Opinion

Boko Haram Bombings: How We Can Police And Protect Ourselves, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Ademola-Olateju believes that following the deadly bombing in Abuja Monday, Nigerians must begin to police and protect themselves against Boko Haram. My Twitter feed went bat shit crazy through the American night. When the notifications became unbearable, I was forced to check. The screaming headlines on Premium Times was unmistakable…
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Opinion

Why Is There No Regard For Human Life In Nigeria? By Femi Aribisala

It should be against the law in Nigeria for a government official to seek medical attention abroad for any ailment whatsoever. I just returned last week from a short visit to London.  One of the major news items there was the re-opening of an inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

APC And The Strange Dream Of A Muslim/Muslim Ticket (1), By Femi Fani-Kayode

‘’The last notable Christian-Christian ticket was Awolowo-Umeadi in 1979 and the last notable Muslim-Muslim ticket was Abiola-Kingibe in 1993. You can figure out the rest. But let the optimists know that reality always trounces wishful hope in political contests. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode's advice that we get real must be directed…
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Opinion

The growing militia threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Everyday, hundreds of people are killed across the country. The killings are attributed to the rising threat of militia groups in Nigeria. Described by the United Nations as 'increasingly monstrous', the upsurge of militia aggression should be a growing concern to all except perhaps, those protected by state powers and…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: Is the Military in false propaganda war? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. They spoke with one voice in their condemnation of government's inaction and seeming lack of interest to contain…
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Opinion

Sambo Dasuki, Nigerian Security Challenges and Media Relations, By Yushau A. Shuaib

“The National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, is a prince of the Sokoto Caliphate… you hardly hear him or see him throw his weight around…” -Ochereome Nnanna, Vanguard Columnist. Within a week, last week to be precise (March1-7, 2014), the name of the National Security…
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Opinion

BOKO HARAM: What Options for the Military? By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

What began as sectarian crises in the north eastern part of the country has gradually mutated into full-blown terrorist activities. No day passes without news of shootings, bomb blasts, gun battles between Nigeria’s security forces and members of the dreaded Islamist insurgency group, popularly known as Boko Haram, resulting in…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

The Power Of Passion And The Spirit of the Warrior, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Until you hear the Scotsman play the bagpipes in the early morning mist of the Scottish highlands, you have heard nothing. Until you hear the Irish maiden sing ''O Danny Boy'' on the lush green fields of the Emerald Isle, you know nothing. Until you hear the Welshman sing ''Men…
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Opinion

The Sheikh Albani Case and the Doubting Thomases, By Fatima Goni

Within a week many developments occurred in a jiffy. From the arrest of the suspected killers of Islamic Cleric, Sheik Adam Albani, to attacks in the North-Eastern states and now to the recent warning signals from the Defence Headquarters on alleged sympathizers and backers of terrorist groups. It is not…
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Opinion

In Defence Of Soyinka: Why Abacha is as bad as Boko Haram, By Ayo Sogunro

Letter From Nigerian Dictator Son To Wole Soyinka-Ayo Sogunro Replies Sadiq Abacha Dear Sadiq Abacha, I do not know you personally, but I admire your filial bravery—however misguided— in defending your father, the late General Sani Abacha. This in itself is not a problem; it is an obligation—in this cultural…
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