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Opinion

Nigeria: Of Rights, Patriotism and ‘Briefcase’ Activism, By Gimba Kakanda

It was a sad day. I was sad for the innocent kids murdered in Yobe, just a few days after 20 girls were abducted in Borno, by the same bloodthirsty insurgents.  I accepted an invitation to hang out with friends, which turned out to be a wrong move. They are…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Boko Haram attacks, an inept government and the survival of the Nigerian state

On Tuesday, in an act of breathtaking savagery, members of the extremist Boko Haram sect murdered more than 40 innocent children in their school in Yobe State. For sheer barbarism, there is nothing to compare it - except of course the killing last year of another set of students in…
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Opinion

To All Human Beings Who Manage To Be Human, By Wubushet Taye

Discussing these types of issues is forbidden,” said the warder rudely and added, “You are only allowed to discuss family matters”. You might suspect that these words were spoken by one of our beloved mother Ethiopia’s prison officers. However, they are actually taken from Maxim Gorky’s 1906 story Mother (page…
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