Columns

Kashmir-Hong Kong: The Furious Flames of Separatism, By By Owei Lakemfa

I think Hong Kong will go fully Chinese and become wholly integrated with mainland China no matter the prevailing ideology in the latter, but Kashmir still has a long journey in the wilderness of sectarianism, secession and anarchism because the resolution of its crises, is dependent on the settling of…
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Opinion

What About the 2017 BRICS Summit?, By Rafiq Raji

It was its largest gathering yet, with non-BRICS countries like Guinea, Mexico, Egypt, Thailand, and Tajikistan in attendance as observers. Their presence was informed by a so-called “BRICS-plus” initiative proposed by China, which could see the current five-member group include more countries, although this was not formalised at the summit.…
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Opinion

Pakistan: the Wages of Separation, By Owei Lakemfa

Perhaps if Ali Jinnah knew 70 years ago, that his beloved Pakistan would turn out to be the politically unstable, insecure, terror-ridden country, gang-raped repeatedly by a rapacious and greedy military and a parochial political class, he might not have demanded separation. The separation of Pakistan from India on August…
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Opinion

The Real Story of India’s Separation, By Yasser Latif Hamdani

The demand for Pakistan was not based on religion per se. This is a fallacy that has been propagated by supporters and critics of Pakistan alike. The demand for Pakistan was an attempt to arrive at a power sharing agreement between Muslims and Hindus, which formed the two main communities…
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Guest Columns

Madam Minister, Please Don’t Borrow $30 Billion For Our Unborn Children!, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria has never borrowed more than $3 billion at once and we constantly get into trouble. How can we manage 10 times that? What has got into us now? Why is she seeking this jumbo loan with so much confidence? What has happened to the civil society and other right-thinking…
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Opinion

Stray Cows and Other Stories from India and Beyond, By ‘Tope Oriola

The methodologies for not doing well as a country are almost universal. As I travel the world, I realise that each country contains the seeds of its development and underdevelopment. These include birth rate, level of official corruption, women’s rights, level of bureaucratic efficiency, religious zealotry, and timeliness, among others.…
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Opinion

The Effect of Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan On Emerging Economies, By Eziukwu Princewill

With the continued call for America’s tax reform, it will be in the best interest of emerging economies to be prepared for the worst. Whether Trump or Clinton wins at the polls, this policy may be implemented anyway. With the report of China overtaking America as the World largest United…
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Opinion

Death of Kano Student In India: the Untold Aspects of the Story, By Salihu Tanko Yakasai

May the soul of Jibril find repose and the Almighty Allah grant him Al Jannah Firdaus. May his family equally find comfort in this difficult period. Ameen.‎ It is often difficult to put forward facts and figures or advance reasons when emotions are high. This is even more so when…
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Opinion

Kick-starting Iron and Steel To Become Nigeria’s Economic Backbone, By Mohammed K. Ajanah

Certainly, the revival of the sector will have multiplier effects on the fledgling automobile industry, and push expansion in our rail sector. It will facilitate the exploration of iron ore and other solid minerals such as limestone. In terms of direct and indirect employment, steel is reputed to be the…
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Opinion

Ambode and What Foreign Direct Investment is Not, By Sanmi Babatope-Obasa

...for FDI to be relevant in the growth calculation of Lagos and Nigerian economies, it must lead to increase in the use of local Lagos resources in generating the desired GDP and reward those local Lagos resources. Put differently, a benefitting FDI must lead to local production of goods and…
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