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By Mazi Nnamdi Nwigwe With the approach of Presidential and gubernatorial elections in 2015, and the current scheming by ambitious politicians to position themselves for specific political offices, we are witnessing a rash of new newspapers and a plethora of hack writers masquerading as journalists and “political analysts.” Unfortunately the profession of journalism is one […]


It is nearly a month now since more than 200 teenage girls were abducted in the town of Chibok in Borno State by the criminal group known as Boko Haram. The attack on the innocent girls on April 14, 2014 took place barely 24 hours after the same group of terrorists bombed the Nyanya bus […]

Gay rights and Greek gifts By Rich Odu

The Western world came smoking hot when President Goodluck Jonathan assented to the National Asssembly bill prohibiting acts of homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Indeed, the law criminalized homosexualism, recommending stiff penalties on anyone found engaging in the despicable act. Just as the law was taking effect in Nigeria, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who had […]

My Man Jammeh of Gambia

The best African news of the century came from The Gambia last week. It said; “Gambia moves to dump English as national language”. This is the first evidence that Africans are becoming aware of their bondage and how to untie their chains. The wonderful news goes further to explain that “Gambia’s president has said he […]

Checkmating the Marauding Pastors

I love the term “pastor” more than the term, “priest.” The word pastor reminds me more of my responsibilities to God’s people than my position of authority and power. Being a pastor reminds me of a not easy sacrificial task. In most cases pastors get busy attending to the needs of their parishioners at the […]

Why Christians must say ‘no’ to ‘Indian Hemp’

Amid efforts being taken in many U.S. states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, theologian John Piper offers at least two biblical reasons why Christians should stay away from the “mood-altering, mind-altering” drug. Marijuana is often compared with caffeine, but there’s a difference, says Piper on the blog on the Desiring God ministry website. […]

Nigeria’s Anglican Church a ‘powerhouse’ -Archbishop of Canterbury

Churches in Nigeria are “suffering” but are “determined and full of faith”, the Archbishop said during a BBC World Service special on the country’s prospects for peace and prosperity. The Archbishop of Canterbury took part in a special programme on Nigeria’s prospects for peace and prosperity on BBC World Service’s Newsday recently. Archbishop Justin, who […]

Indecent dressing promotes sexual harassment -Association

A group of concerned women on Sunday urged mothers to promote descent dressing from home in the girl child to curb incessant sexual harassment and rape in the society. The women, who are the Old Girls Association of the Federal Government Girls College, Kazaure , Lagos chapter, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]


Our national legislators have lately been crisis crossing the country to sound out their constituents on their views on the issues the Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution has identified for possible amendments. Members of the House of Representatives called their own town hall meetings on the basis of the Federal Constituencies while […]

Our youths are not criminals

It is about time we put paid to the popular misconception that our youths are criminals.  That is what is implied whenever discussions on unemployment end with the damaging echo that crime is on the rise because many of our young ones are unemployed and idle. Certainly the young ones are prone to puerile pranks […]

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