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With A Governor Like Zulum, There’s Hope, By Wole Olaoye

At great risk to his life, the governor has burst the headlines with his singleminded commitment to bringing succour to his people scattered in various internally displaced persons (IDP) camps all over Borno State. His convoy has been attacked on three occasions. Many people have been pleading with him to…
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Opinion

Is Governor Zulum Telling An Inconvenient Truth About the Fight On Terror?, By Frank Nweke II

Is Governor Zulum telling the country something we would rather not hear? Is it possible that he has stepped on forbidden grounds? Is he attempting to forcibly wean some people off their addiction to the national honey pot, which is diverted, albeit to sustain this unending war on terror? Has…
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Nigeria’s Persistent Insecurity: Monguno, Buratai and the Inter-Agency Dilemma, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...the NSA and service chiefs need to devise a strategy that would involve the burying of their various differences and evolving a new collaborative security effort in the national interest, going forward. This is a period in which we need all hands on deck and to guard against unnecessary bickering…
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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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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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