Columns

A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics, By Okey Ndibe

...Mr. Maduekwe deserves celebration for keeping his head when most people around him were losing theirs. A person of his ethical disposition and moral spine shows that it pays to do the right thing. I have often argued that Nigeria’s political arena is designed for the criminally minded. That criminal…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Youth and the Challenge of Election Campaign Funding, By Yohanna Bwala

For the Nigerian youth to have a real shot at the polls in 2019, INEC as the electoral umpire needs to step up and diligently play its role of ensuring that the campaign funding available to all candidates is governed by financial fair play. Starting from party primaries up to…
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Opinion

Communal Violence In Nigeria: Ethnic Conflict or Policing Problem?, By Raji Bello

Based on all the reports on the Numan crisis so far, the first groups that the vice president should have invited for consultation are members of the local police and DSS. He should have asked them why they couldn't stop minor incidents between small numbers of people from escalating and…
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Opinion

Tambuwal: Leader, Mentor, Visionary Clocks 52, By Imam Imam

Tambuwal’s approach to leadership is defined by the vision to build people and enduring structures that can stand the test of time. While most are admired because they move others to follow their example, Tambuwal belongs to the category of a few who are special enough to encourage others to…
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Columns

Benue Pogrom: Dancing On Victims’ Graves, By Louis Odion

Surely, courage is needed to bring a murderer to justice, especially when s/he happens to be a relation. The inspector general of police needs it. Otherwise, he would not take liberty to describe the Benue killings as the consequences of a "communal clash", even when the leadership of Miyetti Allah…
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Columns

Between Half-full and Half-empty Cups, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In the final analysis, Nigerians are asking: have they been duped? Were they hoodwinked and deceived to believe that the grass is greener on the other side? In fact have we been collectively short-changed? As painful as it is, our lot under Jonathan and now Buhari, can be likened to…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Fulani Herdsmen: Inciting the Rise of Other Militias?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It will be to the eternal shame of a retired General turned "democrat" that Nigeria descended into anarchy and became a country of militias under his watch. Like Boko Haram, the Fulani herdsmen's attacks are resource-driven, extraction-focused, and for self-enrichment. Behind the attacks is a powerful coalition whose raison d'être…
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