Guest Columns

Why Sri Lanka is No Model for Nigeria, By Andrew Stroehlein

To crush Boko Haram insurgents, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters last week declared it would employ the “Sri Lankan method.” It’s hard to imagine a worse idea. Boko Haram’s brutal campaign in northern Nigeria demands urgent action to protect the civilian population. The militant Islamist group’s atrocities have killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands to flee…
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The Six Million Dollar Man, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

“Steve Austin.  Astronaut.  A man barely alive.  Gentlemen, we can rebuild him.  We have the technology.  We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man.  Steve Austin will be that man; better than he was before.  Better, stronger, faster!” For those of you who do not have the…
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How Jonathan, PDP helped Sanusi to become Emir of Kano, By Paul Ibe

Last Friday, Emir Ado Bayero, the longest reigning monarch in the history of the ancient city of Kano passed on to the great beyond. The monarch’s death followed prolonged illness that may have been exacerbated by the traumatic experiences of the Boko Haram attacks in and around the palace and…
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Letters of recent Nigerian history, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The book, Before We Forget: Obasanjo’s Letter To President Jonathan And The Aftermath; Francis Abayomi (ed), came to my table in an envelope as a kind of surprise. The accompanying letter signed by Francis Abayomi goes straight to the point thus: “We have the pleasure to present, to you, a book…
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Nigeria: Worsening Security Demands New Strategy, By Johnnie Carson

Nigeria's deteriorating security situation is likely to get much worse, unless the government changes its deeply flawed strategy against Boko Haram extremists. Support from the United States, western Europe and Nigeria's west African neighbors can help, but only Nigeria can solve the problem – by addressing the root causes of the…
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Nigeria: This Crisis Must Not Be Wasted, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

I’m grateful for the opportunity to join the #BringBackourGirls Coalition at this encounter. I want to thank the Nigerian women across the country who have inspired and sustained this movement, especially the mothers, families, and communities of the abducted school girls. The call to #BringBackOurGirls has gained voice as a…
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