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Google Honours Stephen Keshi With Doodle

Google today (Tuesday) celebrates Nigerian football icon Stephen Keshi, on the occasion of his 56th birthday. Born in Azare, Bauchi State, Nigeria, Keshi was a member of the famed St. Finbarrs College Football Academy of 1977. He was later called up and played for the Junior Eagles and the Super Eagles in preparation for the 1980 African Cup of Nations competition. Football took Keshi all over the world, as he played across Africa, Europe, and the USA. Known affectionately…

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The Smartest Way to Avoid the “S…hole” Derogation.

While President Donald Trump’s infamous “S… hole countries” stigmatization is still causing a political tsunami in the USA and beyond, opinions are divided on who to blame for the derogation. Surprisingly, most of the African victims of the derogatory remarks are not terribly mad at the Mr. Trump. Our latest opinion poll shows that many Africans believe that there are some elements of truth in Donald trump’s dehumanizing classification; although such bluntness may be undiplomatic and undesirable for a president, talk…

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THE SIMBA AND SEXUAL REVOLUTION IN HOLLYWOOD: MARK ROBERT MICHAEL WAHLBERG

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg’s life story could indeed make a captivating money-yielding movie. As a talented and prolific actor, he is absolutely breaking the earning records with his talent. Clearly, Mr. Wahlberg’s journey to stardom is a typical case, and for that matter, a manifestation of an individual’s willingness and determination to take responsibility for their shortcomings and make a meaningful change in their life. At the same time, Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg’s work and success, to some, have…

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The “S…hole Countries” Stigmatization and the Multiplicity of Semantics.

Even though some Africans have taken President Trump’s “S…hole Countries” stigmatization in good faith and rather challenged their African leaders to prove Mr. Trump or white extremists wrong through good governance, others, especially Americans, have in fact argued that President Donald Trump and those who voted for him are indeed the real “S…holes.” Really? Hum! Can you see how meaning and identity operate? Meaning can be multiple and it can only be derived contextually. That brings one back to…

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Wilson Oruma Recuperating in Lagos Hospital

A former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is said to be recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown. Oruma has been in the news for the odd reason recently following reports that he is suffering a relapse of mental breakdown which he first suffered after he was duped an estimated N1.2 billion by a combination of a clergyman and fake businessman in 2012. Last week new photos emerged of the former midfielder not looking…

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That Unique Nigeria(n)

Often when you hear about Nigeria, all sorts of negative thoughts come to your mind. Right? But like in many societies, you have the good, the bad and the ugly. Absolutely, there are some criminally minded Nigerians out there who have created a very negative image of the country; and of course, you equally have those who have made the country proud. Unfortunately, hardly, will you hear much about those quintessential Nigerians in the Western media. It is not…

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The Assertion Of African Political Relevance After Trump’s “S***hole Countries” Remarks.

Following his inglorious “s***hole countries” remarks, all 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations have on Friday anonymously demanded an unconditional apology from the USA President Donald Trump. A rare, strong and clear message to the USA. In an unusual sign of solidarity never seen before amongst African countries, the African ambassadors insisted that Donald Trump must withdraw his remarks, which many – both Africans and non-Africans – consider racist, xenophobic and incredibly un-Presidential to say the least. During…

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Are AIDS And Ebola Epidemics Medical Genocides?

Some have called AIDS the most devastating epidemic in the history of the mankind while others have named Ebola virus one of the most deadly viruses ever. Since the discovery of the ruthless AIDS, as many as 35 million people have died of HIV virus, which causes aids, and more than 70 million people have been infected globally with the virus. In 2016 alone, an estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide were newly infected with HIV; it is believed meanwhile,…

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Iwobi Faces Fine After Breaking Curfew to Attend Drug-Fuelled Party

ARSENE WENGER has confirmed he is likely to hit Alex Iwobi with a fine after he broke a curfew to attend a drug-fuelled birthday party. Iwobi has been exposed partying to 2am on Saturday ahead of Arsenal’s humiliating FA Cup defeat to Championship side Nottingham Forest on Sunday. The Nigeria midfielder turned in a dismal display as the Gunners were humbled 4-2 by a Forest side fighting against the threat of relegation to League One. Wenger also said he…

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Zimbabwe: New Wine in an Old Bottle and Old Wine in a New Bottle

The political metamorphosis in Zimbabwe took place unexpectedly. No single bullet was fired. No loss of life. Zimbabweans who had got used to, and for that matter, lived to accept the 37 years of the former President Robert Mugabe’s near-absolute rule,  woke up to a new political reality. Robert Mugabe had been shown the political backdoor. On the other hand, his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was forced into an exile in South Africa emerged as the new President…

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President-elect George Weah to Attend CAF Awards with Okocha, Kanu

Ghana will be the first country to host George Weah as the President-elect of Liberia as he is expected in Accra on Wednesday to attend the AITEO CAF Awards 2017. Weah is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra by midday Wednesday to attend Thursday’s event by the Confederation of African Football to honour top African footballers for their performances for last year. The former World Footballer of the Year will not be the only retired soccer…

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Consequences of Making a Wrong Diagnosis of African Problems

Still on migration problems. While we all must commend African leaders for taking the initiative – after much pressure from the Western countries, although – to bring back home, stranded African migrants from the slave camps in Libya, the worrisome question still remains. Is that initiative the best decision? Perhaps, it might be the best decision for now; but is it really the solution to the current migration crises, which has clearly led to a modern-day slavery? Many people…

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