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Lifeline For War-weary Borno People, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...despite the disruption of normal daily living in Borno State and the destruction of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira in the many battlefronts that abound in the State, the people of Borno, led by their ebullient and affable Governor Shettima, are ready to obliterate insurgency with…
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Lamentations After Self-Imolation In Northern Nigeria, By Majeed Dahiru

Today, northern Nigeria is falling apart under the effect of sediments of cultural self-immolation, which has reduced the region to the lowest place on the human misery index, as the poorest, most insecure and ignorant zone in the Without education and requisite skills to survive in modern times, the poor…
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Widows, Orphans and the Price of Failed Governance, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The Zamfara tragedy, coming shortly after Boko Haram’s devastation of the a lot about the declining glory of this vast and rich Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno once disclosed that the insurgency has left in its trail, 54,911 widows and 52,311 orphans, and they are still counting. There is this…
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A Season of ‘Banditry’, By Dele Agekameh

Our authorities have displayed a serious lack of foresight in dealing with security challenges, and the lack of local, pro-active and multi-institutional collaborative effort is at the root of the problem. For nearly a decade, the intensity of the Boko Haram insurgency has surged and waned in North-East Nigeria, between…
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Opinion

Chibok Girls: An Emblem of Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode & Audu Bulama Bukarti

Collectively, they symbolise all the women and girls across Nigeria who have been brutalised by Boko Haram in the last 10 years of this ruthless insurgency. In addition to killing an estimated 50,000 people since 2011, over the course of its brutal crusade, Boko Haram has kidnapped and enslaved thousands…
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How the 2019 Presidential Election In Nigeria Was Massively Rigged, By Femi Aribisala

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32). In the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was awarded 15,424,921 votes by Attahiru Jega’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), while Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was awarded…
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Buhari, Atiku and the Consequences of Our Votes, By Festus Adedayo

Wherever the electoral pendulum swings in a few days’ will all suffer the consequences of our electoral decisions. If Abubakar is announced to play ring leader, with his gang of thieves and ravaging the Nigerian economy, we will suffer the collateral is elected to foist on us his Stone Age…
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The Consequences of A Second Buhari Term, By Majeed Dahiru

Going into the rescheduled 2019 presidential election in a few days, Nigerians are presented with clearly contrasting choices in the two frontline candidates. Before investing their democratic capital on either President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),…
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