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The Alabama Abortion ban vs. The Jane Roe historic judgments
24. May 2019 at 00:26
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
Placing an outright ban on abortion and criminalizing the act with a life sentence penalty to health practitioners, the state of Alabama negatively and unkindly invokes the Texas abortion ban which contradicts the fourteen amendment as well as the Bills of Rights. This policy makes it even harder for women with little or no resources to have access to good Medicare in time of want.

The constitution of the United States as fully enforced in 1789 by all standard and principles, remains the Supreme law governing the United States of America. Embody into seven articles, its set absolute precedence on the rights and protections of all Americans. It’s first three articles are deep rooted in the dogma’s of separation of powers which orderly spells out the functions and responsibilities of her three tiers. The bicameral congress otherwise known as the legislative arm (Article One),the Executive housing the president and the Judicial arm consisting of the Supreme Court alongside other federal courts completes Article Two and Three respectively. Apart from Article Seven which establishes the legal framework and procedural ratification of same, the others being Articles Four, Five, and Six examines brightly, and brilli...

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The Leadership Scourge in Nigeria And Africa - A Push for a Better Democracy
20. May 2019 at 22:57
by Esimaje Michael Onoseme
The militarization of the electoral process is a disservice to our democracy and a throwback to the jackboot era of military dictatorship. In some areas of the country, such as, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo states, troops deployed for the elections turned their guns on the very citizens they were meant to protect. This is condemnable and should not be associated with our electoral process in the future.

I WEPT FOR NIGERIA AND NOT AFRICAN


Africa is dying. She is sick, directionless and visionless. Burdened with despots as leaders, the continent is in devilish but firm grips of deceitful educational systems, poverty breading economic policies, retrogression and accelerated self-destruction. Stating this, is simply lending voice to an already overstated ugly facts; it is no longer news. Worst is, it appears as if there are no solutions. Africans appear to be intelligent enough to discern problems, but at the same time, inhibited by hypnotism of some sort from desiring, finding and implementing solutions. 


Economy:

The definition of African economy is chaos, madhouse and poverty. Most of our national economic policies are made and driven by people who cannot manage a local store in a remote vil...

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Kendrick Castillo- Heroism at its peak
20. May 2019 at 22:56
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
While some may battle illness as a sign of their bravery even at the face of death with the intent of either dying or winning the battle to live again, others may have died on account of a good cause with little or no choice of their decision on such instances. No doubts, we have had cases of freedom fighters and activist who have died rallying a cause for the interest of others. However, very few have intentionally and purposefully died on the basis of altruism for others to live on account of their death.

"It doesn't surprise me. He cared enough about people that he would do something like that even though it's against my better judgment. I wish he had gone to hid- But that's not his character. His character is about protecting people, helping people. I know that because of what he did, others are alive, and I thank God for that. I love him. And he is a hero and he always will be. He just loved people that much."- John Castillo- Father of Kendrick Castillo


When a man dies for something, then he has died a righteous d...

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Balochistan
16. May 2019 at 00:07
by Engr Saeed Ahmed Jattak
Balochistan is the biggest region of Pakistan, Consisting around 44 percent of the region of the state. It is likewise the most unfortunate and least populated. It is wealthy in mineral assets and the major provider of petroleum gas after Sindh. One of the world's greatest copper stores have been found at Reko Diq in the district Chaghi of Balochistan

Balochistan's shore additionally lies opposite to the Strait of Hormuz, which is an essential path for worldwide oil supplies. Therefore, it has the perception to develop into a center of international trade. Although the planned location of the province creates its importance in terms of large-scale trade, energy, gas, and oil pipelines, it has over the last six decades, not been provided its due share in terms of local budget allocation, developmental projects, road and rail infrastructure, education and health amenities.

 

This lack of interest operates Balochistan's tactical place because of numerous foremost causes leading being the tribalism i...

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Why Ugandan Yoweri President Museveni is Here to Stay
16. May 2019 at 00:01
by Maulline Gragau
Last week, I was intrigued when I read about a protest that had been organised by diaspora Ugandans in London with the support of two British Parliamentarians, Paul Daniel Williams, and Alex Sobel, who represent Stockton South and Leeds North West constituencies respectively. The main objective of the protest was to condemn Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and call on the British government to halt its support for Museveni's regime.

