Op-Ed

Slavery Thrives in Some Countries

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery. In 1980, Mauritania became the last nation in the world to legally abolish slavery, an institution that Read More

Op-Ed

Is Democracy Overrated?

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Long before China and India became the economic wonders of Asia, there was Singapore, a small, diverse country with no natural resources that took the audacious step of breaking away from the Malaysian federation in 1965 to become an Read More

Op-Ed

Nigeria at a Crossroad

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist   Nigeria, Africa’s so-called giant and the world’s biggest Black nation, is in the news again. And as usual, much of the world is watching with considerable trepidation. On February 14, voters in this West African nation of 170 million Read More

Op-Ed

A Nation Where Slavery Still Thrives

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist A couple of weeks ago, law enforcement officials in Mauritania arrested nine people for doing something the government considers radical: protesting slavery. In 1980, Mauritania became the last nation in the world to legally abolish slavery, an institution that that Read More