Editorial

EDITORIAL: How Jonathan, His Government And The Rest of Us Have Failed Abducted Schoolgirls

There is a limit to impunity, beyond which a country can no longer call itself a country with any shred of pride. We passed that mark on that grim Monday when members of the hideous Boko Haram sect stormed Government Secondary School Chibok, Maiduguri, and ran off with over 250…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Senate And Its Obsession For Regime Protection, By Garba Shehu

That David Mark’s Senate has given this country something that is very important: it is a Senate imbued with reassuring maturity that has ensured stability for the country’s young democracy. It is a gift that will not escape the interest of contemporary historians. Their fixation with the legacy of democratic…
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Opinion

Boko Haram Insurgency: How Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies Have Failed, By Dele Agekameh

The dust raised by last week’s early morning bombing of the bustling Nyanya motor park located on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital city and seat of government, is yet to settle down. Surprisingly, as if to really demonstrate that they are actually in charge, after the blast in…
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Opinion

Our rich heritage and the danger of foreign values, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Today’s tsaraba will start with an apology for the unannounced absence of this column in the past weeks just as it was about to make its 100th anniversary since it started as a series two years ago. Gladly the celebration does not require a budget, nor a grand occasion to…
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Opinion

This Boat is Sinking, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Adamawa State governor, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako’s memo to the president has been trending on online and offline media circles in the last couple of days. This latest memo emphatically alleging that the ongoing military action against terrorism in North-East Nigeria is a “full-fledged genocide” against the North, is not…
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Opinion

Putting Back the Fight Against Terrorism on the Rails, By Muhammadu Buhari

Sinister terror and hatred have again reached from the shadows to steal the lives of innocent Nigerians.  In Nyanya, seventy-two people were killed by a car bomb. Hundreds more were injured in the devastation.  Their killings served no purpose except for those who exalt in evil. The bomb blast quickly came and…
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Opinion

Exam Malpractice Is Destroying Nigeria’s Future (I), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

Schooling and the education system that supports it, was developed as an instrument to equip children from early childhood to adulthood so they can lead productive public lives and full personal lives based on learning, talent and interest. It gives individuals the opportunity to develop their skills; along academic and…
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