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Nigerians do not want change…Ironically

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.

Behind Enemy Lines

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.

Xenophobia and its interpretation within South Africa’s foreign communities

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 […]

The Gift

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.

Mr. Buhari and the liars within

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 […]

A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

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.

Left Or Right?

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.

Pillars of State

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 […]

Osinbajo and the conspiracy of nine fingers

Reuters photo   By Prince Charles Dickson   “Our wife, our wife”: come midnight and we will know whose wife she really is.

Cancer as Demonology and Defeat

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

Because We Are Hypocrites in Nigeria

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.

How apt is the description of the 1920’s in American history as The Jazz Age?

Archibald J. Motley, Jr.   By Durodola Tosin

A nation on sick leave

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 […]

Media, Activists and the violent narrative

Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters   By Prince Charles Dickson In recent times the Nigerian news media and social media feeds are bombarded with images of spectacular extremist violence and increasingly aggressive and bellicose rhetoric from politicians and pundits. This coverage warrants a close look, as public discourse sinks to new lows in justifying violence against entire racial […]

Housing: The Homeless, the Renter and the Owner

Matthew Lloyd/AFP   By Hazel Speed The UK Government yesterday put forward a White Paper relating to Housing Issues.

Nigeria; dishing out negative echoes and expecting positive vibes

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.

Fascism: An alarming situation for Democracy

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.

Trump’s immigration policy and the war within America

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.

Let us pray for Nigerians

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?)

IDP carnage and the raging sphere of insecurity in Nigeria

Alfred Davies/MSF   By Ogunniyi Abayomi   “War is war, the only good human is a dead one”             George Orwell; Animal Farm.

Two stories: The Thomases and watchmen around Mr. Buhari

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 […]

I Am A Radical Lesbian Feminist And I Support The Trump Presidency

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 […]

Dancing in Cairo’s streets

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 […]

Animal Farm transported to a democratic world

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 […]

Why Curse When You Can Comfort?

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!

GPs to be accessible 7 days a week

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.

With love, asking after Lai Mohammed

By Prince Charles Dickson   Liars and cheats occasionally win a war but seldom win a battle.

Shadow Government: For Grimace Or Gain?

Joseph Penney/Reuters   By Ebi Robert   No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition” – Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) Former British Prime Minister.

Nigerians and the love for the dramatic

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.

Cameroon President’s speech fails to address the nation

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 […]