According to the diaspora Ugandans, President Museveni is long past his expiration date and his 'one-man authoritarian' rule should come to an end. With recent changes to the Constitution, Ugandan lawmakers changed the presidential term limits meaning that President Museveni can rule the country until his death. Having been recently endorsed by his party to vie for a sixth term and with the recent constitutional changes, it is not difficult to see why many people think that he is a dictator and his government is tantamount to a 'military regime'


It is by no means unique to Africa that some people who have attained power will tend to use their positions of influence for personal gain or even commit atrocities against anyone who tries to oppose them. Neither is the way such a person may have acquired power of particula...

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Need to consolidate our political parties
10. May 2019 at 14:57
by Kenechukwu Ugoh-ezepue
As the 'Giant of Africa' and model of democracy in Africa, our democratization processes should be strengthened through the instrumentality of our Electoral Laws. By so doing, we can begin to deepen and propel the continent's democratic principles.

One of the cardinal beauties of democracy is freedom of association which encompasses both an individual’s right to join or leave groups voluntarily, the right of the groups to take collective action to pursue the interests of its members and the right of an association to accept or decline members based on certain criteria. Freedom of association is fundamental to political parties. In most countries, political parties are veritable platform to assume leadership positions after passing through the crucible of elections.


Before the year 2002, three political parties existed in Nigerian political ecosystem. However, due to the largesse offered by the 1999 constitution on the formation of parties, about thirty three political associations applied to Independent National Electo...

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Reasons Behind Rising Extremism Among Youth in Indian Occupied Kashmir
04. May 2019 at 09:00
by Muhammad Tahir
This article is a study case which researches the reasons behind rising extremism in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The article focuses on the actions taken by India against the Kashmiris on the civil, authoritarian, and governmental level.

The conflict of Kashmir has multiple dimensions and goes beyond the issue of territory. Both India and Pakistan have fought three wars for the state of Kashmir and the issue is still unresolved. The issue started when the Hindu ruler of Muslim majority state decided to join Indian territory instead of Muslim majority Pakistan. The partition between India and Pakistan was based on religious ideology. Seventy years after the partition, both nations continue to fight each other with religion still being the center of arguments. India has the world’s second largest Muslim population and is the only country with Hinduism as the largest religion. The Hindu-Muslim conflict in India and Kashmir has only increased in past decades. Kashmiris, especially, has been the greatest vic...

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The Philippines In Denial
03. May 2019 at 21:48
by Gavielle Gerico Cruz
The desolate truth about the Philippine's stagnation: "We blame it on our leaders. We continue to rally for a problem that we’ve caused all along. We continue to create that zone of comfort that’s been keeping us and will keep us asleep of reality longer than the colonial times of our country—our contentment without consideration of others and the future, our denial of the truth."

It isn’t new to hear that the Philippines is a country filled with beauty. Ranging from different tourist attractions of stunning mountainsides, distinctive hills, seamless volcanoes, scenic beaches, and much more, the Philippine islands are undeniably gifted with masses of natural resources. The Filipinos have probably gotten so full of these compliments, that it isn’t special for their ears to pick up those childish chuckles of tourists while celebrating vacation on the white sands of Boracay, or for their eyes to see hundreds of visitors bathing in the crystal clear waters of Palawan.


It’s reassuring for a Filipino to hear all of this—for his nation to be called the Pearl of the Orient, to know that throwing a seed somewhere in his motherla...

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Global Solutions Summit: On Multilateralism, Trade and Paradigm Change
01. May 2019 at 18:56
by Jawhara Kanu
This article builds on findings of the Global Solutions Summit on the pressing need for multilateral cooperation and solving the shortcomings of the current multilateral institutes. It specially emphasizes on trade and dwells into shifting into an approach that’s more considerate for developing countries.

