Opinion

Scuttling Adesina’s AfDB Presidency: the Hand of Trump and the Voice of Macron?, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The history of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, in a way, is the history of post-colonial Africa, weighed down by the overwhelming influence of colonialists, imperialists, intending-colonialists and an African leadership tied to these apron-strings, lacking in vision and political will to pull in the right direction. Presidents Donald…
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Columns

In Africa, Trump’s Fate Is Worse Than A Laughing Stock, By Azu Ishiekwene

Even in Nigeria where Trump had a sizable following among evangelicals who believed Barack Obama was the anti-Christ (mainly because of his stance on gay rights), the president’s mismanagement of COVID-19 has left his reputation in shreds. And Nigeria’s president, whose encounter with him in Washington Trump once described in…
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Columns

America’s Pointless Battle Against WHO, By Owei Lakemfa

In its silly and inane battles with the WHO, the Trump administration is behaving like a child who proclaims that because he is quarrelling with his head, he would henceforth wear his cap on his navel. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is coordinating and leading humanity’s war against the…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Of Chinese Experts, Encouraging Recovery Data, and Breakthrough Therapies, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The rate of recovery of coronavirus disease patients in Nigeria is quite encouraging. In fact, a number of high-profile personalities who had tested positive to the infection have since recovered and been given a clean slate of health within a short period of time. They include Governors Bala Mohammed of…
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Columns

Unusual Story As Tragedy Writes Book Of Humour, By Azu Ishiekwene

In a tragic turn of humour, while citizens and businessmen are complaining that any border restriction at this time might adversely affect the supply chain in factories, Mexicans are asking themselves why they didn’t take up Trump’s earlier offer to build the wall. In a world where laughter is already…
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Opinion

Why the Soleimani Assassination Is So, So Wrong!, By Femi Mimiko

The question all these evoke is: Why would a administration latch onto a most dangerous, and brazen foreign policy act when actually there were several more benign and potentially effective options it could have taken to achieve the same result of taming a disruptive Iran? While it may perfectly suit…
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