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Rohingya People And Myanmar Military Onslaught -By Elvis Ogah

  As you read this, world leaders are gathered under one roof for the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) in New York. The General Debate opened today, with the theme, ‘focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for all on a Sustainable Planet’. This theme, coupled with […]

  The speech delivered by President Muhammadu Buhari at the on-going United Nations General Assembly in New York is the highest display of hypocrisy by a President whose commitment to democratic ideals are in doubt. How can a President who is fiecely opposed to restructuring in Nigeria go to the United Nations and be demanding […]

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  Some sad new filtered in from Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Again we saw proof of people’s willingness, both law enforcers and breakers, to sink into the lowest depth in terms of cruelty to fellow human beings. An attack of over 24 security sites by what Myanmar’s government called a terrorist Rohingya group that […]

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  One of the most fascinating quotes I have come across lately was the one I read on my way to Liberia which says that Africa is not poor and Africa is only looted. Coincidentally, no other country confirms that sad reality better than this resource rich West African country. On our arrival at Monrovia […]

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  Feminism in Nigeria’s context is quite different from the outright definition generally accepted by the wider scope around the world and to show the path for this meaningful argument comes in Nigerian feminists and their group of followers. Feminism stands for equal right for men and women, an ideology that sets its foot in […]

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  Attacked with impunity, stripped of the vote and driven from their homes, the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority of about 1.3 million in the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma), are considered as the most persecuted minority in the world. The Rohingya, according to many historians and Rohingya groups, probably arrived in what was then […]

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  Last weekend a judicial bombshell was surprisingly dropped in Nairobi, Kenya. It was indeed, from all indications, one monumental electoral verdict with continental implications. Four out of six Supreme Court Justices in the East African country had reached the historic decision that validated the opposition position that the recently-conducted presidential poll did not sufficiently […]

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  Mr. President, I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void. Four out of six justices nullified an election in which 10.6 million or 54 percent voted for you as their choice, each Justice assuming the equivalent or more of 2.6 million Kenyan […]

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  From the apocalyptic Hurricane Harvey in Texas to lately the hellish wildfire in Los Angeles, these are surely agonizing moments for the United States. In a rather dazzlingly rapid succession, the two natural disasters, the worst in half a century, have forced America’s second and fourth largest cities to their knees, exacting heavy human […]

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  “Nigeria has the unenviable position of being at the bottom of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index. Its social spending (on health, education and social protection) is shamefully low, reflected in very poor social outcomes for its citizens. More than 10 million children in Nigeria do not go to school and 1 in […]

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