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Demo-classy In Nigeria: Democracy Of Class | RISE NETWORKS

Demo-classy In Nigeria: Democracy Of Class | RISE NETWORKS | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it
Now, the word profit is dominating the Nigerian political and social spaces instead of service-service to humanity. We cannot forget in a hurry the rude shock that woke us up on the 1st of January 2012.
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World Bank pledges $500m to further in-debt the country in the name of support Agriculture in Nigeria.

World Bank pledges $500m to further in-debt the country in the name of support Agriculture in Nigeria. | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it
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World Bank pledges $500m to support Agriculture in Nigeria
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The World Bank said on Thursday that it would commit 500 million dollars to support the Agricultural Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
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The news in the air some months ago may be true that Jonathan's administration proposes to grap loan of $7.8billion from multi-lateral financial institutions before 2015 in the name of railway constructions, ATA, 2015 Campaign etc The plan is to leave the burden of repayment to the next administration should PDP fails.

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Leadership in developing democracies: A Nigerian perspective (2)

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Leadership in developing democracies: A Nigerian perspective (2)
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In terms of nature and definition of the challenges confronting emerging democracies, Nigeria is not unique.
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Nigeria rebels in touch with US mariner kidnappers - Lexington Herald Leader

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Nigeria rebels in touch with US mariner kidnappers
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LAGOS, Nigeria — Rebels in Nigeria's troubled and oil-rich Niger Delta say they are in contact with the kidnappers of two U.S.
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Now That Nigeria Has The UN Security Council Seat - The Guardian Nigeria

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Jonathan's Refusal to Declare Assets Deny Nigeria Membership of Global Anti ... - Nigerian Bulletin

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Politics Jonathan's Refusal to Declare Assets Deny Nigeria Membership of Global Anti-corruption Body.
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Can Corruption end in Nigeria!

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Nigerian Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola wins Muslim beauty pageant rival to Miss World - Times of India

Nigerian Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola wins Muslim beauty pageant rival to Miss World - Times of India | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it
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The Renaissance We Need in the Country Today - AllAfrica.com

The Renaissance We Need in the Country Today - AllAfrica.com | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it
The Renaissance We Need in the Country Today AllAfrica.com Reading this book, I think of a renaissance in Nigeria akin to Singapore, a third world country that has become a first world country today through the leadership of LEE KUAN YEW who was...
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North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles on Standby

North Korea Claims Nuclear Missiles on Standby | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it
Provocative rhetoric by North Korea continued with its three-star general claiming the country has a long-range missile armed with nuclear warheads on standby.

 

A leading general in North Korea claims the country has a long-range missile armed with nuclear warheads on standby. Pyongyang repeated its Thursday vow to ditch all nonaggression pacts with South Korea and again threatened a "preemptive nuclear attack" on the United States as well.

The regime also announced early Friday that it plans to cut off phone hotlines between North and South Korea. It was part of a defiant response to tough new sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

Colonel General Kang Pyo-yong was quoted in North Korea's party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, as saying his soldiers are already positioned to launch a war of reunification -- taking over South Korea -- whenever the order is given by its leaders. "Our intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and other missiles are on standby position mounted with various nuclear warheads that have been developed lighter and smaller," he announced to tens of thousands gathered Thursday at a mass rally in Pyongyang.

 

In recent days, North Korea has vowed to turn Seoul and Washington into a "sea of fire," has imposed no-sail/no-fly zones along its coasts, and warned that it might end the armistice that halted the Korean War in 1953 without a peace treaty.

The targets of the latest round of sanctions included in the latest round of sanctions include top officials at a company that is the country's primary arms dealer and main exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment, and a national organization responsible for research and development of missiles and probably nuclear weapons.


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Could the US stop an EMP threat??

 

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NORTH KOREA PROMISES TO NUKE US!But can he succeed? Does he have the ability to reach US? Recently he detonated a nuke underground that was so powerful it caused an earthquake powerful enou...

