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Opinion

OOTC: Why We Must Ignore those Who Say Protests Don’t Work In Nigeria, By Chude Jideonwo

Protests don’t lead to perfection. Protests instead lead to solutions, however imperfect. Or at the least they lead to a shared frame of understanding, and an important articulation of public views. “I was really hopeful about the February 2face protests,” a friend of mine told me over lunch just recently.…
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Guest Columns

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Like the herdsman anxious to save the flock from danger, Sanusi’s comment was a wake-up call. If, however, like Frederik Willem de Klerk, he becomes the battering ram that deals the fatal blow on his privileged class, he will always find a place in our weary hearts, a much better…
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Opinion

Dispatch from Chibok: A Community’s Resilience In the Shadow of Boko Haram, By Alkasim Abdulkadir

...the Chibok we saw needs more from international and local NGOs, and above all everyday citizens. It needs bore holes, psycho-social support, agricultural inputs, primary health care centres, amongst several other things. We left behind a community of resilient There are also courageous vigilantes standing around intersections and clusters of…
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Columns

Much Ado About BBOG’s Invitation to Sambisa, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Whatever may be the intention behind it, and despite conceding to government, I do not see the BBOG changing its unique form of engagement. This ‘guided tour’ cannot sway or stop them from their mandate; neither can it help the fighting force in the war front. This is one civil…
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