Ellias Olatunde Ajadi

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Benjamin Lay: The Quaker dwarf who fought slavery

<b>He stood only about 4ft (1.2m) tall, yet what Benjamin Lay lacked in stature he made up for in moral courage and radical thinking. He was a militant vegetarian, a feminist, an abolitionist and opposed to the death penalty - a combination of values that put him centuries ahead of his …

Former FBI chief Mueller appointed to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department, in the face of rising pressure from Capitol Hill, named former FBI chief Robert Mueller on Wednesday as special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion between President Donald Trump's …

Humans may have turned the Sahara from a thriving ecosystem into a barren desert

Once upon a time, the Sahara was green. There were vast lakes. Hippos and giraffe lived there, and large human populations of fishers foraged for food alongside the lakeshores. The “African Humid Period” or “Green Sahara” was a time between 11,000 and 4,000 years ago when significantly more rain …

Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser resigns

<b>US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned over allegations he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office.</b><p>Mr Flynn is said to have misled officials about his call with Russia's ambassador before his own appointment.<p>It is illegal for private citizens to conduct …

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear

<i>This article is part of</i> The Nation<i>’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue</i><i>. Download a free PDF of the issue, with articles by James Baldwin, Barbara</i> …

Donald Trump seeks a grand bargain with Vladimir Putin

GEORGE W. BUSH looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and thought he saw his soul. He was wrong. Barack Obama attempted to “reset” relations with Russia, …

New Year's attack on packed Istanbul club leaves 39 dead

ISTANBUL (AP) — An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, killing at least 39 people and wounding close to 70 others in what the province's governor described as a terror attack.<p>Gov. Vasip Sahin …

Abortion

Sanctity of life<p>Islamic teachings on abortion<p>Muslims regard abortion as wrong and haram (forbidden), but many accept that it may be permitted in certain cases.<p>All schools of Muslim law accept that abortion is permitted if continuing the pregnancy would put the mother's life in real danger. This is …

Five myths about sharia

<i>Asifa Quraishi-Landes is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.</i><p>Clearly, Americans fear sharia, Islam’s legal framework. At least nine states have passed “foreign law” statutes banning sharia in American courts — even though no U.S. court has ever ruled based on sharia. …

Chicken odour 'prevents malaria' research in Ethiopia finds

<b>The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found.</b><p>Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds.<p>The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a …

Should Africa have a single passport?

<b>The African Union has launched a new passport. A lot remains unclear about the document but here is what we do know:</b><p>What is the African passport?<p>The idea behind the passport, which was launched this weekend, is for all African citizens to be able to travel throughout the continent without …

What do you know about 'fuku elegusi'?

Advertisement<p>BY KIKIOPE OLUWARORE<p><b>Have you ever been to the market to buy beef (commonly called ‘meat’ in Nigeria) or inu eran (offal) or</b> …

Public Health

An Enforcement Of Judgements And Court Orders In The Nigerian Legal System

An analysis of Enforcement of Judgments and Court Orders in the Nigerian Legal System<p><b>Introduction</b><p>Enforcement is the last stage of the judicial …

Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistan’s ‘Father Teresa,’ Dies at 88

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Abdul Sattar Edhi, the Pakistani philanthropist whose name became synonymous with charitable causes and who achieved an almost saintly status in Pakistan, died on Friday in the southern port city of Karachi. He was 88.<p>His son Faisal said Mr. Edhi had been undergoing treatment …

Around 90% of the world’s stocks are now fully or overfished and production is set to increase further by 2025, according to report from UN’s food body<p>Global fish production is approaching its sustainable limit, with around 90% of the world’s stocks now fully or overfished and a 17% increase in …

Aquaponics

Tony Blair unrepentant as Chilcot gives crushing Iraq war verdict

A defiant Tony Blair defended his decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 following the publication of a devastating report by Sir John Chilcot, which mauled the ex-prime minister’s reputation and said that at the time of the 2003 invasion Saddam Hussein “posed no imminent threat”.<p>Looking tired, his …

Middle East

Brexit is a disaster, but we can build on the ruins

This is a crisis of astonishing proportions, but also an opportunity for the changes the left has long sought<p>Let’s sack the electorate and appoint a new one: this is the demand made by MPs, lawyers and the 4 million people who have signed the petition calling for a second referendum. It’s a cry of …

Great Britain

How long will America ignore Syria’s suffering?

As the conflict in Syria has raged and spilled over its borders, I have been skeptical that there is an American military solution to the complex political and religious problems at the heart of the crisis. I remain skeptical and am glad that the Obama administration has been reluctant to engage in …

The Definitive Ranking of Bob Dylan Studio Albums, From Worst to Best

There’s no better way to celebrate the greatest American songwriter’s 75th birthday than to stoke reader outrage by attempting to rank his work, …

Trump lies and lies and lies again

The Republican candidate continues to dominate the presidential contest.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p>IT MIGHT be a fun parlor game, if the future of the country weren’t at stake: How many lies by Donald Trump can be found …

Donald Trump

Researchers have found strong evidence that racism helps the GOP win

In thousands and thousands of unmarked cemeteries throughout the South, the gradual decay of human remains forms shallow depressions in the earth. There is no comprehensive list of such sites, and many have been destroyed. Still, in places such as Charlotte and Orange and Bedford and Hendersonville …

Against Corruption: a collection of essays

1. Foreword by David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom<p>Corruption is the cancer at the heart of so many of our problems in the world …

Global Declaration Against Corruption

Corruption is at the heart of so many of the world’s problems. We must overcome it, if our efforts to end poverty, promote prosperity and defeat …

Corruption

Excessive consumption of potash reduces sperm production - Expert

A Senior Research Scientist, Mr Ochuko Erukainure, on Wednesday said excessive consumption of potash would reduce sperm production and cause …

The Guardian view on Obama’s Cuban visit: high time in Havana

Barack Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, the first by a sitting United States president since 1928, is in many ways the most symbolically charged and groundbreaking diplomatic move of his presidency. The feelgood energy of the visit bubbled up as soon as Air Force One touched down in Havana on Sunday …

Cuba