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Author: Philip Amiola

Harnessing Local Resources for Rural Development

Friday, April 22, 2016
Prickle Academy has demonstrated how rural communities can create sustainable social solutions by harnessing local resources. Also known as Prickle Educational Initiative, the non-governmental organisation works with rural communities, helping them identify their unique strengths thereby e ...

The Many Faces Of Slavery And Imperialism

Friday, November 27, 2015
The world was recently taken aback by news of a London-based Nigerian doctor, Emmanuel Edet, and his wife who were found guilty ofenslaving one Ofonime Sunday Inuk for 24 years. As pathetic as the case is, it is only one of many such cases, most of which never come to light. Ben Cooley to ...

Can We Really Trust Buhari To Bring Change?

Saturday, July 18, 2015
The tension and anticipation that heralded the March 2015 presidential election will not be forgotten in a hurry. With Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) screaming ldquo;change rdquo; and Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shouting ldquo;transformation rdq ...

Nigeria: The Dilemma Of A Nation

Monday, March 17, 2014
Nigeria is undoubtedly a country with great promise. On account of her favourable weather conditions and rich supply of natural resources, Nigeria was once described by my good friend, Olanike Omolehin, as a country situated in the heart of God; and I agree with her. However, in the same piece, s ...

We Are The Government!

Sunday, February 9, 2014
When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the belief system that makes us channel our creative energies towards blaming the government rather t ...

We Are The Government!

Sunday, February 9, 2014
When I wrote an article titled Failed Government or Failing Citizens in January 2013, I expected a reverberation of mixed comments. I was not disappointed. In that piece, I attempted to challenge the belief system that makes us channel our creative energies towards blaming the government rather t ...

Re-Writing The Nigerian Story Through Youth Development

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Recently, I met a bright American chap who is not favourably disposed to watching CNN because as far as he's concerned, CNN is an acronym for Constant Negative News. I didn't find it difficult to understand his viewpoint as I have often thought along those lines myself. Really, I believe my frie ...

New Number Plate And Drivers' Licence: Another Burden On The Nigerian Populace

Friday, September 27, 2013
Right from the educational system to political structure and every aspect of the economy, successive governments have continued to implement needless policies at the expense of the populace whom they claim to serve. Most of these policies which are initially touted as beneficial usually end up as an ...

Ese Walter And Pastor Fatoyinbo Scandal: Between Schadenfreude And Fair Opinion

Monday, August 26, 2013
I have taken a break from mass media for a while to take care of some personal projects. However, I have been so harangued by the sex scandal involving Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo and Ese Walter that I think I should offer a word or two on it. Reading Ese Walter's account on her personal blog, I couldn' ...

Underage Marriage and the Leadership Question

Sunday, July 21, 2013
I have never been more grieved about the condition of the Nigerian state. Why do our leaders continue to make us a laughingstock before the world? We were just recovering from the Governors' Forum fracas when we were again jolted by the show of shame in Rivers State House of Assembly. Now, the bug h ...

And God Said, Let There Be Sex

Friday, July 12, 2013
You're probably reading this article because the title got you curious, offended or slightly infuriated. If that's the case, I'm glad I got your attention. However, my intention is not just to arouse your curiosity but to remind you of some fundamental truths which we all know at least intuitively ...

STEMMING THE TIDE OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Saturday, May 25, 2013
From the tides of terrorism that have reached a climax in Nigeria to the torrents of similarly horrifying tidings across the world, it will probably take a full time job to keep track of the tragic events that have become a normal part of our day-to-day life. I was badly shaken when I read of a 25-y ...

Revisiting the LGBT Debate

Thursday, May 9, 2013
The volume of responses generated by my last article entitled, Gays and Lesbians, We Will Not Keep Quiet has put me under responsibility to write a sequel to address genuine concerns raised by some of my readers. First of all, I want to state that my position on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transg ...
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