Is the Syrian Conflict the Beginning of the End?




It is granted that many analysts have hinted the unlikelihood of the break out of world war III from the Syrian conflict having monitored the dispositions of the super powers to an all-out war. Indeed, the super powers especially the US and allies are cautious with their reactions to Russia's provocations. Russia herself has taken to denials to the army of accusations from the West - a smart way of making the West believe that Russia is not out to challenge.

The obvious caution against war by the super powers notwithstanding, the Syrian conflict is capable of taking the world by surprise leading to the much prophesied Armageddon. This position is hinged on a number of premises:

(1) The conflict has many actors - prominent among them are the Assad's troops, Russia, ISIS, USA, Rebels, Turkey, Kurds, Hezbollah, Australia, etc. Each time I look at the array of actors in the conflict and there interests, it reminds me of the Hobbesian State of Nature where everybody was against everybody. The multiplicity of actors in the conflict leaves the world in danger of another global war possibly from unintentional hurt by a super power against another.

(2) The personality of the leaders of the super powers in the conflict are conflict-friendly. We have the young Macron of France, the diabolic Trump of USA, and the taciturn Putin of Russia in the conflict. The election of Macron, Trump, and the reelection of Putin as leaders of the super powers represent an impending doom especially as they are currently interested in Syria. It is needless to say that youthful aggression, diabolic disposition, and unspoken intention of the respective leaders are fertile grounds for breeding conflicts. 

(3) The alleged Syrian chemical weapon attack in the rebel-held territory in Syria aggravated the matter. The chemical attack occurred while U.K nursed the wound, and considered options to take against the recent nerve agent attack on Skripal and his daughter, Yulia in Salisbury, U.K. Russia-UK relations plunged amid row over the poisoning as the nerve agent used in the attack was Russian weapon-grade nerve agent called Novichok. Now, the West considers military response to the Chemical attack in Syria, and Russia says that the West would be crossing the red line striking Syria. Now I ask, is this the beginning of the end?

The Interesting History of Aguleri




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                                                                 Aguleri People in History

Where is Aguleri?

Aguleri is a prominent town located at the the southeastern part of Nigeria. Archealogists had estimated that the first settlement  and urbanization of the area began as far back as 30 BC. It is situated approximately at 6.3 degrees towards the north and 6.8 degrees towards the east.  Scientifically identified as a tropical climate, it has an annual rainfall of  1729 mm and an average temperature of 26.8 degrees centigrade. One of it's major features or landmarks is the Great Omabala River. Thanks to this river, Aguleri had been named "A Land Boiling Rivers" by major national publications like Sunnewsonline and Brand Afric. The Omabala River is just a tributary of River Niger - the third biggest river in Africa. A lot of historical sources and oral tradition had supported the claim that they are the cradle of Ndi Igbo.

Who is the Founder of Aguleri?

The founder and the legendary cultural head of Aguleri is said to be Eri. According to the Bible (Genesis 46:16), Eri is the 7th son of Gad while Gad is the son of Jacob.
There's an archaeological evidence which shows that Eri migrated from the south of Nile and moved down the Omabala River to begin a kingdom that will later become a race - Igbo.
This archaeological proof of Eri supports the theory made by historical scholars that he must have wandered away from other tribes of Israel during the Jewish captivity. His travel path was from Egypt to Sahara desert, from Sahara desert to Igala and from Igala to the present Eri aka.
 If Eri is from Israel, that means that Agulerians can as well be called Isrealites.
However, Agulerians themselves have a completely different tale as to how the person who built their kingdom from scratch came to be. Local folk tales had it that Eri came from the sky. According to them, it was part of the grand master plan of God to build the Igbo race.

Growth and Diversification of the Children of Eri

Eri historically married two wives. Their names were Onono and Oma. Nono gave birth to a total of seven children - six sons and a daughter. The sons were Agulu (the first born of Eri), Igbariam, Nteje, Nsugbe, Menri, Amanuke, and Adamgbo. The oral history of Aguleri had it that Adamgbo gave birth to Nando, Umuleri, Awkuzu and Ogbunike without getting married in her father's house.
The other wife of Eri named Oma had only one son, Onoja. It was because of this that she began to make moves ahead of time before Eri died. This is to make sure that her son wouldn't be cheated in the long run. Through her request, Onoja was sent away to start his own settlement. He is the founder of some parts of the modern day Igala people.
When Eri finally joined his ancestors, all of his sons except one left home to start up a new community or village. Agulu who is the first son inherited the most important and valuable properties of his father like the Ovo. This is in accordance with the traditions of the people of Aguleri. For reference purposes, people began to add his father's name to his first name. Hence the name Agulu + Eri became Aguleri.

The Occupation of Ndi Aguleri

Aguleri people are farmers, hunters and fishermen. They also produce very high quantities of staple foods like cassava, rice, maize, yam and coco-yam. The presence of large bodies of water in most of the farm lands encouraged farming.
They also have the Omabala river, streams and lakes which normally have a lot of edible fishes in them. To a great extent, this influenced the number of people who are fishermen. As a result, Aguleri is popular for the available of fresh fish.

JUST IN: More Details on the Brexit talks


Recently, Theresa May had been on the move to get a lot of powerful men in the UK for a close door chat on the issue of Brexit. The meeting will help in a lot of ways like determining the way forward for Brexit trade negotiations.

It has been reported that those big wigs who are involved in this discussion have already reached a consensus on issues like divorce.

However, they are yet to tackle major issues which has been bugging the nation. An example of these problems facing the ad hoc committee is the borderline between the Ireland and UK.

Things are going quite well because of the cautiousness attached to the whole discussion - it is not rushed, it is not violent.

Theresa May's visited fitted quite well into the time frame required by European Council for her to come up with a good offer for the terms of UK withdrawal from the EU.

A lot of issues like the trade negotiations are one of the few issues will love to get into right away. But the European Council said that it can only be possible when other issues are given sufficient resolution.

In the end, what we are expecting is a lot of closed door meetings and heated discussions. 2019 is coming, in March precisely, UK will finally leave EU.

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Recognising Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel is Dangerous - Jordan's Prime Minister to US Government.

A lot of plans had been going on for some time to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

This didn't go down well for some people especially the Prime Minister of Jordan, Ayman Safadi.

He publicly stated that he had warned the US government of the repercussions or dangers that will arise from making Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

The person he discussed with specifically is the United States Secretary of State, Rex Tilerson. According to him, the end result of ignoring his warnings will be anger and heated war from the Arab nations.

Although Donald Trump has not specifically commented on this, people suspect that his moves and decision will soon become public in no distant time. This is because this is one of his political pledges and so he is likely to act.

Speaking on the issue, Jared Kushner, Trump's son in-law said that the government is still deliberating on the issue.

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WAR IS COMING!: Why Did the North Korea Launch a New Missile?


On Wednesday, North Korea launched a new missile. Although, this was tagged just as a "test", it makes one to start wondering why that was necessary in the first place.
Could there be a secret reason behind the North Korean missile launch? Is the North Korean President preparing for a war by launching the missile?
Logic says one doesn't simply start testing weapons of war unless the person is planning or expecting.
Some political analysts have said that this will definitely affect international peace if it is not addressed. An international war might even begin.


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