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ARTISTS HONOR CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE ISSUE 10. 2011

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Congresswoman

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Contents ISSUE 10. 2011

A Deutroscopic view of Nigeria...............................6 Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee honors AkwaIbom State Governor, H.E. Godswill Akpabio.........................................................................8 Snoop Dogg and D’Banj International Collaboration...............................................................13 The Singleton Touch: New Action Adventure for Director, John Singleton.....................................16 Laurence Fishburne stars in ‘Contagion’...............18 Artists honor Christy Essien Igbokwe...................20 The Choices you make..............................................22 Ifeoma and Anderson Star Studded Nuptial........26 Kenya Shines at Miss Face of Africa Texas...........46 Toyin Afolabi Celebrates Ultimate 5-day 50th Birthday........................................................................50 Charles and Ify Solemnize their Union in Dallas............................................................................56 Dish Network offers quality family friendly African Content.........................................................62 All the Glam at TAMMAE 2011 Mothers’ Appreciation Eevent.................................................64 Kachi Designs: A distinctive blend of Theatrical Cuts...........................................................68 The Fall of Muammar Gaddafi: What Next?.......70

Exchange and Bartering.....................................72 Highlights from ‘The Ladies Roundtable’...........................................................73 Segun Gele Hand Fans.......................................78 The Transition of ‘Gele’ to Couture.................80 Fisker Karma Electric Luxury Hybrid.............85 Tresor Brilliant: Mystifying Splendour from the stable of Vlisco.................................................86 Studio D-Maxsi: From Paris with love............88 3 good reasons to build a Garden Shed...........90 Kenny’s Cafe.........................................................92 Kenya, the Marine National Parks and Reserve..................................................................94 Male Factor Infertility? There is hope.............97 A Glass of French Wine.....................................99 Poisson Braise......................................................99

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Editorial

A Deuteroscopic View of Nigeria Prof. E.A. Aduayi

Recent statistics indicate that Nigeria is the tenth largest pro- to the minimum. In addition, the honorarium being paid to ducer of crude oil in the world with an estimated 2,458,000 Youth Corpers should be enhanced appreciably for a realistic barrels per day (2010 CIA report). Other countries such as living condition. Employers accommodating Youth Corpers Malaysia, Argentina, Japan and Germany come behind Ni- should be mandated to treat them fairly and guarantee pergeria on the scale. At 51, the economic reality is that Nigeria manent employment for those who are qualified. Such emstill has not put its vast mineral resources to create a viable ployers should be commended and compensated with some infrastructural and industrial base for long term sustainabili- logistic or financial support by government. ty compared to all other listed countries. A second look at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS): This program issues such as corruption, youth orientation, health care and should be extended to all Nigerians irrespective of status. basic infrastructural development will shape the projected It should not be restricted to civil servants only. Rather, it course of the future. should involve those who live in rural areas, farmers, traders National Orientation Agency (NOA): Some NOA activities and the unemployed. Above all, health authorities should enare not well comprehended. Its role does not seem to perme- sure that drugs and materials intended for FREE distribution ate the psyche of the people. The agency should concentrate to patients through the Primary Health Care Program get to effectively on the following, among others: them without financial hindrance. (a) Inculcating the sense of patriotism and enhance our Training Program for Young Doctors: After training, they National values and discipline. are subjected to a period of re orientation (housemanship). (b) Heralding the slogan of one Nigeria and drastically Placement in this category is often cumbersome. It is nordiscourage ethnic affiliation, state or local government of mally not automatic. In some instances most doctors fail to origin, and lay emphasis on the need get placement and are rejected by to carry the banner of Nigerian citizen- “The present system of forcing some Teaching Hospitals and apship only. Medical Centers. Some Pensioners to report and queue in proved (c) Sensitizing Nigerians on govqualified doctors still remain unernment policies such as community some Ministries and Institutions employed in a Country that needs health, security consciousness, discidoctors. In addition, some far from their permanent homes trained pline through bill boards, jingles and of them that succeed in the prirallies. The NOA should play a more all in the name of re-verification mary examination find it difficult aggressive role and made to be as popget placement for the residency of pension data is humiliating and to ular as the EFCC program. And when they attain Corruption: Corruption debases our the cadre of a consultant, the hosshould be stopped.” integrity, our nationhood and our valpitals that initially trained them ues. It affects negatively, the perception of foreigners about cannot guarantee them jobs. If this is the case, why train us. Corruption should be tackled headlong and reduced to them in the first place if there are no jobs for them? the minimum. In this regard, the law enforcement agencies Pensioners/The Aged: These categories of Nigerians had should be commended for their efforts so far, under very sacrificed their youthful years to the service of the Nation. stressful, difficult and complex circumstances. However, They should be cared for. A dedicated welfare package such it is obvious that a few unpatriotic elements among them as free health care, transportation, dwelling places and recappear to be tarnishing the laudable efforts of the agencies. reation should be structured for them. The present system of These agencies which are expected to report to anti-corrup- forcing pensioners to report and queue in some ministries tion commissions should stand as watch dogs and interven- and institutions far from their permanent homes all in the ing units that will cater for defrauded Nigerians. name of re-verification of pension data is humiliating and Highways/Roads: Most of our roads are not motorable. Fo- should be stopped. The present ordeal of pensioners if not cus should be directed to rehabilitating them. The transna- checked will discourage the youths from putting their best tional highways should be given optimum attention and val- in the service of the Nation and make them fearful of their ued for improved and accelerated economic development. future as they approach old age. If retirement is made luRoad development should be devoid of political interjec- crative, the urge among the youths to acquire wealth by all tions. means, will reduce. This will go a long way to discourage Youths: These are the future of any Nation. Youths should be corrupt practices among them too. gainfully employed irrespective of their educational status. In my view, a deuteroscopic review of some existing policies An effective welfare package should be developed for them with direct relationship to the pointers above will impact the in the form of sustainable health care, youth agricultural sup- review and formulation of policies and projects that are beport schemes and scholarship. If this is done, it is expected ing undertaken by the present administration. that the high rate of delinquency in youths will be reduced

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