Columns

Sexual Harassment As Academic Licence: Arresting the Rot in Our Universities, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The general corruption and spread of sexual harassment in the university system deepened over the years because both the university administrations and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have not invested significantly in developing and implementing a code of ethics to guide the conduct of staff and students. This…
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Columns

Chibok Girls: The Deafening Silence, By Dele Agekameh

I think the government should stop these grandstanding and self-glorification and speak out on where the Chibok girls really are. Otherwise, the Boko Haram war has not been won. “On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Wole Soyinka, professor and Nobel Laureate, appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s programme, Hardtalk and added…
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Columns

Boko Haram Insurgency: The End of the Beginning, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My reading of what President Buhari is saying now is that the military has now started the fight to crush the Boko Haram, which has been reduced to a normal insurgency, so let the struggle against the insurgency begin. Moving forward, the struggle is not just by the armed forces…
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Opinion

Compelling Africa and Middle East’s Refugees and Migrants Crises, By Segun Balogun

Either as refugees or asylum seekers, many people keep daring the peril of the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to cross into Europe where, clearly, they are unwanted. According to a BBC report, a former NATO commander said “dozens of boats are departing daily from the North African shore, without any control…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari and Our American Frenemies, By Obadiah Mailafia

When the eminent American political scientist James Coleman was about to embark on his doctoral work at Harvard in the 1950s, he sought advice from his tutor Rupert Emerson. A general in that field, Emerson counselled the young graduate student to focus on Nigeria. He prophesied that Nigeria is destined…
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Opinion

Boko Haram Isn’t Waiting; Why Should Our Government?, By Okey Ndibe

Last week was a particularly dispiriting time for forlorn Nigerians who continue to look to their government to deliver them from their woes. One of the reasons Nigerians dumped former President Goodluck Jonathan and hired Muhammadu Buhari was the expectation that the latter would have a firmer handle on how…
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Guest Columns

Breaking Nigerian National News on Foreign Platforms, By ‘Tope Oriola

There seems to be dumbfounding ignorance about the implications of privileging foreign media organisations. Governance is about both substance and aesthetics. Have you ever seen David Cameron announcing a major British initiative on CNN, despite the closeness of Brits to Americans? Did you think the Canadian Prime Minister would choose…
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