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Nigeria In Decline: Dashed Hopes, HSBC And Presidential Melee

Nigeria In Decline: Dashed Hopes, HSBC And Presidential Melee

🕔07:46, 19.Sep 2018

A review of news pertaining to Nigeria in leading international media depicts that all is not well with Nigeria, a country in decline and in need of redemption. On the pages of New York Times, DW Germany, The Guardian UK, The Economist, Financial Times of UK,  CNN, basically all major Western mainstream media with articles on Nigeria, top on the list is insecurity and more recently the economy has taken front burners. In September 2018, Nigerians became aware of a report by a multinational banking and financial services company HSBC released in July 2018.

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Let Us Not Dismiss PACT: They Are The Future

Let Us Not Dismiss PACT: They Are The Future

🕔02:53, 12.Sep 2018

In 2018, Nelson Chamisa aged 40 could have become the Macron of Africa. Could still be. He almost won Zimbabwe presidential election. Nelson Chamisa 40 (2.1m – 44%) almost defeated Emmerson Mnangagwa…

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Lion Of Burdillion Versus Waziri Ilorin: Battle Of Titans And Salient Issues

Lion Of Burdillion Versus Waziri Ilorin: Battle Of Titans And Salient Issues

🕔13:43, 3.Sep 2018

At this auspicious moment in the chronicles of the current dispensation of the fourth republic has the saying; “those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”; been truer. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been very vocal since the gale of defection of prominent figures hit the All Progressive Congress. As the national leader of the party and one who is known to be very circumspect in utterances on political issues, he has thrown caution to the winds, released a statement, “They Go Away Because We Go the Right Way” and has made many vituperation on different political podiums and gatherings. One wonders why the sudden rampant howling, one which smacks of extreme desperation and impetuousness. One may think that his obstreperousness in the face of the departure of powerful politicians like the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki was of an altruistic inclination for the progress of his people and that of Nigeria given his history as a pro-democratic advocate before the convenient marriage of strange bedfellows in the sinking APC which delivered victory in the polls in 2015, but his grandstanding has been exposed in the face of the clash of the titans as hogwash.

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PIGB: President Buhari’s Withdrawal of Assent is Heartbreaking

PIGB: President Buhari’s Withdrawal of Assent is Heartbreaking

🕔19:58, 29.Aug 2018

It is an unfortunate situation that such a strategic bill which aims at reforming Nigeria’s oil industry has been left in jeopardy. If by the end of this administration, things remain as they are it will mean the presidency has not assented to an bill of urgent national importance

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Brutally Honest President Trump and Nigeria’s President Buhari

Brutally Honest President Trump and Nigeria’s President Buhari

🕔22:12, 27.Aug 2018

With Nigerians taking sides, some dismissing Trump and others stating that what Trump said was what everyone already knows. I first heard the phrase ‘brutally honest’ after 2015 when Buhari made a scathing statement at United States Institute of Peace (USIP) where in response to a question in an interview, he quipped…

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Culture-Sensitive And Culture-Sensible Feminism

Culture-Sensitive And Culture-Sensible Feminism

🕔03:44, 26.Aug 2018

Beyonce was one of the female icons that brought feminism to the mainstream. Chimamanda Adichie brought it home to Nigeria and the two global icons teamed up in Beyonce’s song “Flawless” to advocate feminism. However, Chimamanda has come out to state that her own type of feminism differs from that of Beyonce because the later centers on male domination as the focal point of gender equality. She antagonises Queen Bey in the sense that women should not center the conversation on how their successes leads to and revolves around their man, but how much they can achieve these irrespective of a man. However, she’s not advocating isolation or “men are scum” ideas. First time I listened to “Flawless” and got to know about Adichie’s advocacy for feminism, I actually googled and found that she’s happily married. In our part of the world, feminism is dominated by single ladies often from broken marriages and older ladies that most often than not abuse the mind of young girls that don’t see anything wrong with the patriarchal society we find ourselves.

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