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By William Davison, Bloomberg African leaders want sitting heads of state to be immune from prosecution at international courts, said Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian prime minister and the current chairman of the African Union. “We have agreed that no charges shall be commenced or continued before an...
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ICC saves lives Belayneh Abate African Dictators are chronic public health disasters. They are not just mass murderers but also the reason why starvation, malaria, tuberculosis, flea and lice borne diseases such as typhus still kill the African people. In this 21st century, Africans were not supposed...
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The African Union’s threatened “mass treaty-cide” (a phrase I am compelled to coin to describe the bizarre threatened walkout on the Rome Statute) fizzled out. Those who predicted the “extraordinary summit” on the “AU’s relation with the International Criminal Court” (ICC) would end in a big bang wer...
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor It seems that at each juncture of the political twists and turns, the NDC’s fate is always predetermined. We know the history behind it. Despite all the orchestrations by its arch-rivals and the head-butting going on within it between the numerous interest groups (pro-Rawlin...
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By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor My good friends, I will stick my neck out to say that the NDC’s main problem is not how it chooses its flagbearer or how to win political power. It is how to use that political power to silence its bitter opponents. That is why I am torn between fully […]...
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  A crack seems to have emerged in the New Peoples Democratic Party as its bloc in the House of Representatives and its leadership differ on reconciliation with the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP. While the Abubakar Baraje-led New PDP insisted on Sunday that Tukur and other National Working Committee mem...
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Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola Some muslims and Christian groups are currently locked in battle over the new  education policy introduced by Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola. The Christian Association of Nigeria in the state had opposed the policy, saying it was introduced to wipe away t...
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By Omoh Gabriel & Emma Ujah, Washington DC At the conclusion of the 2013 World Bank annual meeting, yesterday, in Washington, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lamented that Liechttenstein has continued to frustrate efforts by Nigeria to recov...
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BY PETER DURU MAKURDI— Several families were thrown into mourning weekend as no fewer than 44 persons died in violent clashes and auto accidents across the country. Separate attacks on Benue communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen claimed 21 lives while 16 others died in an auto accident on the Maku...