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Bámidélé Upfront

Has Boko Haram Become A Money Spinner For The Army Brass?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Is it possible that the Army brass has turned the Boko Haram insurgency into a full-time money making occupation, wasting the lives of soldiers on the field, while generals make money both in Abuja and the theatre of operations, by not providing the necessary tools and intelligence capacity required for…
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Columns

The False Choice Between Human Rights and National Security, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In democracies, there is no choice at any moment between the rule of law and national security. On the contrary, the security of the citizen is predicated on the absolute respect for the rule of law. Democracy is based on the affirmation of the principle that the governance of human…
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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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Columns

Buhari and the Disadvantage of Incumbency, By Majeed Dahiru

Nowhere is Buhari’s disadvantage of incumbency more discernible than within his most secure base in the Muslim North, as seen in the pattern of defections from the APC to the PDP. From the Sokoto, the seat of the Caliphate, to the most populous North-Western State of Kano and the important…
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Opinion

The Public Servant As A Transformational Leader, By Tunji Olaopa

Turning the Nigerian public servant into a transformational leader requires the development of distinctive competence of adapting existing public managers to the challenges posed by the imperative of development complexities and the ever changing policy environment, rather than focusing unreflectively on the mechanisms of rules interpretation and application. The topic…
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