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Chibok Girls and State Reconstruction in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 14th April, the world commemorated one year in bondage of the 219 Chibok Girls. It was a dreadful day because no one imagined that the girls would be in captivity for so long. I listened to comments around the world and the words that recurred were “the irresponsible and…
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I Am South African, One Day I Will Visit Africa, By Pius Adesanmi

Dateline 1997 In 1997, I was a researcher and translator at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), a French government-owned research funder in the humanities and social sciences based at the University of Ibadan. One of our research streams was entitled, "Youth, Street Culture, and Urban Violence in…
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Chibok Girls and President Jonathan’s Curious Silence, By Steve Ayorinde

On Tuesday when the world remembered the Chibok girls, saddened that one year after more than 200 students were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Northern Nigeria, they are still in captivity, the only voice that was conspicuously muffled was that of President Goodluck Jonathan. There was no national…
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