Justine John DYIKUK

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 1st, 2013
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Justine John DYIKUK The theatre of the absurd unfolded recently when the former Governor of Zamfara State and member of the House of Assembly, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima persuaded the Senate to support underage marriage in Nigeria. Section 29 of the 1979 Constitution which deals with the manner of ren...
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May 29th, 2013
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By Justine John DYIKUK When a dog bites a man, it is no news but when a man bites a dog, it hits headlines. This popular saying among our people brings to the fore the unspoken truths cracking the walls of the very foundation of our nationhood even as we celebrate ‘Democracy Day’ today (29, […...
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Mar 23rd, 2013
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By Justine John DYIKUK In the chill of January 20, 2013, this writer chanced upon what was supposed to be a rejoinder to the sermon delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, his Excellency, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah at the requiem mass of the late Governor of Kaduna State; his Excellen...
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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By Justine John DYIKUK Official statistics from the Nigerian Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) show that the highest number of deaths and accidents occurred in last quarter of 2012. It indicted that an average of 15 people died daily from accidents in December leading to total deaths of 473 peopl...
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Feb 15th, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK The Malian crisis has precipitated reactions and counter reactions from without and within the African continent. This conflict is one of great concern as many have bared their minds about its impending danger. The situation is precarious with increasing death toll, hunger, nea...
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Feb 1st, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK A cursory look at the massive outrage that greeted the country following the judgement to wit ‘two (2) years imprisonment or an option of $1500 fine’ (the equivalent of N750,000) delivered by Justice Talba Abubakar on Tuesday 29, January 2013 in the widely celebrated pension fu...
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Jan 12th, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK As this writer sat reflecting on the state of affairs in both private and corporate Nigeria, many things came to his mind. While he was gleaning through the pros and the cons of our national life, he stumbled upon a tweet that captured the mode and moments of an expected though...
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Jan 3rd, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK While all around the world of Christendom (Christians and their friends) were enthusiastically awaiting the yuletide celebration for 2012, one Mr.  Eferovo Igho was clandestinely preparing an unpalatable meal to serve God’s children on Boxing Day. Vanguard of 26, December offer...
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Dec 17th, 2012
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by Justine John DYIKUK Travelling back home from South-South Nigeria for the yuletide season was one of great joy, eager expectation and an irresistible homely-summon. As the writer was preparing to crouse through the hinterland and picturesque plains of the Niger via the River Benue on 12 December, ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 13th, 2012
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BY Justine John DYIKUK As a TELL reader, I enjoy Tundun Adeyemo’s reflections.  Her piece on ‘Religion, Pastors and their Jets’ dated December 3, 2012 was on point and timely too. Despite its revolutionary stance, I feel that it has some food for thought for every pastor of soul. How could one have p...