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Curbing Growing Cases Of Child Rape

By OLUGBEMIRO O. MICHAELN

AS Nigerians continue to react to the alleged legitimization of child marriage in the country by the senate house, an even more disturbing menace concerning under-age girls has taken worrisome turns.

Opinion

Still On Need For SHELL To Relocate SNEPCO Office

By ZIK GBEMRE

We have in several occasions raised the above subject matter to the attention of relevant Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) authorities, the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Delta State Government, including authorities in Royal Dutch Shell – Hague and Shell Centre-London, but up till

Religion

Of Zakah And Sadaqat

By Imonofi TanUti Momodu

O you who believe shall I lead you to a bargain that will save you from grievous suffering (in this world and in the life to come)? You are to believe in Allah and His messenger and strive hard in Allah's cause with your possessions and your lives: this is for your own good-if you had known it (as-saff 10-11) (0 Muhammad) also mention (to the) in the Book (the story) of Ishmail

Reflection

Relationship Between Ramadan And Lenten Season

By Rev. Fr. John Damian AdizIE



Nigeria is a nation that is richly endowed with variety of tribal, cultural and religious values/practices. Christianity and Islamic religions are the two major religions in Nigeria. Variety , people say, is the spice of life but unfortunately in the case of Nigeria the relationship between the Muslims and Christians has been characterized by misunderstanding, religious war, violence and terrorism that it will be very difficult to convince anyone that there is some kind of similarity between some Christian and Islamic practices.

 

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Nigerian Observer
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Monday August 12, 2013
 

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Even Our Children Have Become Victims Of Our Fears

By EJIRO BARRETT

Nigeria has had its fair share of atrocious acts of gruesome violence that speak of a complete disregard for human life, but nothing supersedes the inhumanity exposed in mob attacks against children that seems to have been largely ignored by the authorities.

Judiciary

Restoring Citizens’ Confidence In Nigeria’s Judiciary

By Dada Ahmed/Friday Idachaba

By most accounts, the wind of corruption is blowing across virtually all the facets of human endeavours and national life in Nigeria. However, concerned observers lament that the social problem has also affected the judicial arm of government, which is largely regarded as “the last hope of the common man’’.

Cutting Edge

EDO 2016: What APC Must Do (2)

By Obuseh Jude

The introductory piece to this series ended with a maze of questions bothering on what constitutes the Action Congress of Nigeria (now All Progressives Congress) ‘s success

Editorial

Resolving ASUU Strike

FOR the second month running, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is prosecuting an indefinite strike action to press home their demand for the implementation of a 2009 agreement reached with the Federal Government and a Memorandum of Understanding entered into with the same government based on the 2009 agreement and how best to implement.

Bottomline

Levels Of Truth In Dialogue

By Fr. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua
MY article, “THE VALUE OF TRUTH IN DIALOGUE”, published in the Sunday Trust and Pilot newspapers of June 16, 2013 have attracted some questions and reactions that call for the need to clarify some concepts like natural truth, moral truth and religious truth”.

Art Alive

Pedagogy Of Visual Journalism...

By FRANCIS ODUPUTE
Engage Your Audience: What is one of the most effective ways to get the attention of the ordinary man on the streets understand and imbibe climate change consciousness? Show him a serious picture. .

 


Cassava Processing Plant: Farmers Hail FG

 

Uyo - The Federal government’s plan to set up a cassava processing plant in Akwa Ibom has attracted commendation from farmers in the state.


Mrs Uduak Archibong, who was among some prominent farmers who had reacted to the development, told newsmen in Uyo that the move was a “welcome development” and “very essential”.


Archibong said:“If actually established, the industry will encourage more farmers to go into the production of more cassava in the state both for local consumption and for export.”


She said that apart from creating job opportunities for some people, the cassava plant would check “undeserved waste” of the produce.


It will be recalled that the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, had made known the Federal Government’s plan to establish a cassava processing plant in the state.


Adesina, who, disclosed this during a courtesy call on Gov. Godswill Akpabio recently in Uyo, stated that the proposed industry would have the capacity to produce about 7,000 tonnes of cassava products.


He commended the state government for supporting Federal Government’s efforts on fertiliser distribution to farmers, saying that there were expectations that Nigeria would soon become a food exporter, considering the volume of investments in the agricultural sector.


The minister observed that the provision of funds to women in the Women Agricultural Development Empowerment Programme (WADEP) had raised the level of food production.


He gave an assurance that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development would continue to remain partners with the state in food production.


Akpabio had thanked the minister for considering Akwa Ibom for the project and expressed the hope that it would impact positively on the lives of many people in the state.


The governor expressed happiness that the Ibom International Airport had been chosen for perishable goods exports, saying that the state was ready to engage in several efforts towards raising the standard of agriculture.