At the official opening of the Global Solution Summit 2019, the Mayor of Berlin hosted the delegates in ‘Rotes Rathaus’ or the town hall, where a giant paining describing the ‘Berlin Conference’ was hanging on the wall. More than 130 years ago; Berlin hosted 14 countries that gathered for the scramble of the African continent to mark the beginning of the colonization era. One can confirm that the men in that painting were not aware that not only were they making a decision that affects their respective countries’ share of land; but they were shaping the face of Africa and the world considering the prolonged damages of that era, and how it still profiles the world governance and political interactions. Similarly, the G20 and other multilateral coalitions need to cautiously n...

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The Muller Report: What if Donald Trump is impeached
30. April 2019 at 14:42
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.
"If we have confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction, we would so state. Based on the facts and applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgement.

Robert S. Muller shocked the C-SPAN with the breaking news March 22nd 2019 as the story headlines went awash on various media platforms announcing the release of the special counsel's investigative findings linking the Trump campaign and Moscow, most especially a possible complicity of obstruction of Justice on the part of president Trump.


From the Trump towers in Manhattan to the sacred pristine of the Capitol Hill building,

the investigation probing into Donald Trump links with Russia and a possible

collusion became officially heightened when on May 17, 2017, Robert Swan Muller

III was appointed by deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as special counsel

fronting the investigation over alleged Russian interference in the November

2016 presidential election that brought in Donald Trump a...

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Notre Dame: The fall of history most iconic architectural framework
30. April 2019 at 14:31
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
For a Nation known for devastating terror attacks in major of her city epicenter, the Notre Dame Fire incident was a sad remainder of pain, anguish, and torment as Parisians watched with folded arms engulfed in hot tears seeing yet another tragedy befell a nation whose beleaguered history with terrorist knows no bounds.

The French capital was taken aback Monday 15th April, 2019 as they watched in solemn torrents, torments, and avid torture, the massive fire as it emanates through one of history most treasured architectural heavyweights. It was an evening of saddened shock as millions around the globe saw the iconic Notre Dame cathedral building flamed up at the heart of the beautiful city of Paris on Monday, altering the city's skyline and threatening a potent symbol of France chequered history.


For a Nation known for devastating terror attacks in major of her city epicenters, the Notre Dame Fire incident was a sad remainder of pain, anguish, and torment as Parisians watched with folded arms engulfed in hot tears seeing yet another tragedy befell a nation whose beleaguered ...

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After IYJ’s Report, Oyo state Resumes Abandoned Road Construction Project.
20. April 2019 at 09:00
by Alfred Olufemi
The Oyo state government has continued work at the abandoned road project in idi-Ape- Iwo road area of Ibadanl, two days after IYJ published a report on the health effect of the dusty road on the people.

The report published on April 9 also exposed the effect the dusty atmosphere had on businesses with relevant interviews with residents and business owners.

 

Recall that the dualization of the Idi-Ape – Basorun – Akobo – Odogbo Barracks Junction Road (Ibadan) awarded to ENL construction company is one of the 13 uncompleted road circular project abandoned for months.

 

This reporter gathered that the construction company stopped wetting the dusty road November last year. As a result, the residents of Idi-Ape and Akobo live in dust which is evident on the streets, floors of their rooms...

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Ethiopian pilots of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated
14. April 2019 at 09:00
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Yared Getachew alongside his co-pilot couldn't rescue the Max 737 from persistently nose diving despite their ceaseless effort commanding the right sensors program.

Ethiopian Pilot of the Boeing 737 Max 8 vindicated

Sequel to speculations and on the spot analysis of the Boeing 737 Max 8 flight whose crash occurred March 10th, 2019, claiming the lives of all 157 on board members, preliminary reports as released by an investigative panel April 4th, 2019, revealed so much as it underscores the possible resultant of the ET 302 crash en-route Addis Ababa to Nairobi. While exonerating the heroics try of the pilots whose brave attempt to save the day was seriously hampered by a malfunctioning of the Max 737 command sensory system, the report was basically silent on the exact specifics cause of the crash.


Despite the hard-work and full compliance strength level with Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedural measures, it was grossly unfortunate that Y...

