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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Opinion

George Floyd’s Death and Systemic Racism In the U.S., By ‘Tope Oriola

The United States, a once inspirational and desirable country, is now visible in its nakedness. The police of the world, exporter of democracy and imposer of human rights, is exposed. The immaculately manicured, intricately choreographed and elaborately deodorised image has been exposed as a façade. You have all seen the…
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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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Opinion

COVID-19: The Conspiracy Theories Go On, By Abdullahi D. Mohammed

The most talked about of such conspiracy theories that has gained traction, especially in the social media space, is that the coronavirus is a biological weapon developed by the Chinese in order to wade off or balance trade disputes with the And on the flip side, there is the other…
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Opinion

Coronavirus and the Media: Perfect Instruments of Modern Warfare, By ‘Tope Fasua

Whoever made the graphics did not have the intention of helping China manage the crisis, or even the world to contain the disease. This was war. It is subtle, requires no guns to fight, no bombs, no troops on ground, but it is war all the same, with very devastating…
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Columns

Pakistan: Victim and Ally of Terrorism, By Owei Lakemfa

Pakistan protests that it is not sponsoring terrorism; I am inclined to believe it, except that a person suspected of being a thief should not be found cuddling a neigbour’s sheep. Its training, funding and support for the terrorists in India’s Kashmir and Jammu provinces clearly mark Pakistan out as…
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