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Africa and the Misplaced Priorities

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 might end up making wrong and misplaced priorities, which means a...
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Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur.

Statement to the UN Security Council on the Situation in Darfur.

Mr. President, 1. Thank you for your invitation. Allow me to begin by congratulating you on assuming the Council’s Presidency and wish you every success in steering the important work of this august body throughout the month of June. Mr. President, Your Excellencies, 2. It is over thirteen years since the Council referred the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court and directed me to report to it every six months on actions taken and progress made pursuant to the Resolution. After thirteen years and twenty-seven reports, the victims...
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Super Eagles to get winning bonus for Croatia loss

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 top official said the players will get paid the winning bonus...
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Dictatorship: The Issue Of Financial Returns

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 into a political abattoir and create inflammable hatred amongst their subjects...
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Making a Breakthrough from Failures

Making a Breakthrough from Failures

It is an open secret that Africa is facing colossal challenges in different aspects of life. Some of these gargantuan problems are caused by massive corruption, which leads to other precarious menaces like poor education and healthcare, as well as social problems. To some individuals, these social challenges are part of the rat race, as such, one must learn to adapt and live with them; others, however, see the failures as a call for an urgent need to learn from the shortcomings, make amends and create something positive from them....
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ICC judges in Ongwen case visit northern Uganda

ICC judges in Ongwen case visit northern Uganda

From 3 to 9 June 2018, the judges of Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Bertram Schmitt, Presiding Judge, Judge Péter Kovács, and Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, visited the Republic of Uganda. The Chamber, which is trying the case of The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen, visited the charged attack sites in the case. The Chamber visited Pajule, Odek, Lukodi, and Abok. At the time of the alleged attacks, IDP camps were located at each of these locations. The judges considered that this visit would be useful...
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Never Let Corruption Kill The Beautiful Game

Never Let Corruption Kill The Beautiful Game

  Corruption in sport is as old as sport itself. From the FIFA-Blatter scandal in Russia-doping, corruption in sport has many forms, faces, and dimension. It might take in the form of match-fixing by players, referees, and criminals. Or blood and urine lab officials demanding monster pay from athletes to influence results, club owners and administrators insisting on kickbacks for players’ transfers, government officials rigging bids for construction contracts. Money laundering in the form of purchase of clubs, players and image rights or sponsorship and advertising arrangements cannot be overlooked...
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World Cup: Eagles to Land Russia Monday in Naija Outfit

World Cup: Eagles to Land Russia Monday in Naija Outfit

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will end their pre-World Cup camp in Austria on Monday and leave for Russia on the same day aboard a chartered flight. They arrive in Moscow ahead of their opening Group D game against Croatia in specially designed Nigerian outfit instead of the tracksuits they had always used, reports Extrasportsnigeria.com. They will face Russia on Saturday, June 16 in the start of their World Cup campaign. The Eagles entered the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf resort in Austria after their friendly match against England at the...
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Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Resigns Amidst Bribery Allegations

Ghana FA President Nyantakyi Resigns Amidst Bribery Allegations

The Ghana Football Association has announced the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as president of the FA. Nyantakyi made this decision after a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Nyantakyi said in a statement sent to the GFA General Secretary on Friday which reads, “After a meeting of the Executive Committee this afternoon I decided to resign as President of the Ghana Football Association. “It stemmed out of the controversies generated by the investigative report of Tiger Eye PI. In the said report I committed...
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When The Lie Detector Takes Over From The Police and Prosecutor

When The Lie Detector Takes Over From The Police and Prosecutor

We hardly can discuss problems facing Africa without first talking about endemic and tenacious corruption. Sadly, the level of corruption in Africa has become so mountainous and yet common, that sometimes, many Africans hardly lose a night’s sleep over the cankerworm, which has effectively destroyed the continent and created increasingly a precarious future for young Africans. But accepting the infectious corruption as a way of life in Africa is hardly the best way to kill the giant monster sucking the continent dead. Therefore, the recent attempt by the Kenyan government...
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