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The aftermath of "Mera Jism, Meri Marzi"
11. April 2019 at 09:00
by Maria Makki
In the aftermath of women's liberation march, which was termed by the masses as futile and unethical, Pakistan faces a dilemma when it comes to gender equality. We are faced with issues like child marriage, domestic violence, wage gap and harassment. Can we really brush of these crucial issues like this specially when we are going through an unprecedented economical and cultural shift? We need to acknowledge and resolve these issues first.

 With all that has happened in the past few months, when it comes to equality of the sexes, we are walking on thin ice. It has been nearly a month since activists flooded the streets with punchy placards. The hype seems to have died down but the issues still remain. Recently, a woman came forward with domestic violence claim against her husband in Lahore and all we seem to be doing is to figure out reason to somehow defend the man’s act of violence against his wife on the basis of a video that surfaced of her dancing. It is precisely this attitude that needs to be altered. As a matter of fact, I could hardly believe how women’s call for equality through an organic nonviolent march could be met with such an outrageous response. When you surf through the social media, it’s almost impossible to d...

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The Argument against “Government Knows Best” - The Maize Illustration.
05. April 2019 at 09:01
by Nana Kwaku M Asamoah
The free market with its demand and supply mechanisms interact with one another to determine the prices of commodities. However, now and then, the government may intervene in the market with good intentions but this more than often hurts the very people the government set out to protect.

One of the popular notion in Africa is "Government knows best". So for any problem, the suggested solution is often preceded by "Government should". Hence, too many governments in Africa interfere with the smooth operations of commodity markets in order to placate certain special interest groups such as consumers. But quite often, state interventionism hurts the very people the government set out to protect, as I will go ahead and illustrate.  


Let's assume consumers in an African country A, complains and demands their government take action against the increasing prices of maize on the market which currently sells at 2000 naira a bag. And the government abides and imposes a maximum price or a price ceiling of ...

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Anti-Semitism: A growing threat in today’s world
31. March 2019 at 16:14
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
Contemporary anti-Semitism which has been argued as the new anti-Semitism stems out from the fact that newer technological advances have been positioned in a way that grossly promotes varied form of anti-Semitic attacks and movement through it media. This has indeed brought to the fore the growing trend of racial radicalization, gross indoctrination, and wider Nationalistic movement across every part of the aisle.

The rise of global populism and anti-Semitism has continued to reign supreme in a world once controlled and ruled by absolute democratized liberalization of policies, views, and opinions. Though, they have been varied sequence of opinions as it involves the growing trend of global populism in this 21st century, one certainty that stands unalloyed is the gross proliferation of hate, racial discrimination, religious ethnocentrism, among several other forms of anti-Semitic abuses, attacks, and negative vibes.


According to a report by the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism as published september 2006, many of those who gave evidence described anti-Semitism in terms of a constantly mutating virus. Over the centuries, it has evolved from prejudice against Jews because they have a different faith from the ma...

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High Court of Kenya Declares Law Capping Bank Interest Rates Unconstitutional
29. March 2019 at 19:18
by Maulline Gragau
Over the last 20 years, there have been many attempts to reduce the interest rate spread by way of regulation. The Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 which was seen as a successful effort to address the issue has drawn mixed reactions from stakeholders.

On 18th November 2015, the National Assembly of Kenya published in the Special Issue of Kenya Gazette Supplement Number 185 (National Assembly Bill Number 62), a Bill titled “The Banking (Amendment) Bill 2015” together with a Memorandum of Objects and Reasons. The objects published stated, inter alia:


  1. That its principal object was to put a cap on the rate of interest that could be charged by Banks and financial institutions;
  2. To provide mechanism for regulation of interest charged by Banks and Financial institutions for loans; and
  3. That it concerned County Governments and affected their powers and functions.


On 28th July 2016, the National Assembly passed the Bill and submitted it to President Uhuru Kenyatta for assent. It was assented to on 24th August 2016 the result of which...

