From London To El-Paso, The Killings Must End

by Morak Babajide-Alabi “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Mathew 7:5. There is no perfect advice for this season than this scriptural verse. There are so many hypocrites parading the streets in one guise or the […]

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So Much ‘Syria’ In The World

By Morak Babajide-Alabi So you think you have found the solution But it’s just another illusion So before you check out your tide Don’t leave another cornerstone Standing there behind We’ve got to face the day Ooh-we come what may We the street people talking We the people struggling When the Reggae Legend Bob Marley […]

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All Hail Boris Johnson, The No-Deal Helmsman

by Morak Babajide-Alabi Tuesday last week, the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party announced Boris Johnson as their new leader. Constitutionally, as the leader of the ruling party, Johnson became the Prime Minister. He succeeded Theresa May, who had announced a few months ago that she was resigning from the post. May had laboriously struggled with finding […]

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“Go Back Home” Is A Daily Racist Jibe

By Morak Babajide-Alabi There have been lots of reactions to the tweets of the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump urging four US lawmakers to go back to their “crime infested countries” of origin. There has been no intervening ground to the reactions – you are either against his choice of words […]

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Power Sharing In Sudan: Hope For A Better Tomorrow

By Morak Babajide-Alabi There seems to be a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel for the people of Sudan. For a little while, it is a flicker but for the troubled citizens this is massive and a step towards the realisation of the desire for a democratic country. The announcement of the […]

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I Slept And Dreamt With My Eyes Open

By Morak Babajide-Alabi I woke up with a jerk, grabbed my Bible and was about to jump up and shout hallelujah. Instead, I looked right, left; up and down to be sure no one noticed that I just came back from the dreamland. I did not see any judgemental eyes. Everyone was lost in the […]

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Let Us Talk About Rape

By Morak Babajide-Alabi In Africa, it’s not often we get to talk about rape. This is saying it mildly. We rarely talk about rape. When we do, it is done in whispers. It is done in isolated clusters, never discussed publicly. This is beside the fact that going by culture, it is a taboo. The […]

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Will Boris’ Past Stop The Future of Johnson?

By Morak Babajide-Alabi The race for who becomes the leader of the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative Party and Prime Minister is now between the two top aspirants. It is a straight battle between the former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson and the incumbent, Jeremy Hunt. These two are no strangers to politics, as they have both […]

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The Begging Side of London – And Reality Kicked In

by Morak Babajide-Alabi As the train set sail from the Kings Cross Train Station, London, my mind was more preoccupied with the thoughts of London than my destination of Edinburgh. In fact, I had no idea what was in stock for me in the northern city. Other than the impromptu lessons my wife gave me […]

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No Sea Shall Stand On The Way To The “Promised Land”

By M. Babajide-Alabi They are immigrants, and they are pouring into all available waterfronts in the European Axis.  They have been arriving in hundreds and thousands. Some of them are weak; some are only kept strong by hope for a better future. So many of these immigrants from war-torn countries die daily and are carried […]

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The Diary Of A Freshman in the UK

by Morak Babajide-Alabi A continuation of the series published on May 19, 2019, titled: With Love From Homeland To A New Home. The aircraft taxied to a stop at the well-lit Kotoka International Airport. The brightness of the light in this airport was a contrast to what I experienced at the Lagos International Airport. I […]

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For Theresa May, BREXIT Means Job Exit

by Morak Babajide-Alabi When Theresa May announced her resignation as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Friday, it did not come as a surprise. The world had waited for nearly three years of her Premiership to hear this. In July 2016, when the Prime Minister took over the rein of the leadership of […]

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