Columns

The Nigerian State and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It appears that there is an attempt to push the Shi'ites in Nigeria to popular revolt. We have enough insurgencies and violent conflicts in Nigeria and should not encourage martyrdom. The Nigerian state and the civil populace should be careful and beware of pushing the country towards more violent conflicts.…
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Opinion

Abolishing the Death Penalty In Sub-Saharan Africa, By Oluwatosin Popoola

Four decades ago, no country in sub-Saharan Africa had abolished the ultimate cruel punishment for all crimes. Today, 20 countries in the region have done Despite a minority of countries holding the region back, Sub-Saharan Africa is on course to completely abolish the death penalty, the trajectory may be slow,…
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Columns

Absence of “Lafiya” In “Lafiya Dole’s” Expulsion of UNICEF, By Festus Adedayo

Apart from the booming of bombs and painful cries in the North-East theatre of the Boko Haram war that the world has been accustomed to since the war of terror berthed on the Nigerian soil, another booming, shocking and destabilising bomb exploded at the war front on Friday. This time,…
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Columns

A Home-Delivered WAEC Certificate, Buhari and El-Zakzaky, By Festus Adedayo

As ordinary as this back-and-forth argument on the certification of the president is, it only speaks volume of where we have got ourselves in terms of leadership in Nigeria. While leaders of the world are emerging as the most cerebral of them and concluding plans to get into the moon,…
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Columns

The Urgency of Peace Building In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Given the scale and depth of insecurity and break down of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, we need to focus our attention on building effective institutions, with emphasis on peace building. There is urgency in the institutionalisation of conflict management, resolution and peace building mechanisms in the country. “I love my…
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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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