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Opinion

Boko Haram: Time for Borno People To Offer More Critical Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

It is high time that Borno people, especially the political elite, public office holders, traditional rulers, community leaders and youth groups to do more in providing the necessary information and intelligence for security agencies towards addressing the insecurity, ignorance, poverty and other malaise in the state. “Fear a tumult which…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Post-cosmopolitanism and the Culture of the Worst, By Jibrin Ibrahim

From the 1950s to the 1980s, migration to urban centres was based on the acquisition of modern education and skills. That was the era of cities have become the new focal point for the aggregation and aggravation of poverty amidst massive accumulation by a tiny elite. The most profound poverty…
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Columns

Making Real Our Yearning for Unity in Diversity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As insecurity continues to grow, fear becomes a major factor. The physical fear of violence is growing as more of the country gets sucked into rural banditry, kidnapping, militancy and We must all strive to push back these fears and go back to the path of building our unity in…
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Opinion

Partnering for the Wellbeing of Nigerians, By The Senior Working Group

The potential of Nigeria’s tremendous human and entrepreneurial strengths is yet to be fully realised. Instability continues to undermine the country’s potential for prosperity. The state’s weaknesses in effectively addressing these sources of instability perpetuates a cycle of reoccurring violent conflicts in communities across the country, more often in Northern…
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Opinion

Nigerian Military’s Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Public trust in the army is a crucial component for victory in the war against insurgency. The people must be able to trust in the integrity of the armed forces; they must be able to rely on the army for the true picture of the war. Frequent release of false…
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Columns

If Agriculture Is to Supplant Crude Oil as the Economy’s Engine, By Uddin Ifeanyi

The case for agriculture along these lines starts to break down, however, when you consider that the sector uses up so much labour only because its management, techniques, and tools are antediluvian — rain-fed, subsistence (hoe-and-cutlass, etc.). Arguably more interesting than the current state of the Nigerian economy are the…
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Opinion

Jobs As Panacea for IPOB and Youth Restiveness In Nigeria, By Cheta Nwanze

The world’s largest black country has not managed to take the steps needed to create economic opportunity for a majority of its citizens. This is evidently at the heart of all of our national problems. We are a country where hundreds of thousands of people, including IPOB supporters, have the…
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