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Six Nigerian governors in the rerun battle to retain office for extra four years
20. March 2019 at 09:01
by Alfred Olufemi
The supplementary poll is perceived to be a second chance for the embattled Governors who lost in the first contest although analysts posit that the supplementary may not affect the earlier announced results.This reporter takes a cursory look at the political background of the six governors, their opponents and some events that shaped their fate.

With the declaration of inconclusive governorship elections and the announcement for supplementary polls in some states by the Electoral Commission, six incumbent Governors are in the contest to remain in office for another four years. Following the governorship and state house of assembly elections of March 9, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared 6 states governorship election inconclusive and fixed a rerun for March 23.


The supplementary polls will take place in some parts of Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Sokoto, Benue and Adamawa. According to the Commission's guideline, the number of cancelled votes out weighed the margin between the two leading contestants such that the results of the votes can affect the final results and determine the fate of the winner.


Many opined ...

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The top 2%
15. March 2019 at 20:24
by Omkareshwar Jha
Well its interesting to note that most of us are interested in knowing about the top 2%. Do you know why?? Because top 2% are continuously reading about rest 98%. Yes, they do. They do show us the path of progress that we're going to follow for rest of our lives.

Everyday ... They work that extra hour to make the world a better place. They do know that we have only one planet to live, only one life either. No matter how much tragic your life be & you say that I live its my rebirth. I must say that. You're in same body with same mind but might have definitely a changed mindset. 


And that becomes key to the life. Either you may call it, they act for personal gains OR for their ethics to serve the world. No matter what. But if you do right things, Right things will happen anyway! Start thinking & acting for 98% & welcome to top 2% club. Read any business article or any political manifesto. Any way they say to serve the world. Good or bad that might depends upon many factors. Trust me that 2% is asking for your help. It's you who have to decide. We genera...

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Analysis: How Buhari fared in 2019 election compared to 2015 in major states
09. March 2019 at 09:03
by Alfred Olufemi
While the APC flag bearer won more votes in his opposition's stronghold, South East, than he polled in 2015, he could not meet up with the number of votes recorded in his home state, Kastina, and most northern states he won in 2015. Only Borno was an exception to reduction of votes witnessed in the northern states.

The 2019 presidential election of Saturday saw to the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari under the All Progressive Congress (APC) with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as his major contender. These two are not aliens in the political space of the country because Mr. Buhari had contested the Presidency three consecutive time before he defeated the former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 while Mr. Atiku, a former Vice- President had his third Presidential race on Saturday, since 2003.


In the 2015 general election, Mr Buhari won with 2,571,759 votes as he polled 15,424,921 while his opponent Mr. Jonathan, who was an incumbent President had 12,853,162 across the country. President Buhari had scored the highest votes in the 2019 presidential election polling 15,191,847 votes and his ma...

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Rethinking Ethiopia’s Computer Crime Proclamation
20. February 2019 at 09:04
by Dejen Yemane Messele
The Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression is an inherent and basic human right for all other human rights. This right, however, is not an absolute one as it may be limited upon conditions. Lawful restrictions and limitations may hinder individuals from enjoying their right to freedom of expression either temporally or permanently. Accordingly, grounds for limitations of freedom of expression are provided under Art 29(6) of the FDRE Constitution.

Limitations on Freedom of Expression: FDRE Constitution in Focus

Human Rights in general and freedom of expression in particular are the very manifestations of dignified life of human being and their free utilization is presumed in principle. It is exceptionally and rarely where enjoyment of such rights would be limited or restricted. Limitation and restrictions on human rights is for the sake of equal or greater values. Arbitrary and unwarranted limitations and restrictions are not allowed since such limitations and restrictions create evil on freedom of expression.


FDRE Constitution clearly recogni...

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Why Is Somalia the Most Corrupted Country in the World?
17. February 2019 at 09:05
by Ismail Hassan Mohamed
Somalia has ranked as the most corrupted country in the world, with instability and restricted press freedom as factors hindering transparency in the Sub-Saharan African nation. Why Is Somalia the Most Corrupted Country in the World?

Transparency International said in its Corruption Perception Index 2018 that most of the countries surveyed made very little progress in ending corruption last year. The index ranked 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption "according to experts and business people". that Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen all marred by wars and insurgencies were the five most corrupted countries. On the other hand, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland were deemed as the least corrupted.



