domestic variant has been dangerously so. To transcend these divides, and open new vistas of opportunity to our people, is the task that we must carry out over the next 30 years. Unfortunately, it is one that our…
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Global Warning of Global Warming, By Hannatu Musawa

Our climate is changing. At the United Nations General Assembly that just concluded, there was a Climate Action Summit, which addressed the dire consequences of Climate Change. In the face of worsening climate crisis, world leaders from government, business, and civil societymet to come up with new pathways and practical…
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