Columns

Dribbling Johnson on Brexit and Trump In Syria, By Owei Lakemfa

Political leaders tend to copy the dribblers; dribbling their nations. But quite often, these end up dribbling themselves and even playing themselves out of power. One of the largest religions in the world is football. It is also the most non-sectarian of the lot. At the heart of football are…
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Columns

Three Blind Mice: Johnson, Trump and Netanyahu, By Owei Lakemfa

Netanyahu, Johnson and Trump remind me of another old British rhyme, a 1609 tale about three mischievous and adventurous mice which a farmer’s wife chased, blinding them. It runs: “Three blind mice/Three blind mice/See how they run/See how they run/They all ran after the farmer's wife/Who cut off their tails…
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Columns

Brexit, English Tribalism and the Difficult Future for European Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

For too long, the English masses had been constrained by their ruling class to bottle their xenophobia against everybody else but Brexit liberated them. The Referendum was run on the official platform of restoring the sovereignty of Parliament. Now we know it was a ruse. It was about the superiority…
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Opinion

The North-East and Ogoniland: a Tale of One Nigeria?, By Saatah Nubari

The Niger Delta, Nigeria’s very own heavily populated Chernobyl, felicitates with the people of the North-East, Nigeria’s very own Baghdad. Maybe succour will come to the Delta too since it is One Nigeria, or maybe it is a every-man-for-himself Nigeria. Whichever way, we are diligently taking notes. It has been…
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Guest Columns

The Politics of Bombings and Airstrikes, By Owei Lakemfa

While the ‘international community’ tolerates airstrikes against civilian areas in Mosul, it has severely attacked Russia for carrying out Mosul-like airstrikes in Aleppo. Airstrikes, the pounding of the ground by powerful bombs raining from the skies, are on-going in three countries of the Middle East. Although the targets and victims…
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