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4 Industries that will disappear before the Year 2030

By Levi Borba They employ almost 1/4 of the workforce, but in less than 10 years these jobs will be history. Future events are uncertain, and detailed information about times to come is impossible. But we can use current trends, technological innovation, and reliable information to predict likely scenarios. During most of my career, this is what I did while working for global airlines. It worked fine — most of the time we were right. Predictions saved considerable money for these companies. Saving money. In that lives the biggest benefit...
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Nigerians and the significance of democracy

Dr Okoye By Dr. Paul Okoye I am compelled to address this issue after years of sorrows and hardship, democracy had inflicted on the long suffering Nigerians by these over surfeited hypocrites called politicians. Fela had called it ‘democrazy’ but we listened not. Fela does not possess a degree from the Ivy League or the Queens Triangle. Today is a day of sober reflection because there is nothing to celebrate especially when this posthumous award of democracy to Abiola was done by a president whom democracy does not exist in...
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Ndigbo: The Inconveniences of Liberty

Dr Paul Okoye By PAUL OKOYE Liberty is the freedom to live according to one’s desire, way and convictions about life and the right to self-determination. The law comes in to the extent that this ‘your’ Liberty does not impede or constrain others’ right to freedom. In line with this argument, the enlightenment thinkers like Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau reasoned that law governed both heavenly and human affairs, and that law gave the king his powers and not vice versa. A state without it, evidently resorts to anarchy. Karl...
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Is Reggae music dying or dead?

Reggae legends Marley and Daddy U Roy By Desmond Ekwueme Reggae is one special kind of music that changed the world. It's Apostles come in different forms, acts and styles.... Some are highly "spiritual". Some are very philosophical. Some are very mystical. Some are realists. Some are social crusaders. Some are humanists. Some are activists....Some are nationalists. Some are freedom fighters. Some are preachers. Some are teachers. We can go on and on. The list of who the Disciples of Reggae are is inexhaustible. From Bob Nesta Marley to Ewart...
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Tribute to Victor Uwaifo @ 80

Sir Victor Uwaifo By Azuka Jebose The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, PMAN scheduled a press conference mid-noon that humid day in 1987. As a young entertainment editor, PMAN office, located inside the dirty alley of mid-town bustling Ikeja district, where the train tracks snaked through the neighborhoods of daily activities of hustlers, small business operators and hangers-on to life,  was always a happening place for entertainment reporters. Most days, I anchored my end day’s musings and runnings at the PMAN office, free-styling with Tony Okoroji, Late Okomeise, or just...
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Power and the common man

By SYLVESTER ASOYA In 1949, Death of a Salesman, a tragedy by Arthur Miller, the famous American playwright, premiered on Broadway. This powerful play that still addresses audiences strongly today changed the course of tragedy as a form of drama forever. But the greatest upset of Death of a Salesman is that the play confers on Willy Loman, the principal character without nobility, the title of a modern tragic hero. This is the reason Miller, a revolutionary dramatist, is closely associated with the term, “Tragedy and the Common Man”. Before...
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You want a Confederate Monument? My body is a Confederate Monument

By CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS NASHVILLE — I have rape-colored skin. My light-brown-blackness is a living testament to the rules, the practices, the causes of the Old South. If there are those who want to remember the legacy of the Confederacy, if they want monuments, well, then, my body is a monument. My skin is a monument. Dead Confederates are honored all over this country — with cartoonish private statues, solemn public monuments and even in the names of United States Army bases. It fortifies and heartens me to witness the...
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Igbo Unity: The New Agenda

Being a paper presented by Dr Paul Okoye during a World Press Conference hosted by Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, at Enugu on 11th of November 2020. All protocols duly observed. On behalf of Ndigbo Royal Heritage Worldwide, NIROH, I heartily welcome you all to this historical gathering. Your presence here today is a proof of your commitment to the advancement of the Igbo nation, which NIROH has been mandated to actualise without trading on the usual blame game. We do not need anyone to tell us that Igbo land...