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Assist the Orphans In Our Midst and Rohingya Muslims In Myanmar, By Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Servants of Allah! Tragically, today millions of children all over the globe have become orphaned for many reasons: war, terrorism, tyranny, injustice, accident, famine, displacement, ethnic and religious crisis, disease or poverty. To make sure that they are not…
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Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Celebrating a Fine Officer and Gentleman: Senator Tunde Ogbeha at 70, By Dele Agekameh

Indeed, many have praised Ogbeha for his indubitable strength of character, his readiness to stretch himself thin for friends and acquaintances and ability to diffuse any situation with his inimitable oratorical prowess and native intelligence. Last Friday, September 1, 2017, marked the 70th birthday of the quintessential officer, a senator…
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Democracies and Lower-Order Institutions, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Uhuru Kenyatta’s characterisation of the Supreme Court of Kenya as crooks or scoundrels, and his threat to fix the court once he’s re-elected are vulnerabilities that elections often fail to fix. They are not often enough, on their own, in jurisdictions with multiple fissiparous tendencies to lead to damaging vote…
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Imperative of a Return to Policing Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Moving forward, the government should ensure the presence of the Nigeria Police in every community and other flash point areas for effective maintenance of law and order. The army is not trained for dealing with civil tensions, so an immediate effort is required to make the police authorities revisit the…
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Saraki, Sowore and Nigeria’s Barabbas Moment, By Pius Adesanmi

In both men, we are offered two opposed visions, two opposed possibilities for our country. Both men represent a symbolic struggle. That struggle is bigger than them. Where we stand, what we say or do not say, represents a position we are taking in that struggle. Our stance represents a…
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