OP-ED Opinions 

Buhari’s Pantamism: “The Tale Of The Regime Of Terror, Death And Destruction”, By Sanyaolu Juwon

In Nigeriia of today, under the clueless leadership of Buhari, Pantamism has come to join the ranks of notorious “Isms” that deals particularly in the Afliction of the Nigerian people with the virulent disease of terrorism.  Just like how the regime deodarized corruption, Buhari’s recent endorsement of Pantami is nothing short of the institutionalization of terrorism and religious extremism. it translates to the legitimization of the ongoing terrorism in the north and unfair vilification of thousands of those who have fallen victim, some in fatal dimension, of religious extremism that…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Muhammadu Buhari: Agent Provocateur, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

General Muhammadu Buhari as agent provocateur uses government power and machinery – armed forces, police, security agencies, judiciary, etc., to undermine, subjugate, oppress, and terrorize non-Fulani critics, activists, dissidents, who speak truth to power. Buhari as president, plays a significant role in the present turbulence in Nigeria.  Since Buhari came to power six years ago, Fulani terrorism has  been on the surge. It is made possible because it is aided and abetted by Buhari. It has led to a many-fronted crisis including violence, murder, poverty, insecurity, and overwhelming agitation for…

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Africa Business World 

Two iconic women to help scale Africa’s best startup firms

– Advertisement – Telecel Group’s Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech today announced the creation of an industry advisory board to attract highly-regarded executives with a passion for supporting African startups. The founding members of the board are two accomplished female leaders who bring 55 years of combined experience – Eleanor Azar and Dale Mathias have been appointed as Director and Advisor to the Board respectively. ASIP offers several programs to support earlier stage African startups whose innovative ideas are making a profound difference in their communities, with the aim of helping…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Biden And 100 Days “America’s House Was On Fire” By Chido Nwangwu

President Joe Biden loves to paint and persuade with bold strokes on the canvas of public policy.. He likes to paint big picture of the possibilities and power of the United States. On April 28, 2021, he assessed the country at the joint sitting of the U.S Senate and House of Representatives, fo make the point that just before and shortly after he took over, “America’s house was on fire.”  For those who might have, willfully, forgotten, he was hinting at the massive disruption of regular living, more than one…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Several university students kidnapped in fresh attack

– Advertisement – Several university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia. Reports say the students of the Abia State University Uturu were moving in a minivan when they ran into the armed gang. According to the authorities in Umuahia, they were kidnapped alongside other travellers. Their kidnapping coincides with the release of some 29 students seized last month in the north-western state of Kaduna, reportedly after the payment of a ransom. A statement by the Information Commissioner John Kalu said two of the students escaped from…

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Africa Featured West Africa World 

Morocco recalls ambassador to Germany over territorial dispute

– Advertisement – Morocco has recalled its ambassador in Berlin over the disputed Western Sahara territory. The North African country is accusing Germany of being involved in hostile actions that would harm the interests of the country. In a statement, Morocco cited Germany’s “destructive attitude” and “antagonistic activism” regarding its actions that followed the US decision to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Last year, Germany called a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the issue after former US President Donald Trump said Washington recognised Moroccan control on the disputed territory. Morocco…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Busybodies Outside The Gates, By Azu Ishiekwene

Bill and Melinda Gates had barely finished saying the “D” word when all kinds of marriage counsellors and grief-mongers besieged social media with suggestions of why they think the couple is breaking up. The sentiments, ranging from the probable to the bizarre, with a sprinkling of fictional tales in between, have defied the couple’s request for privacy. Misery loves company. Some accounts even make you wonder if the composers might have had a bedside view of the 27-year-old marriage.  A break-up is a messy thing. You don’t have to experience…

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Africa Investments 

UK Parliamentary Committee recognises the African Development Bank’s effectiveness in responding to Covid-19

The African Development Bank has welcomed a report published by the UK House of Commons’ International Development Committee on Britain’s support to the African Development Bank Group. The report was prepared by the Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI). The report recognises the Bank’s effectiveness in responding to the pandemic and encourages the British government to work with it to ensure that momentum is not lost in 2021. It notes: “We are heartened by the evidence of concerted and determined efforts on the part…

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Africa Investments 

Avec des résultats encourageants, le Mécanisme africain de financement du développement des engrais (MAFDE) envisage plus de ressources pour de…

Dans son rapport annuel, publié le 4 mai, par la Banque africaine de développement, le Mécanisme africain de financement du développement des engrais (MAFDE) annonce avoir obtenu « des résultats importants en 2020 et envisage de mobiliser plus de ressources qui seront investies dans de nouveaux projets ». Bien que confronté à la crise sanitaire du Covid-19, ayant entravé la réalisation des activités initialement prévues dans le programme de travail pour l’année 2020, le MAFDE, fonds spécial géré par la Banque, a mis en œuvre, en partie, quelques projets. En 2020, l’exécution…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

27 kidnapped Nigerian students freed

– – 27 students abducted from a forestry college in the Nigerian state of Kaduna have been freed. They were among 39 students abducted from their dormitories by armed criminal gangs in March. Some of them have already been released by the criminal gangs. The release of the remaining captives follows a protest by their distraught families outside the Nigerian parliament in the capital Abuja demanding more action from the authorities to rescue them. The college students were held for nearly two months by the gunmen and their release will be a…

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