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Are We Really A Shithole Country?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

But we must never ignore the message. Never. And the hidden message in Trump's vitriol is that Africans will continue finding themselves at the wrong end of outbursts like this until we're serious about catching up with the rest of the world by building countries where personal and professional fulfillment…
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Christians: Watch Out for the First Fruits Scam!, By Femi Aribisala

419 pastors are already salivating, waiting to rob you of your entire January salary. Jesus says: “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’” (Mark 11:17). This statement was true in the time…
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Pakistan: Victim and Ally of Terrorism, By Owei Lakemfa

Pakistan protests that it is not sponsoring terrorism; I am inclined to believe it, except that a person suspected of being a thief should not be found cuddling a neigbour’s sheep. Its training, funding and support for the terrorists in India’s Kashmir and Jammu provinces clearly mark Pakistan out as…
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The Exposure of Fulani Hegemonic Pretensions, By Rafiq Raji

The hesitation of the Fulani at the top echelons of power in Nigeria today in going mercilessly after the errant ones amongst their brethren, who are killing innocent farmers because of pasture for their cows, may be their undoing. Because when people despair, after help hoped for disappoints, what follows…
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Justice In the Life of Messenger of Allah (Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him), By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our Noble Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family, his Companions and his true followers. Brothers and Sisters! Allah says…
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The 2019 Elections and the Nigerian Party System, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The problem with the parties remain that they do not really have members and they show little regard to democratic rules in their internal affairs. As the chairman of INEC explained, the key role these parties will play in the coming elections is to clog the ballot. The greatest challenge…
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A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics, By Okey Ndibe

...Mr. Maduekwe deserves celebration for keeping his head when most people around him were losing theirs. A person of his ethical disposition and moral spine shows that it pays to do the right thing. I have often argued that Nigeria’s political arena is designed for the criminally minded. That criminal…
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Benue Pogrom: Dancing On Victims’ Graves, By Louis Odion

Surely, courage is needed to bring a murderer to justice, especially when s/he happens to be a relation. The inspector general of police needs it. Otherwise, he would not take liberty to describe the Benue killings as the consequences of a "communal clash", even when the leadership of Miyetti Allah…
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