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WOMAN- COLLECTIONS OF POEMS ON WOMANHOOD AND BEING AN AFRICAN WOMAN: A REVIEW

WOMAN- COLLECTIONS OF POEMS ON WOMANHOOD AND BEING AN AFRICAN WOMAN: A REVIEW

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  If one has not been able to properly put his thoughts about the behavior of a woman or the attributes of womanhood into perspective, then this collection is the perfect start. This collection may have its focus on the inner workings of the mind of an African woman, but reading it, one would see that it is the same thing to the average woman in the world. It tells the tales of the alluring feminine personality with sleek suited words and pristine symbols and metaphors which a reader will no doubt be able to relate to. From her unbridled power encapsulated in VENUS AND VIXEN to her humane and sometimes impulsive needs in DROP, the woman is seen as an individual with simple desires with each shrouded in impulsive and complex layers. In this book, the author, Sandra Adeyeye sea...
TITHE, THE GREATEST FRAUD OF MANKIND, PART 1

TITHE, THE GREATEST FRAUD OF MANKIND, PART 1

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By Evang. Tony Akeni, (Shepherd-Minister @ Church of Christ Final Days Fellowship, Holy Ghost Fortress) GENERAL OVERVIEW: "In their misplaced zeal to defend tithe taskmasters, the Idahosas, Adeboyes, Kumuyis, Oyedepos, Oyakhilomes, Odukoyas, Oritsejafors, Suleimans, Oral Roberts, Renhart Bunkes', Creflo Dollars' and Benny Hinns of this world, they (Christian masses and their culprit denomination leaders today) dare call to question the divine revelations of Apostle Paul to the church universal (abolishing tithes in the New Testament age). What audacity..." IT IS THOSE WHO DEMAND TITHES THAT ARE ROBBERS IN CHRIST'S TEMPLE, NOT THOSE WHO DO NOT PAY Tithing is a sternly forbidden doctrine, a practice distinctly outside the perimeters of Christ's New Testament gospel and the pric...
HATE SPEECH: ANOTHER DECREE 4

HATE SPEECH: ANOTHER DECREE 4

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[Widget_Twitter id ="1"] By Okolo Chimennma I have read and heard so much of the plan of the Buhari led APC government to use subterfuge to deny citizens of their right to freely express themselves under the guise of hate speech. It's more saddening that a supposed Professor of Constitutional Law, who is the vice President (and expected to push for constitutionality in the running of this government) Prof. Yemi Osibanjo is the propagator of such asinine proclamation. One begins to wonder what kind of constitutional law the good Prof. professes to his constitutional law students. It's even sadder that the NBC has hurriedly began the censorship with some of its annoying directives to media houses. And the most debilitating thing to me is the deafening silence of establishe
THAT BUHARI ADDRESS: THE TYRANT IS BACK

THAT BUHARI ADDRESS: THE TYRANT IS BACK

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[Widget_Twitter id ="1"]  By Chimennma Okolo I have gone over and over the broadcast made by Gen. Buhari earlier this morning hoping to see a changed man who may have been tempered by the debilitating health challenges he had faced but I came away very disappointed. The broadcast by Buhari was in my opinion an opportunity lost! Again Gen. Buhari failed to inspire and his arrogance was in full display and why not he is the Lion King! For a man who has been away from his duty post without any coherent or cogent explanation to Nigerians for over 100 days he couldn't even apologize and explain the nature of his absence but rather his first broadcast was to threaten Nigerians on different fronts. The man has shown that he lacks the modern attributes required to lead a count
THE AGRICULTURE REVOLUTION IN THE NIGER DELTA: THE STORY OF A FARMING GENERAL

THE AGRICULTURE REVOLUTION IN THE NIGER DELTA: THE STORY OF A FARMING GENERAL

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  By Paul Boroh As an officer in the Army, I took to farming believing that is the future of the country and that on a personal level, I could better sustain my family. Our lands are so fertile that I did not need much fertilizer; the inputs were minimal and the yields were much. Our climate, by God’s grace is predictable; it rains when it should rain and the sun shines when it should; so why not take advantage of what nature has freely given us as Nigerians. When in July 2015, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed me Special Adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, I had the primary responsibilities of streamlining the Programme and transforming it back on track, working for peace in the Niger Delta and sustainably reinteg
RE: THE FUTILITY OF DAKUKU’S APPOINTMENT – A TREATISE BY WIKE

