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Buhari’s 100 Days of Incompetence and Abject Failure, By Femi Aribisala

It is time to admit it. Electing Buhari as president was a big national blunder. After the 2015 election, I predicted on Twitter that when critical decisions are to be taken, Yemi Osinbajo, the token Southerner in Aso Rock, would be sent to go and buy “guguru and epa.” This…
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Opinion

Managing Expectations in Nigeria’s War Against Terror, By ‘Tope Oriola

Nigeria’s salvation from the hands of Boko Haram and miscellaneous cancers, such as corrupt public officials, can only come from Nigerians. I worry that we have put too much faith in the hands of entities that are at best largely indifferent to us. President Muhammadu Buhari gave clear indication on…
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Guest Columns

Chibok Girls: 500 Days and Still Missing!, Unnumbered, Unnamed…Un-remembered, By Ayo Obe

Yet as demands for action to rescue the abducted girls and bring them back grew, the response of those in power seemed to be – not concern – but: What’s so special about these girls? Why can’t you un-remember them, the way we are already un-remembering the unnumbered and unnamed…
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Guest Columns

No More Business As Usual: Nigeria’s New-Found ‘Change’ and Lessons from the Past, By Niyi Osundare

Too Big to Fail No national election in Nigeria’s notoriously chequered history has commanded the kind of widespread and nervous international attention that characterised the March 28, 2015 presidential polls. At the continental level, I daresay that only the South African election of April 1994, the very first democratically arranged…
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Columns

Chibok Girls and State Reconstruction in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 14th April, the world commemorated one year in bondage of the 219 Chibok Girls. It was a dreadful day because no one imagined that the girls would be in captivity for so long. I listened to comments around the world and the words that recurred were “the irresponsible and…
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Columns

Chibok Girls and President Jonathan’s Curious Silence, By Steve Ayorinde

On Tuesday when the world remembered the Chibok girls, saddened that one year after more than 200 students were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Northern Nigeria, they are still in captivity, the only voice that was conspicuously muffled was that of President Goodluck Jonathan. There was no national…
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Guest Columns

One Year After the Kidnap of the Chibok Girls, By Funmi Falana

A year ago, the Boko Haram troops invaded Chibok secondary school and abducted over 200 girls. Even though the illegal abduction was reported by the media the Federal Government dismissed the story. So soon thereafter, the army resorted to feeding the public with lies. Initially, the army claimed to have…
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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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