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On Biafra; Ango Abdullahi Did Not Speak For the North, By Majeed Dahiru

- Professor Ango Abdullahi of facts against fictions, as espoused by Ango Abdullahi, should help rid Northerners of like minds as he's, of the false sense of entitlement over Nigeria’s oil mineral foster a sense of understanding and empathy towards the peoples of that region who are asking for a…
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OUT OF THE BOX: Biafra: Another War We Can’t Afford, By Majeed Dahiru

The first and immediate step at resolving this impasse is for the current administration to reconstitute the relevant organs of government to fully include the South-East, particularly the National Security Council. Furthermore, the rest of Nigeria should reach a consensus aimed at making the otherwise cumbersome creation of states and…
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Year 2019 and the Search for the Nigerian President, By Majeed Dahiru

As 2019 approaches, Nigerians must begin to look beyond APC’s Muhammadu Buhari for good governance, progress and prosperity. The bar and standard of the quality of leadership must be raised above ethno-religious sentiments to pragmatic solutions to our problems as a nation. One lesson learnt is that the old order…
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OUT OF THE BOX: Boko Halal: Education Is Not Western But Universal, By Majeed Dahiru

Clearly, the brand of Islam practiced in northern Nigeria that holds back universal education because it is perceived as Western has no parallel in Islamic history. Boko Haram is not only un-Islamic but also a Muslim belief peculiar to Northern Nigeria. By embracing education, Northern Nigerian Muslims are not accepting…
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OUT OF THE BOX: As Osinbajo’s Common Sense Diplomacy Yields Fruits, By Majeed Dahiru

...following Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s common sense diplomacy in the South-South and South-East of Nigeria during his earlier acting presidency stint - a move that was guided by the critical elements of negotiations, concessions and reconciliations, positive results have being on the yield. Frail looking 74 year-old President Muhammadu Buhari,…
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The Emir Sanusi Affair As a Repeat of 19th Century History, By Majeed Dahiru

If Emir Sanusi is removed from his position on the basis of his reform activism, the signals would be very clear to the rest of Nigeria that the Muslim North is not ready to move along with other federating units on the path of progress and prosperity. I had my…
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Guest Columns

OUT OF THE BOX: Easter Holiday In the Eastern City On the Hill, By Majeed Dahiru

The beautiful and clean city of Enugu, with its lush green and mountainous vegetation, gently undulating landscape, combined with a record of low crime rate and zero ethno-religious crisis, sets Enugu ahead of other state capitals as the most peaceful and habitable. By Thursday April 13, the hustle and bustle…
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OUT OF THE BOX: For Peace In Syria, Assad Must Go, By Majeed Dahiru

For peace and the restoration of Syria, the ruling Assad dynasty must give way. The violent crackdown on the majority of citizens seeking freedom from decades of suppression and totalitarian rule clearly challenges the legitimacy of Assad to continue to rule Syria. Out of desperation, he has used chemical weapons…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: Resolving the Conflict of Faith and Citizenship, By Majeed Dahiru

In resolving the conflict of faith and citizenship, brought about by the non-separation of state and religion, it is pertinent for mainstream Islamic authorities to commence a genuine re-appraisal of certain doctrines that are embedded in mainstream Islamic theology that are driving radical Islam. Several reasons have been advanced by…
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OUT OF THE BOX: The Epistle of Apostle El-Rufai To St. Buhari, By Majeed Dahiru

Mallam El-Rufai has displayed a rare courage, which will open a flood gate of similar open denounciations of the Buhari presidency in order to save the APC from going down in infamy along with the president, the same way the PDP went down with former president Goodluck Jonathan because leading…
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