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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ile Ife Crisis: Between Ethnic Conquest and the Glorification of “Yeyerity”

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ile Ife Crisis: Between Ethnic Conquest and the Glorification of “Yeyerity”

It is time for Nigerians to begin to speak up against selective application of our laws to issues based on some mundane considerations that only end up dragging us centuries backwards.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Canadians Want Illegal Border Crossers Deported: Poll

Nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing into Canada from the United States, and a similar number disapprove of how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is handling the influx, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released

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USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

USA POLITICS: Immigration Judges Headed to 12 U.S. Cities to Speed Deportations

Targeted cities: New York; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; San Francisco; Baltimore, Bloomington, Minnesota; El Paso, Texas; Harlingen, Texas; Imperial, California; Omaha, Nebraska and Phoenix, Arizona.

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UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

UK POLITICS: ‘London Bridge is Down’: Meticulous Preparations in Place to Inform the World When Queen Elizabeth Dies

Queen Elizabeth is still very much alive but the plan for what will happen on the day of her death has already been meticulously laid out.

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NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders: A Force to Be Reckoned With

NETHERLAND POLITICS: Geert Wilders: A Force to Be Reckoned With

“It would have been great if we were the largest, but we’re willing to talk and help govern. That’s my hope,” Geert Wilders told journalists Thursday.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Voters Delivered Conventional Kind of Protest

Prime Minister Mark Rutte was celebrating after his VVD emerged as the largest party for the third time running with a projected 21 percent of vote.

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CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump

CANADA POLITICS: Mexican Migrants Moving to Canada Because of Trump

Dozens of Mexicans deported during U.S President Donald Trump’s first days in office said they would soon try to head north again – but this time to Canada.

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SYRIA POLITICS: President Bashar al-Assad Winning On Battlefield

SYRIA POLITICS: President Bashar al-Assad Winning On Battlefield

Six years since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, he is winning on the battlefield but Syria’s civil war is far from over, with his once stable country broken into fiefdoms ruled by rebels and warlords.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

TAIWAN POLITICS: Chinese Military Threat Grows: Taiwan Says

“The recent activity of Chinese jets and ships around Taiwan shows the continued rise in (China’s) military threat capabilities,” highlighting the importance of Taiwan’s need to defend itself, the review will say.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obumselu, Onukaba: Darkness Falls Twice

Sadly, then, even though many Nigerians did not know who Obumselu was, were not aware of the epical scale of his brilliance, he knew us all too well.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Who Decides Whether Scotland Holds Independence Referendum?

Scotland joined England in a political union in 1707. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon demanded new independence referendum be held in 2018 or 2019.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Fani-Kayode, Buratai, Biafra And The Guardians Of Empire Nigeria

NIGERIA POLITICS: Still on Fani-Kayode, Buratai, Biafra And The Guardians Of Empire Nigeria

Fani-Kayode has come from a very noble family with rich roots and patriotism that have immensely shaped the course of our nation over the years even before our independence.

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JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

JAPAN POLITICS: Akie Abe Grappling With US-Style ‘First Lady’ Role

“Somehow, the Abe cabinet had to compensate for the loss of women’s votes and Akie plays an important role,” said Mari Miura, a Sophia University professor.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values

It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Donald Trump, the new president of the United States.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

In doing so, the often blustery U.S. President Donald Trump faces a test of credibility for the voters that catapulted him into office

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EUROPE POLITICS: Central European and the EU Today

EUROPE POLITICS: Central European and the EU Today

Central European states differ widely: the trend in the former is toward stronger nationalism, refusal of more than a trickle of migrants, growing corruption in politics and business, increased state control of the news media, hostility to LGBT rights and in some, a greater closeness to Russia.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics

“The values Netherlands stands for many, many decades, centuries actually, its freedom, its tolerance, its empathy… they are destroying it,” Jesse Klaver.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Jonathan, Chibok Girls, British Offer and the Dwarf Emperor of Kaduna

NIGERIA POLITICS: Jonathan, Chibok Girls, British Offer and the Dwarf Emperor of Kaduna

The British High Commission had described the story that Jonathan’s administration rejected an offer by Britons to help rescue the Chibok girls as false.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: An Open Letter to Governor Ambode for Empathy with the Poor in His Administration of Lagos State

NIGERIA POLITICS: An Open Letter to Governor Ambode for Empathy with the Poor in His Administration of Lagos State

This letter is written at the instance of some recent policies of the state government which seemed targeted against the poor.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Caught in ‘Strange and Terrifying’ Battle as Islamic State Foreign Soldiers Fight to the End

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Caught in ‘Strange and Terrifying’ Battle as Islamic State Foreign Soldiers Fight to the End

Families cowered in basements, huddling in dark as war raged between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul.

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