Christian Youth and Political Participation

Introduction Let me clarify from the outset what I mean by each of the two key concepts. By Christian youth, I mean any individual who is ‘born again’ in the sense that Jesus meant it in John 3 verse 3 and who is between the ages of 15 and 29. However, I also recognize that …

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Elections 2015: Putting Youth at the centre of Governance in Rivers State, Nigeria

The next election cycle in Nigeria is now full-steam. Individuals across different party lines are positioning themselves to win their party’s nomination to present themselves as candidates for various political offices. The situation is similar across the country. One trend that is however emerging about this election cycle is the use of ethnicity and religion as …

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Shunting, the ‘Nigerian factor’ and tackling Corruption

In my previous post I indicated that I believed shunting was a big national challenge. My main thesis was that many people didn’t want to stay on the queue and this was contributor to corruption in our country. This weekend, I had an interesting exchange with two colleagues over breakfast which brought this subject to the …

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Youth Policy Coordination, Job Creation and reaping the Demographic dividend

I share in this article my thoughts on a number of issues raised during the Youth Development Minister - Mr Inunwa Abdul-Kadir’s, appearance on AIT’s 90 Minutes programme. I also make some recommendations which I hope would be of value to the work of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development. Definition of Youth The National …

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