Elections

Last year, the country held presidential elections. Through an indirect vote, members of parliament and an upper house chose a president from 23 candidates. The vote, hailed as a landmark for a country that hadn't had a functional gov...

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The Venezuela Uprising
16. February 2019 at 19:58
by Dickson Eyinmosan
From hyper-inflation rate index to an absolute devastation of the Bolivar currency, the economy calculation on until 2015 have continued to be bedeviled by gross negative indices tripled by the unending political miscarriages largely responsible for the worsening state of the socio-environmental hardship. Venezuelan's have painfully and obediently endured series of political ineptitude, gross economic annihilation, social discomfort, and a debilitating state of leadership failure.

The recent events in Venezuela has drawn series of attention around the nook and crannies of global relevance. The Bolivarian Republic is at the height of losing it all if this political uprising gravitate into a civil war as already preconceived by incumbent president Nicholas Maduro whose recent utterances makes situation rather worse.


The once oil rich nation is at the brink of both leadership and political collapse arising from leadership failure and government dysfunction. The Venezuela situation reckons first as that of a flourishing oil industry running at a colossal loss. Indeed, it is fair to say that leadership Stereotype in the southern American nation has lost the primary focus and tenets of governance. From extreme poverty to gross humanitarian crisis, the sad story emanating from Caracas relays very app...

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Unleash the power of our mighty pens
14. February 2019 at 09:03
by Edrell Cabatbat
The public becomes a school of fish that devours the noxious bait of those behind the proliferation of these fakes that are crafted closely on the borderline of illusion and bigotry.
With this, the hoax brought upon by the malicious information that are posted online indeed signifies a broken picture of hope in our society. Fake news has been a concern in the modern world triggered by the fast-paced evolution of technology. In fact, this Big Bang-like progression is alarming and ubiquitous particularly in the field of journalism. It is just hard to believe either that we Filipinos are being blinded and deceived to join the lure of spreading fake news in the World Wide Web.

In the blog dutertards.info, there is this post that branded Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as drug positive in a surprise mandatory drug test in the Senate led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, whereas it turned to be a fake one as Trillanes tested negative based on the Drug Test Report posted by the senator himself in his Twitter account. ...
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Electoral transparency: a step towards strengthening Nigeria’s democracy in fort
04. February 2019 at 09:03
by Alfred Olufemi
A comparative study shows that the 84 million registered voters as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections signals an improved level of political participation when weighed against the 68 million obtained in the 2015 polls. That is 18.6% increase in the voters’ register despite the fact that the country witnessed a 7% increase in its population. This increase, if sustained, is a step towards fostering democracy.



However, mass participation as described above isn’t the ultimate if the democratic processes meant to usher in the choice of the people are marred with irregularities begging for the question of integrity. Flouting or subverting formal processes as forms of corruption undermine democracy and good governance.

These corrupt acts cut across the three phases of the electoral cycle; that is, the pre-election, election and post-election periods. Although the pre-election phase, which involves; registration of voters, party primaries and campaigns, was faced with cases of financial inducement, allegations of registration of underage voters and other related corrupt practices, this article focuses majorly on the other two phases because the first phase is almost gone.

It is not surprising that political parties in Nigeria hav...
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Everything you should know about the Youth 2030
29. January 2019 at 09:01
by Mohamed Okash
The world is young than ever before since human history. It homes over 1.8 billion young people below the age 25. Most of these young people live either in conflict areas or the less developing world which makes their lives hard.
Truly speaking, young people face numerous critical challenges which deeply affects their lives including Unemployment, Violence, migration, illiteracy, bullies and discrimination, early marriage and teen pregnancies, shrinking civic spaces and many others. In contrary, they are at forefront of creativity, innovation, ideas, and solutions to local and global pressing challenges. They innovate new technologies, new housing systems, new modes of transportation, new medicine and many vision for the future. Therefore, the world needs to hear their voice and empower and engage with them, in order to ensure their rights which will contribute unlocking their potential towards sustaining Peace and achieving Agenda 2030.

