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The Border of Democracy: German Government Pays ‘Bin Laden Bodyguard’ Welfare

The Border of Democracy: German Government Pays ‘Bin Laden Bodyguard’ Welfare

Sometimes, one is confronted with dicey, contentious and contradictory situations while trying to defend our modern democracy. More often than not, it becomes increasingly difficult to draw a line or set a clear border, where democracy ends and abuse of law begins. Generally, equal rights, equity and fairness amongst everyone are some of the components of democracy and the rule of law. However, it becomes ironic and indeed a discrepancy when the same democracy, which aims at creating fairness and justice seem to lead some to believe that it can...
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Fears Over Eagles World Cup As Supreme Court Delivers Judgement

Fears Over Eagles World Cup As Supreme Court Delivers Judgement

The hope of Nigerians seeing the Super Eagles feature with quite very high expectations in Russia at the World Cup in June may be dashed if the Supreme Court sacks the FIFA-recognised Amaju Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The court will deliver its judgement on the Pinnick-led board versus Chris Giwa group on Thursday. Giwa and his board had dragged the current board of the NFF to the Supreme Court to set aside the verdict of the Appeal Court after they had won at the High...
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Wenger Leaves Arsenal After 22 years

Wenger Leaves Arsenal After 22 years

Arsene Wenger will resign after this season as the trainer of Arsenal. The Frenchman has been the trainer of the London club for almost 22 years. Mr Wegner still has a contract with the club until the middle of 2019 The 68 -year old Wegner started as Arsenal’s trainer in 1996. Under his illustrious career, the club won three Champion League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Super cup titles. However, Arsenal won the last Champion League under Mr Wenger in 2004. After winning the FA Cup in 2005, it...
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Commonweath Games: Assessing  African’s Performance

Commonweath Games: Assessing African’s Performance

    How would you assess the performance of African countries at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia? Please tell us your opinion   Medal Table: Rank Nation Total 1 Australia 80 59 59 198 2 England 45 45 46 136 3 India 26 20 20 66 4 Canada 15 40 27 82 5 New Zealand 15 16 15 46 6 South Africa 13 11 13 37 7 Wales 10 12 14 36 8 Scotland 9 13 22 44 9 Nigeria 9 9 6 24 10 Cyprus 8...
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Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

Eagles Promised $24m If Nigeria Wins World Cup

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing $24 million if they play in the final match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The World Cup will hold from June 14 to July 15 in various Russian cities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Pinnick told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the money was part of the agreement reached with the players to share 50-50, whatever would accrue to the country if they get...
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The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

The ‘No Tithes, No Heaven’ Sugarcandy Mountain Story.

Recently an esteemed Nigerian Pastor E A Adeboye, head of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, claimed that anyone who does not pay tithes is a candidate for hell. Hear him: “Anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven, full stop.” To understand the concept of the “tithe” better, let us go back to the origin of reformation. More than 500 years ago, a German Monk called Martin Luther tried to challenge certain things in the Catholic Church, which he believed were contrary to the doctrine...
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Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

Ethiopia: Hopes in Hopelessness

The recent dinner reception hosted last night by Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his country’s opposition leaders and his promise to listen to alternative views of the opposition is not only a welcome development in a country, where a direct meeting between the government and the opposition is rare. It is indeed a gallant step other African leaders must inculcate. For a country deeply polarised and currently in the deep political turbulence since February, which led to the imposition of the state of emergency, the Olive leaf from...
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Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Nigeria: The Return of the Unwanted Messiah

Normally, when the Messiah comes to the people, he is usually welcomed with euphoria, hope and positive expectations. Not so in Nigeria. No trumpet. No excitement. The declaration of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari that he would run for the second term as President has not only caused negative reactions amongst Nigerians, it has equally set the stock market crashing, fuelling fears and speculations that many investors might pick up their billions and find their way out of the country. If the latter happens, Nigeria’s fragile economy, which is gradually...
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Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

Liberia: A New Wine in an Old Bottle or a New Bottle With an Old Wine?

  President George Weah’s dramatic victory in the Presidential election in Liberia did set a strong political earthquake in Liberia and Africa in general. The historic defeat of the ruling party by a man who struggled in the ghetto as a child, trying to find food to survive and later spent much of his life as a footballer, gave hope to many young Africans that nothing can be impossible with much persistence and determination. Perhaps, Weah knows more than many people what it means to be poor in a country,...
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Former Super Eagles Star, Tunji Banjo Now works on Train

Former Super Eagles Star, Tunji Banjo Now works on Train

  Some long-distance Liverpool fans travelling by train to Saturday’s Merseyside derby will have had their tickets checked by a man who once played in an FA Cup semi-final. Tunji Banjo still has a living to make with London Northwestern exactly 40 years after facing Arsenal in one of the biggest games in Leyton Orient’s history, according to a Dailymailonline report. It’s hard to imagine Harry Kane or Eden Hazard spending their retirement shuttling between Milton Keynes and Crewe, but Banjo hasn’t got that luxury. The same way, the likes...
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