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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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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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Opinion

Donald Trump and the March To War In the Persian Gulf, By Phillip van Niekerk

How does the fit in? In the Washington echo chamber, no one has even attempted to explain how exactly Iran represents an existential threat to the , except maybe as a nuclear power, and that is exactly what the JCPOA sought to address. The origins of the escalation of tensions…
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Columns

Comedian as president, pregnancy in prison By Louis Odion

There are some telltale signs of a perishing society, observed Alexander Solzhenitsyn. These, according to the Russian literary immortal and Nobel laureate, include acute scarcity of great statesmen and decline in arts. Conversely, a profound message must be intended when voters choose to go far outside the traditional power caste…
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Columns

Losing Sleep Over “The Economist”, Other Predictions, By Azu Ishiekwene

The Economist may say what it likes about Nigeria, but it won’t vote in February. We were here when the newspaper called out the buffoonery and incompetence of the PDP government in 2014, and it was right. But that was the best it could do; it was up to us…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Wrong Notion of Opposition Politics, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

PDP and other opposition parties should talk Instead they should consult, organise and strategise more on how to win back the hearts of Nigerians. Condemning every step of the ruling party is not constructive and cannot serve the PDP’s interest. What will stand it in good stead is to task…
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