Youth empowerment and engagement is cross-cutting issues in the all national, regional and global policy frameworks more pa...
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The Untapped Potentials of Youths as Agents of Sustainable Peace in Ethiopia
27. January 2019 at 09:01
by Dejen Yemane Messele
Youths have been erroneously perceived as agents of violent conflicts, instability, chaos and insecurity since ancient epochs. Such pessimist views attributed for the less participation of youths in the peace building process of nations. Predominantly, the problem is ubiquitous in Africa and Middle East regions of the globe.
African youths has so far been perceived as agents of political turmoil and violent conflicts. Such perceptions compel youths to revolt against governments and they expedite the removal of dictators from power. The Arab uprising praised as best example in this regard. It was a trans-formative instant for the youths who have purposefully been excluded from government affairs. Young women and young men have a critical role in promoting and maintaining international peace and security. Contrary to most popular representations, the majority of youth are not violent. Rather, they can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. Ethiopia could not escape from such realities. Youths were and still are denied from active and meaningful participation of government affairs. Decisions, which may have an ultimate impact on ...
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The uncertainty of Brexit
25. January 2019 at 22:21
by Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr
The Irish back -stop is an insurance policy which prevents a harder border control on the Island of Ireland. This is meant to prevent a re-emergence of a harder border on the Island after Brexit. A contrary option will no doubt plunge the UK on a tight economy corner which invariably might hinder economy growth and fast pace social reconnaissance.
The tension at Westminster seems far from a near end as Prime Minister May continues to hit a brick wall with lawmakers over her negotiated Brexit deal. The Prime Minister who was forced by Members of Parliament to come out with a well plated plan B deal after her Brexit proposal deal presentation to the House of Commons suffered a disgraceful and terrible rejection across either side of the political aisle, stormed parliament with her newly crafted Brexit plan B. It was indeed a moments of reckoning as Theresa May made fierce eye contact with MP(s) most especially those who opposed her negotiated deal made with leaders in Brussels.

After the terrible defeat which heightens as one of the most painful lost by a Prime Minister in the annals of Britain politics in parliaments since 1924, one would have expected Theresa May to threw-in t...
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The Obstacle of Indonesia’s Infrastructure Development
24. January 2019 at 10:17
by Dinda Dewinta
Over the past few years, infrastructure has been the star of Indonesia’s economic growth. Decent infrastructure is an important element in development in Indonesia, which has more than 17,000 islands.
Indonesia’s Infrastructure Ambition
Infrastructure is considered as the main input to reduce inequality, increase productivity and drive the economy. The lack of quantity and quality of infrastructure in Indonesia has become a concentration in every era of government. Under President Joko Widodo's government, Indonesia has committed to developing infrastructure worth to IDR 4,796 trillion (approx. USD $358 billion) between 2015 and 2019, including developing large-scale transport, utilities and ICT, as well as new schools, hospitals, and water supply and treatment plants.

The National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015-2019 has been drawn up through Presidential Regulation No. 2/2015 which contains the development plan for the next 5 years to achieve the target of infrastructure implementation include: ...
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Globalization: The Process of Creating A Connected World With More Opportunities
12. January 2019 at 20:27
by Muhammad Bilal Tahir
Globalization is a process through which countries, companies and people interact across the globe. In the modern international system it would be really difficult for a state to stay stable without globalization. Globalization benefits the world by providing open economic opportunities, diversity in people and opportunities, cross-culture learning resources, to create a more connected world.
Globalization has helped the economic world in every aspect by creating new jobs, small and large business opportunities, and the presence of multinational corporations in different countries. It helps the developed states by providing an opportunity to invest in developing countries, and developing states by providing them new jobs and small business opportunities, claims Fredrik Erixon, the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy.

Erixon states that the openness of developing and developed countries towards globalization and the reduction of trade barriers after world war two are the main reasons why many countries’ economy boosted in between 1980 and 2010. (Erixon 4) Globalization also helped the working class on a large scale. A study for European Commision by World Bank estimates that the numbe...
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