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Feature: The Rock That Was Mama Winnie

Feature: The Rock That Was Mama Winnie

  Very few people in South Africa can claim to be unfamiliar with the statement:  ‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock’. This statement, which grew popular in the 1950s, became a rallying international slogan to demonstrate the strength of women in their fight against the Apartheid government’s atrocities. No one can claim […]

Nigeria: Matthew Hassan Kukah’s Take On Killings, Issues In Southern Kaduna

Text of a Sermon preached at the Burial of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan on Thursday, 15th March, 2018 by Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese.   When my metropolitan Archbishop, Matthew Ndagoso called to tell me that roles had been assigned ahead […]

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RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote A Book That’s Now More Important Than Ever

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone dward Herman, the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent, has died. He was 92. His work has never been more relevant. Manufacturing Consent was a kind of bible of media criticism for a generation of dissident thinkers. The book described with great clarity how the system of private commercial media […]

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Maternal, Child Mortality: How Northern Women Risk Their Lives – Leadership

  By Beatrice Gondyi For 37-year old Bilhatu Gideon (not real name), her sixth pregnancy was just like any of her previous pregnancies, until she had a miscarriage on her way back to Bauchi from Abuja, where she had gone on official assignment. The pregnancy was two months old at the time she lost it. […]

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Adopting Child Birth Spacing, Way To Reducing Maternal Mortality

By Longtong Ibrahim Kaduna (Nigeria) – Child Birth Spacing (CBS)/family planning has been identified as major way through which women could avoid high risk pregnancies and care for their children; thereby reducing maternal mortality as well as enhance proper development of the child. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Family Planning (FP) is; “a […]

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PMB His Gucci Shoe, And Some Moral Questions

By John Danfulani, Ph.D I don’t know when, but guess it was not too long ago, some eagle eye compatriot sighted PMB majestically wearing an expensive Gucci shoe. Experts searched Gucci main stores and others marketing their products to know the actual price of the shoe. It was discovered,the Gucci shoe cost over 600USD, meaning […]

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Hadiza Bala Usman: Kaduna Or Katsina State

By John Danfulani, Ph.D The Thisday daily of 12th July 2016 had a headline “Buhari Considers Hadiza Bala Usman As Head of NPA”. Similarly, dozens of other new and old media made this story their headline. Ms or Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman is currently the Chief of Staff to Governor Nasir Ahmed El-rufa’i of Kaduna […]

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El – Rufa’i And His Staff Verification Exercise

By John Danfulani, Ph.D Gov. Nasir Ahmed El-rufa’i, the chief tenant of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna,is a record setting/breaking persona. In simply terms,he is a trailblazer. You can’t find any state chief executive in Nigeria with his kind of record. Within his first year in office( 29th May 2015-29th May 2016) Mr.El-rufa’i has said […]

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