Opinion

IPOB, the Nigerian Government and the Lessons Not Learnt, By ‘Tope Oriola

I am shocked and alarmed that once again the Nigerian government has learnt no lessons from both the past and the present. What is a “militant terrorist organisation”? When was the designation established? What are the parameters for the designation?... Does this designation apply to the Fulani herdsmen who have…
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Columns

Chibok, Sambisa and the Struggle for Liberation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The various crises affecting different parts of the country have created a vast humanitarian The challenge before the nation is the reconstruction of the Nigerian State and the placement of the safety and welfare of Nigerians at the centre of the governance agenda. Let 2017 be the year in which…
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Guest Columns

Unravelling Boko Haram and Rebuilding North-East Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo

What the stories of the Chibok girls and that of the converted suicide bomber point to is the certain defeat of Boko Haram insurgency and the waning resonance of its underpinning ideology. While we had to put troops on the ground to liberate occupied territories and free captive people in…
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Guest Columns

Politics Taken Too Far: Ali Modu Sheriff and the Boko Haram Insurgency, By Majeed Dahiru

The attempt to trivialise the Boko Haram insurgency and narrow the problem, which is deeply rooted in religious theology to one man called Ali Modu Sheriff, is politics taken too far at the expense our collective national security and peaceful Deliberate steps should be taken by constituted Muslim authorities to…
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Opinion

How Ali Modu Sheriff Aided and Abetted Boko Haram: 40 Unknown Facts, By Kaka Shehu Lawan

...what I find undoubted is that former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff’s likely desperation for power in 2003 and his arrogance is what led us to the violence of the Boko Haram insurgents that has led to the deaths of over 20,000 persons, displacement of over million citizens and destruction of…
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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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