Columns

The Hefty Burden of Democracy, By Osmund Agbo

Part of the challenges could be that a particular democratic model may not be a one-size-fits-all after all. It could also mean that the American Jeffersonian example demands modifications in different cultural contexts. Or maybe now is the time to explore technocracy and even experiment with what Jason Brennan described…
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Opinion

Our Sista In Texas: Coronavirus Fallacies, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

How professional could a doctor be to declare highly-respected doctors and scientists fake? Between our sista and Dr. Fauci, who do I believe on the information about COVID-19? The choice is clear. Dr. Fauci talks science, the other talks politics. We need science to save us from this mortal enemy,…
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Opinion

Dear Education Minister, Please Rescind the Decision On 2020 WASSCE, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Perhaps I should remind you that these are the same set of students affected by Ebola in their junior classes. They don’t know why they should be in this present dilemma. Some of them are already saying that they are jinxed. We need to think of the mental health of…
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World Health Organisation and the Exit of America’s Leadership, By Osmund Agbo

The truth is that America has never suffered this degree of humiliation before. The coronavirus has come to expose the worst notion of leadership there is, in the worst possible way. Trump’s America has now achieved an international pariah The United States has become the first casualty of a terribly…
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Africa and the Global Struggle for Racial Equality, By Owei Lakemfa

The lesson for humanity is that the rights of all, including the minorities, the economically disposed and politically disenfranchised must be respected; in other words, we need a New World Order built on social justice. The alternative would be a bloody peace. Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has no known…
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Opinion

Akinwumi Adesina: A Pawn In the Struggle of Two Elephants?, By Femi Kehinde

The AfDB is the key institution in the continent for trade and investment. For Steven Dowd, China is outpacing the in investing in Africa, and this must be curtailed by the United The President Donald Trump and the Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin are ready allies in this operation to demolish…
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The Unravelling of America: You’ve Gotta Watch To Cry, By Azu Ishiekwene

Trump’s America is worse than anything I have seen in a banana republic. With him, it promises worse. If America lived racism in whispers and pretence before, Trump’s presidency has put it on open display and he’s doubling down. I first watched the movie during the lockdown. At the beginning,…
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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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