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Photos: RETHINK NIGERIA: Festival of Ideas in Abuja, Nigeria

Dotun Roy Today 9th september, Shehu Musa Yaradua Centre, Abuja saw another turn out of Youth across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria convened to deliberate on the future of Nigerian Youth in Governance and electioneering, security and policy making. This event which was tagged RETIHINK NIGERIA is a Youth driven initiative under the platform of the most powerful political ...

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Your Overall Self-esteem Matters!

Dotun Roy Have you ever felt so awkward about yourself to the extent that your supposed high self esteem suddenly dropped down on the floor at your feet? or simply put you just didn’t feel you deserve anything better in life because of your past mistakes, thereby your self worth becomes an illusion overnight. And when you got to your ...

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Should We Crucify Divorcee?

Dotun Roy I knew it would be sensationalised since the day I first read the divorce saga of a popular Nigerian pastor whom is at verge of calling it quit with his wife of many years. I also knew it would not only be sensationalised but would equally re-open similar divorce cases of other men of God who had earlier ...

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Youth and Today's Politics in the Third World

Dotun Roy It is quite reasonable and commendable that youth relegation in today’s politics is gradually becoming a thing of the past, particularly in the developed world (G7 nations) where so much confidence is now being place in the active youth participation in politics. Couple of days ago, I stumbled on a story about a Nigerian who might just end ...

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Becoming Thick-skinned with Power of Privacy

Dotun Roy Tongue wagging is inevitable, when you are an extremely outgoing person and then suddenly withdrawn from public glare for a period of time. That is when you decided to keep to yourself and just take sometimes to cool off or just holidaying somewhere sipping Pina Collada, especially when no one has cogent information as to where in particular ...

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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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