All posts tagged with: nigeria

JUST ONE OLIVE BRANCH

Posted September 30, 2014 no picture Eric Mbotiji

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Member since September 27, 2014
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The world we live in today has a lot of resources to offer to everyone. God gave us 24 hours in a day, and it now depends on how we utilize this to exploit natural resources to make a promising and sustainable future. We are all expecting that conducive, peaceful and favorable environment where our plans can materialize and prosper. I know countries with great natural resources and potentials, yet people still live on less than one dollars a day, which is living below the pover...


Praises for a local hero: Benjamin Adekunle

Posted September 27, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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As the world celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21, I found myself thinking about soldiers and the dangerously volatile conditions they work in. With the spate of attacks in different parts of the world, they have to confront this as a normal working environment, uncertain of the outcome. What’s more? Troops are now being deployed to fight deadly Ebola. As I began to feel deep appreciation for soldiers, I sought to find out about Brig.-Gen Benjamin Ad...


Memories of Ogoni Prepare us for Future Battles

Posted September 24, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Reported by Cadmus Atake, Zaid Shopeju and Oluwafunmilayo Oyatogun It is commonly said that what a man can do, a woman can do better, but in the case of Ogoni the women seem to have been relegated to the back burner for too long. Ogoniland has become the poster child for environmental problems in Nigeria, especially as a result of unscrupulous extraction activities of multinational corporations. So, even though the women of Ogoni were well aware of the problems surrounding...


Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Africa

Posted September 20, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Africa is the second most populous and 'youngest' continent on earth, having the highest concentration of youth. Up to 70 per cent of Africa’s people are under the age of 30. According to Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Africa region, the current youth of Africa are not only important for Africa but also for the world. However, young people in the continent face grave unemployment challenges. At her current level of development, one would doubt...


AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BOMBER MAN

Posted September 19, 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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Member since June 22, 2013
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To whom it may concern (with all due respect).... I have heard and read lots of shocking things about you. I don’t even know which ones to believe. Most of these issues really got me thinking out loud. Firstly, I hear you plan to comfortably sit in Aso Rock one day. Are you for real? Is it the 400m monolith on the outskirts of Abuja or the presidential villa? Just in case this is true, your counterparts in much smaller nations have not yet succeeded in attaining this seemingly unattainable f...


Speak out, our Voices Count! My Digital Mapping Experience

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Maimuna Yusuf Ahmad

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All these past days of September have been fun for me! Why? Because I have been choosen as a youth mapper! I thought that all I had to do was take pictures and post them online, but no, it's more than that. Because I am not only mapping but I am also enlightening people. Poor refuse disposal. This is the major challenge in my country and in my mapping area (Kano, Nigeria), people tend to dispose refuse in any available space they see due to lack of recycling companies....


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


“Who will care for us?” and more in the news this week

Posted September 7, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The first work week of September has been enriching. I got to know about a number of eye-opening publications released this month. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict - a network of international non-governmental organizations, striving to protect children in war zones - released one of such reports. According to their website, Watchlist was formed in 2001 by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and re...


My Conclusion-What matters most to youth?

Posted August 30, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are wondering what I am concluding, kindly check the first two posts here and here. It is great to know that our youth know what changes to expect and demand from our leaders for the benefit of society and national prosperity. After listening and interacting with many young people like myself, I have come up with some wrap-up points-or words of wisdom, like the older people say it here. I hope many youths find invaluable advice in these words. 1. Education is not...


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