Opinion

Women, Leadership and the Change we Need, By Taiwo Odukoya

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18) All over the world, social and cultural factors have inhibited many women’s leadership has been replicated to a large extent in Nigeria. Resultantly, women are deliberated excluded from…
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Opinion

Why Boko Haram may have kidnapped Chibok’s schoolgirls, By Ryan Cummings

Less than 24 hours after an explosion ripped through the Nyanya Motor Park in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, reports of another act of terror filtered in from the country's north east. On the morning of 15 April, a group of unidentified gunmen attacked Chibok, a settlement located near the Cameroonian border in…
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Opinion

Why South-East Should Stop Agitating for Additional State , By Mobolaji  Aluko

Ignoring Abuja, our  Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are thirty-six (36) states among the six (6) "informal" geo-political zones in the country, which means that on average, each geo-zone has six (6)  states.  However while the North-West geo-zone actually has seven (7) states in its embrace, the South-East zone has…
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Opinion

Boko Haram, the Nigerian government and the agony of the Kanuris, By Eric Teniola

The Kanuris, under the platform of Borno, Yobe Peoples Forum, recently addressed the media and lamented the situation in the Kingdom of El-Kanemi and what they are experiencing under the current climate of Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East geopolitical zone. They alleged that the Nigerian Presidency - the imperial…
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Opinion

These schoolgirls must not die, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If these schoolgirls are allowed to die, Nigeria should willing concede to being referred to as a Banana republic. More than two weeks after over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, were abducted by gunmen, and government’s inability to rescue them, the heightened fears that trailed…
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Opinion

A government’s cluelessness, information blackout and our missing schoolgirls, ByGarba Shehu

The search for these Nigerian schoolgirls will probably be the most difficult search in human history, not the Malaysian Flight MH370. I am sure many of our readers still remember the story of Julie Ward, the 28-year old British wildlife photographer who was killed in Kenya in 1988. Julie went…
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