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AFRICA FUELED STEREOTYPES – from the doctor’s desk

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD),   The second largest and second most populous continent in the world is Africa. With about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, it covers (6%) of Earth’s total surface area and (20.4%) of its total land area. Africa has a population of 1.2 billion in 2016 and account for about (16%) of the world’s ...

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TRUMP’S QUAGMIRE – from the doctor’s desk

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When Donald Trump first declared his presidential bid, the Internet’s Content Farmers aggregated the real estate magnate and reality star’s most “awkward,” “ludicrous,” and “irrational” tweets, perhaps predicting his loose online record would come back to haunt him. Trump has succeeded in large part because he has retained his vulgar vigour and translated it into the political showground. The existence ...

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Feminism among Africans; navigating two evil pathways

By Julius Olumide Oyekunle,   The society no doubt has failed the female folk, with so much glass ceiling at workplace, income inequality, abuses and violent conducts. We have produced men with machismo vibes, arrogant, proud and boastful, boys with little or no kitchen knowledge and disrespectful. They grow up becoming who they were nurtured to be, some inevitably becoming ...

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PRISON REFORM: A CURSE IN NIGERIA, BLESSING ELSEWHERE

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By Ibraheem Alli,   He was so passionate of travelling out of Nigeria. He resorted to rare bold decision. He sold his shop located in Ilorin to garner resources for the trip. Fortunately, he travelled but unfortunately, he was reprimanded on the basis of his travelling documents. He was imprisoned for 6 months. To my greatest surprise, he prayed for ...

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Buhari and the Curious Case of the Young Generation

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Sometime in 1988, I received a call from a good friend, Mr Akin Akintoye, about an interesting investment opportunity with a few colleagues. After a series of meetings, it became very clear to me that we were about to embark on an audacious but incredibly special journey, and I was excited about the prospect of being a part of such ...

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5 Canadian travel destinations to celebrate 150

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Our neighbours to the south and around the world are learning what Canadians have known all along. The New York Times and Lonely Planet both recently named Canada the number one destination to visit in 2017, just in time for our 150th birthday. Travel within parts of the country is already seeing a boost. If you’re thinking of exploring some ...

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When Royalty Embraces Progress – Still on Ooni’s Visit to Canada @150

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Traditional rulers in Africa are no doubt an embodiment of grace personified. They never walk alone like the slogan of the popular English Premier League side and of course, their roles as the custodian of culture gives them a social status that enables them to flaunt regalia and decorate themselves with women as if they were commodities. In the 21st ...

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Five Key Takeaways From Texas’ New Laws On Carrying Knives

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By S.Ratko State law defines an illegal knife as a knife with a blade longer than 5½ inches, a hand instrument designed to cut or stab by being thrown, a dagger, a Bowie knife, a sword or a spear. But Gov. Greg Abbott signed HB 1935 into law recently, changing the term “illegal knife” to “location-restricted knife.” Changes will take ...

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Ontario Fair Housing Plan: Can this plan address the rise in housing prices and low inventory in the

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 GTA – By Steve Ezeude   “If you’re not going to put money in real estate, where else?” — Tamir Sapir, business mogul   The sleepless nights suffered by politicians and law makers over the escalating housing prices in the Greater Toronto Area in the last two years have yielded some tangible fruits with the Ontario Government’s announced plans to ...

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Saudi Authorities to investigate woman in mini skirts video

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By Julius Oyekunle Saudi authorities are investigating a video of a young woman that appeared online where she is seen wearing miniskirt and crop-top in public. Many on social media praised her bravery for confronting the rigid dress code of the conservative Muslim country. It is against the Sharia for women to wear clothing that exposes their hands and legs ...

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Dealing with your child’s bad attitude towards your wife

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  By: Pastor Taiwo Iredele Odubiyi www.pastortaiwoodubiyi.org   Bola decided to talk. “It’s just that I’m wondering why you didn’t love Mommy.” Femi was surprised. “Mommy? Do you mean your mother?” “Yes.” “I loved her. Why should you think I didn’t love her?” As he talked, he silently asked God for wisdom to handle her. “No, you did not.” Bola ...

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SCAM ALERT: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS TAKING A NEW DIMENSION

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The destination is Asia and it’s a promise of a job and a life that is most desirable and worthwhile. Africans are not tempted twice before they make a decision to leave their countries. They just don’t think before saying “I do” to these merchants of death. The socio-economic conditions in Africa has made many susceptible to this evil network ...

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Mixed reactions trail the merging of religious studies as CAN fumes

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Nigerians have continued to react to the removal of Christian religious Knowledge (C.R.K.) from the school curriculum by the NERDC. The agency had merged CRK with Ethics and social studies, a move which has prompted reactions from the Christian Association of Nigeria. CAN has condemned the move as a plot to Islamize the country. Sources from the Ministry of Education ...

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Albinism Awareness Day

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I’m not white I’m not black, stuck between my African root and my physical semblance with Europeans, I have been made to feel like my “oyinbo” identity was fake, that I was painted with white emulsion mixed with glue. Rubbish! I’m Albino and I’m proud to be. Tell the witch doctors of Malawi who are desperately hunting me  like a ...

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Feminism among Africans; navigating two evil pathways

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Written by Olumide Oyekunle juliusolumide@yahoo.co.uk The society no doubt has failed the female folk, with so much glass ceiling at workplace, income inequality, abuses and violent conducts. We have produced men with machismo vibes, arrogant, proud and boastful, boys with little or no kitchen knowledge and disrespectful. They grow up becoming who they were nurtured to be, some inevitably becoming ...

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Osun 2018: The State of Confusion

By Ibraheem Alli Komukolo, the supernatural, obstinate and seemingly autocrat monarch fiction in the playlet “Peace by Pieces” by Sola Owonibi was a confused man characterized with ill-justiciary. He usurped the royalty through the back door, had to slain Bojuri, the compassionate king of Oya and became the Abacha of the kingdom. As faith could have it, he paid his ...

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Why Government Loses Corruption Cases

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By Femi Falana Introduction: Following the loss of corruption cases last week many Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) agree with the Federal Government that corruption is fighting back. However, before pointing accusing fingers at the judiciary it is pertinent to examine the facts and circumstances of the loss of such cases.   In sharing my findings with the representatives of the CSOs ...

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Nigerian Houstonians to stage anti- Saraki protest

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By Ibraheem Alli Nigerians in Houston, Texas are set to stage a protest against the Nigeria Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. Our correspondent reliably gathered that the senate president will on 4th May, 2017 be at an official town hall event in Huston, Texas. An anonymous Nigerian Houstonian who confided in our correspondent disclosed they are planning to take to ...

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