 

 

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Tinubu: Balance of power shifts to opposition - P.M. News

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Former Governor of Lagos and one of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress told Al-Jazeera Wednesday night that Nigeria's political landscape has changed and for good.
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Benin says frees Nigerian ex-militant after Jonathan intervenes - The Star Online

The Star Online Benin says frees Nigerian ex-militant after Jonathan intervenes The Star Online Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union's Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case...
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Nigeria @ 53, on the road to Yugoslavia

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Whither goeth Nigeria after 53 years of independence? I daresay say, it has been 53 years of hellishly scorching pains and horrendous spasms of agony.
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ASUU crisis: Those who signed 2009 agreement for government were ... - Premium Times

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Nigeria fails global energy equity test – WEC — The Punch ...

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Other contextual performance considered in the ranking of the country, the WEC said, included political strength, societal strength, and economic strength. The WEC said though Nigeria rose six ...
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Patrimonialism & Nigeria | Africa in World Politics

Nigeria's reliance on oil has generated a fractured society that is systemically dominated by political and economic elites. Despite being well endowed with natural resources the rewards of the oil industry are reaped only by a ...
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Bahrain Opinion: "A Regime Trampling Human Rights" --- Detained Zainab AlKhawaja in The New York Times

Bahrain Opinion: "A Regime Trampling Human Rights" --- Detained Zainab AlKhawaja in The New York Times | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it

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But despite all these sacrifices, the struggle for freedom and democracy in Bahrain seems hopeless because Bahrain’s rulers have powerful allies, including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

For Bahrainis, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the Saudis and the Americans. Both are supporting the Khalifa regime to preserve their own interests, even if the cost is the lives and rights of the people of Bahrain.

The United States speaks about supporting human rights and democracy, but while the Saudis send troops to aid the Khalifa government, America is sending arms. The United States is doing itself a huge disservice by displaying such an obvious double standard toward human rights violations in the Middle East. Washington condemns the violence of the Syrian government but turns a blind eye to blatant human rights abuses committed by its ally Bahrain.

This double standard is costing America its credibility across the region; and the message being understood is that if you are an ally of America, then you can get away with abusing human rights.

If the United States is serious about protecting human rights in the Arab world, it should halt all arms sales to Bahrain, bring Bahrain’s abuses to the attention of the United Nations Security Council, support a special session on Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council, and begin a conversation about potential diplomatic and economic sanctions. The Obama administration should also demand that high-level Bahraini officials be held accountable for human rights abuses, and that nongovernmental organizations, United Nations human rights investigators and journalists be allowed to enter the country and investigate abuses.....


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Bahrain Opinion: "A Regime Trampling Human Rights" --- Detained Zainab AlKhawaja in The New York Times

Bahrain Opinion: "A Regime Trampling Human Rights" --- Detained Zainab AlKhawaja in The New York Times | International Affairs and Diplomacy | Scoop.it

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But despite all these sacrifices, the struggle for freedom and democracy in Bahrain seems hopeless because Bahrain’s rulers have powerful allies, including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

For Bahrainis, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the Saudis and the Americans. Both are supporting the Khalifa regime to preserve their own interests, even if the cost is the lives and rights of the people of Bahrain.

The United States speaks about supporting human rights and democracy, but while the Saudis send troops to aid the Khalifa government, America is sending arms. The United States is doing itself a huge disservice by displaying such an obvious double standard toward human rights violations in the Middle East. Washington condemns the violence of the Syrian government but turns a blind eye to blatant human rights abuses committed by its ally Bahrain.

This double standard is costing America its credibility across the region; and the message being understood is that if you are an ally of America, then you can get away with abusing human rights.

If the United States is serious about protecting human rights in the Arab world, it should halt all arms sales to Bahrain, bring Bahrain’s abuses to the attention of the United Nations Security Council, support a special session on Bahrain at the United Nations Human Rights Council, and begin a conversation about potential diplomatic and economic sanctions. The Obama administration should also demand that high-level Bahraini officials be held accountable for human rights abuses, and that nongovernmental organizations, United Nations human rights investigators and journalists be allowed to enter the country and investigate abuses.....


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