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Jacob Zuma’s Resignation: Is Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s Saviour? -By Jeff Okoroafor

Jacob Zuma’s Resignation: Is Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa’s Saviour? -By Jeff Okoroafor

  The true reason why Jacob Zuma resigned as South Africa’s president is yet to be determined. Although he has claimed that his decision was not borne out of fear of the motion of no confidence or impeachment put forward by the parliament. “No life should be lost in my name” he said in his […]

  In May 2005, Holden Harriman Quinn, a hedge fund arbitrage based in Manhattan, New York, placed a huge bet against the future of Turkey. The very next day the Chief of Police in Ankara, the capital of that country, and the CEO of one of the country’s major industrial conglomerates, were found dead, shot […]

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  The 30th summit of African Union leaders in Addis Ababa on Monday came at a moment when the continent is struggling to find its bearings. And we didn’t need Donald Trump’s slur to remind us of the work that still needs to be done. After years of violent conflicts, Liberia just had a peaceful […]

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  Whichever way you look at it, the order by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, to re-investigate the resolution of the dispute surrounding Oil Prospecting Licence (OPL) 245 to determine if any offence was […]

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While there is a critical need for sceptical rationality in Africa, it has not been such a potent force in the region. Sceptical viewpoints are seldom visible in everyday talks and discussions, in public and national debates, in the mainstream media, in scholarly and popular literature. The mistaken belief that sceptical rationality is a Western […]

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Trump: One year of chaos -By Labaran Yusuf

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  It’s been a year since the Twitter-obsessed president of the United States, Donald Trump takes residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with him is a group of right-wing-advisors-turned-sycophants (the Bannons and the Jarvankas: Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law). Within days in office, the president turned the White House operations […]

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I’m not your ‘shithole’ -By Fola Ojo

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I am always enthralled by the science of Reggae musicology. My favourite craftsman was Bob Marley. Each time I listen to his songs, the flow of its lyrics seizes my soul in awe, and moves my heart like a yo-yo in a gyrating gratification. Under the weight of the words of wisdom in Marley’s ballads, […]

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  “We‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him” Hillary Clinton The international outburst that followed Trump’s reportedly comments referring to some African countries as “shitholes” is testimony to the fact that the whole World has not lost it dignity and human value. Perhaps, we should take solace that […]

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A Great Leap In Logic: The Shithole Ignoramuses Olympics -By Kennedy Emetulu

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MC: Welcome to the Nigerian Ignoramuses Olympics! This is a “Marathon ‘Leap In Logic’ Open Competition”. There are three Citizens in the arena, but the rest of you can join by just reading and later commenting. Please, please, please, you shouldn’t bother putting on your sportswear if you have a light brain, if you complain […]

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On Donald Trump’s “Shithole” Comment -By ‘Tope Oriola

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The Washington Post’s report on Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries has understandably reverberated around the world. Trump allegedly asked a bipartisan group of lawmakers “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump expressed a strong preference for immigrants from Norway and Asian countries. […]

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