Columns

Nigeria’s Helmsman and His Herdsmen, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the primary solution is first for the government to possess the political will to deal with the killers. The Goodluck Jonathan government didn’t have it — yes, even Jonathan turned a blind eye to it, particularly when Boko Haram began gaining ground. On the evidence of what we’ve seen so…
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Columns

Rex Tillerson Came To Africa, Saw and Was Fired, By Owei Lakemfa

...it is distasteful for a visitor to our homestead to warn us not to entertain another visitor. A sixth point is that Tillerson’s warnings give the impression that Africans are children who cannot think for themselves, and have to be told what to do, what is in their interest and…
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Opinion

Avengers and Herdsmen Are Saints But IPOB and the Rest of Us Are Terrorists, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

How on earth can IPOB members be terrorists when notorious killers, the herdsmen, have no such designation? We are talking about a group that was named in 2015 by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth deadliest terror group in world. Only Boko Haram, ISIS, and al-Shabab were deemed deadlier…
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Opinion

IPOB, the Armed Forces and a Coup Against Civil Authorities, By Kennedy Emetulu

...this latest declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation may yet be the worst exhibition of illegality by the Armed Forces. They need to retrace their steps now for their own professional good. The Armed Forces remain one of the only remaining national institutions patriotic citizens look up to. Their…
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Columns

Seeking Assistance from Non-Muslims Not Tantamount to Agreeing With their Beliefs, By Murtadha Gusau

Servants of Allah!.. Leaning on such assistance is not considered supporting a non-Muslim against a Muslim, but rather it is supporting Islam, establishing the religion, and eradicating corruption from the earth. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy Verily, all good praises are for Allah,…
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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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Opinion

On Radical Islam: Before the World Repeats After Trump, By Majeed Dahiru

Muslims should engage the world and create an atmosphere of peace, enlightenment and justice that Islam is known for. Less than fourty eight hours after the Orlando attacks by a Muslim claiming allegiance to ISIS, another Muslim also claiming allegiance to ISIS has killed a police officer and his wife…
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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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