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Rome Statute 20th anniversary high-level commemorations generate strong calls for justice

On 16 and 17 July 2018, an event was held at the headquarters of International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), in The Hague, The Netherlands, to mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the ICC. High-level representatives of more than 30 States in attendance included the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, representatives of national Senates and Parliaments, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, as well as officials of international and regional…

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Family Planning in Africa and Men’s Chauvinism

According to the new UN population report, the population of the world stands presently at 7.6 billion people. In the year 2050, it is expected that about 2.2 billion more people worldwide, will be added to this figure, making the world’s population close to 9.8 billion people in the next 32 years. Presently, Africa has a population of 1.2 billion. However, by 2050, this figure is believed to increase by almost 60%, adding more 1.3 billion people to the…

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Leaving The Political Arena Fearlessly And With Integrity Intact

Ideally, the aim of occupying a political position is to use it to bring about meaningful and positive changes in the lives of others, including, but not limited to providing much needed social services to the populace. Sadly, many a leader in Africa and other places, have rather used their political position to not only enrich themselves but cause unimaginable hardship to others. The result is that, in most cases, when these leaders have left the political territory, their…

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HUMOUR FACTORY: The Millionaire Poor Preacher

We all hear and see them on the TV, preaching the words of God. They call themselves men and women of God. Hum, it has become impossible to verify this claim, hasn’t it? You don’t have access to God’s e-mail or WhatsApp number to clarify the claim of these preachers. So, one is left with only one option: judge the preachers by their deeds. “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has…

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The Western Conspiracy, Short-sightedness and the Recent Refugee Crises

“Europe will be invaded by thousands of immigrants from Libya. There will be no one to stop them anymore. The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos if I am toppled from power.”  This is not a prophecy from God, rather it was a warning from no other person than the former Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the ex-Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair during a telephone conversation with him on 25 February 2011. While the Western…

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Mikel thanks everyone, says he was shaken by father’s abduction

Pius Ayinor Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has spoken of his deep appreciation to the public and particularly the Nigeria police following the rescue of his father from the den of kidnappers on Monday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Super Eagles captain expressed his gratitude through his Twitter and Instagram platforms. He wrote on Tuesday: “I would like to thank the police authorities involved in ensuring the safe return of my father after the ordeal this week. I will also like to…

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Messi reveals he wore good-luck charm against Nigeria

Lionel Messi has revealed that he wore a good-luck charm as they entered their do-or-die Group D clash with Nigeria in St Petersburg on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Argentineans were condemned to be eliminated if they had less than outright win in the game having accrued only a single point from their opening two World Cup fixtures. The pressured Barcelona attacker scored a quality goal, controlling a pinpoint pass from Ever Banega with two immaculate touches before blasting into…

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Argentina – Nigeria Match: I don’t understand how it wasn’t a penalty – Mikel

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has been left disappointed with the referee from Turkey after the Super Eagles were denied a penalty in the Group D match against Argentina in Saint Petersburg which the South Americans won by 2-1 on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The teams were at that stage tied at 1-1 with Nigeria just needing a draw to progress to the Round of 16 when Argentinean defender Marcos Rojo headed the ball onto his own arm in the penalty…

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Mikel suffers fracture, to play with a cast against Argentina

Pius Ayinor, St Petersburg, Russia Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has confirmed that his captain Mikel Obi suffered a fracture when on Friday but that the Super Eagles medical team members are working very hard to get him fit for the last Group D match against Argentina on Tuesday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Rohr added that the midfielder could play with a cast. The coach said in a video uploaded by the Nigeria Football Federation’s media team that the scan conducted on Saturday showed that the…

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Africa and the Misplaced Priorities

Time and opportunities wait for no one. Life is full of risks and opportunities; you need to take the right steps and make the best decisions in order to achieve something tangible in life. Opportunities are, in fact, chances that not only come to us in life but are equally created for ourselves, following many years of hard work and sacrifices. Unfortunately, if you do not grab the chances or make the right choices and decisions in life, you…

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Super Eagles to get winning bonus for Croatia loss

Pius Ayinor, Russia Super Eagles have been handed a rare opportunity to recover the $10,000 they each lost when they were beaten 2-0 by Croatia in their opening match of the 2018 World Cup, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The First Vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation Seyi Akinwunmi, who announced the development to journalists in St Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday, said the federation had worked out a pattern for the players to recover the money purely as an incentive. The NFF…

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Dictatorship: The Issue Of Financial Returns

Some critics have argued that Africa has been the birthplace of dictators. From “Field Marshal” Idi Amin of Uganda, “Emperor” Jean-Bedel Bokassa of Central African Republic, General Sani Abacha of Nigeria, Mobutu Sese Seko (DRC) to  Hissene Habre (Chad), the long list is endless. These and more African heartless dictators have – even though they may have been dead – milked, plundered, wretched their countries, and caused immense hardship to their subjects. The dictators systematically turned their various countries…

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