Guest Columns

What Nigeria Needs To Do To Win The War On Terror, By Atiku Abubakar

Central to our plans for defeating terror therefore, must be to find out why young men in those communities are aggrieved enough to be alienated from Nigeria and attracted to the radical philosophy of Boko Haram and ISWAP. When we find out, we must prevent this alienation from occurring. In…
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Opinion

Understanding Morocco’s Application to Join ECOWAS, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Morocco’s application could enlarge ECOWAS in geo-strategic terms but diminish it institutionally. It could also persuade Mauritania to re-join the bloc but will simultaneously weaken even further the UMA. Separately, the governance of factor mobility in ECOWAS will come under serious pressure from both within and beyond the region. My…
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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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Columns

Freeing the Chibok Girls (While Boko Haram Faces a Leadership Crisis), By Ogaga Ifowodo

I have previously argued against negotiations with Boko Yet, in order not to be seen as insensitive to the unspeakable ordeal of the girls (and their parents, not to mention all who grieve with them), President Buhari must explore all avenues for their safe return, including Any prisoner swap deal,…
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Columns

The Theology And Ideology Of Nigerian Violence, By Okey Ndibe

There’s a great challenge and opportunity for mainstream Muslims, those who have declared no overt fatwa on western education. These adherents often stipulate that Islam is founded on peace. It behooves them, then, to make their voices heard in this theological debate between Shekau and al-Barnawi. Two curious events took…
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