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Our Patriotism First!

Dotun Roy I was impressed yesterday at the great turn out of Nigerian Youth witnessed at 2014 International Youth Day. The United Nations International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making ...

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Ebola Hype

Dotun Roy All I can say for now is to thank the Liberian Man, Mr Sawyer who have succeeded in bringing the most dreadful disease into our beloved country before he gave up the ghost. Just couple of days after his demise, the whole Nigerians became alerted of the woe that had befallen them and ever since all manner of ...

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Youth Unemployment in the 21st Century: Way Forward

Oladotun OF The increase in the level of youth unemployment in africa and across the world, is not only worrisome but pathetic. The global unemployment rate among 15- to 24-year-olds was estimated at 12.6% in 2013, with 73 million people jobless worldwide, according to the International Labour Organization. Levels of informal employment among young people are soaring and youth are ...

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Fatherhood and its Onus

Just like everywhere in the world, Father’s Day is celebrated today. To me, Father’s day should not be like every other day. It should not be about receiving compliments, accolades and gifts from your children or foster kids. it should be a day for all the fathers and “prospective fathers” to ruminate on their roles and onus to their kids; ...

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Ugly Side of Friendship

By Oladotun Olumuyiwa F. In the journey of life, you are bound to come across all manners of people with diverse intentions towards you as a person. Some would like you at first sight by virtue of your looks, some would despise you because they feel you are not up to their class. While some would get close to you ...

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Fashion Malady

By Oladotun Olumuyiwa F. The world is fast changing into what I cannot explain. Things that were considered abnormal and weird in the time past are gradually becoming part of our daily lives. Ladies dressing in scanty outfit to social gathering, men wearing stuffs meant for ladies, older men turning into full-fledge pedophile overnight, chasing after teenage girl and even ...

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Power Tussle!

By Oladotun O. Fadeyiye Power is one thing every man desires. To be in control, to have the final say that no one dares question the decision. Yes, that is every man’s dream. Ironically, both the rich and the poor would love to be in control of power even if it is just for one minute of the 24 hours ...

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Renewable Energy Progress: Lessons For Nigeria

By Oladotun M Fadeyiye Nigeria’s efforts to harness the abundant energy resources available at its disposal still remains herculean task. Nigeria Energy Sector has been lagging behind both in terms of innovation and technological advancement, and this is really taking it toll on Nigeria’s economic development to a very large extent. Today, nation like US has been one of the ...

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State of the Nationhood: After Five Decades

Another Independence Day celebration has come and gone in Nigeria. For five decades and three years we have consistently celebrated 1,October 1960, the day, the British Colonial Masters deemed it fit to leave us to take our destiny in our hands as a nation. The day our problems began as a nation. The day ethnic and tribal segregation started. The ...

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Insurgents, Terrorists or Cannibals?

For couple of days now, the gruesome killings of innocent students of College of Agriculture, Yobe State, Nigeria by these group of cannibals called Boko Haram Sect, that has been parading themselves under the pretext of ‘Jihad fighters or Freedom fighters’ or ‘God knows what’ has kept me wondering and pondering on which way to go for our dear nation, ...

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