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Nigeria: Why Debates Don’t Win Elections

Posted: February 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion

Before the November 8th, 2016 American Presidential Elections, the arguments of best choice and popular candidates, though discussable, barely meant anything in the foray of ideal choice. In the American political space, candidates are basically judged by meaningful antecedents and strong character. Those who wish to occupy the revered American political offices must have good […]

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Vote Buying

Hungry Electorate, Vote Buying, And Nigeria’s Money Bags Corrupt Politicians 

Posted: January 22, 2019 at 5:04 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion, Politics

The Nigeria General Elections have had the citizens divided into chaotic classes of choice, preferences, and opinions. The electorate, in the firm clinch of their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, has, so far, declared themselves the winner of the preferential debates. And they are right. The  PVC is the primary object of the voter’s electoral decisions, […]

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News

Brown Envelope Journalism And Exterminated News Value In Nigeria

Posted: January 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion

There is no commonly agreed history as to the origin of News; news itself might have come with man, or even older than that. However, the values of news have not changed — timeliness, objectivity, factuality, and recency — still remain huge and integral aspects of information transfer and understanding. These values embody news and […]

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Racial Discrimination

Why South Africa Needs Radical Reforms Against Racial Discrimination

Posted: January 5, 2019 at 4:36 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion

A recent outburst between blacks and whites at a Cape Town beach shows racial discrimination is far from over in South Africa and only radical reforms can stamp it out, completely. Racial discrimination continues to drag on in South Africa. Some irate groups of blacks recently took to the streets to protest being prevented from […]

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Niger Bridge

Nigeria: The Mediocre Games And Rollercoaster Politics Of 2nd Niger Bridge

Posted: December 17, 2018 at 5:11 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion

Two months ago, precisely in mid-October when the news and pictures of the fully-completed Chinese wonder bridge hit the online media, it did not tickle our surprise gland as one would expect, given that attributing such huge projects to a big economy like China is probably not expected to elicit amazement. But the mega-bridge; connecting […]

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Nigeria

Nigeria: 2019 Dilemma And The Story Of Another Bitter Alternative

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 1:47 am   /   AFRICA, Opinion

It is as worrisome as it is sad how Nigeria’s pre-electoral hysterics of 2015 have been consciously or subconsciously forgotten. An average political conservative might consider this proposition as untenable given that whatever happens in the Nigerian societal terrain is left to its originators to sort out. Like the often misconceived biblical injuction, we would […]

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Trump And The Danger Of Nationalism Worldwide

Posted: November 14, 2018 at 8:34 am   /   FEATURED STORIES, Opinion, U.S., WORLD

“You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist. Nationalist. Use that word. Use that word.” Last month at a Ted Cruz rally in Texas, Donald Trump twice encouraged his supporters to use that word, perhaps because some who do not support him already had been. Nationalist rhetoric is awfully dangerous, but […]

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Biya

Cameroon: Why President Biya’s Rule May Be Hanging On By A Thread

Posted: October 1, 2018 at 10:04 am   /   AFRICA, Opinion

With simmering apathy against President Paul Biya’s 36-year rule coming to a head in Cameroon, there are indications he may soon be shown the exit door from the country’s corridors of power. Fresh expectations, suspense, raging oppositions, and uncertainties are often common characteristics of ideal elections. But when Cameroon goes to the polls for its […]

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Rosenstein

Rod Rosensteins Melodrama: A Distraction Or A Set-UP?

Posted: September 26, 2018 at 7:01 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, Opinion, U.S.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was summoned to the White House on Monday amid speculation that he was going to resign or be fired. Rosenstein’s future at the Department of Justice has been in question since the New York Times published a bombshell story this past weekend.  The Times reported that Rosenstein considered coordinating invocation […]

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Magufuli

Tanzania: Counting The Cost Of President Magufuli’s Anti-Contraceptive Stance

Posted: September 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm   /   AFRICA, Opinion, WORLD

President John Magufuli of Tanzania recently charged women in the country to avoid the use of contraceptives, a situation which could birth population explosion. CARACAL REPORTS examines the implication of the President’s speech to the socio-economic development of the East African nation. The spiraling population is what any President would lose sleep over, given its enormous costs. […]

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