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Youth-Next: Lessons from France

In the rave of the moment, let me congratulate the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on his landslide victory at the polls on May 7th 2017. I have read a good number of opinion pieces on what his victory means for France and the global political landscape, as well as seen first-hand the euphoria his […]

Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidency

Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidency

France on Sunday shrugged off the siren call of right-wing populism that enchanted voters in the United States and United Kingdom, rejecting anti-E.U. firebrand Marine Le Pen and choosing as its next president Emmanuel Macron, a centrist political neophyte who has pledged to revive both his struggling country and the flailing continent. The result brought to […]

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

  To teach acceptance of kind words is to teach self-confidence without boastfulness. Your reception of such acknowledgments reflects your core beliefs about yourself. In an effort to improve both manners and self-esteem, here are five easy tips to practice when accepting a compliment: Say “thank you” It may seem silly, but this might be […]

Fayemi, Again Challenges Nigerian Youth To Be Change Agents

Fayemi, Again Challenges Nigerian Youth To Be Change Agents

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has again challenged Nigerian youths on the need to change their orientation and position themselves as change agents for the Nigeria of their dream. The Minister gave this charge in his acceptance speech, after his conferment with the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Public […]

Nigeria Has Floated Naira “Within a Range”-Emefiele

Nigeria Has Floated Naira “Within a Range”-Emefiele

Nigeria has floated the naira “within a range” against the dollar, central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said on Tuesday. The naira, held around 305 per dollar for almost a year, was recently effectively devalued for certain categories of the population, though the central bank continues to tightly manage the rate. He didn’t say what the […]

Policeman, Boko Haram Terrorists Die In Borno clash

Policeman, Boko Haram Terrorists Die In Borno clash

One police sergeant and scores of Boko Haram insurgents died, Wednesday night, as the terrorists invaded Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno State in six Toyota Hilux vans mounted with anti-aircraft guns and several motorcycles .Another police sergeant sustained gunshot wounds to his leg before the terrorists, who also set houses ablaze, were repelled by […]

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

Big Talks, Jamborees and Conundrums from the International Women’s Day 2017.

The 2017 international women’s day (IWD) celebration has come and gone but not without leaving its fair share of big talks, jamborees, camaraderie and conundrums; at least from the perspective of a young man carving a path in Africa’s social sector of complex problems. Over the past week and in the spirit of commemorating the […]

Many Feared Dead As Boko Haram Engages Army In Battle

Many Feared Dead As Boko Haram Engages Army In Battle

Dozens of boko haram members including innocent civilians were feared dead in a crossfire that ensued between military troops and terrorists, most of whom were suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Sources have said. The multiple incidents started at about 11:30pm on Thursday, when a female suicide bomber sneaked into […]

America’s Drift Toward ‘Socialism’ Is Generational, But Also Educational

As a surprising number of Americans “feel the Bern” for a self-described “democratic socialist” candidate for president, even more shocking polls show Americans drifting toward socialism itself. In a YouGov survey last month, 42% of Democrats said they had a favorable view of socialism. In November, a New York Times/CBS CBS +1.40% News poll concluded […]

Police Deny Death Of IPOB Members

Police Deny Death Of IPOB Members

Rivers state Police command has denied reports in some media that some persons died during the pro Biafra protest by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB on friday., adding that 65 of the protesters were arrested by the Police. Deputy Commissioner of Police, in the state, DCP Ahmed Magagi said the timely intervention of the […]