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South Africa: Will Ramaphosa Bring the House Down? (2), By Rafiq Raji

...he is certainly heading in the right direction. The key question is whether he would be able to stay the course as the casualties of his anti-corruption war start to get closer to home. Out of His Hands In a nutshell, while Ramaphosa’s position as African National Congress (ANC) president…
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Fostering Unity In Diversity, By Hannatu Musawa

A full comprehension of unity speaks to the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to thrive. In practice, unity in diversity includes accepting both agreement and disagreement; it leads to methods that embraces consensus, while accepting contestations in ways that do not entertain…
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Souvenir From Makkah: Writing Directly From the Ka’abah, By Murtadha Gusau

Friday, April 12, 2019 In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, Muhammad, his Family, his Companions, his Brothers and his…
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The Trajectory of Mass Killings, Atrocities and Scorched Earth In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The core problem therefore is that the state is largely absent in rural Nigeria, in terms of its role in social and security provisioning. There is widespread poverty, absence of social and physical infrastructure, access roads, schools and primary health centres. The state is however present as an organ of…
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Aliko, Arewa and the Multi-billionaire Truth, By Louis Odion

It is not exactly new talk; the news is that it came from the lips of Aliko Dangote, thus breaking the age-old culture of silence. Summoning a moral courage rare among the elite, the Forbes-certified richest black man came down hard on northern governors, while lamenting the clear and present…
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Again, Xenophobia In South Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Nigeria and other African countries need to explore all avenues available to pressure South Africa into taking responsibility and standing up to the dangerous fire of xenophobia burning within its borders. Fresh attacks on black foreigners have, once more, unearthed the cankerworm of xenophobia in South Africa. In the latest…
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Sartorial Commandments: ABU’s Assault On Freedom of Expression, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Universities are established for learning and the search for truth. The vitality of Nigerian universities came under threat long ago and the threat is now existential. Our institutions of learning are no longer spaces for contesting ideas, seeking and learning the truth, but a coliseum for gladiators to struggle for…
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