Opinion

OOTC: Will the Third Party Candidates Please Stand Up?, By Chude Jideonwo

There is a place for third party candidates in Nigeria. But the space only exists for serious minded third party candidates. They call for the serious minded, with serious minded capacity, and an actual game plan for capturing electoral victory. Nigerians talk a good game about third party candidacies, especially…
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Opinion

Nigeria Should Approach Trump From a Position of Strength, By SKC Ogbonnia

The name of the game is a new Nigerian independence. It entails maximising the abundant resources within our local environment for the public good, and promoting local goods. The rebirth also calls for Nigeria to lead Africa to solemnly demand a slot in the UN Security Council or else explore…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

How Trump’s Traffic In Fake News Helped And Caught Up With Him, By Adeolu Ademoyo

...Congressman John Lewis’ claim that he did not believe that Donald Trump was legitimately elected, shows how Trump’s traffic in fake news as the modus operandi of his campaign of hate, racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and bigotry caught up with him, for if his election was partly driven and founded…
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Opinion

The Dangers of Exclusion: Lessons for Africa from Brexit and the US Elections, By ‘Dapo Oyewole

...in the shadow of ‘Brexit’, the rise of Trump and based on lessons from its own history, Africa has a chance to avert the dangers that come with economic and political exclusion. It can do so by opening up more political space to marginalised groups and spreading the dividends of…
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Columns

Trump, Buhari and the Crude Art of Wobbling and Fumbling, By Okey Ndibe

As one well suspected, Mr. Buhari’s indefensible tardiness was a symptom of a broader crisis: an inability to articulate a vision for Nigeria. The obsession with blaming his government’s inertia on the tragic choices made by former President Goodluck Jonathan is no substitute for thoughtful governance. On November 8, 2016…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Soyinka And Nigerian Trumpsters, By Adeolu Ademoyo

If the online community of Nigerian Trumpsters still does not see this implication of their attack on Soyinka, which shows their legitimising the allocation of moral and intellectual values to people based on looks and races, then it is indeed grim and frightful. It shows a lack of critical historical…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Protecting the Bible and Defending Pope Francis Against Bigotry In America, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Christianity does not and cannot validate and normalise racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, even when some in the past and now who claim to be Christians have historically used the Christian faith and its institutions to entrench slavery, bigotry and racism in the United states of America. "The virus…
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How American Christianity Betrayed God In The American Election, By Adeolu Ademoyo

When we all – Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Asian Americans etc - are in the bus on any of our Christian retreats, singing joyously about Christ salvation and our faith as a journey, can it really be said about us American Christians that “In…
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