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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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Britain, Go Or Stay, Stop Diverting Attention, By Owei Lakemfa

I would have campaigned for the Brexit entertainment to continue, except that it is diverting attention from serious global issues like insecurity, senseless wars, growing mass poverty, hunger and climate change. A Nigerian genius, Odia Ofeimun asked me a rhetorical question: “How does a minority which takes control of the…
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Nigerian Youth and their Agenda for Change, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Yet, much of the local discourse has had what passes for millennials in Nigeria bemoaning how they have failed to replicate the dynamics that we have seen And there has been a sizeable contingent that would blame the incompetent organisation of the Nigerian state on the profusion of doddery old…
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Buhari, Patience Jonathan, and Theresa May, By Okey Ndibe

President Buhari’s silence translates as nonchalance towards his creditors, all Nigerians. Sadly, this indifference is the default, if feckless, attitude of those who occupy the space of leadership in Nigeria. These are the men and women who take the most from Nigeria but give back the least. Think about it:…
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