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

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 the issue of identity and stereotype. Suddenly President Donald Trump and...
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Quadri, Meshref to Defend Titles in Nairobi

Quadri, Meshref to Defend Titles in Nairobi

Aruna Quadri of Nigeria and Dina Meshref of Egypt will be defending their titles at this year’s ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup holding in Nairobi, Kenya. Quadri defeated Omar Assar of Egypt 4-2 to win the tournament in 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, while Meshref also beat Edem Offiong of Nigeria and this year they will be aiming to retain their laurels when the championship serves off on March 1 in Kasarani Gymnasium of Moi International Stadium in Nairobi. The top 16 players in men and women singles will compete in...
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Iheanacho Scores the First VAR Goal in English Football

Iheanacho Scores the First VAR Goal in English Football

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form with a bang Tuesday night. He became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood 2-0 in an FA Cup third-round replay. Iheanacho opened the scoring – with a routine strike – from Islam Slimani’s pass. The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez’s through ball, according to a BBC report. But referee Jonathan Moss liaised...
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Wilson Oruma Recuperating in Lagos Hospital

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 his best self but his younger brother Dominic Oruma has revealed...
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That Unique Nigeria(n)

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 “newsworthy” to mention their achievements probably. Or the media must maintain...
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The Assertion Of African Political Relevance After Trump’s “S***hole Countries” Remarks.

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 a meeting on Thursday with lawmakers to discuss a proposed immigration...
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Are AIDS And Ebola Epidemics Medical Genocides?

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, that more than 5,000 people are infected with HIV virus daily....
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Iwobi Faces Fine After Breaking Curfew to Attend Drug-Fuelled Party

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 had seen The Sun’s exclusive story about Iwobi’s partying. He revealed...
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Zimbabwe: New Wine in an Old Bottle and Old Wine in a New Bottle

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 of Zimbabwe. Jubilations and euphoria followed. A new political order in...
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Angola’s New President Shakes the dos Santos’ Dynasty

Angola’s New President Shakes the dos Santos’ Dynasty

If the recent political moves by Angola’s new President, João Lourenço are anything to go by, they clearly show that the new President is, in fact, not a puppet as many had believed. Single-handedly hand-picked by the former President Eduardo dos Santos, after 38 years in near absolute power, however, just five months after taking over the mantle of leadership from former President dos Santos, the actions of President João Lourenço have caused fear amongst the once untouchable Angolans, including members of dos Santos’ family. Absolutely, the former President and...
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