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Once upon a time in Gambia

By Reuben Abati I have very vivid memories of my last visit to The Gambia. This was in 2013 when President Goodluck Jonathan paid a two-day visit to the country.  In the course of that visit, President Jonathan commissioned the

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Trump is pissed, China is pissed and Nigeria is taking the piss

By Adewunmi Emoruwa Friday the 20th of January 2017, President Donald J. Trump was officially recognised as the ruler of the free world. However you feel about him, like him or not, he must be respected and if not, feared.

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Our national assembly is a joke and they know it

By Shaka Momodu For the past two weeks, I have stayed glued to the television watching with fascination tinged with envy, the American Senate confirmation hearings for cabinet nominees. The quality of what I have seen and listened to has

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Two transitions and a dog’s bad name

By Akin Rotimi This is a historic week in the world as far as democratic transitions are concerned. On Friday, January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama would be handing over as President of the United States of America to Donald Trump,

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: salute to gallantry 

By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa “The preeminent military task and what separates (the military profession) from other occupations, is that soldiers are routinely prepared to kill…in addition to killing and preparing to kill, the soldier has two other principal duties…some soldiers die

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When judgment comes upon the hangman

By Philip Agbese The cobwebs should have cleared from the eyes of anyone previously in doubt about the shady dealings of online hitman and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoleye Sowore, who was this week arrested over an alleged threat to

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President Buhari’s strides in the year 2016

By Garba Shehu The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari completed 19 months in office at the end of December. Except for this period being the end of a year and the beginning of another one, it is not a milestone

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Oby Ezekwesili: #ChibokGirls: Painful memories of a thousand days

By Oby Ezekwesili On that 30th April 2014 when diverse citizens gathered to march in solidarity, no one could have imagined that any out of our 219 Chibok Girls abducted from their secondary school in April 2014 would remain in captivity of terrorists 1000 days

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Make peace with Tinubu, others- an open letter to gov-elect Rotimi Akeredolu

By Olukayode Ajulo I am pleased to write to you today, the first day of the Year 2017. Do accept my best wishes and prayers for a wonderful and fulfilling new year. By February 24th you would be inaugurated as the

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Exploring the fake news problem in Nigeria, Africa

This morning, I read an article on The Undefeated explaining how ‘fake news’ let loose a genocidal maniac called Dylann Roof, the white American boy who walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, and shot

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