Columns

Borno and Nigeria’s Growing Distance from the President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Over the past few weeks, the National Assembly, political and civil society have made clear demands that the service chiefs whose terms have expired should make way for a new set of leaders that might be able to bring renewed zeal and tactics into security revisioning. The president has however…
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Obiageli Mazi: Why No Nigerian Teacher Should Earn $100 Or Less Monthly, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Honestly, I was expecting people to express their anger and dissatisfaction with a system that pays a teacher who has been on the job for 31 years a meagre N35,000 per For someone to invest that number of years in schooling and still earn less than $100 a month after…
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Columns

Of Drones, the Governor and Saudi Prayer Warriors, By Azu Ishiekwene

If five years of warring against Boko Haram and Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) have brought Buhari’s commanders and the political elite to the point where they have suddenly realised that entering prayer contracts using public funds is no longer an absurdity, much less an offence, the clerics excoriated…
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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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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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Opinion

Why Facebook’s Zuckerberg Should Intervene In Borno’s Humanitarian Crisis, By Christopher Godwin Akaba

As a first step, I would suggest that Facebook rolls out innovative packages and programmes whereby the more than one billion users of Facebook worldwide would be made to identify with the plight of the Borno IDPs through the use of # Good day, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. Glad to know…
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Opinion

Beyond Operation “Gama Aiki” in the North-East, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

The sacrifice of our gallant soldiers who laid their lives for peace to return to the North-East must not be in vain. The Borno State and Federal Government must come together to put structures in place for youth employment, and carry out environmental impact assessment of farmlands in these areas…
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