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Pope Francis: Animals Go To Heaven

Pope Francis: Animals Go To Heaven

Pope Francis declared recently in his regular weekly address at St. Peter’s Square that animals go to heaven. He made the statement while trying to comfort a boy who was upset about the death of his pet dog. Quoting several biblical passages as evidence that animals go to heaven, Pope Francis said, “The holy scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: We Must Scale This Fence. – Adebayo Coker

I was not able to watch the clip of the jumping legislators till last week Sunday. Remember I told you I didn’t want anyone to put sand in the garri I was enjoying at Ake Arts and Books Festival (AABF). By the way, for some of us that are complaining about the dearth of the reading culture and literary life ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Asceticism vs Epicureanism.- Adebayo Coker

Earlier this week, our polymath Prime Minister, who had on many occasions ‘rebased ‘our minds that our  economy is standing gidigba, finally announced that we should expect  some measure of imposition on our ‘normal’ life as a nation. I can’t imagine a Nigeria where a minister can’t ride a three-million-dollar car; a Nigeria where a Director in a government parastatal  ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Of Nominal, Normal and The Extreme by Adebayo Coker.

  Just as the common example, Ramadan has come to an end and a sharp upsurge in the patronage of brothels and beer parlors are noticeable.  Do not get me wrong, same could be said of quadragesimal period. A great number of us display piety louder than the Pope and the chiefest of Sheikhs just around those periods that we ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Your Daily Bomb-o-scope, Don’t Go Out Without It. -Adebayo Coker

The life of a Nigerian is not worth more than a pawn on a chess board; that is to say, nothing is too big for the Nigerian politician to sacrifice: as long as it is not his/her ambition, he/she is okay by it. Nigeria is going down, locally and internationally. There is no denying it. We need help. The blood-esurient ... Read More »

UN Chief Launches Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

UN Chief Launches Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Thursday a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had “shattered” their lives.  “The mutilation of girls and women must stop in this generation, our generation,” Ban said on a visit to the Kenyan capital Nairobi. “Men and boys must also be encouraged ... Read More »

#Pausibility: Excuse Me! This is a Secular State. -Adebayo Coker

My good friend and brother, Jeff Underwood asked me earlier in the week if I’m considering posting any other thing on my blog apart from politics. It’s a good question as I have asked myself the same over and again; in fact, I attempted being apolitical on my blog sometime back but to tell you the truth, there is no ... Read More »

#Wobbled Words, Stories Inspired By Real Life

Ladies and Gentlemen, I recollect the events of that sunny Saturday morning. I had gone to register a new chip that I just bought in compliance with the new rule of the National Communication Commission that all telephone lines must be registered. The young lady at the desk punched my information into the system meticulously.  “What is your occupation?” she ... Read More »

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Addressing RMNCH, Delivered in partnership – @Lanre_Olagunju

Multi-Sectoral Approaches to Addressing RMNCH, Delivered in partnership – @Lanre_Olagunju

Maternal mortality and morbidity can be reduced and prevented using cost effective approaches and interventions. For maternal and newborn health to record appreciable achievement, other social determinants must also be recognized and attended to. With integrated of multi-sectoral policies now coming into play across the continent, the provision of robust approaches that enhance advocacy, policy dialogue, and also planning are ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: ARMISTICE WITH AN EYE CYST?- ADEBAYO COKER

One of the news items, in fact, it was reeled as a Breaking News item, last weekend was the Ceasefire Deal that was entered into by the FGN with Boko Haram. I am sure so many of us will say it is a welcome development; but immediately I saw that piece on Channels TV I knew this is another of ... Read More »

#MrJudgemental ‘ Twerking The New Cool For A Nigerian Sister ‘ #IGoTwerkForVotes

#MrJudgemental ‘ Twerking The New Cool For A Nigerian Sister ‘ #IGoTwerkForVotes

So i was gonna publish and talk about this for over one week, but i realized i didn’t want be the Mr Judgemental victim for the week to be one who her response to my judging her would be to twerk over chris brown pls dont judge me song as her reponse to this. But after careful analysis over the ... Read More »

What Is Surulere?…Inspired By Dr SID By Dr. Soyombo Ayomikun

What Is Surulere?…Inspired By Dr SID By Dr. Soyombo Ayomikun

1.Surulere is not a place But a painful state A state not marked on the world’s map A state of tears and hope   2.Surulere is the pains endured As the heart dreams of victory Neglecting the shortcuts to fame Because of the knowlege that riches laboured for lasts forever   3.Surulere is the little girl With tattered uniforms but ... Read More »

2015 and Beyond: Building a Future in which Children Survive and Thrive – @Lanre_Olagunju

2015 and Beyond: Building a Future in which Children Survive and Thrive – @Lanre_Olagunju

If there is one essential process, that if adopted across the nations of Africa, could make a difference to the future of the continent’s children; it is that improving child health must be an essential component of African sustainable development. Many low and middle income countries will continue to miss out on real, sustainable growth as long as the number ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: EKITI, A GLIMPSE OF MORE KITI KITI TO COME- ADEBAYO COKER

I am one of those that never abused or cursed the people of Ekiti on the choice of the Governor they elected in the last gubernatorial election of the state. In fact, I stopped talking about Ekiti politics the moment the result of the said gubernatorial election was announced; I even congratulated and wished the Governor-elect God’s guidance in his ... Read More »

#PAUSIBILITY: PROLIFERATION OF NONSENSE- ADEBAYO COKER

I have not been too frequent on social media lately as I have been going through a self- prescribed curative therapy, aimed at purging myself of ‘textiety’, as I was fondly glued to the internet mainly through my phones; but here I am well drowned in a deluge of messages that have flooded my handles, some of which are soliciting ... Read More »