Opinion

Coronavirus and the Media: Perfect Instruments of Modern Warfare, By ‘Tope Fasua

Whoever made the graphics did not have the intention of helping China manage the crisis, or even the world to contain the disease. This was war. It is subtle, requires no guns to fight, no bombs, no troops on ground, but it is war all the same, with very devastating…
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Opinion

NCP: It’s Time for Facts, Science and Solidarity, By Zhou Pingjian

Regrettably, we have noted some rumors and lies on the NCP epidemic. The virus is horrible. What’s more horrible is rumours and panic. As the WHO director-general, Dr. Tedros, has repeatedly called on people not to believe in rumours or spread them, “This is the time for facts, not fear.…
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Columns

Researching and Understanding West African Societies, By Jibrin Ibrahim

A clear winner of the West African crisis is China, which is increasing its commerce with the zone, extracting natural resources for its own benefit but also contributing to the infrastructural and social development of the zone. One the massive transformation in physical mobility enabled by the fact that China…
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Columns

Redefining Independence In Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Our independence will never be complete without economic independence, and the strategy for that can only be an African strategy, as Nkrumah noted many years ago. Right now, there are no indications that any African country is successfully resisting the economic influence of the neo-colonialists at our As is the…
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Opinion

Africa-China Romance and Crocodile Tears From the West, By Simbo Olorunfemi

To some, China’s intentions in Africa may not be “completely altruistic, they are also not completely exploitative” but one of mutual reinforcement, even if both parties might not be completely satisfied. But that is the nature of international relations. It is all about interests, which are dynamic in form and…
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Columns

Harnessing Technology To Create More Learning Experiences, By Adetola Salau

...the availability of equitable education on a grand scale is now possible by means of the Internet, which expedites the spread of knowledge and information, granting people the capacity to grow intellectually. “We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen…
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Columns

Rex Tillerson Came To Africa, Saw and Was Fired, By Owei Lakemfa

...it is distasteful for a visitor to our homestead to warn us not to entertain another visitor. A sixth point is that Tillerson’s warnings give the impression that Africans are children who cannot think for themselves, and have to be told what to do, what is in their interest and…
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