Opinion

Nigeria: the Coming 36 Months, By Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze

Most likely, Nigeria might witness a deterioration of her fiscal, foreign exchange and debt situations; growing incidence of poverty; heightened criminality linked to unemployment and impunity; and the probable fiscal insolvency of some states. Other key developments will include moves towards electing a new president; with luck and assertive military…
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Columns

Mr. President: What Would the Buhari Legacy Be?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most important legacy the president should leave is an improvement of the security situation in the country. The expectation of Nigerians was that Boko Haram would be vanquished within the first year or two of his presidency. It did not happen. For over ten years now, the insurgency has…
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Opinion

Between My Opposition To Buhari and My Friendship With Abba Kyari, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Meanwhile those who doubt my commitment to the struggle and to the resistance simply because of my tribute to an old friend of 40 years, Abba Kyari, who passed on are entitled to their opinion and are free to stop reading my contributions and The last thing I need is…
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Opinion

Six Years After Chibok: Are Our Daughters Spoils of War?, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

No doubt, the men of Boko Haram seized an opportunity with the Chibok girls not only to humble the Nigerian state, but also vent their contempt for women. Shekau's rhetoric tapped into society’s deep-seated notions of male supremacy, linking medieval sensibilities with present-day patriarchy and worldwide gender-based violence. Six years…
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Guest Columns

Boko Haram: A Manifestation of State Failure; Not the Nature of Islam, By Muhammad Sanusi II

Let me stress that I do not believe that every marginalised or poor Muslim is an extremist. However, I believe the point has been made that certain social and economic conditions are fertile ground for breeding violent movements — be they religious extremists or ethnic militia or just criminal gangs.…
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Columns

Before We Grant Amnesty To Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

At some point, we will need amnesty for the truly repentant — not the arrested — insurgents. But first, the government and people like Gaidam must understand it cannot be hinged on the Niger Delta amnesty model. The government must be able to differentiate captured from repentant insurgents. I’ve been…
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Columns

Borno and Nigeria’s Growing Distance from the President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Over the past few weeks, the National Assembly, political and civil society have made clear demands that the service chiefs whose terms have expired should make way for a new set of leaders that might be able to bring renewed zeal and tactics into security revisioning. The president has however…
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Columns

Obiageli Mazi: Why No Nigerian Teacher Should Earn $100 Or Less Monthly, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Honestly, I was expecting people to express their anger and dissatisfaction with a system that pays a teacher who has been on the job for 31 years a meagre N35,000 per For someone to invest that number of years in schooling and still earn less than $100 a month after…
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