Opinion

Examining the Case In Defence of Nigeria’s Anti-NGO Bill, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

The House boasts that they have borrowed the model from Israel, Kenya and Uganda where the project of “NGO regulation” is to clobber perceived enemies of the government of the day. It may be more honest for them to come out clearly and admit this as their goal. That would…
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Columns

IPOB As Poisoned Chalice, By Dele Agekameh

IPOB has become the poisoned chalice, not just for its followers and Biafran supporters in general, but for all Nigerians. The python has really continued to dance in the South-East region of Nigeria. Last Wednesday, the acting chief judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, heard the attorney-general…
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Opinion

Nnamdi Kanu: The Wisdom of the Mob Is Not Always the Best Guide, By Reuben Abati

Dear Nnamdi Kanu, We have never met. I only know you by reputation and I have had cause in the last year to write on your activities within the public arena and offer my own views about you, your persona, and your interventions in the Nigerian debate. I sincerely hope…
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Opinion

Avengers and Herdsmen Are Saints But IPOB and the Rest of Us Are Terrorists, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

How on earth can IPOB members be terrorists when notorious killers, the herdsmen, have no such designation? We are talking about a group that was named in 2015 by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth deadliest terror group in world. Only Boko Haram, ISIS, and al-Shabab were deemed deadlier…
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Opinion

How Research Can Mitigate the Resurgence of Crises in Nigeria’s North-East, By Philip Olayoku

It is thus important that the Nigerian federal government initiates steps towards developing a research driven victim-centred policy for intervention in the area. It is important that this research is centred on managing the context by creating a system of justice that emphasis accountability and forgiveness as enduring processes of…
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Opinion

We Must Focus on Bridging the Widening Inequalities Within Societies, By Muhammadu Buhari

While the international community grapples to resolve these conflicts, we must be mindful and focus on the widening inequalities within societies, and the gap between the rich and the poor nations. These inequalities and gaps are part of the underlining root causes of competition for resources, frustration and anger leading…
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Opinion

Politics In Nigeria: The State of a Permanent Unfavourable Investment Climate, By Nimi Wariboko

The problem of Nigeria is not ethnicity or the threats of secessionism, but the failure to create and sustain inclusive political and economic Elections, politics, and participations in government are always informed, made attractive, and haunted by potential and actual participations in the underlying extractive institutions of politics. In terms…
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