RE: THE FUTILITY OF DAKUKU’S APPOINTMENT – A TREATISE BY WIKE

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By Dr Chimele  Eze Amadi We have read the above titled piece endorsed on behalf of Governor Nyesom Wike by his aide on Electronic Media one Simeon Nwakaudu. Our first reaction was to ignore the poorly written and misleading treatise  but on a second thought, the need to put the records straight made this response imperative. First, it is common knowledge that Nwakaudu's job may be at risk  following the dissolution of the State Cabinet and the endless sacking of Political appointees by the Governor.The timing of the article clearly suggests that the author would have concocted  these lies, half-truths and outright mischief as a smart way of warming his way back to the heart of his pay master. Even though we do not begrudge the author for desperately seeking to retain his
WE MUST REMOVE AGE BARRIER FOR ELECTIVE OFFICES

WE MUST REMOVE AGE BARRIER FOR ELECTIVE OFFICES

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By Okolo Chimennma Recently there have been a very serious campaign to reduce the constitutional age for elective offices in Nigeria, the campaign is tagged "not to young to run" and it has garnered some level of force across the youthful Nigerian electorate. In fact a bill is before the NASS on the said subject matter. Let me state upfront that I have always been in support of young people seeking political office. My support is predicated on the boundless energy and unending innovation and creativity that the Nigerian youths (if we can lure the right youths to politics) will bring to bear in our political architecture. I am sadly against the so called not to young to run bill. Today the media was awash with the recommendations of the Constitutional Amendment Committe...
BIAFRA,  NNMADI KANU: BEYOND EMOTIONS

BIAFRA,  NNMADI KANU: BEYOND EMOTIONS

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  By Okolo Chimennma CAVEAT: I hold Mazi Nnamdi Kanu leader of IPOB in deep respect. Anyone who has achieved what he has achieved in the struggle against our evil oppressors deserves as a matter of right deep respect and veneration. ----------------------------------------------------------- I have severally restrained myself from getting too embroiled in the online battle between people of the Niger Delta and my South Eastern cousins on the emotive issue of Biafran  agitation and the leader of IPOB, the irrepressible Mazi Nnmadi Kanu. My self caution was actually based on the high emotions between people from both sides and I actually didn't want to be caught in the middle especially as it is my firm and unshakable belief that the two sides would need to form a united front if
GOING GLOBAL WITH MADE IN ABA PRODUCTS

GOING GLOBAL WITH MADE IN ABA PRODUCTS

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By Enyinnaya Appolos If you do not say I am here, nobody will say there you are. When a church wishes to expand its membership it embarks on evangelism outside its base. The essence is to find, and minister to the unconverted and convert them. Since he became Governor of Abia State on the 29th of May 2015, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has stridently campaigned for and promoted made in Aba brands with unparalleled vigor and focus. It all started with his decision that all through his tenure, as Governor, he will only wear made in Aba clothes, shoes and accessories. To date, he has kept that promise to the admiration and acknowledgement of all, by always wearing openly branded made in Aba clothes and shoes, even outside the shores of Nigeria. In addition, he has added serving of only...
RESTRUCTURE: WHAT RESTRUCTURE?

RESTRUCTURE: WHAT RESTRUCTURE?

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Recently I was in Port Harcourt for the Niger Delta Young Leaders: Stakeholders Round Table Meeting. The Round-table meeting was convened by Mr. Moses Siasia; a vibrant young Niger Deltan with an obvious love for the people and passion for the development of the area. The meeting has as its theme "On Restructuring We Stand" with a rider "True Federalism and Resource Control". It was an interesting avenue to interact with young professionals drawn from across the Niger Delta and get a first hand view of what these class of our youths are thinking with regards to the current events playing out in the national discourse. And I was not disappointed. The youths were passionate and articulate in their presentations and positions. I commend the conveners of the meeting for the concep...