Opinion

Atiku, Gusau and the Auction In Port Harcourt, By Shuaib I. Shuaib

...then there was a sudden change in the voting pattern and his political fortunes. And it was the appearance of General Aliyu Gusau, a former chief of army staff and national security adviser that brought that sudden change. After that, Atiku practically coasted to victory. Sokoto governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal…
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Columns

The Army’s Assault On Shi’ites: A Potent Recipe For Deeper Unrest, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Just one reminder: this unprofessional use of military might is exactly how Boko Haram became violent and virulent. The Army hasn’t finished dealing with that insurgency; there’s no point kick-starting another. Once upon a time, Boko Haram was a very peaceful group. Boko Haram — the same “dreaded”, “insurgent”, terrorist…
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Columns

2019: The Shape of Things To Come, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Despite the gloom and political turmoil in the offing, I still believe in the Nigerian spirit of resilience and capacity to brace odds. I also hope the drumbeats of war will be curtailed such that compromises will replace hostilities, good reasoning will replace power mongering, selfishness will replace patriotism and…
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Columns

Nigeria: 2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most frightening trend for 2017 is the return of hunger and malnutrition to Nigeria. In 2016, we observed the growth of starvation in the North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. The dollar crisis has increased the annual trend of buying up food from farmers at harvest and exporting…
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Opinion

Ondo Elections, PDP and the Tragedy of Mofetoism, By Simbo Olorunfemi

The INEC plane is in full flight, other passengers have done their bit, already looking forward to the point of arrival. The seat-belt light is on, as the weather is stormy, as the pilot is doing his best to navigate at such altitude, thinking of even going higher, to avoid…
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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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