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Is the Scripture against marrying an older woman?

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I’m a 34-year-old Christian man in love with a woman who is 41 years old. By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi There is nowhere in the Bible where it is said, “Thou shalt not marry an older woman.” If a man wants to marry an older woman and it pleases the woman to be his wife, that’s fine, it’s their business. Such ...

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Ingredients for good sex in marriage

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By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi For African women, cooking of different meals is an essential part of education and training as they grow up. To cook different delicacies, various ingredients are used. Their different uses and place must be understood including the quantity and precise time to add these ingredients to bring out a very sumptuous and delicious food every time. ...

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How to get a good man to marry

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By: Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi Every woman wants a good man to marry, and in my new novel ‘With This Ring’, forty-something-year-old single mother, Ibie was no exception. She was looking for a certain type of man: not just good but godly as well, a man after God’s heart who would be good to her. Having made a terrible mistake before, ...

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SILVER LINING

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s may not be savvy in macro economy management, but there is a general consensus that his government is winning the war on terror. This is reflected in the virtual decimation of the Islamist terror sect Boko Haram. The President had on several occasions vowed to rescue over 200 female school girls kidnapped by the sect in ...

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IN THE THRESHOLD OF CHANGING WORLD

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Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is one man never out of the news. Since he left office in 2007, he has remained a constant feature in the political scheme of things in Nigeria. If he is not writing acerbic letters to the leader of Black World’s most populous country, he is firing shots at members of the country’s National ...

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END OF YEAR MESSAGE

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2016 was a significant year for us at Nigeria-Canadian Newspaper. So it was for our countries (Nigeria and Canada) and elsewhere around the world. Our newspaper continues to experience steady growth and recognition around the world. Our coverage and readership also grew along with improvement in our content and quality. To cap it all, our Publisher/CEO, Ngozi Ugoh, was recognized and honoured with ...

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XENOPHOBIA: NELSON MANDELA WEPT  

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).           Xenophobia is the dread of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange; it can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in-group towards an out-group, including fear of losing identity, suspicion of its activities, aggression, and desire to eliminate its presence to ...

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Western Media and the Islamophobia Snowstorm

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).           Phobia, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an exaggerated, usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation. It may be hard for the afflicted to satisfactorily determine or communicate the cradle of this fear, but it exists. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ...

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STRIKING THE BALANCE: PATRIOTISM AND WOMEN SLAVERY

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).             Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation which an individual identifies as their homeland. This attachment, also known as national feeling or national pride, can be viewed regarding diverse features relating to one’s own nation, including ethnic, cultural, political or historical aspects. Amid the recurrent misperception, frustration ...

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PASSION TO SERVE OR “DEM ALL CRAZY”

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).             Values are shorthand method of recounting our individual and collective motivations and what is imperative to us. They include the principles that governing our decision-making and initiative the behaviour we exhibit. Values can be positive or potentially limiting; positive values include trust, openness, honesty, and integrity. Potentially limiting ...

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MICHELLE LAVAUGHN ROBINSON OBAMA AND OTHERS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). Super patience is synonymous with composure, stability, self-possession; submissive-ess, sufferance. Patience, endurance, fortitude, stoicism imply qualities of calmness, stability, and persistent courage in trying circumstances. Patience may denote calm, self-possessed, and unrelenting bearing of pain, misfortune, annoyance, or delay; or painstaking and untiring industry or (less often) application in the doing of something: to ...

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DONALD J TRUMP AND THE AMERICA NEMESIS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   Donald John Trump was born in New York City on the 14th of June 1946 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971 he took control of his family’s real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son and renamed it “The Trump Organization”. However, ...

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BLOOD MONEY

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).              Periodically, some interesting words get into our lexicon, and we start wondering about its entomology. Kleptocracy is simply government of thieves or essentially a nation being ruled by thieves. Officially, it is a derivative “from Greek: κλέπτης – kleptēs, “thief” and “is a term applied to a government ...

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AFRICA DILEMA WITH FOREIGN PORTFOLIO INVESTORS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (Ph.D.).             Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) usually encompasses short-term positions in financial assets of international markets and is comparable to investing in domestic securities. FPI allows investors to take part in the profitability of firms operating abroad without having to manage their operations directly. This is a related concept to ...

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SUSTAINING THE NELSON MANDELA HYPOTHESIS

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By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). Afri was a Latin name used to refer to the inhabitants of Africa, which in its widest sense referred to all lands south of the Mediterranean (Ancient Libya).This name seems to have originally referred to a native Libyan tribe. The name is usually connected with Hebrew or Phoenician ʿafar ‘dust’, but a 1981 hypothesis ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] THE EMERGING JEWS OF NIGERIA

By  Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). THE EMERGING JEWS OF NIGERIA Africa, for all its beauty and rich history, has always been a complex and often harsh continent. It has been generally agreed that ethnic conflicts is one of the greatest obstacle to meaningful development in Africa due to the general negative outcome. Nigeria with over 300 ethnic groups, the ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] STEMMING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION BY ARAB STATES

FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK By Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD).   STEMMING VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION BY ARAB STATES Humans are groomed and nurtured in a society which serves as an agent of socialization; various childhood and adolescent experiences with friends, to the cautioning and warnings of adults and elders, to our parent’s naggings and corrections. All these help to ...

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[FROM THE DOCTOR’S DESK] THE NEW MINISTERIAL TEAM AND THE CHANGE MANTRA

By Dr. Ignatius Odianosen Okosun (PhD). THE NEW MINISTERIAL TEAM AND THE CHANGE MANTRA Criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best known thought in the world”. Mathew Arnold (1822-1888) Essays in Criticism. Encapsulated in rhapsodic ebullience hallmarked by serendipity were Christopher Columbus on discovery of the Western Hemisphere, Luigi and Lucia Galvani on the theory of  ...

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