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Combating Violent Extremism in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, I participated in a conference on the theme of combatting insecurity and violent extremism in the Sahel. It was organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Professor Ibrahim Gambari’s Savannah Centre. In his opening remarks, Adeyemi Dipeolu of the ECA queried the dominant discourse…
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As the Economy Prepares for the Winter Season, By Ifeanyi Uddin

“All is well!”, they shout. But the place smolders still. Our Emperor? In the end, not even Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus mattered any more after the “Great Fire” destroyed Rome in 64AD. However, Thursday, last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued two circulars that were essentially a…
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Emefiele Connects Finance to Development, By Chinedu Moghalu

During his screening by the Senate, Godwin Emefiele, had assured that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under his leadership as governor would make banking count for development. Since assumption of office, he has demonstrated in several ways that he came prepared for the responsibilities of his current position. He…
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Ebola And The African Moral Agency: Recalling Hegel’s Ghost, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Regardless of the source, the science, the politics, and the ethics, the  ignorance being displayed globally about Ebola, is a major threat to our collective existence as human beings. And given that it is reported to be found mostly in three countries Liberia, Guinea and Serra Leone, then it can…
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A Safety And Security Manifesto For #Nigeria2015, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

The defence of the country and the protection of all who live in it is the primary mission public office in Nigeria.  Across political parties, politicians are auditioning for the 2015 general elections with little regard to the mood of the country. They’re carrying on as if these are normal times…
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The Tenacity of an Audacious Hope, By Hussaina Ishaya Audu

‘Who against hope believed in hope…’ Romans 4:18a The night is Thursday May 3, 2007. The setting is Praia de Luz, a holiday resort in Algarve, Portugal. The protagonists: Gerry and Kate McCann and their daughter Madeleine, whose fourth birthday is only nine days away. The plot, which merciless Fate…
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A Need For Internally Displaced Soldiers’ Camp, By Jaafar Jaafar

"Safiya! Three battalions fled Mubi. Mubi just had a new barracks built. It was chosen to be the new HQ to coordinate operations to recover lost territory. Few days before BH captured it, FG sent heavy artilleries to the military. Three battalions of military consists nothing less than 1,000 troops,…
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