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There is an Igbo saying, that a person’s name influences him. Little wonder, though Judas is a name available in Christianity, no one takes it as a baptismal name, apparently because of the lot of Judas Iscariot in the bible, who betrayed his Master and Saviour of mankind, Jesus Christ of Nazar...
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By Alemayehu G Mariam I have often contended that the ruling regime in Ethiopia controlled by the Tigrean Liberation Front (TPLF) is a thugtatorship, the highest stage of African dictatorship . If democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people, a thugocracy is a government of...
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Rufus Kayode Oteniya WMD: Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Deception In The Church (Part 1)) This piece particularly has nothing to do with the present $9.3m money laundering scandal involving the president of The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and his private jet but a well-thought-out topic that...
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by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit w...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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By M.D Lawal An recently released inmate at the Kirikiri Medium Security Prisons, Kirikiri, in Apapa area of Lagos State that participated in last Friday’s protest has alleged that the authorities of the Nigerian Prison Service has barred their families from bringing them food. He explained that this...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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By Alemayehu G Mariam My long time readers by now know that I mint my own words and phrases whenever I find it necessary to convey my ideas and arguments with greater clarity, precision and creativity.  In this commentary I introduce the concept of the “baksheesh state” (beggar state) to examine the ...
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Oct 13th, 2014
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by Ararat Iyob “Waiting for Godot is an absurd play by Samuel Beckett, about two people who wait in vain for someone called Godot. They bicker and squabble, stating, “Nothing to be done”. One does a strange thing, takes off his boot, and then the other for apparently no reason at all. They discuss on...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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By Ikechukwu Orji Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie is a man of moral masculinity. He has been known to speak his mind on any issue. I really think the government should be elastic enough to accommodate the views of such a renowned man of God. The recent attack on his person over his candid comment on...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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(This story was first published by GroundUp.) The driver puts his fist on the hooter insistently, indicating to oncoming vehicles, people and animals to move out of our path, which is obscured by lush forest at every corner. We twist and turn on the dirt road, the tyres kicking up clods of mud. It ha...
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It is evident that in post independence Eritrea people were less united but divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines to overlook the primary task of building a nation based on justice and fairness, hence for the ‘hade libi hade hzbi ‘ mantra touted by the ruling group. It is unfortunate tha...