Opinion

Insecurity: Is There Hope For Northern Nigeria?, By Ayodele Adio

Ultimately, as long as the country’s commander-in-chief is out of the country on private visits while his country burns, the likelihood that these killings will stop is only a pipe dream. You need strong leadership to lead diplomatic efforts, to improve border security, to rejig the internal security architecture, to…
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Nigeria and the Normalisation of Bestiality , By Ayodele Adio

There is a gradual normalisation of bestiality in Nigeria, where the average citizen is running out of humanity. The nation no longer mourns the dead, nor does it demand justice for victims of brutal criminality. It doesn’t matter that our national dailies cover stories of tens and hundreds of people…
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Opinion

Lagos APC: Winning Over Igbo Voters With Carrots and Not Sticks, By Ayodele Adio

The point is that PDP is not necessarily a party for or of the Igbos, it just appears to be the party that aligns with their interest in Lagos. Therefore, rather than deploy voter suppression strategies in Lagos against the Igbos, the APC can win over several of that voting…
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Opinion

Why the Killing of Shi’a Muslims Must Stop, By Ayodele Adio

The truth is, Nigeria, with an over-stretched military and scare resources cannot afford a radicalised Shi'a group and we must do everything within the law and international best practice to ensure that the several skirmishes with Shi'a Muslims are not allowed to snowball into a full blown crisis. A few…
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Opinion

Why America Can Not Do Without Saudi Arabia For Now, By Ayodele Adio

This is however not about President Trump, but the fact is that his predecessors have caused a lot more damage in the Middle East with a poorly thought out foreign policy - the only difference being that they were a lot more ‘poetic’ in their engagements than Trump has been.…
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Opinion

What the End of Globalisation Means for Africa, By Ayodele Adio

Africa, no doubt, has one of the finest demographies in the world today, with millions of young and working age people, which must be exploited via deliberate policies, cooperation and planning. We will have to move away from a resource driven economy, where prizes are determined by the international market,…
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Opinion

Has Lagos Enjoyed Credible Representation In the Senate?, By Ayodele Adio

The people of Lagos will have to think deeply about where their long term interest lies and who is likely to champion it for them at the upper chambers. ‘Baba so pe’ should no longer be the deciding factor. Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous State, is one of Africa biggest economies…
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Opinion

Will State Police Solve Our Internal Security Challenges?, By Ayodele Adio

What will be the relationship between the federal police and the state police in terms of operational jurisprudence? How will small and unviable states fund a state and local police? Who will the new police chiefs report to, the executive governor or the ministry of justice? Who is the police…
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Opinion

What Lesson In Leadership Can Our Politicians Learn From Easter?, By Ayodele Adio

After washing the feet of his disciples, he then engraved the following words in their hearts: “You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I…
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Opinion

Defeating Boko Haram: We Need Osita Okechukwu More, Not General Buratai, By Ayodele Adio

What happened in Dapchi yesterday, if not properly responded to, could become the trojan horse that shifts the dynamics of this warfare to the advantage of the insurgents. Boko Haram has shown several times that it can be fluid in its strategy and as such we must be dynamic in…
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