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Posts Tagged ‘Independence’

Scottish MPs vote for second independence referendum

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed The Scottish Referendum issue was debated and voted for successfully, but that is about as far as it will go until at least post Brexit.

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe

SG photo   By Hazel Speed It was Commonwealth Day yesterday, and while watching BBC2, around 11am, the network kept updating the viewer that any minute there would be a live broadcast ‘within minutes’/’any minute now’, which then changed to ‘in about fifteen minutes’ as Her Majesty The Queen will be handing a baton to […]

Mrs May’s unrequited love for the UK

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Mrs May, yet again, did not disappoint with her outline of the importance and meaning of the United Kingdom.

Failed Nation: Failed People

George Osodi   By Madamidola Oladele Reading through Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje’s autobiography, A Measure of Grace, tears rolled down my cheeks as I read the 27th chapter. “Nigeria: Africa’s Failed Asset” was the title of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi’s publication which the author made reference to. While still weeping, my mind imagined the booming oil, […]

African unity and the post colonial instability of African states

Kenny Katombe/Reuters   By Ogunniyi Abayomi The declaration of India as an independent state on the 15th of August 1947 enacted the struggle and movement of independence across African states.

Is it time for England to declare Independence?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Oh to be a fly on the wall in respect of the meeting Mrs May is to have with the constituent countries of the UK.

Solving Nigeria’s problems at 56

Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson Bring a male and female squirrel, a virgin turtle, seven white doves, an animal without a spine, and three kola nuts, one white, two brownish red ones and a necklace worn by a woman that has had twins three times…

Once upon a country- Diary, Misery or Myth?

By Ogunniyi Abayomi British imperialists likewise known as colonialists left the circle of power and administration after the declaration of Nigeria as an independent state on 1st October, 1960. A mild protest with an assumption of a controversial engagement between the Caucasian race and the citizens over the interest of what we have against what we […]

Beijing warns Hong Kong radicals over calls for independence

Bobby Yip/Reuters   By Venus Wu and James Pomfret Several pro-independence candidates won seats in Hong Kong’s first major election since pro-democracy protests in 2014, prompting a robust warning from China that any independence would damage the city’s security and prosperity.

South Sudan cancels independence day celebrations

By Dukhan Jundit The Cabinet of the Republic of South Sudan has announced that the country will not celebrate its fourth anniversary of independence this year.

Indo-Pakistan Talks and the expected result

By Sattar Rind New but expected talks between India and Pakistan have been announced on the occasion of the fifth meeting of the heart of Asia-Istanbul process held in Islamabad, jointly hosted by Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 8-9 December.

A General who became a hero

By Sattar Rind Following the passing of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a year within gaining independence in 1947, no one individual had moved the country forward, politicians instead blaming one another and calling them an agent of India. Everyone wanted to acquire more power from a relative infant country, all for personal leverage.