Opinion

Reported Release Of Kabiru Sokoto: Hatred For President Buhari Taken Too Far, By Inibehe Effiong

We can constructively criticise the president on issues and policies that affect our collective wellbeing as a people. However, the deprecatory attempt to scandalise President Buhari to score a cheap political goal is condemnable and unacceptable. There have been malicious, unsubstantiated and wicked insinuations and reports on social media and…
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Opinion

The Illegal Ban of BBOG Protesters Must Not Be Allowed to Stand, By Femi Falana

Since the BBOG members have demonstrated unprecedented courage and determination to continue to protests until Chibok girls are brought back home, the police and the security forces should be directed by President Buhari to desist from harassing them in any manner whatsoever and howsoever. Following the wicked abduction of the…
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Opinion

Chibok Girls: Nigerian Military On Course, By Chukwudi Enekwechi

...it needs to be restated that armed forces are well grounded organisations that are not disposed to utilising propaganda in carrying out their operations, and neither do they engage in frivolities. These are all in consonance with their professional calling and rules of engagement. Under President Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian…
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Opinion

Is this the Change Nigerians Voted For?, By Godwin Onyeacholem

Yes, Buhari comes across as credible with an admirably high integrity quotient; the only former Head of State who as at 2011 never owned a property outside Nigeria. But this virtue, against the backdrop of our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, has not been enriched enough by a healthy dose of…
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Opinion

Boko Haram’s IDPs: Man’s Humanity Thriving Against Inhumanity, By Grace Okagbare

Not until the reported abduction of over 200 young school girls from Chibok in Borno State, North-East Nigeria in April, 2014, the menace of the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria never gained prominence in global discussion. The #BringBackOurGirls awareness campaign on the social media sparked an international outrage and…
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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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Guest Columns

Chibok Two Years On: Remembering All Boko Haram’s Victims, By Salil Shetty

Two years after their abduction, the Chibok girls have come to symbolise all the innocent people whose lives have been destroyed by Boko Haram. There is still hope that the Chibok schoolgirls may one day be reunited with their families. In September 2014, a 19-year-old woman whom I will call…
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Opinion

Dear President Buhari: the Imperative of the Mandela Option, By ‘Tope Oriola

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Let me begin by thanking you for your letter dated July 21st, 2015. It was great to have you formally acknowledge the receipt of my book. I hope that you find it useful as you map out strategies for resolving the issues in the Niger Delta.…
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