Columns

Before We Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

At some point, we will need amnesty for the truly repentant — not the arrested — insurgents. But first, the government and people like Gaidam must understand it cannot be hinged on the Niger Delta amnesty model. The government must be able to differentiate captured from repentant insurgents. I’ve been…
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Opinion

Imagine If Leah Sharibu Was A Nigerian President’s Daughter, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Is it possible for a child of any sitting Nigerian president to suffer the fate of Leah? The federal government will leave no stone unturned in its bid to rescue the president’s child. If it means deploying the entire nation’s military power to fight the Boko Haram sect or spending…
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Columns

Dapchi: Dangerous Example Of How Not To Help Boko Haram, By Azu Ishiekwene

Something has changed. Al-Barnawi and his men have become emboldened to the frighteningly alarming point where they can march confidently down the streets of Dapchi with crowds, while waving the same Boko Haram flags that gallant soldiers laid down lives to remove in many parts of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa…
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Opinion

Defeating Boko Haram: We Need Osita Okechukwu More, Not General Buratai, By Ayodele Adio

What happened in Dapchi yesterday, if not properly responded to, could become the trojan horse that shifts the dynamics of this warfare to the advantage of the insurgents. Boko Haram has shown several times that it can be fluid in its strategy and as such we must be dynamic in…
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