Opinion

Chibok Girls: An Emblem of Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode & Audu Bulama Bukarti

Collectively, they symbolise all the women and girls across Nigeria who have been brutalised by Boko Haram in the last 10 years of this ruthless insurgency. In addition to killing an estimated 50,000 people since 2011, over the course of its brutal crusade, Boko Haram has kidnapped and enslaved thousands…
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Columns

Islamic Movement in Nigeria: Ending the Killing Spree, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is very sad, disturbing and totally unacceptable that the Nigerian Army established to protect the lives of Nigerians would regularly resort to the use of a section of Nigerians as cannon fodder. The issue at stake is that the Nigerian State and its armed forces have taken the position…
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Opinion

World Habitat Day: Governments Must End the Brutal Practice of Forced Evictions, By Malavika Vartak

Unfortunately, many - including governments officials around the world - believe that people without legal title to the land or house they occupy need not be consulted, compensated or protected from homelessness. International human rights law, on the other hand, is unequivocal: forced evictions are illegal; they are never In…
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Opinion

From Protectors To Perpetrators: Exploiting Females As the Sub-human Other, By Nabila Okino

Is the Nigerian Army doing enough to protect these women against sexual abuse? I don’t think so. Is the Nigerian government doing enough to protect women against abuse and rehabilitate those who have been abused? I also don’t think so. Warts and all, it is still NGOs and international organisations…
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Opinion

Prohibition of Hate Speech As An Acceptable Restriction of Freedom of Expression?, By Nonso Robert Attoh

Even though the hate speeches aired on Radio Biafra and the hate song released by Northern elements and many other manifestations of hate speech in our national space cannot be caught by any new legislation criminalising hate speech because of the principle of non-retroactivity of criminal legislation (section 4(9) and…
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Opinion

A Week After the Zaria Massacre, Ibrahim Sanyi-Sanyi

Yesterday, December 20 marked the end of the seven days of mourning over the Zaria massacre, which I declared last Sunday after the Nigerian troops turned their lethal weapons on citizens and visited disproportionate force on several dozens of Nigerians. The carnage that resulted was one of the bloodiest and…
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