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Opinion

#BringBackOurGirls! And Awareness In The Age Of New Media, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

#BringBackOurGirls! A hashtag created by a concerned lawyer changed it all. It gave hapless Nigerians a breakthrough moment to reach millions all over the world. To tell the story of terror, inept leadership and the threat of a failing state with a humongous population that is capable of bringing untold…
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Opinion

What Do APC, Nigerian Leaders Stand For? By Okey Ndibe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is now frequently called Nigeria’s main opposition party or group. Which designation raises the question: what exactly does the APC stand for? Or—a different question: In what significant ways does the APC represent an alternative vision for Nigerians? To the first question, my honest answer…
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Issues of the Day

How to Mark Time as a Northern Elder while Waiting for the Presidency, By Pius Adesanmi

Sometimes when an op-ed touches a raw nerve and enjoys wide circulation in Cyberia, there's the one reader who bypasses known public channels of communicating with me, invites himself into my gmail inbox, and insists on not leaving till he gets an answer to a particular query. This type of…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Beyond #BringBackOurGirls, By Tolu Ogunlesi

“It is only Nigerians who can, come February 2015, decide that enough is enough.” If #OccupyNigeria was a flood, #BringBackOurGirls is a tsunami. Nigeria has never seen anything like this before. David Cameron, Michelle Obama, Sarah Brown, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian even, have all added their voices/tweets/banners to…
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Opinion

Chibok, Citizens and the Exercise State Power, By Jibrin Ibrahim

There has been an extremely positive outcome of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign so far. It has placed the question of why the Nigerian State is not doing the work the Constitution stipulates – providing for the welfare and security of Nigerians on the table.  Over three hundred girls were abducted from…
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