Thursday, Aug 21

The gods must be crazy

Last month on Long Island, New York, 18-year old Charles Okonkwo Jr. killed his 15-year old brother, Bradley, and beat his mother, a medical doctor, into a coma. He then took off with his mother’s car.

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The Ameyo Adadevoh I knew

On 19 July, I spoke to Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the senior Consultant Endocrinologist and Physician, who has just died of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), to schedule a previously agreed medical review. It was a Saturday. We agreed that I would come in the following Monday, July 21.

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A Nigerian only worth N11,000?

Do we blame individuals or the system we run for the wickedness in the land today? Or do we blame both? If we have a good system but bad operators, will the bad operators not corrupt the good system? Which system will change people who are evil by nature and practice?

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Chibok girls, terror and the challenge of democratization in Nigeria

There is still a real threat to the present democratic experience in Nigeria despite minimal gains. The glocalized version of terrorism in Nigeria, Boko Haram, poses as much a threat to Nigeria’s de...

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Sunday, Aug 17

The burden of righteousness and the fake prophets

The Bible is not only a complete book of established miracles, but a defined instrument reporting the vivid
account of how God established His works through his servants. The account is from creation to everlasting; the Bible has not only established her authority in the uniqueness of her style of presentation, but much in the preservation of the world recorded over 2000 years.

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Tuesday, Aug 12

Ebola, ZMapp and ethics of drug distribution

What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? And who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal virus in West Africa were given access to an experimental drug cocktail called ZMapp.

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Africa and the collapse of dignity

We come from a people who, because they would not accept to be treated as subhuman, redeemed the dignity of all humanity everywhere” - Nelson Mandela’s address To The Parliament Of Canada, Ottawa, Canada 18 June 1990

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Friday, Aug 08

What is wrong with Islam?

What is wrong with Islam? Lest anyone think the question meaningless or superfluous, this piece, without prejudice to any one religious institution or belief, comes at a time when the eyes of the world is currently on the religion and most importantly the millions who profess the faith.

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What Osun poll further reveals

Last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State was fought almost like a war and at the end only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came out looking good. Despite all the prov...

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Sunday, Aug 03

Paul was not a disciple of Jesus

The good news proclaimed in the churches today is false. It is different from the one Jesus preached. Today’s good news is the one declared by Paul: “the good news of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24). This says: “Rejoice: Jesus died for our sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

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How pope-like pastors control people

Given the fact that many Nigerian pastors are title-maniac, it is surprising that no religious emperor from their league has officially designated himself a pope. Well, none may have arrogated the title, but many act like popes. One of the dictionary meanings of a pope that is applicable to this discourse is “a person with great authority and status.”

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The time to say “no more”

”We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”- Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel, United Nations General Assembly, 1972.

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