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Osoba’s Cold Wars and Last Laugh, By Louis Odion

For the Akinrogun of Egbaland, there is surely more to a name. With “Olusegun” translating roughly as “the conqueror”, there can be no better evidence of a predestination to prevail over adversaries. That steely durability could only have resulted from a fortitude steeped in a deep spiritualism cultivated early in…
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Revamping Buhari’s Shambolic Foreign Policy, By Femi Aribisala

What we need to do therefore is to invest in Nigerians and then use our foreign policy to promote the Nigerian. Foreigners already know that Nigerians are energetic, enterprising and resourceful. Let us build on this from inside out, then leverage on it in our foreign policy. Nigeria’s foreign policy…
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Fasoranti and Rise of Nigeria’s Un-Nigerian President, By Festus Adedayo

The killing on Friday of the daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, 94-year old leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba group, may yet be throwing up two apparent equations in a post-Fulani herdsmen-sympathetic Nigerian leadership which may begin in 2023. The first is that, President Muhammadu Buhari may be the last Nigerian…
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Fascists, Racists and Humanists, Europe Has Them All, By Owei Lakemfa

The irony is that the Europe that produced fascists like Benito Musolini and Matteo Salvini, that gave the world racists like Adolf Hitler and King Leopold II, also gave us humanists like Mother Theresa and Carola Rackete. The struggle to either save lives, or allow them sink to the sea…
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African SEZs and GVCs In the Age of Automation (3), By Rafiq Raji

Automation and Industry suggest Africa’s place in global value chains, not remarkable at the moment in any case, may be non-existent if and when it finally gets its act together. This is because GVCs themselves might have become obsolete by then, with production and consumption becoming domestic or regional. Way…
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