Opinion

Contracting Public Security With a Sense of Justice, By Seember Nyager

Nigerian Security Agencies have begun to insist that Security is everyone’s business. At the latest Presidential Media Chat, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria expressed the need for the army of ordinary people to have access to relevant information on security operations. The Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister recently…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: What does US stand to gain? By Adekoya Boladale

Most people who desire happiness and life of bliss in Africa have over the years chosen Nigeria as a tourist destination. The serene but bubbling atmosphere of Lagos, the commercial capital, gives a natural sense of alertness and the feel of life with multitude passing you by every minute heads…
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Opinion

Africa: World Economic Forum- Not What You Imagine, By Tami Hultman

The official conference hasn't even started yet, except for an opening reception I missed last night because the Rockefeller Foundation – a Forum strategic partner – was counter-programming with a reception for its centenary initiatives, including benefiting a million people throughdigital jobs and transforming cities. But already I've been to…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The WE versus THEM mentality, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

“But official engagements were stopped because of one superman who happened to belong to the right family.” The other day, the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, was caught on camera walking his daughter to school. When President Barack Obama was a senator in Washington, living outside his home state…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Feeble Leaders Confront Fearsome Demons, By Kadaria Ahmed

The nature of international terrorism means no state can defeat it alone.  The response of the Nigerian government to the abduction of more than 200 girls from a school in the northeast of the country by Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group, has been a disgrace. Politicians from all sides…
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Opinion

#BringBackOurGirls at the Military High Command, By Oby Ezekwsili, Saudatu Mahdi and Hadiza Bala Usman

After five intensive days of rallies and marches to the National Assembly and the Office of the National Security Adviser, the #BringBackOurGirls Movement marched yesterday to the Defence Headquarters to hold a scheduled meeting with the military high command. The objective of the meeting was to articulate our concerns and…
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Opinion

How Politics Made the Abduction of 273 Girls Possible, By Garba Shehu

It must have dawned on many of our readers by now that more than the speculated issue of the lack of equipment and motivation on the part of the Nigerian security forces, politics, the game of power made possible the painful and indefensible loss of those girls. If anybody is…
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Opinion

The Chibok Girls: What Government Should Have Done, By Onyinye Ough

It has been three weeks (23 days) since over 200 young secondary school girls were abducted in Chibok, Borno state. The government’s response has been disappointing resulting in nationwide protests. There are many immediate actions that the Nigerian government should have taken to demonstrate its commitment as well as help…
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