The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is hardly known for making political statements or getting involved in undue controversies. He has, over the years, restricted his activities strictly to the propagation of the gospel of his Lord and master, Jesus Christ, across the world. Everything he says and does, by and large, revolve around his ministerial calling.
Cancer, also known as malignant neoplasm and the most feared word and disease in the world, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. It can also affect nearby parts of the body and more distant parts through the lymphatic system or the blood stream. There are over 200 different types of cancer that affect humans. The disease has been around as long as mankind but only in the second half of the 20th century did the number of cancer cases exploded. In 2007, cancer caused about 13% of all human deaths worldwide (7.9million).
The first key to understanding General Muhammadu Buhari, GMB for short, is his temperament. Many GMB narratives fixate on his perceived sectarianism, the misguided utterances that make him such a lightning rod in Nigerian politics. Few, if any, deal in any depth with the underlying cholericism that informed many of his actions. As Head of State, GMB sanctioned the execution of three young Nigerians under a retroactive decree.
For all it may be worth, the last tirade against President Goodluck Jonathan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is certainly one of the salvos intended to weaken the support base of the President as his enemies led by Obasanjo plan to hit him below the belt. But the reactions of Nigerians of varied backgrounds to Obasanjo’s old tricks show that Nigerians are no fools. The people’s condemnation of Obasanjo’s arrant hypocrisy has been overwhelming.
In 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) instituted December 1 every year as World AIDS Day. The objective is to provide a platform for the world to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Part of the aim is also to ensure that governments and policy makers meet the HIV targets they set, stand by the commitments they made and mobilize the necessary resources for a world where people do not die of AIDS related ailments. For each World AIDS Day from 2005 to 2010, the theme was “Stop AIDS”. The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day was”Focus, Partner and Achieve an AIDS-Free Generation”.
The public’s usual refrain to rising prices is that “manufacturers/suppliers/far
When forces that worked for the enthronement of Aminu Tambuwal were at work, they simply forgot that those who live by the sword die by the sword. When the back stabbing was on, it was, for them, not reasonable to think as persons of integrity. When it was acceptable to deprive Mulikat Akande the opportunity to be Speaker to represent the political interest of the South-West in the delicate political balancing in the country, the All Progressives Congress, APC, elements from the geo-political zone were comfortable selling their political birthright for a pot of stew.
Without ignoring irony as a characteristic value of a mature literary work- the maintenance of desperate perspectives- I wish to regard it here as also a mode of interconnection, as illuminating discrepancies. Awareness of discrepancy means awareness of at least the two elements required to create a discrepancy. In a non-ironic work suck nexus would be lacking, and the texture would be correspondingly thinner. The ironic connection may be between elements close or distant; it may be completed in actionable or verbal terms; and it may have different temporal aspects.
A recently published foresight study on Africa focuses on the potential role of knowledge and innovation as key to Africa’s future. The study conducted by a global network of predominantly African researchers under the aegis of the Open African Innovation Research, Open AIR makes a link between the continent’s economic prosperity and its political stability. The research points emphatically at one of the defining features of Africa -its burst of untapped youthful energy as the world’s youngest continent.
The unguarded statements by some prominent Nigerians about the prowess of the Boko Haram insurgents over the Nigerian Army and protests by various groups against the Federal Government to bring back the abducted Chibok girls embolden the Boko Haram sect. This should be discontinued. In February this year, the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shetima said, “...But honestly Boko Haram are better armed and are better motivated than our own troops”.