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If democracy comes to grief, blame politicians!

There are some bitter truths that those in the temporary house of power may not like to hear. One such truth is the fact that democracy is not a surefire assurance that a country will prosper. Autocracy, its supposed opposite, is also not guaranteed to lead to misery. If Democracy were an infallible system of Read More…

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Addressing the Challenge of ‘Area Boys’: Lagos Striving for Safer Streets and a Healthier City

Lagos, the bustling metropolis in Nigeria, is a city grappling with a persistent menace: street urchins, commonly referred to as “Area Boys.” These individuals, often young men, roam the streets, disrupting the lives of residents and wreaking havoc on the city’s socioeconomic fabric. With a staggering population of over 20 million residents, Lagos is bursting Read More…

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NGO to walk in Lagos neighbourhoods for persons with disabilities

The Irede Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has finalised plans for its annual advocacy walk to promote inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in society. This was revealed in a statement made by the foundation’s executive director, Mrs. Crystal Chigbu, on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Chigbu, the walk, which will be held on April Read More…

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Crazy World of Tribalism and Media-phobia

Tribalism is to Africa what racism is to the West. It is the African version of black-on-black violence, except that ours is unmatched in the crudity of the implements of violence and the tenacity with which we insist on handing over the chalice of hate to the coming generation. Some people are not content with Read More…

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New York gun restrictions survive U.S. Supreme Court review

The United States Supreme Court denied a lawsuit by a group of New York weapons retailers against a slew of Democratic-backed gun-control legislation enacted by the state last year, which the firms claimed damaged their bottom lines. The justices dismissed the dealers’ request to stay the legislation, some of which placed gun safety standards on Read More…

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Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages

The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to marry in its churches, according to plans unveiled on Wednesday, in which the centuries-old organisation stated that marriage is between a man and a woman. Bishops, one of the three parts of the Church’s governing body called the General Synod, came up with the Read More…

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Lagos govt warns RTEAN members against disrupting peace

Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, in a statement on Wednesday warned members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) not to upset the peace and tranquillity being enjoyed in Lagos state. He issued the warning after a brawl broke out in some parts of the state, following a protest Read More…