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Ali A. Mazrui, Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Swahili moment

By Toyin Falola   October 12 has been declared “Ali A. Mazrui Memorial Day” by his friends, colleagues, and well-wishers. This year’s observance is very unique as it coincides with Zanzibar-born Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah winning the prestigious 2021 Nobel Literature Prize. Indeed, I will use this opportunity to eulogize, once …

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Contemporary Christianity: New wine in old wineskin

By Jude Obuseh   Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? – Mathew 7: 3. The protestant revolt that exploded across Europe in the 16th century (1517AD) was known as the “Reformation”, a movement arrow …

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2023: Moghalu joins ADC

Dr. Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC) to pursue his presidential ambition. He was the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections. He however resigned his membership of the party in …

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Molefi Asante: On Reimagining Africa and Africans By Toyin Falola   What is Africa? Who are Africans? What is African history? What do you make of Africa in tracing its history? What should be the focus and center of African history? Have these questions ever crossed your mind as an …

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If Not IPOB, Who’s Enforcing Ghost Monday?

By Jude Obuseh   Following the Nigerian government’s unexpected extradition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, arrowhead of Biafra Zionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the subsequent recommencement of his stalled trial, the group immediately issued a weekly Monday sit-at-home order across the whole of the South-East geopolitical zone …

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Dele Momodu: A Child of Independence in Search of Freedom

    By Toyin Falola   Deserving ovation in any part of the world is a matter of maintaining a positive impact after the evaluation of one’s accumulated deeds. Humans are not popular with the habit of giving accolades to people who are not deserving of it, and if they …

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Sowore and RevolutionNow: Seventy Thousand Years of Inheritance   By Toyin Falola   Justice, equality, and fraternity were the tripod forces and principles that triggered the 1789 French Revolution. These became the song on the street of Bastille and other parts of France that year. It was sung and animated …

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CSOs urge govt to halt water bill and privatisation of public infrastructure

A coalition of civil society groups have called on the federal government to implement the resolution of the July 28, 2010 United Nations General Assembly, which recognizes the human right to water and sanitation and the importance of clean drinking water and sanitation. They called on government to remove every …

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I spent over 20 years of my working life abroad as a university teacher, banker and international civil servant with an unblemished record. I have no criminal record — not even a parking ticket. Sadly, it is in my own fatherland that I’m being subjected to criminal investigation and such …

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Zamfara emir kidnapped on Abuja Road

An emir from embattled Zamfara State has been kidnapped on the Kaduna-Abuja Road while travelling to Abuja Suspected bandits abducted the Emir of Bungudu Hassan Atto, according to a relative of the victim, Ibrahim Bello. He confirmed the abduction to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday evening. He said, “Yes, it’s true. …

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