Guest Columns

The Enduring Partnership Between the United States and Nigeria, By Tibor Nagy

As I focus my attention on increasing trade with and investment on the continent, Nigeria will be at the centre of this effort. Nigeria is the United States’ second-largest trading partner in Africa, with over $9 billion in two-way goods trade in 2017. Hundreds of American companies already operate in…
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Columns

The Army’s Assault On Shi’ites: A Potent Recipe For Deeper Unrest, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Just one reminder: this unprofessional use of military might is exactly how Boko Haram became violent and virulent. The Army hasn’t finished dealing with that insurgency; there’s no point kick-starting another. Once upon a time, Boko Haram was a very peaceful group. Boko Haram — the same “dreaded”, “insurgent”, terrorist…
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Columns

Civilian-led Security Governance In Post Boko Haram Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

While waiting for the complete routing of the Boko Haram insurgency, it’s important to start planning for the de-militarisation of the North-East over the short- to medium-term to re-establish community confidence in civilian security institutions and respect for the rule of law. The Nigerian military are currently deployed in 32…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Underbelly of Violence, By Dele Agekameh

The tripod of poverty, illiteracy and unfettered religious influence has cost the country more lives than we may realise, since poor people are more likely to be radicalised and exploited by others to carry out inhumane acts of terror and wickedness. Last week, in Kaduna, communal clashes claimed about 55…
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Opinion

Kaduna Violence: Simply Unacceptable!, By Banji Ojewale

Why would a nation whose selfish leaders work at cross-purposes, whose self-minding leaders don’t accept that the ‘security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government', not fall repeatedly into the hands of vandals? Kaduna, Nigeria’s northern melting pot, is sinking. Not weighed low by the…
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Opinion

Nigeria Is the Future: A View of Atiku Abubakar From the United States, By William Bertrand

I see no other person in Africa who has so consistently given of himself and his resources to support education — from primary to University — under the most difficult of Nigeria is fortunate to have the opportunity to elect such a man to lead the country to its rightful…
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Opinion

The Necessity of Including Women In Solving the Boko Haram Crisis, By Jacob Zenn

So long as women’s voices are relegated to the backseat behind men’s voices, the conference will suffer from a lack of diverse perspectives about a conflict that needs more — not less — respect for women’s solutions. This is a “manference” — not a conference. This week Nadia Murad, a…
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