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August 14, 2018

NULGE Strikes: Arising Issues Of Corruption And Constitutionalism

Recently, the National Union of Local Government Employees  (NULGE) representing the 774 Local government Areas in the country went on preemptive strike actions to protest the reluctance of the senate to agree to the constitutional amendment that will facilitate the end to the inconvenient marriage of local governments with their state governments Co joined by joint accounts in the receipt of federal allocations. The House of Representatives had earlier given the nod for the fiscal divorce but an obstinate and insensitive senate refused the amendment, perhaps for reasons that have not been made public. This development is coming in the…

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When a Christian may be convicted for marrying more than one wife

We live in a country where both the rich and the poor marry more than one wife and no one raises an eyelid It is important to understand that the Christian marriage is based on monogamy. Adam had one wife, Eve, to the exclusion of any other woman. God also made for Adam, a wife, rather than wives. Thus polygamy is man made and influenced by a zealous desire to multiply and dominate the Earth in the agrarian era, when we depended on subsistence farming. A marriage celebrated under the Act is therefore monogamous. It follows therefore that a person…

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National Outrage on the Pro Child Senate

“Nigeria is what it is because its leaders are not what they should be.” Chinua Achebe Nigeria was recently ranked as one of the foremost countries were children are killed for going to school following the Yobe message of 29 school children. More recently, the senate has made a downward review of the age of consent for girls from 18 years to advance religious sentiments. It is clear that under Islamic practices amongst fundamentalist Muslim countries, it is a stricture of law to validate the marriage of children often, between the ages of 8 to 13 years. A child is…

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