NIGERIAN YOUTHS, I TEND TO DISAGREE WITH YOU!

-The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn — Alvin Toffler, the Third Wave. One of the greatest companions of man in the journey of life is optimism. This has helped man in his daily plans and projections. But being optimistic which is good in most cases takes a dangerous trend when its operational matrix is outside the scope of a calculated risk that could be managed or mitigated. This is the level where some…

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BIBLICAL MOSES, ITS METAPHOR AND NIGERIAN YOUTHS

Spending time and space defining a youth or who the youths are is no longer necessary for by their fruits, we have known them. Right from May 1999, the Nigerian Youths have been working tirelessly performing every other political function except what they were divinely anointed and constitutionally mandated to do. This off- point role, as performed by the Nigerian youths very seamlessly and epigrammatically, has qualified them as the biblical Moses of the old testaments. For a clearer context of this piece, the biblical Moses was born in Egypt,…

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NIGERIAN YOUTHS; BUILDING THE NATION OF OUR DREAMS

With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections in Nigeria appears to be comical, yet laced with trepidation. Many Nigerian youths of the country who were not of age in 2015 will get the chance to vote for the first time, while those who voted last time out will want to activate their dreams in another call for ‘change;’ this time for the…

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THE DANGERS OF BUILDING A NATION WITHOUT THE YOUTHS

Jerome -Mario Utomi, To think that every aphorism is applied as expressed is synonymous with believing that the lion will not charge at you just because you are a vegetarian. This brings to the fore the maxim ”the youths are the leaders of tomorrow” frequently mouthed by political leaders in Africa and Nigeria in particular, but hardly work to make it a reality. Currently, with the exception of Joseph Kabila, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who is a little above 43 years of age and could be…

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