Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “I am not upset, I am not upset!” Yet a grown man swears angrily six times because of last night’s pounded yam.” Local axiom.
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Reuters photo By Zeeshan A. Shah Over the last few decades Pakistan has gone through a major paradigm shift, both within its strategic placement within the region and with its allies all over the globe.
By Ogunniyi Abayomi The Nigerian and foreign communities in South Africa endure a turbulent atmosphere within their domain; be killed or watch your property burgled by radical youths. This is enacted by the myopic ideology over the dominance and control of economic, social and financial institutions by foreigners earning more than the citizens of South […]
PYC photo By Laboni Saif Let me introduce you to a group of buoyant youth from a small village named North Shadurkhil under Bangladesh’s Chatkhil subdivision.
Bayo Omoboriowo By Prince Charles Dickson Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other end.” And I add a big head that thinks it knows it all and then treat us all like the […]
AP photo By Joseph Besong In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.
Manan Vatsyayan/AFP By Ananya S Guha I never know the right from the left. But in political discourses you have to know this distinction, because the two across endless roads of debate will never meet.
Reuters photo By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Ever heard about a society which is entirely polarized, but people are living for their interests instead of a cause? Heard of a country having the sixth largest army and is an atomic power, where the government didn’t have many resources to run the country but the politicians […]
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.
Eraxion By Binoy Kampmark “No one needs to be told what their attitude to illness should be – least of all by advertising agencies.” Margaret McCartney, BMJ, Aug 15, 2014
Manish Swarup/AP By Prince Charles Dickson Hypocrite. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a lie. The Nigerian story is either hypocritical, or contains much of hypocrisy today.
Archibald J. Motley, Jr. By Durodola Tosin
Reuters photo By Prince Charles Dickson “The public does not like you to mislead or represent yourself to be something you’re not. And the other thing that the public really does like is the self-examination to say, you know, I’m not perfect. I’m just like you. They don’t ask their public officials to […]
Matthew Lloyd/AFP By Hazel Speed The UK Government yesterday put forward a White Paper relating to Housing Issues.
PT photo By Prince Charles Dickson The Nigerian state has as usual spent the last week having conversations in the minor while major issues remain unresolved, unattended to and left at the decision table… at the expense of these we continued our dance of the mundane.
Reuters photo By Muhammad Shoaib Khan Today, in the world of globalization, it is easy to access everything within the sphere of the universe. It is considered a remarkable achievement considering the ancient era.
Justin Sullivan/AFP By Ogunniyi Abayomi Immigration was born out of slavery, war and ethnic clashes, ensuing individuals to seek greener pastures across the border. Events and the tragedies of terror within Arab and African societies prompted the sympathetic movement of migrating to the west, absconding the horrendous atmosphere across their regions.
By Prince Charles Dickson A bimo ko gbon, a ni ko ma saa ku; ki ni npa omo bi aigbon? (A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?)
Alfred Davies/MSF By Ogunniyi Abayomi “War is war, the only good human is a dead one” George Orwell; Animal Farm.
Sunday Aghaze/AFP By Prince Charles Dickson I want to this week talk about the men and women that are supposed to be helping Buhari. Many people say that followers are often a reflection of their leaders, however in Nigeria that is one axiom that isn’t exactly so. We have suffered both the leadership and […]
Evan Vucci/AP By Sarah Ito After an especially ugly campaign season, Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Many Americans, primarily women and those who embrace the politics of the Democratic far left, remain bewildered as to how this happened. It is as if the lawful […]
Mohamed Taher/Ahmed Fathy By Ahmed Tharwat The young ballerina Nour Yasser went on a dancing spree across Cairo’s old streets. “She captivates city dwellers and passers-by, drawn to a scene unusual in Egypt’s conservative urban life,” reported the Cairo Scene. “Our project aim was to explore the beauty and diversity of Cairo,” photographers Mohamed […]
By Ogunniyi Abayomi Last night, Ejiogu and Olutimehin were slaughtered across the tarred pathway on the streets of Kano. It is the same pattern of events that is publicised in our national dailies, the massive killing in Kaduna over cultural, tribal and religious differences erupts a chaotic atmosphere within the state, yet no one is […]
Chris Lee By Akinpelu Yusuf Why do we curse? Is it a curse for some people to curse? Or is a curse a course in some people’s faculty? Must we always curse? Should we even ever curse at all? If the word curse is becoming too repetitious, apology. Don’t curse me yet!
Anthony Devlin/PA By Hazel Speed Although there are many facets of socio-medical care, at least Mrs May has made a start by her latest remarks in that she will enforce GP’s surgeries to remain open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm as long as there are patients wishing appointments.
By Prince Charles Dickson Liars and cheats occasionally win a war but seldom win a battle.
Joseph Penney/Reuters By Ebi Robert No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition” – Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) Former British Prime Minister.
Ben Curtis/AP By Prince Charles Dickson By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed, and you can beat a fool half to death but you can’t beat the foolishness out of him. African Proverb.
Bertrand Guay/AFP By Joseph Besong Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, has been at the helm of power for more than three decades. Many believe Cameroon is a haven of peace in Africa and the world at large. Recent unrest in the minority English region of Cameroon is an indication that things are not […]