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UNDERAGE MARRIAGE: A final word on child marriage

According to the respected Islamic scholar, Professor Ishaq Akintola, there is ‘no age restriction in Islamic marriage’. He may well be right and I honestly believe that Islam, like Christianity, is a humane and compassionate faith which seeks to protect the weak and guide its adherents on the path of righteousness and light.

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2015: How Far Can Tambuwal Go? By Theophilus Ilevbare

It is no longer news that Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the House of Representatives is been courted to hoist the northern flag in the 2015 presidential contest as he is said to possess the qualities the nation requires at the moment, though he has not officially declared his intention to contest for the plum job, only a naïve political observer will claim ignorance of his lofty ambition.

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Education: Focusing on the States and Local Councils

By Simeon Nwakaudu More than any time in the past, the officials superintending the education sector have subjected themselves to the highest possible level of scrutiny and accountability. The reason for the continuous high level of accountability stems from the …

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The Smell of Gunpowder

For many Turkish soldiers returning from the conflict in the southeast, the past is disturbingly ever present. In Turkey, compulsory military service applies to all male citizens from the age of 20 and thousands have been sent to the southeast …

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Nigeria and the 2015 Deadline

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba In 2010 when the drumbeats for the 2011 general elections in Nigeria grew louder, a group of elders in Northern Nigeria, called the Northern Elders Forum, made very threatening noises and insisted on having a Nigerian …

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2015 And Chido’s Hornet’s Nest

By Godwin Onyeacholem No matter where they reside, whether in Nigeria or outside, critical chroniclers of this country’s roller-coaster existence have always been the butt of disparaging comments from jaundiced participants who find themselves in the maddening struggle towards building …

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2015: Who will defeat Jonathan?

Let me say from the outset that it would be scandalous and a grave mistake for the opposition – and by this, I refer to the All Progressives Congress (APC) – to look toward any of the gladiators in the …

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