Guest Columns

Islamic Military Coalition: Nigeria’s Dangerous Liaison, By Chris Ngwodo

For ideological, historical and strategic reasons, Nigeria should not allow herself to be conscripted into the Saudi sphere of influence. Nigeria’s national security interests are best served by a measured, rather than an uncritical engagement with the Saudis. A definite priority should be strengthening cooperation with regional neighbours to adequately…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Christ Unity At Easter: An Antidote to Global Bigotry, Terrorism, and Genocide, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Divine unity, which is an antidote to bigotry, hate and terrorism, provides an opportunity in this Easter season to re-think and reflect on our world which is increasingly being filled with hate and bigotry as conditions that dispose groups to terrorism and genocide. Hate and bigotry - in ethnic, religious,…
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Guest Columns

Now Comes the Hard Part: Five Priorities in the Continuing Fight Against Boko Haram, By Jennifer Cooke

Boko Haram is indeed weakened, but the government and its international partners must urgently block its capacity and opportunity to regenerate. This will require a shift from a “search and destroy” military mindset to a more multifaceted approach that prioritises civilian protection and engagement, genuine collaboration with regional neighbours, and…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Global Islam: Why Nigeria Should Be Wary of Saudi Arabia and Iran, By Adeolu Ademoyo

"Iran's history is full of negative interference and hostility in Arab issues." - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir "Saudi Arabia sees not only its interests but also its existence in pursuing crises and confrontations and (it) attempts to resolve its internal problems by exporting them to the outside." - Iranian…
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Opinion

2015 As the Year of Extreme Poverty and The Terrorist!, By Owei Lakemfa

Yet, the greatest danger to humanity is not ISIS or the terrorist; it is poverty; poverty pushes people into desperate actions, extremist organisations and terrorist cells. With one percent owning about half of global wealth and Oxfam saying some 85 persons own as much wealth as billion persons, the rich…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Deadline and Future of Boko Haram, By Louis Okoroma

Nigerians should be confident that as long we remain vigilant and lend our best endeavours to a committed and sincere leader like President Muhammadu Buhari, no matter how many bombs Boko Haram explodes, the latter has no future in Nigeria. It is a matter of time before the group is…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Next Insurrection?, By Chris Ngwodo

Nigeria can ill-afford to sleepwalk into another uprising at a time when it is still desperately battling Boko Haram’s insurgency. A potential Shia-Sunni faceoff could rapidly turn Northern Nigeria into a theatre of subversive intrigues by Iran and Saudi Arabia whose geopolitical rivalry in the Middle East dovetails with their…
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Opinion

A Perspective on the French Attack, By Muideen Olagunju

Will there be more attacks on the unsuspecting civilian populations, particularly in the world's main cities? I am afraid: Yes. As long as drones tear up limbs of women and children without repercussions; as long as world powers refuse to open themselves to genuine commitment to international peace and security;…
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