Columns

Masari, Zulum: Tackling A Problem From Its Roots, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Since the Boko Haram insurgency appeared on the scene in 2009, tens of thousands of lives of the civil populace and military personnel have been lost and a large swathe of the country’s territory seized. While the war in the North-East corridors is still raging, another frontier of conflict opened…
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Opinion

South Africa: Attacks Against Nigerians Reflect Our Failure of Governance, By ‘Tope Oriola

The lives of Nigerians will be valued when we begin to elect leaders who know what they are doing. Statecraft needs to improve in Nigeria. Statecraft is serious, demanding socio-scientific business. It is often the difference between impoverished countries (whose citizens are maltreated everywhere) and thriving ones whose citizens are…
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Columns

Nigeria: The Injustice Pressure-Cooker Must Not Burst, By Jibrin Ibrahim

She notes that the country-wide patterns include the excessive use of lethal force by the police and military, in violation of applicable international standards, the lack of effective investigations, the absence of meaningful prosecution and the militarisation of policing. The result, she says, is further mistrust and breakdown of confidence…
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Columns

The Tail Wags South Africa-Nigeria Dog, By Azu Ishiekwene

South Africa appears to be fighting for its future, but it’s taking on the wrong enemies. Among other things, the authorities must now crackdown on hate crimes, review the country’s broken immigration system and create more opportunities in the townships. Politicians must take responsibility. One of the most telling summaries…
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Opinion

Buhari’s New Thrust At Crisis Management, By Ibrahim Sheme

The new ministry is expected to coordinate and execute the duties of these agencies in order to provide the social security direly needed by Nigerians. The situation whereby victims of emergencies (refugees, kidnap or brigandage, etc.) are rehabilitated and left to go aimlessly without any provision to cushion any aftershocks…
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Nigeria: Where Cows Are More Important Than Human Beings, By Femi Aribisala

Our heroes are murderers and charlatans. We hail those who don’t care a hoot whether we live or die. In the Bible, Jesus cast a legion of demons out of a demon-possessed man. However, he cast the demons into 2,000 pigs nearby. Immediately, the pigs ran over a cliff, fell…
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Opinion

Wadume, Anini the Robber, and their Friends In Uniform, By Shola Oshunkeye

Since Anini, the DNA of crime and criminality has mutated. Crime has mushroomed into variants and hybrids whose eerie natures sometimes addle law enforcement. Today, kidnapping, cattle rustling, cultism, cybercrime, yahoo plus, money ritual, identity theft, and terrorism rule the roost. Once upon a time, there was a dare-devil armed…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Breeding Children of Anger Everyday, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

As long as the law of sowing and reaping subsists, what we are currently witnessing in the country today in terms of security challenges will be child’s play in comparison to what lies ahead of us if we continue to breed these children of anger. The only escape route is…
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