Opinion

Six Years After Chibok: Are Our Daughters Spoils of War?, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

No doubt, the men of Boko Haram seized an opportunity with the Chibok girls not only to humble the Nigerian state, but also vent their contempt for women. Shekau's rhetoric tapped into society’s deep-seated notions of male supremacy, linking medieval sensibilities with present-day patriarchy and worldwide gender-based violence. Six years…
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Opinion

Boko Haram 10 Years Later: Questions We Don’t (And May Never) Have Answers To, By Medinat Abdulazeez Malefakis

Attacking all representations of government, such as the army, presents it as an insurgent group. Its anti-western/anti-modernisation ideology posits it as a fundamentalist religious Islamic group, but its killings of prominent Islamic scholars who oppose their ideology, such as Auwal Albani Zaria, lends doubtful credence to the authenticity of its…
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Columns

Lamentations As Boko Haram Technically Defeats Buratai’s Army, By Majeed Dahiru

While the political leadership of Nigeria was basking in the euphoria of a false sense of triumph, the dynamics in the theatre of war has changed from civilian terrorism to a full blown insurgency, which has seen ISWAP take ground forces of mainly the Nigerian army head on, leaving many…
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Opinion

The Necessity of Including Women In Solving the Boko Haram Crisis, By Jacob Zenn

So long as women’s voices are relegated to the backseat behind men’s voices, the conference will suffer from a lack of diverse perspectives about a conflict that needs more — not less — respect for women’s solutions. This is a “manference” — not a conference. This week Nadia Murad, a…
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Columns

Almajiri As a Consequence of Boko Haram, By Majeed Dahiru

Due to the inherent inadequacies of the Almajiri system of education, which does not equip its millions of subscribers with the requisite skills to be socio-economically relevant in the modern world, it has been reduced to a challenge for millions of socially displaced youth, with high susceptibility to terrorism and…
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Opinion

A Million Pythons Cannot Dance the Biafran Question Away, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...a legitimate Biafran question will be left in the hands of an opportunistic Kanu, and we will lose a golden opportunity to once and for all resolve our differences and strengthen the bond of our nationhood. Buhari should let the courts decide Kanu’s fate. He must jettison the use of…
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