What can France, Germany and others do to de-escalate Russia-induced tension around Ukraine apart from threat of retaliation/dialogue?

That’s a very difficult question my friend I know, right? Yes, indeed. I know France President Emmanuel Macron, was in Berlin on Tuesday for a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on the matter of Russia-induced tension around Ukraine. He said, “if there is an attack, there will be retaliation and the price will be very high.” For a moment, I thought I heard something…

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Timipade Kemepade’s apology to JAMB over a 21-year-old malpractice and the value of a conversation on restitution

We must commend Timipade Kemepade for providing us valuable contents for an important conversation on restitution after news broke a couple of days ago that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) rejected his letter in which he apologized for taking part in examination malpractices 21years ago. The authorities at JAMB indicated that they will accept his apology if he disowned the certificates/awards he received…

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Another take on NASA’s report that Tonga’s January 15th volcanic eruption is equivalent to hundreds of Hiroshimas

Be not proud, dear superpower with nuclear weapons capabilities. Be not cocky by the knowledge of what you can accomplish with your nuclear armaments because some often-underrated forces of nature have capabilities that can dwarf, in a moment, whatever weapons of mass destruction that humankind have created over time. Different agencies of nature are capable of producing more explosive forces. And these agencies of nature…

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Why did the murder of 5year old Hanifa Abubakar pain and upset us so?

First of all, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of the precious little angel Hanifa Abubakar, who was allegedly murdered by her school teacher. May her innocent soul rest in peace. And may her death be a trigger that catalyzes the relevant agencies to see to it that the indiscriminate murder of children, which is becoming a worrying trend, is tackled head on….

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What were those over 100 ostriches that escaped from a farm in China thinking?

What would you have done if those who had imprisoned you for many months forgot to shut the gate to the prison? Please don’t insult me. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean it as an insult. But really, do ostriches think? They do not. Science has long established that fact. Yet the ostriches saw the opened door and knew what they should do? I don’t get…

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Unmissable aspects of that report about disabled Chinese man, Zhang Xiaodong who takes care of his paralyzed father

He is disabled while his father is paralyzed but he is the primary care giver for his father because he cannot afford to pay a care-giver from the about $110 subsidy allowance, which he receives monthly from the Chinese authorities. Although 36-year-old Zhang Xiaodong can only move his hands and arms, using his motorized wheelchair, he mops the floor, goes to the market to shop…

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20 years later, here are some images of staying power

On August 2nd, 2002, Newswatch magazine went to town with a lead story titled ’50 Most Powerful Pastors.’ Twenty years later, those who were the front liners then are still the front liners today. Within the period some of them passed away while some ‘newcomers’ have immersed themselves in the group of 50 yet the front liners remain the same. What is the secret of…

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Might grieving singer, Sinead O’Connor be helped by faith?

Might the grieving mother who has expressed her disappointment at the handling of her beloved son’s condition before the sad episode, find solace in faith? Might she whose trust in certain institutions have been badly shaken, find succor and consolation in faith? Might she who has already expressed a desire to ‘follow him,’ find in faith, reason to disregard the urge and go on living…

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