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Communication paradigm in Islam

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more ...

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A better way to fight corruption

Corruption has been the root cause of each and every problem ravaging Nigeria today. Government institutions are weak because corruption has eaten up the fabrics forming them. Power is still epileptic because some corrupt people usurped and pocketed monies meant ...

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Calling on Radio Nigeria

My text message was wrongly read on the last edition of your network programme known as: “Radio Link”. Th e programme was broadcasted on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, and the discussion was on checking and curtailing the spread of ...

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Towards the ideal North

No serious-minded country relinquishes a region as rich and as resourceful as Northern Nigeria. Without the North, Nigeria’s much-vaunted potentials would vanish. Without the North, Nigeria would be nothing more than yet another balkanized and insignifi cant African country, or ...

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Addressing voters’ apathy

Th e recently concluded Local Government election in Lagos State has once again brought to fore the issue of voters’ apathy in the country. According to reports, voters turn out during the last Lagos Council poll wasn’t in any way ...

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Poor education and intolerance

Where education is not a major provision in a community’s infrastructure, confusion can govern attitudes. It is easy to denigrate and demonize an ethnic or religious category of people when it appears under the spotlight for the fi rst time. ...

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On inter-agency rivalry

Osinbajo congratulates new Somalian president

It is disturbing the reports of inter-agency rivalry among security agencies in Nigeria. Rather than ensure maximum protection of life and property, the personnel engage in unnecessary altercations that are not only detrimental to national security but the image of ...

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In defence of the rule of law

It is not for nothing that, in the best of democracies all over the world, what one fi nds as the most visible is the strict adherence to the rule of law and conscious internalization of democratic values that largely ...

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Shettima commends UN operations in Borno

Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, said the state government will continue to relate with the United Nations (UN) and its collaborating bodies on humanitarian services to the most vulnerable and victims of Boko Haram insurgency. He also appreciated the UN ...

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Multiple tales around Ozubulu massacre

If the massacre of innocent lives at Saint Philips Catholic Church, Amakwa, Ozubulu in Anambra State was bestial and shocking, the cacophony of tales tumbling from the mouths of those who claim to know the men behind the masked executioners ...

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Is Hijab purely for Muslims?’

Dress code for men and women which needs to be taken seriously rather creates problems among people of diff erent cultures across the world. In West Africa, the inhabitants have got themselves growing in communities infl uenced by our colonial ...

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Antidotes to the sacred cows

Blood and tears fl ow like the river in Benue, Nasarawa, Enugu, Niger, Plateau, and the Niger Delta states as the armed and belligerent herdsmen ceaselessly unleash terror, maim, rape, threaten and kill unarmed Nigerians even in their own communities ...

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Nigerians in ‘private’ prisons

Th ere are too many reports of Nigerians in foreign prisons these days. Th e last report was that that the number of Nigerians in private prisons in Libya was over 2,000. What is the meaning of private prisons? Aren’t ...

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North’s real problem

Some of the statistics coming out from the Northern part of Nigeria are really heart breaking, worrisome, and cause for alarm. Indices showing level of poverty, number of school dropouts, adult literacy, maternal mortality, infant mortality, income per capita, rate ...

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Still on the schools’ curriculum brouhaha

Our national discourse was charged recently with news about the purported removal of Christian Religious Studies from the nation’s education curriculum. Many Christian leaders described the move as a subtle way to Islamize the country. Th e National Educational Research ...

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Why FG should address job losses

By now, most Nigerians would agree that the economy is in dire straits. For the past two years, thousands of Nigerians have lost their jobs as a result of the drastic staff reductions undertaken by many companies. Others were thrown ...

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Managing marital issues

Th e rate at which divorces take place in the country, particularly at the customary courts, is alarming. Week after week, the media reports cases of divorce, many of them based on fl imsy excuses. A large number of the ...

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Of Boko Haram and APC

Th ere are several reasons why the Federal Government of the All Progressives Congress is retrogressing rather than developing Nigeria. Th e fundamental reasons include the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat rather than seek peace with Boko Haram. ...

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Snag on anti-graft war

In the build up to the 2015 elections, then APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, made a quotable remark. Th at ‘unless Nigeria kills corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria’. And so the war on corruption got kickstarted and set in motion ...

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Why handshakes should be banned

If practices that are considered acceptable social norms become the means by which societies are harmed then such practices should be de-emphasised or taken down in totally, as it were. Th e seemingly harmless custom of handshaking is actually the ...

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We feel abandoned by Senator Jang

Senator representing Plateau North, Jonah David Jang, I wish to write this piece to you based on some reasons. Since the clash of interest in your candidature during the 2007 general election, this has brought a lot of hatred and ...

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PMB, APC and my concern

Buhari’s reported home sickness

My father, whom I respect so much, Awunah Daniel, a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, told me that when Buhari was the head of state, he introduced a war against indiscipline and that aff ected many people in places of ...

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Dangers of accidental journalism

It is doubtful if Nigerians can endure dictatorship again. We are now so used to the constitutional clause that guarantees our freedom of expression. Democracy has taught us that on every matter, we are free to have and express an ...

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South-west integration bid

Th e South-west governors meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday July 24 refers. According to reports, the meeting which was attended by all governors among other resolutions declared zero tolerance for crime in the region, establish Western Nigeria Export ...

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On governors’ visit to Buhari in London

At the time President Muhammadu Buhari set foot on the United Kingdom on a second medical vacation on the prodding of his doctors, the rumour mill has been inundated with unsubstantiated claims that the ailing President’s health condition had worsened ...

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The Sule Lamido Platform

After the 2015 general elections; and the economic, political and social events that followed, the greater numbers of Nigerians have become wiser politically. People now look at individual ‘platforms’ rather than party platforms. Individuals with sound records in quality leadership, ...

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Joseph Ari, the unsung hero

Th e union of a theorist, an organizer and a leader in one man is the rarest phenomenon on this earth, therein consist greatness”. Since the beginning of social dynamism of humanity, provisions have been carefully structured in order to ...

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A narrative of school life

School life is an important part of one’s life, because it provides opportunity for study and discipline. However, school life is a preparatory stage for entering public life. School plays an important role in widening the outlook of students. Virtues ...

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Tinka and Gombe 2019 guber

By MUSA YUSUF In the United States around the 18th and 19th century, there existed men and women of fi nancial, educational and political means who impacted quite positively on their fellow citizens and by extension the socioeconomic dynamics of ...

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Tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin

If ever there was a man who was born into an era in which his talents, expertise, experience and empathy was most needed, one ought to look no further than the late Professor Babatunde Osotimehin. In his capacities as the ...

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On clamour for ‘referendum’

Nigeria’s governmental practice does not allow provision for referendum because Nigerians have elected representatives at both legislative houses to speak out for them. A referendum would be a duplication (I think it’s funny) of that purpose and wastage of public ...

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