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Bring Back The Internet: 7 Countries Cracking Down On Internet Use -By Mercy Abang

It shocking that in the 21st century, activists, advocates, and development agencies have to continue to agitate for citizens’ access to the Internet. Internet accessibility has undoubtedly become a fundamental human right, but some governments, particularly those in developing nations, continue to restrict their citizens’ Internet access. To best describe the Internet in formal terms, […]

  It has become a usual plea in courts and words of apology by rapist to the general public that “it is the devil’s handwork” for them to have committed the offence of rape. In is not also a strange development that all wicked acts are attributed to devil which there is no doubt about […]

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  Over the weekend, former military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) gave out his daughter in marriage and the media could not seem to get over the spectacle of the number of private jets that landed in Minna, Niger State. The wedding was not the first instance of a crass exhibition of private jets by […]

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I was honoured to recently participate in the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa discussion in Durban, which provided a chance to reflect on both the pace of progress across our continent, and some of the stubborn challenges we must overcome. This year’s discussion centered on “Achieving Inclusive Growth” and addressed one of our most […]

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  The Big Five Safari is an experience that should be on every bucket list. Touring the Maasai Mara – Serengeti ecosystem is a journey full of epic scenery that makes a drop in your bucket of experiences. The vastness of the savannah plains dotted by Zebras, Giraffes, Antelopes and Wildebeests grazing harmoniously makes an […]

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  In a treacherous Nigerian political terrain, embarking on a journey without a map is akin to a ram going to a head-fight without a skull. Even with a map, you still need to know the contours and other geophysical attributes of your domain in order to navigate the challenges you will encounter in the […]

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  There are important lessons to be learnt from the detention and recent release of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), a breakaway faction of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra. MASSOB was formed in 1999 by Ralph Uwazurike, an Indian-trained lawyer ostensibly to realize the Biafra. In […]

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If suicide be supposed a crime, ’tis only cowardice can impel us to it. If it be no crime, both prudence and courage should engage us to rid ourselves at once of existence, when it becomes a burden. – David Hume In recent times in Nigeria, suicide has become a very popular subject of concern. […]

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  Today is not only declared as public holiday by the Federal Government of Nigeria to mark the workers day, it is a moment for deep reflection on the state of employees in both private and public sectors of the nation’s economy. With the economic recession currently inflicting the fabrics of the nation, workers appear […]

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  Crafting the article’s title as a question is both rhetorical and substantive. But the danger is that as a rhetorical question, it is assuming a lot. Of course, everyone, at a superficial level, knows that the Internet is a dynamic technological innovation that has become very significant to the ways we imagine our contemporary […]

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