‘Including’ does not refer to identical things

Inter alia, the Media Observer, Kenya’s media watchdog publication had this to say of a passage culled from a local newspaper: “Accompanied by several...

Amotekun, whither tiger, leopard, or cheetah

A day after the war If there is a war if after the war there is a day I will hold you in my arms A day...

Why South Sudan remains delicate even under a reconfigured government

Even though South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has reconfigured his government, incorporating his principal nemesis, Riek Machar, as his first vice president, one among...

Africa and the Danger of Resource-backed Loans from China

When I got an email from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) informing me of a planned press release today (Thursday, February 27 2020)...

The Catholic Church, Peaceful Coexistence and Nation Building in Nigeria 

For Catholics in Nigeria, today’s Ash Wednesday was one with a difference. The call by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on the...
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Julian Assange and the Imperium’s Face: Day One of the Extradition Hearings

If we are to believe it, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, the man behind showing the ugliness of power, is the one responsible for having...

The paradox of ‘how do you do’ greeting

The number and letter combination ‘5W1H’ is not an M-Pesa or scientific code. It is representative of the five-question words; who, what, when where...

Nigerians forget very quickly

"A lady in Chicago was reported to have used hammers to kill flies. When asked why she replied that she wanted to make sure...
Supreme Court Atiku Election Petition 

New Generation Kings and the “Mike Tyson” of Iwo

Over the weekend, the Yoruba community in the South Western part of Nigeria was treated to the shocking news of a fight that broke...
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Viral Losses: Australian Universities, Coronavirus and Greed

There are few things more richly deserved than the punishment of a profligate ruler who finds himself fending off a hungry citizenry.  But such...

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