Opinion

Arewa Youth Quit Notice and the Double Jeopardy of the Nigerian Igbo, By Majeed Dahiru

The presidency may consider taking a strong action to rein in the issuers of the threat, their collaborators and supporters, to avert a likely bloodshed that may result from any attempt to implement the quit notice on the Igbo living in the North by the Arewa youth group. This is,…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Time to Address the Biafran and Other Agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…
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Opinion

Rage, War and Desolation: Nigerian Youth Arise, By Ken Tadaferua

Nigerian youth. Stand up. Take charge. Chart a new course for yourselves and country. Dump the corrosive hate, abuse and violence of your forebears. It is time to reach across the political, ethnic and religious aisle to hold the hands of your brothers. It is time to forge cross-country alliances,…
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Opinion

Is It Really Twilight for Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Ultimately, what ails Nigeria is misgovernance, simplicta. Not much If 20 percent of our commonwealth had been used for the betterment of society at large, no one will be thinking of scattering the union, and the Nigerian specie would have greatly improved – in thinking, in productivity, and otherwise. But…
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Opinion

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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Columns

Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership, By Okey Ndibe

The South-East of Nigeria is indeed a laboratory of willful neglect by the Nigerian state. But the zone’s deeper crisis, I suggest, is the wretched leadership acumen exhibited by most of its leaders, with the loquacious Okorocha exemplifying that malaise. I believe that the frenzied quest by disaffected Igbo youth…
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Opinion

A Look At the Biafra Question Beyond Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB, By Majeed Dahiru

The resurrection of the spirit of Biafra through IPOB is as a consequence of the heightened marginalisation of the Igbo ethnic group under the current administration. Buhari’s political scorched earth policy of a 97 percent versus five percent patronage formula, as directly proportional to the percentage of votes cast for…
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Opinion

Ndi Igbo, the Nigerian Dilemma and Why We Are All Biafrans, By Chido Onumah

The Biafran metaphor can, therefore, become a rallying point for a renegotiated Nigeria. Like other Nigerians, Ndi Igbo have sacrificed for, and put a lot into Nigeria to prove their stake in it. They ought not be running away from it. Let me note, however, that I am not in…
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