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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Succession Battle in Osun!

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Succession Battle in Osun!

All said, there is a great political battle ahead in Osun State and only the Strength of Israel knows how it will end!

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Dankwambo’s Gombe as the Miracle of the Savannah (Part 2)

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Dankwambo’s Gombe as the Miracle of the Savannah (Part 2)

Dankwambo has shown dogged shrewdness in the judicious management of very scarce resources to achieve the much he has been able to achieve for his people.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Imperative of Rule of Law in Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Imperative of Rule of Law in Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

The case of Nnamdi Kanu and Buhari – and not necessarily the Nigerian state (if you ask me) – is no longer within the commonsensical discretion of Buhari.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat

NIGERIA POLITICS: Official! FG Declares Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Security Threat

The federal government says IMN it is not substantially different from the Boko Haram terrorist group that has killed about 100,000 people since 2009.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Dankwambo’s Gombe as the Miracle of the Savannah (Part 1)

NIGERIA POLITICS: Ibrahim Dankwambo’s Gombe as the Miracle of the Savannah (Part 1)

Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo knows that the best way to liberate humanity is to get as many indigenes educated.

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GHANA POLITICS: 60 Years Of Independence

GHANA POLITICS: 60 Years Of Independence

On March 6, it’ll be 60 years since Ghana became independent; one of the first in Africa to go it alone. This diamond jubilee has drawn mixed feelings.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: All Hail Yemi Osinbajo

NIGERIA POLITICS: All Hail Yemi Osinbajo

If there is hope to be gleaned from the bizarre saga of Buhari’s disappearance it’s that Yemi Osinbajo, has filled in admirably in his boss’s absence.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari/Osinbajo Initiative and the Niger Delta

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari/Osinbajo Initiative and the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta has been on the boil again. It had therefore become imperative that actions are taken to resolve the agitation going on in the Niger Delta.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Meeting a Man Who Fed Starving Biafrans

NIGERIA POLITICS: Meeting a Man Who Fed Starving Biafrans

In David Koren I met a veritable hero. He’s the truest, grittiest kind of hero—by the measure of the difference he made, the depth of his humanity.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Sick Leave Revives Nigeria’s Presidency

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari’s Sick Leave Revives Nigeria’s Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for six weeks on medical leave, raising questions over his capacity to govern Africa’s largest economy.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: President Buhari, Femi Adeshina, Mischief Makers and the Rest of Us

NIGERIA POLITICS: President Buhari, Femi Adeshina, Mischief Makers and the Rest of Us

Presidential spokesman, Femi Adeshina, could not hide his joy as he announced with unrivalled glee the phone call of Mr President to him all the way from London.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Yemi Osinbajo Now in the Spotlight

NIGERIA POLITICS: Yemi Osinbajo Now in the Spotlight

Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is everywhere while his boss is away. He conducted a spot check on the public toilets at Lagos international airport.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

NIGERIA POLITICS: Xenophobia: When South Africa Show Criminal Ingratitude

If South Africa wants to be ungrateful to Nigeria for standing by her in her time of need, they should just say so rather than kill our citizens.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

NIGERIA POLITICS: The Buhari Illness, Osinbajo and the Opposition

Buhari and Osinbajo are a team. The success of either is the success of the team and the success of the political alliance between the North and the Yoruba.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

NIGERIA POLITICS: Why is Buhari Still in London?

And unlike Big Brother, there are no constant updates – in fact, President Buhari, 74, has not given a single interview since arriving in the UK.

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