Columns

Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Opinion

When Will the South-East Shut Up?, By Immanuel James Anyanwu

The Nigerian government should redress these injustices and allow for conversations to happen. Genuine discussions, once and for all, for the stirring components to work out an equitable formula for our nation-being. That is the way to shut up the clamour, not by The government is making patriotism difficult for…
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Columns

Biafra and the Business of Killing, By Okey Ndibe

One would demand that President Buhari investigate the gruesome murder of unarmed Biafra agitators as well as other such grave violations, but that’s will-o-the wisp. Except in extremely isolated cases—for example, as an act of self-defense—it is morally indefensible for individuals to engage in extra-judicial killing. When a government makes…
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Opinion

Dear President Buhari, Nigerian Lives Also Matter, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari who is fantastically good in sending condolence messages to other nations in their times of national grief should come to terms with the fact that Nigerian lives also matter. I wholeheartedly endorse the inauguration of a Special Military Task force by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday July 13,…
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Opinion

The Buhari Administration: Canonising Injustice, While Stoking Insurrection, By Chris Ngwodo

As things stand, the federal government by reason of its unintelligent management of dissent, its heedless opening of new frontiers of radical discontent at a time that law enforcement and military assets are stretched thin, is our pre-eminent security risk. It is in the nature of governments to have enemies.…
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Guest Columns

Chibok Two Years On: Remembering All Boko Haram’s Victims, By Salil Shetty

Two years after their abduction, the Chibok girls have come to symbolise all the innocent people whose lives have been destroyed by Boko Haram. There is still hope that the Chibok schoolgirls may one day be reunited with their families. In September 2014, a 19-year-old woman whom I will call…
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Opinion

Two Years On But Justice Remains Elusive for the Giwa 640, By Netsanet Belay

To mark the anniversary of this Giwa barracks massacre, Amnesty International campaigners will be gathering outside Nigerian embassies around the world to call for independent investigations and This call is echoed by the families and relatives of the Giwa 640. Many of them have now come to terms with the…
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Opinion

Appreciating PMB’s Counter-terrorism Efforts, By Jide Ayobolu

Under the immediate past government of President Goodluck Jonathan, the Boko Haram insurgents had a field day, killing and maiming innocent citizens at will; the situation got so bad that, even soldiers that were supposed to fight the insurgents ran away from battlefront, claiming the terrorist had far more superior…
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Opinion

Why Nigeria Needs to Refrain From Membership of the Islamic Military Alliance, By Chukwuma Okonkwo

...the Nigerian government must withdraw its steps from joining the alliance, particularly within the context of the “Islamic” label attached to the non-inclusion of key players in the region - Iran, Iraq, and Syria - should be a tell-all sign that the intentions of Saudi Arabia for pushing forth the…
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