Opinion

Nigeria: Endangering Free Speech And A Citizenship Under Attack, By Adamolekun, Odinkalu et al.

Despite years of military dictatorship, Nigeria has somehow always had a vibrant, if flawed, public space for discourse. Barbaric crackdowns on free speech are a direct assault on years of our history, and an attempt to return the country to the dark days of suppression. Enough is enough. In a…
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Opinion

The Omens Are Here Again, But Are We Heeding the Augurs?, By Banji Ojewale

Today, there are congruous conditions some three decades after. The sages are warning again. Government must cease talking and listening to itself so it can hear when someone in the crowd issues the legend, beware the ides of March. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, the eponymous character is warned…
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Opinion

RUGA: Time to Rescue the North From Itself, By Miriam Shehu

For the North, what is clear at this point is that insecurity is a major setback to development in the region. By embracing innovative solutions to the herders/farmers conflict, Nigeria would have solved its security challenges by half. In essence, a secure Northern Nigeria is central to development in the…
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Columns

Social Media: Engaging the Capacity To Transform and Undermine Society, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The spirit of the Summit was that the social media has the potentials to contribute to transforming society, just as it can be used to undermine it. In Nigeria, as in the rest of the world, we have seen elements of both. While its use is increasing, few have approached…
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Columns

The Boko Haram War Without End, By Majeed Dahiru

The unwillingness of Nigeria’s political leadership to reconcile the faith and citizenship of millions of radical evolving a purposeful regulatory framework that aims to rid the mainstream Islamic theology of the doctrinal embellishments of empire builders has ensured a steady flow of willing recruits into the ranks of the Boko…
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Columns

This Proscription Will Bring Out The Beast In Shi’ites, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the safest decision for all would be for the Buhari government to allow Zakzaky to enjoy bail while answering to the charges preferred against him. Contrary to what anyone may think, this wouldn’t amount to victory for the Shi’ites. It would instead be victory for peace — for good reasoning,…
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Opinion

Gadzama’s Revelations and the Urgency of Security Reforms In Nigeria, By Uche Igwe

This disclosure from someone of the stature of Gadzama is extremely disturbing and should make every informed observer to what he said has simply reconfirmed assumptions long held by citizens. For many years, Nigerians have been witnessing the inexplicably manifest lack of professionalism in the conduct of our security The…
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Don’t You Already Regret Voting for Buhari?, By Femi Aribisala

What were you thinking voting for Buhari? Thanks to him, the Nigerian economy is in tatters. Farming is hazardous, with herdsmen on the rampage. Travel by road is now dangerous, with kidnappers on the loose. The government has returned Nigeria to a high debtor status, from which we were once…
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