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Chido Onumah
Journalist, Blogger, Teacher, Media & Information Literacy Devotee
Journalist, Blogger, Teacher, Media & Information Literacy Devotee


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Fewer arrests but fear still lingers for Somaliland's press
By Tom Rhodes Residents sit under Somaliland's
Independence memorial in Hargeisa. Journalists there say conditions are
improving, but they remain wary. (Reuters/Feisal Omar) Conditions
for the press in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland may, on
the ...

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The xenophobic killings in South Africa
Frank Opara Bongani
is a South African who used to be my friend while in the U.K. Usually, during
tea breaks at our work place, he told me stories of ‘small-small’ violent
attacks by his country men and women on foreigners, especially Nigerians which hap...

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Good night, our dear Oronto
By Joe
Okei-Odumakin Oronto Douglas is one
Comrade that saying eternal bye to is a very difficult task for the highly
impactful life he led. His death in the early
hours of April 9, 2015, has robbed the community of conscience in Nigeria of
one of its brigh...

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President Jonathan’s administration in retrospect
By Kayode Katefe This, of course is the twilight of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration
and this writer reckons it is appropriate time to appraise his administration since
there only remain just a little over two months before it expires.  It is wi...

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Xenophobia: The fear of difference
Frank Opara I
was a victim of racism a couple of times abroad. Sometimes I felt bad and hurt,
other times, cool.  I
felt hurt whenever I was deprived of my right, simply because of the color of
my skin. I felt cool with those who unnecessarily made jest ...

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Judges' break stalls judgment in Igbinedion’s case
Press Release Justice J. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo
state, has again moved judgment in the N25 billion fraud trial of Michael
Igbinedion and Charles Eboigbodin to Monday April 20, 2015, due to the extended
Easter break of jud...

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How a king sparked deadly violence in South Africa
By Ishaan Tharoor Immigrant men armed with machetes
make their way onto a Durban, South Africa, street during clashes with police
and in search of locals that attacked foreign shop owners in the city center,
April 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Tebogo Letsie)   Over t...

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For Oronto Douglas: A tribute
By Denja Yaqub He
took the battle against the severe injustices oil communities have had to
contend with since the discovery of the money spinner in Oloibiri on the 15th of
January 1956 to greater heights, drawing global attention to the parlous
condition t...

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How prison accountant, Esu-Nte, laundered prisons funds – Witness
  Press Release The trial of  Imaobong Akon
Esu-Nte, an accountant with the Nigeria Prisons Service and two others:
Olukolade Olabamiji, a businessman and Mohammed Abdulkadir, a banker commenced
on Thursday, March 16, 2015 with the first prosecution witness...

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Xenophobic South Africa
By Achille Mbembe Image taken in KwaZulu-Natal during Xenophobic attacks. Image Credit:
AFP via “Afrophobia”? “Xenophobia”?
“Black on black racism”? A “darker” as you can get hacking a “foreigner” under
the pretext of his being too dark — self hate par exce...
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