Opinion

Securing West Africa and the Sahel, By Adeoye O. Akinola

The Sahel lacks responsive and effective governance. Stakeholders should invest more in intelligence-gathering and early warning systems. It is easier to prevent a violent conflict than to resolve one. Crime and violent conflict have become the mainstay of many trigger-happy youth who are forced to provide basic infrastructures for their…
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Opinion

General Buratai: Leave the Army Out of #EndSARS Protest, By ‘Tope Oriola

Dear General Buratai, Thank you for the permission to interview suicide bombing suspects in the North-East in 2019. My research team and I appreciated the opportunity to understand the making of human bombs in Nigeria. I write at a time of grave national concern. As may be obvious, the widespread…
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Opinion

The Root of #ENDSARS and the Current Courage of Nigerian Youths, By Fadumo Abiodun Paul

...many of those who mocked Sowore have now learnt from him what it takes to be courageous, and his style of peaceful but effective resistance serves as a model of what we are witnessing in this revolutionary movement, #EndSars. Up till a few days ago, it might have been correct…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ṣọ̀’rọ̀ S’ókè, Cultural Hegemony and the Clash of Civil and Political Society, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Those on the streets and a clear majority of the population side with Gramsci that the state must rule not just with force but with consent. The political society is the realm of force and civil society is the realm of It will be irrational to believe that consent can…
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Opinion

#EndSARS: The End Of Innocence, By Ehireme Alexis Uddin

I will end this piece with a few observations. The first is to the government, if they see this: Rather than do things the old way, including holding meetings behind closed doors, how about a wee bit more transparency and open conversations? The man-hours wasted by prolonging this protests, through…
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