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People cast their vote into cardboard box urns during a mock ballot vote between US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Kenya's lakeside town of Kisumu on November 08, 2016, in which Clinton emerged the winner.
Sentiment at the lakeside town and the country at large appeared to remain strong in favour of US' Democratic party, whose outgoing President, Barack Obama is considered a son given his father's Kenyan heritage, more so at Kogelo, about 60 kilomtres from Kisumu, the birthplace of his father, Obama Snr. / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA

Finally, hope for pending re-run polls

The Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) finally moved, last week, to fix new dates for the myriads of pending re-run elections earlier declared inconclusive by it in two states of the Federation – Lagos and Rivers States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Nothing, however, was said about the pending re-run for Anambra Central Senatorial District.

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Members of  Islamic Movement in Nigeria  [SHIITE] in a 24-hour occupy  Kaduna demanding  the release  of  their leader, Sheikh  Ibrahim Yaqub Zakyzaky in  Kaduna on Friday. PHOTOS:OLU AJAYI

Preventing another Islamic conflict

THE increasing clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN or the Shi’ites) and other Muslim groups in the North is threatening to replace the Boko Haram terrorism which is gradually winding down, raising the possibility that the nation might simply slide from one religious conflict to another with no respite in-between.

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Stemming the tide of withdrawals from ICC

We view with grave concern, the emerging scenario which suggests that some African countries are increasingly tempted to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague over allegations that the Court appears to target African and Third World leaders for sanctions while playing blind, deaf and dumb to their colleagues from the developed world who have allegedly committed similar or worse offences.

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resident Buhari receives Indian Vice President Hon. Mohammad Hamid Ansari at the Statehouse .27th September, 2016.

The oil-for-cash deal with India

The Federal Government is currently negotiating a $15 billion oil-for-cash deal with India, which will spin many years. Perhaps, it will last longer than President Muhammadu Buhari – even if he serves two terms. That is a long-term commitment of Nigeria’s crude oil, while the proceeds might be spent, perhaps, within a couple of years.

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Nigeria unserious about non-oil exports

MOST Nigerians say the only way out of this recession is to increase our non-oil exports. The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) headed by Mr. Segun Awolowo, recently unfolded a Zero Oil Plan which it claimed has the potential of increasing non-oil export earnings to $30 billion over the next five years, adding that eleven strategic products for the export drive had been identified.

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