Opinion

Sorry, Emir of Katsina, Prayers Do Not Solve Security Problems, By ‘Tope Oriola

Your Royal Highness, kindly ask General Yakubu Gowon about the outcome of his prayer excursions across Nigeria. In reality, countries that have tackled major social problems like insecurity, unemployment, high cost of living, illiteracy, child marriage, diseases, among others have had to work hard. Most traditional rulers, by inclination and…
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Opinion

History Lessons on Doing the Right Thing the Wrong Way, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Without a sense of history, Nigerians are always desperate to get suckered by the next strong man promising to fight corruption in even more inventive ways. We are never short of enthusiastic “patriots” who want to see "elites" – the hated big men and their mistresses – put down in…
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Opinion

Ugep Massacre: An Indictment on Human Rights, By Mbasekei Martin Obono

What happened in Ugep is not different from what transpired in Odi, Baga and Zaki Biam. The only difference is that whilst Odi, Baga and Zaki Biam has been investigated by the different human rights violation organs of the Nigerian Army, Ugep Massacre has gone unnoticed, uncompensated and unworthy of…
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