Opinion

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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Opinion

Boko Haram, Islam and the Muslim, By Olusola Sanni

Islamic theologians and preachers must spread the message of peace as taught by Prophet Muhammed. They should disabuse the notion that Islam is a religion that was established through warfare or Jihad! No religion the world over had ever been established through violence. Swords and gunpowder have never conquered e…
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Guest Columns

Unravelling Boko Haram and Rebuilding North-East Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo

What the stories of the Chibok girls and that of the converted suicide bomber point to is the certain defeat of Boko Haram insurgency and the waning resonance of its underpinning ideology. While we had to put troops on the ground to liberate occupied territories and free captive people in…
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Columns

Is there Any Clash Between Islam and Culture, By Murtada Gusau

Although some aspects of culture can be positive, and some can be neutral, there are other aspects of culture that are bad, unjust and downright evil. Sadly, many children grow up developing a strong resentment towards Islam, because their parents impose intolerable burdens on them - cultural burdens - in…
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Columns

Christianah Oluwasesin, Grace Ushang, Gideon Akaluka, By Pius Adesanmi

May the gatekeepers who always get on the defensive remember that those who lash out at their faith in frustration after these routines of murder are not the problem. The problem is a certain gangrene within the faith that must be stamped out. Christianah Oluwasesin was lynched by secondary school…
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Columns

Why “Zaria Massacre” Is A Scary Deja Vu, By Gimba Kakanda

My point is, except we just developed brains overnight, Nigeria gave religious bodies these unrestrained powers to become "nuisance" wherever they function. What the Shiites do in their processions isn't different from what our politicians do in their political rallies, where political thugs block roads, harass and hurt non-participating passers-by…
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Columns

Islam and the Doctrine of Peace, By Hannatu Musawa

Among the attributes of God, the Holy Quran mentions that “He is the Source of peace and the bestower of security”. The establishment of peace and maintenance of security must, therefore, be the constant objective of all Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Every pursuit and activity which disturbs peace is severely…
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Columns

The SDGs Mirror the Hopes and Aspirations of Much of the World, By Muhammadu Buhari

Protocols, I would like, Mr. President, on behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, to congratulate you and your country on your election to preside over the 70th session of the General Assembly. May I also express appreciation to your predecessor, Mr. Sam Kahamba Kutesa and the Secretary General,…
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