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Once upon a time, there was a railway line linking Addis Ababa with Djibouti. Haphazard and unmaintained, the route fell out of service and land-locked Ethiopia lost one of its most important lifelines to the sea. But it’s nothing a little bit of Chinese money can’t fix. Construction has begun on a n...
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Oakland (CA): The embattled Herakles Farms palm oil plantation project in Cameroon appears to have now gone off the rails. Recent news of CEO Bruce Wrobel’s early retirement from parent company Sithe Global, plus charges of corruption filed in the US by Cameroonian NGOs and the virtual disappea...
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By Bahir Kemal Trust is confidence born of two dimensions: character and competence. Character includes integrity, motive, and intent with people. Competence includes capabilities, skills, results, and track record. Both dimensions are vital. Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look n...
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By Nwaorgu Faustinus The Alhaji Abubakar Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to inform Nigerians to discountenance what it calls “tissue of lies and propaganda” from the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur faction of the party on the outcome of our meeting with President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the ...
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By Raymond Ibrahim Often translated as “Loyalty and Enmity,” the little-known Islamic doctrine of wala’ wa bara’ commands Muslims never to befriend or be loyal to non-Muslims, while being clean of, disavowing and ultimately hating them.  During a question-and-answer session at an Islamic conference (...
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 By  Kay Adebogun I have been asked to write a short statement about the plight of 2 Nigerian Students in Regina, Saskatchewan facing deportation for working few weeks at Wall Mart without a valid work permit. Yes, they made honest mistake but deserve a second chance. One of the girls stopped working...
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By EMMA UJAH, ABUJA BUREAU CHIEF ABUJA — The Coordinating  Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said yesterday, that she was not contemplating resignation and will concentrate on her job of managing the nation’s economy for the common good of Nigerians. The G-7 g...
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By EVELYN USMAN AWKA— The Special Fraud Unit, SFU of the  Force Criminal Investigation Department,  has declared the Anambra State Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr.  Vincent Ejikeme Ezewajiaku wanted for allegedly obtaining the sum of N10. 6 Million by false pretense and forgery. The serving commi...
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  The Presidency on Wednesday took a swipe at the Abubakar Baraje faction of the Peoples Democratic Party for  referring  to President Goodluck Jonathan’s purported  2015 ambition  as  a “third term from the back door.”  The Presidency said the New PDP’s position  was based on ignorance and ther...
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former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori | credits: File copy Jailed former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, used front men and shell companies to acquire a hidden stake in privatised fertiliser company, Notore, a British police detective told a London court on Wednesday. Detective Constable ...