Trump’s “shithole countries” remarks

African countries, including Nigeria, are seerhing with anger because of supposedly racial remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump. He was widely quoted as having derided immigrants from, in particular, Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. He reportedly described those nations as “shithole countries”. On the one hand, “shithole” could be Trump’s More...

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By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Revisiting “A sense of deja vu”

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By Peoples Daily On Friday, January 5th, 2018
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Liberia: Great expectations of Weah

George Weah, 51, is Liberia’s President-elect. He will take office mid-January, succeeding outgoing Eillen John-Sirleaf who defeated Weah in 2005, his first atempt at the presidency. In that election, he led in More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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The national assets sale debate

On Dec. 27, 2017, just two days after Christmas, workers at the 40-year-old national monument, the National Art Theatre, Lagos, held a protest rally against plans by the federal government to sell the Theatre and More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, January 1st, 2018
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A putative happy, prosperous 2018

Today, we start the new year of 2018. Undoubtedly, it is with a huge sigh of relief that Nigerians are transiting to the New Year. Their hope is that it will be, indeed, a “happy and prosperous” 2018. More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, December 28th, 2017
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The changing narrative of Boko Haram

Has the Nigerian government’s victory narrative on Boko Haram been altered? Perhaps. The nation’s 36 state governors have given President Muhammadu Buhari the all clear to spend $1 billion to prosecute the war More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 25th, 2017
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Merry Christmas

Today marks the season of Christmas. As the word implies, it is a time of solemn festivities commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Though not specified in the Bible, the Holy Christian Writh, the birth of Christ More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Boko Haram: The narrative has changed

Has the Nigerian government’s victory narrative on Boko Haram been altered? Perhaps. The nation’s 36 state governors have given President Muhammadu Buhari the all clear to spend $1 billion to prosecute the war More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
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Paradise Papers: Still on Adeosun’ s surprise response

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun Nigeria’s finance minister Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, in responding to a question by a journalist on the legality or otherwise of use of offshore tax havens or shelters to avoid paying More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Still on the sad saga of SARS

Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has been forced to respond to a growing social media campaign by agreeing to “reoganise” the now very unpopular Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Running under the More...