Why is Iraq Arab but Iran Persian?

By Lara Novakov I hope that this is not a confusion between Iraq and Iran because the two are different countries and different peoples. Second, as someone already mentioned here, there were already Arabs present in southern parts of Iraq – the Lakhmids who were present there from 300–602 AD and Ghassanids who were the “neighbors” of the Lakhmids. Ghassanids were Arabs who migrated to the Levant region initially and then mixed with Greek Christians and most of them adopted Christianity in the process – so the majority ended up being Christian Arabs. Kingdom…

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How did the USSR fall? …Lesson in history

By Ion Lacatus (Bucharest) The Soviet Union produced the fastest submarine, the biggest submarine, the largest plane, the largest helicopter, the biggest man-made explosion. It was the first to put a satellite in orbit, a man in space and build the first space station. The Soviet Union did not produce tampons (or not enough anyway). They made a lot of formidable tanks and a few bad cars and they had more secret agents then waiters (even if we count as waiters those who were actually both). This is not specific to Russia/Soviet…

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Still on The Killing of Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter -by Muka Popoola

There have been issues as to whether Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader Pa Reuben Fasoranti, who was killed yesterday by unknown gunmen died from the bullets of killer Fulani herdsmen, armed robbers or kidnappers. Whereas Afenifere spokesperson Yinka Odumakin has attributed the killing to the murderous activities of the nomadic herders, the police have alluded that the unfortunate incident may have been that of kidnappers. At least, the driver of a commercial bus was said to have been taken away by the gunmen and he’s yet to be located,…

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I Need To Get Married, Can’t Be Happy All My Life! -By Femi Adeoya

I wrote this short write up on the 27th of December, 2016 after I stumbled on this featured image…. it depicts the futility of marriage as a panacea to resolving life’s problem and making you live happy ever after…. if you have problem before getting married, I think that marriage actually complicates it.. enjoy the article For those of you who think Marriage will resolve all the problems of your life and that once you get married, you will be happy, and live happily ever after…. I just stumbled on…

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Portrait of The Tiger Ambode Rode On -by Yinka Odumakin

Part 1. LOUIS XIV was King of France for 72 years and 110 days and became the most powerful French monarch who consolidated a system of absolute monarchical rule that endured until the French Revolution. At the peak of his maniac, he said: “L’Etat c’est moi”(I am the state). I am not aware Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is given to so much reading to have come across Louis’ declaration but I once heard him making the same declaration as he got up from his seat and said “Eko fe lo sun”(Lagos…

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Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife – Festus Adedayo

There is really a huge lure to comment on the political today. President Muhammadu Buhari has just given a national broadcast that provokes several questions; ex-Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame was, during the week, sentenced to 14 years imprisonment; Buhari assented the Not Too Young Bill, among many other issues. Unless we want to fool ourselves, political issues drive the engine of discourses in Nigeria today, especially when the 2019 elections are less than a year away. However, social and economic issues are arguably the grease that oils the engine of…

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BETWEEN JOHN THE BAPTIST & MODERN DAY NAIJA PASTOR

By Ogbeni Olawale Dawodu Snr ‘’ Jesus spoke about his cousin John in Luke 7:28,- “I tell you, among those born of women, there is no one greater than John, yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. ” (KJV) I recently had the pleasure of reading an excellent book about John the Baptist written in the 1800s. After digesting the message and overawed by the simple but pious life the man lived, I thought it would be interesting to compare his person…

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SOME DEY FOLLOW, FOLLOW DEM CLOSE DEM EYES…

By Ogbeni Olawale Dawodu In Nigeria’s political arena everything is not what it seems. The gladiators are entering the ring again as 2019 beckons and we need to be wary, hence many will fall into the same trap as before. It appears only the free thinker and the discerning mind can see through the smokescreen and the deceit of it all. The politician causes his followers to blindly bound their reasoning to the sing song of the party of the day, singing songs of solidarity and howling at the top…

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Women do reject me because of my manhood size – Ghanaian actor

Pint sized Ghanaian actor, Don Little,has revealed he gets turned down by women because of the size of his manhood. In an interview with Adom TV, a Ghanaian Television station,he said, “WOMEN REJECT ME BECAUSE OF MY MANHOOD SIZE. THEY CLAIM IT IS TOO SHORT AND DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE SATISFACTION THEY WANT.” The actor, however, claimed he has slept with about five ladies who are taller than him but the complaints had always been the same. Despite the disappointments, Don Little is optimistic that he will someday get…

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Lesson From Harare -by Muka Popoola

Dateline Zimbabwe: Heheheheeeee, let me look for trouble small this morning. If in their usual self-centered manner the military in Nigeria had toppled a government as loathed as Mugabe’s in Zimbabwe, the Wole Soyinkas of this world, Olisa Agbakoba, Femi Falana, Mike OzekhomeSan, Adams Oshiomhole, Festus Keyamo, Dr. Joe Odumakin, Debo Adeniran, the human rights community, media and other armchair political commentators would have been everywhere in their elements. Yes, the Zimbabwe military have uprooted sit-tight Robert Mugabe and things are about being remodelled. But trust Nigerian activists, they would…

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