Opinion

Between Moribund Nigeria and Domineering Ethiopian Airlines, By Folu Olamiti

The big question is: Why has Nigeria refused to pick up from where she failed many years ago? Rather she prefers to donate her airspace to foreign airlines who are now making millions of dollars out of the country daily. Ethiopia is bruised but she is not allowing one disaster…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Chibok Girls: Five Years of Angst; Five Years of Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This Movement initiated by the brave people of Chibok and amplified by concerned voices round the world is creating a new path for ordinary citizens and civil society activists to create a new Nigeria. As the World joins Nigerians in making accountability demands on our government, we thank them for…
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Opinion

Chibok Girls: An Emblem of Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode & Audu Bulama Bukarti

Collectively, they symbolise all the women and girls across Nigeria who have been brutalised by Boko Haram in the last 10 years of this ruthless insurgency. In addition to killing an estimated 50,000 people since 2011, over the course of its brutal crusade, Boko Haram has kidnapped and enslaved thousands…
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Opinion

Why Audu Ogbeh May Be More Right Than Wrong, By Adebiyi Olusolape

...Ozoemene’s view that, ‘The problem is that (Government) does not create a conducive environment for Nigerian businesses to thrive, produce, compete effectively with businesses outside the country to export and earn FX’, is one of the half-truths we have been telling The reason I refrained from sharing the Audu Ogbeh…
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Columns

South Africa: Will Ramaphosa Bring the House Down? (2), By Rafiq Raji

...he is certainly heading in the right direction. The key question is whether he would be able to stay the course as the casualties of his anti-corruption war start to get closer to home. Out of His Hands In a nutshell, while Ramaphosa’s position as African National Congress (ANC) president…
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Columns

Fostering Unity In Diversity, By Hannatu Musawa

A full comprehension of unity speaks to the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to thrive. In practice, unity in diversity includes accepting both agreement and disagreement; it leads to methods that embraces consensus, while accepting contestations in ways that do not entertain…
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Columns

Souvenir From Makkah: Writing Directly From the Ka’abah, By Murtadha Gusau

Friday, April 12, 2019 In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. Peace and blessing be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, Muhammad, his Family, his Companions, his Brothers and his…
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Columns

The Trajectory of Mass Killings, Atrocities and Scorched Earth In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The core problem therefore is that the state is largely absent in rural Nigeria, in terms of its role in social and security provisioning. There is widespread poverty, absence of social and physical infrastructure, access roads, schools and primary health centres. The state is however present as an organ of…
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