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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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Britain, Go Or Stay, Stop Diverting Attention, By Owei Lakemfa

I would have campaigned for the Brexit entertainment to continue, except that it is diverting attention from serious global issues like insecurity, senseless wars, growing mass poverty, hunger and climate change. A Nigerian genius, Odia Ofeimun asked me a rhetorical question: “How does a minority which takes control of the…
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Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

Why African Youth Are Switching to Old Leaders, By Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Several analysts have made attempts to establish the argument of ‘youth frustration’ with ‘bad governance’ as the key driving factors for the dramatic switch from younger to septuagenarian politicians in democracies. But the argument is not exactly that straightforward. There are deeper dynamics at play; the conspiracy of the power…
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