STATE GOVERNORS AND BEGGAR BOWL LEADERSHIP APPROACH

It is no longer news that most of our states are currently faced with serious socioeconomic issues bordering on sustainability inabilities. Although this has been on over time but as a nation that plays politics with everything, we decided to live in denial. But as it currently stands, it has gotten to the brim and the State Governors are faced with either confess or collapse options, hence the bailout carols. But in rushing to Abuja for a bailout, our State Governors have forgotten that one of the negative attributes of…

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POLITICS, POLITICIANS AND MISPLACED CONFIDENCE

Believers in God acknowledge and propagate that with God all things are possible. But politicians claim and strive to prove, that nothing is impossible in politics. It is widely believed that God created all things: the heavens, the earth, man, everything perfectly well, for the good and enjoyment of man in holiness. But man plays politics for the dominion and solace it provides, in preference to the divine grace and eternal life in God. So, man created politics as a process to attain power, presumably, equal to that which only…

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SURVEY OF OPINIONS ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

God the creator of humanity and of marriage itself has laid out his plans for marriage as a lifelong union. God knows this design is the best. When we stray from his plans, the results are damaging on many levels. Unfortunately, the rate of divorce in the Church is comparable to that of the larger society. Many people see nothing wrong with divorce; however, it should better be imagined than experienced. Marriage is the first institution created by God. God made the first man, Adam and then created a woman,…

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MOCKERY OF POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND STATESMANSHIP

Most politicians in many climes are self-styled leaders and statesmen, by virtue of their economic/social statuses, as retirees/business moguls, by virtue of their possession of the instruments of coercion, treachery, exclusion, self-aggrandizement and by virtue of their loquaciousness and positions of misused authority. Because they have these attributes to flaunt and use to subjugate fellow citizens and sustain themselves in power, these politicians regard themselves as models of political leadership and statesmanship. The politicians in this class are not in politics to effect desired, positive change that fosters general development…

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NIGER DELTA AVENGERS AND THE CIRCLE OF CHAOS

The sudden threat to resume hostilities in the Niger Delta region by Niger Delta Avengers should be to all a reality to worry about. The reason is simple. if such outing which they promised will be brutal, brutish and bloody is allowed, it will again portray us as a nation that has not learned any useful lesson from history and as well, marks the commencement of another vicious circle of chaos. As a people, we have traveled one part too many. We have journeyed through a part consistently without result.…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, the call may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary schools.…

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OPINIONS ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

The issue of female circumcision, also known as Female Genital Mutilation is a contemporary topic that seems to cut across race and creed. Over the years, the issue of female circumcision has become a growing concern among women and gender groups. Female Genital Mutilation is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The reasons for and problems arising from the practice have taken the front burner such that a young lady, a few years ago, sought asylum in United Kingdom to prevent being…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about the call for restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary…

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WHY DELTANS MUST GET THE LG POLLS RIGHT

The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activity. This development, however, should not be a surprise to many as the Delta State Government announced to Deltans its readiness to conduct the local council poll in the state come January 2018. In the light of the above, the political class knows that as in war, that “whoever arrives first and take a position is at ease while he that arrives late labours” This is evident in their early preparation coupled with the fact that…

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2019 ELECTIONS: THE POLITICAL CLASS AND THE REST OF US

Working with the conventional calendar, 2019 may be seen to be miles away. But a peep into the calendar of an average Nigerian politician, and a feel of their political body language tell a different narration. And that is, the year 2019 is not just a around the corner. For most Nigerian politician, 2019 is a year with history in that it’s a year of elections, a year for another session of politicking when elections into various offices from the Presidency down to the state Houses of Assembly are billed…

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