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  • Super League: China’s bold entry needs to be embraced

    Super League: China’s bold entry needs to be embraced

    We’ve all heard and felt it. The hysteria surrounding the cash-fuelled rise of the Chinese Super League (CSL), and how their money is the enemy and those who are seduced by it are mercenaries and charlatans for wanting a better life.

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  • Jammeh will dance naked

    Jammeh will dance naked

    President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia seemed to have ignored these words of wisdom. On December 10, 2016, Jammeh brazenly rejected the result of the Gambian Presidential election held on December 1, 2016 in which he was defeated by the opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.

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  • Soyinka and the ‘evils’ that religion does

    Soyinka and the ‘evils’ that religion does

    Much earlier than he became a significant literary figure in his late 20s, Soyinka had set himself on the path of eternal influence when he, alongside six other friends, set up the Pyrates Confraternity at the University College, Ibadan.

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  • The endgame in Banjul

    The endgame in Banjul

    I hope they can get the tyrant out of Gambia without doing damage to the people. Yet, even with all the uncertainties about how the current drama will eventually play out, one thing is already sure: the era of Sheikh Professor Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa is over!

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  • Nigeria’s economy beyond crude oil

    Nigeria’s economy beyond crude oil

    Since the Biafra war, it would seem that Nigerians have been living in self-denial that the age of agricultural boom was over, that the country needed to rely, quite comfortably, too, on crude oil.

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  • Dealing with Nigeria’s worst enemies

    Dealing with Nigeria’s worst enemies

    Many developments in the polity require legislative and executive responses. It was in December 2016 that our citizens woke up to a heartwarming and cheering news when the military authorities declared they had captured the most strategic stronghold held by Boko Haram terrorists, Sambissa Forest.

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  • Sorry, but my country is ugly

    Sorry, but my country is ugly

    Our driver said local hunters set most of the fires. The aim? To dislodge small game from holes and other hiding spots! What kind of country allows such backward practice, such mindless endangerment of the lives of commuters on highways plied by fuel-carrying tankers?

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  • Sustaining development in a recession

    Sustaining development in a recession

    The focus on the slow pace of recovery from the ongoing recession and the readiness with which the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is being blamed for the present economic problems could make critics forget the real causes of the problems.

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