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Count down to 2019

I think I can with justification begin now to anticipate 2019, the election year. It is-not too early to do that now. A war a cripple is informed about in time does not consume him. He starts early to find his way to a safe distance. He does something nobody can do for him, about […]

Can the North veto restructuring?

The position adopted by the north against restructuring is increasingly amounting to an exercise of a senseless unconstitutional veto power, since it appears to be impeding the welcome shake-up approved and loved by four out of the six regions that should form the federating units of Nigeria. Is this acceptable in a democracy? Will it […]

Value for human life

I think the thing that singles out a good man or woman is the value he or she places on human life. Those who decided to create nations or countries as well as human groupings and organizations including churches were thinking of how human life can be preserved and made better. That is why I […]

Hate speech as terrorism

Putting in the mouth what is cannot even bite let alone chew: that is what Nigeria is doing by calling speech terror. Yes of course you can use speech to frighten a person, but you cannot terrorize him by it. Not in the sense those who own the language use the word. What is intended […]

Patriotism in international competitions

Let’s take football. The world confederation cup has just ended with Germany winning 1 – 0 over Chile in the finals. The last result Nigeria had was a disappointing 2 – 0 defeat at home by South Africa. Nigeria is not qualifying in most international and world contests. It is increasingly absent from them. The […]

Dirty N100 notes keeps Martha Stranded

I went to buy ingredients for soup at Relief market. Among the naira notes I had were ten pieces of very smelly, dirty N100 notes. None of them was acceptable to the sellers. I had spent all the other clean notes in one thousand naira denomination. It remained to buy gari, and condiments, and pay […]

Okpo-okpo grammar in the church

If you talk to a person in the language he doesn’t understand how will he know what you mean? You might as well be talking to an empty room.                          1 Cor.14:9 This is exactly what is happening in churches and what this article is trying to address. I don’t hesitate to condemn it. In another […]

I am not abnormal and should not be contained! (2)

The student was tired of drawing engines without seeing and touching or handling engines.  There was something in him that could only be inflamed by activity and the passion to create products.  Unfortunately the university lecturers and his project supervisors just wanted the usual do your course work and submit your research dissertation for defense […]

Are you being prepared?

The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and . . . the bear will rescue me.—1 Samuel 17:37 I worked in FUTO for about 25 years as PRO admissions, Exams and Records, Senate and Secretary to Post Graduate School, among other postings. Some aspects of the job were really difficult. Various […]

Patriotism in international competitions

Let’s take football. The world confederation cup has just ended with Germany winning 1 – 0 over Chile in the finals. The last result Nigeria had was a disappointing 2 – 0 defeat at home by South Africa. Nigeria is not qualifying in most international and world contests. It is increasingly absent from them. The […]