Bámidélé Upfront

The Killing of Terwase Akwaza and the Rise of Conflict Entrepreneurs, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Hamisu Bala Wadume, Gana, Herdsmen, and all those outlaws whose names are known or not yet known to us, are conflict entrepreneurs. The rise of conflict entrepreneurs is predictable in a country with a weak law enforcement and judicial system like ours. With vast ungoverned areas, Nigeria is a haven…
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Columns

Rising Insecurity: My Surprise At the President’s Surprise, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Following the president’s remarks that he is surprised at the growing insecurity in the country, what Nigerians are asking is: What have the security agencies been telling him? Are they telling him the reality that all ordinary Nigerians know that no part of this country is safe today and the…
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Columns

Lamentations As Boko Haram Technically Defeats Buratai’s Army, By Majeed Dahiru

While the political leadership of Nigeria was basking in the euphoria of a false sense of triumph, the dynamics in the theatre of war has changed from civilian terrorism to a full blown insurgency, which has seen ISWAP take ground forces of mainly the Nigerian army head on, leaving many…
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Opinion

Ganduje: Abandoning Education, While Dismantling a 1,000-Year Heritage, By Concerned Citizens

We are concerned because abandoning the interest of Kano’s children for the pecuniary interest of persons in power who are determined to shut up and expel voices of progress undermines the future of the State. Abandoning education of our children for self-conceit and irresponsible use of power is an unfolding…
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Columns

KABAFEST 2018: Celebrating the African Story, By Jibrin Ibrahim

What then is the African story? This was the more difficult question. To illustrate the complexity of the question, the moderator Adam Ibrahim recalled the novel by Aminatta Forna called "The Hired Man". It tells the story of the terrible civil war in Croatia and the horrors that accompanied it.…
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Opinion

Dear Zahra Buhari, Help The Youths Deliver This Message To Your Father, By Ephraim Adiele

In case he doesn’t know, the youths do not give a hoot about APC or PDP. We just want a working Nigeria. If he cannot give us that, we are willing and able to run a “parallel government” for only young people, since they have forgotten that we are the…
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Guest Columns

Canvassing Youths Into a Poverty Developing Party, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Truth be told, Nigerians need another national party that is formidable enough to keep the APC on its toes. Otherwise, a Poverty Developing Party that subjected Nigerians to servitude for 16 good years does not deserve our sympathy and support. In order to really re-brand and re-build itself, the PDP…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s New President, Boko Haram, and Rights, By Mausi Segun

Against the odds, Nigeria has succeeded in carrying out a mostly peaceful presidential election. The campaign was marked by bitter, divisive, and sometimes hateful rhetoric which left little hope that the contest would end without violence. In elections in 2011, at least 800 people died as a result of violent…
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