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    Is there a misunderstanding between Morocco and France?

Is there a misunderstanding between Morocco and France?

Relations between Morocco and France, which have always been strong and confident, are experiencing a serious cold snap.The ties between Morocco and France have always been strategic. There are not many areas where France is not the first partner of Morocco, mainly in political, economic, strategic, cultural, academic and human fields.The relations followed between the two foreign ministers bear witness [...]

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    I geti my money for my contiri and some of Fela’s Mondegreens

I geti my money for my contiri and some of Fela’s Mondegreens

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    Jigsaw? Crossword? Fela as ‘eau de enigma’

Jigsaw? Crossword? Fela as ‘eau de enigma’

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    Why NCC should shut Tizeti/WiFi.com

Why NCC should shut Tizeti/WiFi.com

BY RIHANAT MATTHEWJust like any other family in today’s world, internet has now become a necessity to keep in touch with the ever changing world we live in. From news, entertainment and even school work, internet, quality internet at that, is highly sought after.With so many internet providers in Nigeria, they have their positives and negatives but until I encountered [...]

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    Mental health genetics: Solutions for African challenges

Mental health genetics: Solutions for African challenges

BY BENYAM WORKU DUBALE, CELIA VAN DER MERWE AND NATHANIEL MCGREGOR Over the past two decades, mental health research has advanced markedly. But most mental health studies haven’t included African people – either as researchers or as participants. This raises an all too familiar concern that Africa could be a bystander as advances in molecular and genetic research of the brain [...]

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    The Anambra digital security level

The Anambra digital security level

BY DON ADINUBAAfrica will on Friday, October 11, have for the first time the super smart closed-circuit cameras (CCTVs) in three of its cities—thanks to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State who has decided to fight crime with the latest technology anywhere in the world. On this day, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, will personally lead the [...]

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    A tribute to Mbiti, father of theology of African religion

A tribute to Mbiti, father of theology of African religion

FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJIProf. John S. Mbiti (1931-2019), in the introduction to his seminal book, “African Religions and Philosophy”, published in 1969, wrote:“Although many African languages do not have a word for religion as such, it nevertheless accompanies the individual from long before his birth to long after his physical death… Chapters of African religions are written everywhere in the life [...]

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    LASU: Arresting the drift towards authoritarianism

LASU: Arresting the drift towards authoritarianism

BY ADEWALE AGBAJEThe continued spate of degeneration in academic administration in the form of widespread infractions and impunities by management and Governing Councils in many universities across Nigeria is indeed disturbing and precarious for the country's University system specifically, and societal progress in general. In many universities, the administrations, (Vice Chancellors in particular) repeatedly ignore and violate statutory university laws [...]

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    Inside Lagos community where court isn’t an option for settling disputes

Inside Lagos community where court isn’t an option for settling disputes

BY GABRIEL OGUNJOBIStill reluctant to ever knock the doors of any lawyer or the court, Olanrewaju Balogun’s desire was a reign of peace at Lafiaji, the town in in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state where he was installed as "baale", a local chief. However, Lafiaji started experiencing intermittent crisis in 2006 when land grabbers better known as "Omo [...]

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    Osinbajo: Don’t run when no one pursues

Osinbajo: Don’t run when no one pursues

BY MICHEAL ABRAHAMSupporters of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, are beginning to hallucinate shadows where none exist. They are alleging persecution where none exists, which is profoundly sad considering that the presidency has categorically asserted that there is no rift between President Muhammadu Buhari and his number two.Such reassurances, which conforms with what Nigerians know about the cordiality that [...]

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    Why social media will define future elections

Why social media will define future elections

BY JASMINE OSAI Thirty years ago, would have predicted that Social Media would define democracy. The closest was William Gibson in 1984 in his masterpiece, Neuromancer. In it, he predicted a situation where there would be no geographical boundaries for the mass media and information flow because of technological advancement.The evolution of social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have [...]

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    Boko Haram, prayers, indoctrination and science

Boko Haram, prayers, indoctrination and science

BY ADEMOLA ADEBAMIGBEIn recent times, two individuals dominated public discourse pertaining to the war by other means against Boko Haram: Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State. They advocated the involvement of Muslim clerics in the war against Boko Haram. While the Borno Governor believes that with prayer, God could deploy Angel [...]

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    Nigeria’s sovereignty and the leadership of the army

Nigeria’s sovereignty and the leadership of the army

BY ESTHER OKPABIThe security architecture in Nigeria is such that it revolves around the operations of the Nigerian Army. I say this for the simple fact that since 2015, and with the advent of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian Army has indeed risen to the occasion in times too numerous to mention with innovations and operations that [...]

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Buratai’s warfare and matters arising

BY ROGER IKONGBESome Nigerians are a hypocritical lot, including those who occupy exalted and influential leadership positions. Most times, when you listen to them, the impression which assails the mind defiantly replays images of weak leadership persona.Some days back, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of the anti-insurgency campaigns in Nigeria, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai canvassed for the [...]

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    Buratai and spiritual warfare

Buratai and spiritual warfare

BY OBADIAH MAILAFIALast week, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, raised a lot of eyebrows when he advocated the use of prayers and “spiritual warfare” in the war against terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). Interestingly enough, “spiritual warfare” was not on the curriculum of the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) [...]

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    Why service chiefs deserve to be honoured

Why service chiefs deserve to be honoured

BY DAVID ONMEJEWhen recently, I heard a member of the Nigerian Senate asking what the Service Chiefs have done these years on ending Boko Haram,  I knew immediately that there is another set of people that have been ignored in our hall of fame. It became clear to me, our politicians will stop at nothing to glorify themselves over nothing,  [...]

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