Bámidélé Upfront

Chibok Girls: Five Years of Angst; Five Years of Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This Movement initiated by the brave people of Chibok and amplified by concerned voices round the world is creating a new path for ordinary citizens and civil society activists to create a new Nigeria. As the World joins Nigerians in making accountability demands on our government, we thank them for…
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Opinion

Chibok Girls: An Emblem of Boko Haram’s Violence Against Women, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode & Audu Bulama Bukarti

Collectively, they symbolise all the women and girls across Nigeria who have been brutalised by Boko Haram in the last 10 years of this ruthless insurgency. In addition to killing an estimated 50,000 people since 2011, over the course of its brutal crusade, Boko Haram has kidnapped and enslaved thousands…
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Opinion

The Bring Back Our Girls Advocacy, Perpetual Cynics and Whiners, By Simbo Olorunfemi

So, rather than support these ones among us who have demonstrated such tenacity to a cause uncommon in this clime, we have gone beyond not wanting to acknowledge them to - even among those who should know better - cutting them in embracing cynicism and questioning those who have sacrificed…
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Columns

As We Celebrate Nigerian Democracy Today, By Sunday Ogidigbo

As we celebrate, it is wisdom to remind today’s people of the significance of power, position and prominence. Power is transient for riches are not forever, and the crown does not endure through all generations. Everyone in power must not allow the voice of charlatans to becloud their senses. They…
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Opinion

Abducted Chibok Girls: One Day They’ll Be Back Home… Hopefully, By Paul Okolo

- Martha Mark, mother of one of the kidnapped schoolgirls Monica Mark. Photo: AP So as I drop my girl at school this weekend, I’ll be praying for divine intervention on behalf of the Chibok girls that they too would very soon be free to resume their education in a…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Don’t Believe the Lie: There Is No War Against Corruption In Nigeria (1), By Femi Aribisala

What we have is a government attempt to decimate the opposition and create a de facto one-party state under the guise of fighting against corruption. I was invited to a Roundtable on Corruption by the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos, only to discover that some “Buharideens” had highjacked…
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Democracy and Governance

New Media and Ideas for Socio-Political Change, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ideas for Socio-political Change deals with an array of issues in the form of conversation and commentaries in the new media, especially the social hubs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Apart from the copy and paste entries, the quickness of exchange hardly permits elaborate linear engagement other than chats between…
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Columns

#BringBackOurGirls: Inside Our Meeting With President Buhari, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In his brief and concise response, President Buhari said it was impossible to rationalise government failure and incompetence on the Chibok girls. He assured us that there is now a new resolve to address the issue of insecurity in the country and to rescue the He saluted the consistency and…
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Guest Columns

Chibok: Bring Back Other Girls and Boys, By Yushau A. Shuaib

While we clamour for the return of the Chibok girls, we must bemoan the fact that a lot of innocent lives of others citizens have been lost, including military and security personnel from different parts of the country. The loss of security personnel in active service have made many families…
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