Government must pay Attention to Progressive Views-Tanko Yakassai

Some eminent Nigerian leaders from across the nation on Friday held a closed door meeting in Lagos on the need to preserve continued unity and peaceful coexistence of the country with elder statesman,Tanko Yakkasai urging government to listen to Progressive views. The meeting, which held at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, was chaired by a former […]

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OpEd: The Rise and Fall of Alassane Quattara-Foreign Policy

By Jessica Moody Arresting and expelling opposition politicians and seeking an unconstitutional third term in office are moves typically associated with the types of authoritarian leaders who have little regard for the rule of law, freedom of speech, or human rights and who often come under fire by Western democracies and international aid agencies. But […]

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OXFAM :World’s Billionaires have more Wealth than 4.6 billion People

The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Global inequality is shockingly entrenched and vast and the number of billionaires has doubled in the last decade. Oxfam […]

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Responding to Rise in Violent Extremism in the Sahel

By Pauline Le Roux Reversing the escalating violence of militant Islamist groups in the Sahel will require an enhanced security presence coupled with more sustained outreach to local communities. HIGHLIGHTS -Violent activity involving militant Islamist groups in the Sahel—primarily the Macina Liberation Front, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, and Ansaroul Islam—has doubled every […]

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OpEd: The Hues and Cries about Amotekun

By Chief Olabode George The security initiative of the six Southwest states that gave birth to a protective cordon codenamed Amotekun is largely a necessary and proactive response to the widening insecurity, the seemingly loose banditry and the marauding licentiousness that have ravaged virtually all parts of Yorubaland. The governors did not jump into the […]

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OpEd-Nigeria as Black China: Africa’s First Superpower is Coming

By Sam Hill (Newsweek) It’s midnight in a medieval palace in the oldest city in West Africa: Kano, Nigeria. A thousand years ago, this was one of the richest cities in the world, the terminus of the cross-Saharan trade that brought salt to exchange for slaves, gold and ivory. The palace has 5-foot thick walls, […]

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Risk Assessment Agency: ‘Isabel dos Santos is a Victim of Political Persecution’

EXX Africa: “Asset freezing seems to be politically motivated” Risk analysis agency report points out that Isabel dos Santos could be the victim of something similar to the so-called “Lawfare”, an abusive legal war to annihilate political opponents. Risk assessment firm EXX Africa has published a report analyzing the government’s anti-corruption strategy in Angola. The […]

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