Opinion

Herdsmen, Land Use and the Human Rights Question, By Victoria Ohaeri

...hurriedly introducing a grazing bill designed to take over communal lands, without thoroughly and conclusively investigating the killings, and without punishing perpetrators of the dastardly acts, fuels the growing perception that the herdsmen’s notorious activities tacitly enjoy governmental support. This trust deficit is one single major element that will work…
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Columns

Herdsmen, Actions And Consequences, By Okey Ndibe

Clearly, some people whose job it was to protect fellow Nigerians shirked their duties. They allowed lawless herdsmen to flaunt and use guns and other deadly weapons. It is not enough to launch the kind of cynical investigation that is soon forgotten—precisely because, in Nigeria, impunity, violence and senseless death…
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Opinion

Enugu Massacre and the Hypocrisy of Northern Governors, By Jude Ndukwe

The era of browbeating other sections of the country into submission is over! There is a new reality on the ground now. There is a new generation of stubborn Nigerians who are ready to fight to keep the sanctity of their people’s God-given dignity than allow any person or group…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Tragedy of Getting Away With Mass Murder, By Chris Ngwodo

To stem the tide of incipient anarchy, the Buhari administration must take certain decisive steps. First, President Buhari must discard his trademark stoic indifference to tragedies within his country and offer more emotionally intelligent responses to the sorrows of his A man who once wept publicly while campaigning unsuccessfully for…
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Columns

Terror Nomads and Oritsejafor’s Political Idolatry, By Louis Odion

Now is the time for President Buhari, himself a cattle farmer, to go beyond the normal call of duty to stave the dangerously growing perception that seeming official lethargy - if not indifference - to the continued killings is dictated by the spirit of kinship he shares with the rampaging…
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Columns

The Murder of the Fulani: Yugoslavia Unfolding?, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Is it not clear to those in power that when a people are convinced that their government is no longer impartial in any conflict and that the security agencies of that government have been directed to go out of their way to actively and openly support those that constantly and…
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Columns

Nigeria: Right to Life and Liberty – A Leadership Priority, By Taiwo Odukoya

As a nation (leaders and followers) we must work together to ensure the system of laws that promote and protect the rights and freedoms of the people are not just idle documents that apply Now, at the threshold of a new Nigeria, let us make it a priority to be…
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Columns

Of Tyrants, Martyrs and Heroes (2), By Femi Fani-Kayode

If you want your country to remain together, you do not implement an economic policy that is nonsensical, counter-productive and irrational, that drives away foreign and local investments, that has killed the manufacturing and industrial sector, that has crippled farmers and the agricultural sector and that has turned us into…
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