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The north and its political elites (1)

By Segun Ohimeh Oruame Entrenched narrow Interest! That is the bane of development in northern Nigeria. If Walter Rodney were to be alive and had the opportunity to put the north of Nigeria in...

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Promising new drug to treat TB

For the first time in nearly half a century, the world may be on the verge of adding a new drug to its arsenal against tuberculosis (TB) – one that would not only drastically...

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A walk well walked

Hannatu Musawa pays tribute to ailing Nelson Mandela, liberationist and perhaps, the most important personality of our era. Nelson Mandela is ageing and his ‘spirit and sparkle’ is fading, his wife has said, as...

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Northern Nigeria and her mythical realities

The problem of the north of Nigeria is the north of Nigeria writes Prince Charles Dickson   “When a people have suffered for too long, they will drink fairytales on fairylands with insatiable gullibility.”...

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In the Name of God … the commoditization of faith

Many African Christian leaders [This is part of an extensive research essay by Zalanga from his base in the United States titled ‘Nigeria and the Political Economy of Backwardness: Contemporary Christianity in Africa and...

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Contextualizing Obama’s visit to Africa

In recent years, the United States has increasingly been sidelined in areas of deep economic transformation in Africa because US engagement with Africa has been primarily through militarism and military relations. The current visit...

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A walk well walked

  Hannatu Musawa pays tribute to ailing Nelson Mandela, liberationist and perhaps, the most important personality of our era.     Nelson Mandela is ageing and his ‘spirit and sparkle’ is fading, his wife...

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