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A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nasir El-Rufai, remained in the custody of the State Security Service, SSS, late Mondayafter more than 12 hours of questioning over his comments about electoral violence in 2015. Mr. El-Rufai voluntarily walked into the SSS headquarters at about 9 a...
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By Theophilus Ilevbare– “Corruption is not the cause of all the problems confronting Africa. In terms of security, Boko Haram is the biggest challenge we (Nigeria) have at the moment.” – President Goodluck Jonathan “For Mr. President to have said that corruption is not our number one problem th...
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By:Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic extremists used home-made explosives and heavy guns to attack a village in Nigeria’s northeast, killing 52 people and razing more than 300 homes, security officials and witnesses said Monday. It was among the highest death tolls in atta...
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Some of TPLF ‘Mafia group’ that remained to bleed the people of Ethiopia by Amanuel Biedemariam On January 15, 2014, ESAT reported that the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Front (EPRDF) conducted organizational evaluation and quoted Bereket Simon, former Ethiopia’s Information Minister and new advis...
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By Merkeb Negash, opinion This is to respond to Tagel Gethahun’s viewpoint headlined, “EPRDF: The Best Answer to the Democratic Question” (Volume 14, Number 715, January 12, 2014). I will try to briefly elucidate the paradoxes and fallacies in Tagel’s assumptions and his premi...
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opinion Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn was in his trademark gracious mood early last week when he received an America delegation led by the Republican Senator James (Jim) Inhofe. While the Senator from Oklahoma praised Hailemariam for Ethiopia’s involvement in helping warring faction of So...
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I am getting a little jittery over the repeated delays, postponements and all the backpedalling talk about “false evidence” and “lying witnesses” in the Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta International Criminal court trial. I don’t want to say I smell a rat but I feel like I am getting a whiff. Is the stage being...
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You fail to take Nigeria seriously at your peril. The country’s economy is tipped to take over from South Africa as the continent’s largest in the near future, with its annual growth rate more than three times that of South Africa. And it’s not just the economy growing: today, one African in four is ...
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Amanuel Ghebre The National Service Myth in Eritrea National service is of utmost importance to Eritrea, a country that has not only been ravaged by decades of bloody struggle for independence, but, also as a state that was brought into existence by a revolutionary struggle. The vital role of nationa...
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In the past couple of days the Nigerian media, to some extent the international media and online media, have been awash with discussions, opinions and video clips on the issue of the recently passed anti- homosexuality law in Nigeria. I have listened to the news media and read the opinions expressed ...