Opinion

Southern Kaduna Killings: A Word For Governor El-Rufai (1), By Erasmus Ikhide

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has the option to prove his leadership by putting an end to the unremitting campaign of terrorism and needless genocide in the north. His sort of urbane disposition, education, enlightenment, exposure, and experience - hardly seen among the current crops of northern governors - is needed to…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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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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Opinion

Bridget Abahime’s Murder: An Epilogic View, By Jaafar Jaafar

But what I detest is the hypocrisy of Nigerians. We subject everything to subjective convenience. Those insisting I must comment would not do so if the issue was about Hausa against Hausa or Muslim against Muslim. The South cries louder and blows everything out of proportion when a Southerner is…
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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

Dewdrops of Memory: Isanlu and the Islam that I knew, By Pius Adesanmi

Why has the educated elite from this part of Nigeria pretended thus far that it can do nothing about this nonsense for which they must all be held responsible without exception? Have they given a thought to forming alliances and embarking on sensitisation campaigns to wrest Islam from the control…
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