Chibok girls, the mirror in our faces

As we remember the girls captured in Chibok three years ago, we must remember that they constitute only a fraction of the victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. I would urge Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), while you keep this issue of Chibok on the table, to broaden your message to cover all girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram, and also draw attention to the condition of girls and women in our society in general. To give you an idea of the extent of this problem, as at today,…

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Clergymen blast OBJ: You led a corrupt govt

Some ministers of God in Nigeria have come down hard on former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, over his recent statement that pastors in the country were aiding corruption in Nigeria.   Though some pastors declined comment saying, Apostle Johnson Suleman was being harassed by the powers that be for opening his mouth, yet, fiery ones did not mince words in telling Obasanjo that he perpetuated corruption as Nigeria’s president. Obasanjo’s statement that some Nigerian Pastors/ preachers preach that one can acquire wealth without labour triggered sharp reactions from clerics across…

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A marriage that needs deliverance

  The word “Deliverance” has several dictionary meanings. In the context of this study however, deliverance means “saving, rescuing or releasing someone or something from a painful, bad or limiting experience or oppression.” Today, there are so many marriages in our society that require deliverance. Unfortunately, ignorance on the part of couples has led to marital stagnation. For instance, how many people understand that marriage is more of spiritual than logical affair? Successful marriage is a mystery that is beyond financial, intellectual and logical capacity (Ephesians 5:31-32). So, deliverance of…

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I am sensitive, romantic, adventurous – Amah-Aluko

Filmmaker, actress and author, Lilian Amah-Aluko, in this interview, talks about her career, Nollywood and piracy among other issues. TONY OKUYEME You have been off the screen for some time, is it deliberate? Not really. I just don’t get offered the kind of exciting challenging roles I crave. The last intensely challenging and exciting role I played was last year as Nori in Hush. I thank the producers for that opportunity and the chance to again play opposite RMD. My career came full circle with the role of Nori. I…

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51,000 students to context for Cowbellpedia Maths crown

A total of 51,018 students have competed in the first stage of this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, with schools from the South-West states of Lagos, Oyo and Ogun leading the enrolment chart. According to the organisers, the enrolment figure represents a 12 per cent growth over the previous year, even as Lagos State topped the chart with 7,098 candidates, followed by Oyo and Ogun States with 3,833 and, 3,234 students respectively. Further analysis of the enrolment shows a total of 26,053 candidates in the Junior Secondary…

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Man who married two wives same day lied -Nigerians

The claim by a Nigerian man who married two wives on same day that he makes love to his two wives four times every night has attracted divergent comments from Nigerians including a Psychiatrist and doctors. CHIJIOKE IREMEKA reports Many Nigerians are of the opinion that it’s not possible for the man who married two wives same day to make love to his wives every night, going two rounds each. They argue that such is possible only if the man has a very high libido. They added that a man…

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