Columns

Lifeline For War-weary Borno People, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...despite the disruption of normal daily living in Borno State and the destruction of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira in the many battlefronts that abound in the State, the people of Borno, led by their ebullient and affable Governor Shettima, are ready to obliterate insurgency with…
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Widows, Orphans and the Price of Failed Governance, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The Zamfara tragedy, coming shortly after Boko Haram’s devastation of the a lot about the declining glory of this vast and rich Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno once disclosed that the insurgency has left in its trail, 54,911 widows and 52,311 orphans, and they are still counting. There is this…
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Buhari, Atiku and the Consequences of Our Votes, By Festus Adedayo

Wherever the electoral pendulum swings in a few days’ will all suffer the consequences of our electoral decisions. If Abubakar is announced to play ring leader, with his gang of thieves and ravaging the Nigerian economy, we will suffer the collateral is elected to foist on us his Stone Age…
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Absence of “Lafiya” In “Lafiya Dole’s” Expulsion of UNICEF, By Festus Adedayo

Apart from the booming of bombs and painful cries in the North-East theatre of the Boko Haram war that the world has been accustomed to since the war of terror berthed on the Nigerian soil, another booming, shocking and destabilising bomb exploded at the war front on Friday. This time,…
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Opinion

Arewa Youth Quit Notice and the Double Jeopardy of the Nigerian Igbo, By Majeed Dahiru

The presidency may consider taking a strong action to rein in the issuers of the threat, their collaborators and supporters, to avert a likely bloodshed that may result from any attempt to implement the quit notice on the Igbo living in the North by the Arewa youth group. This is,…
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Heroes of Secession and Quit Notice Threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Garuba is gone, but his brother who narrated the story could have magnified it to fit into the current hate narrative, if he so desired. These are people we should celebrate, and not paper tigers, attention seekers and those who hide under political correctness and skilfully planted seeds of discord,…
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Opinion

Dispatch from Chibok: A Community’s Resilience In the Shadow of Boko Haram, By Alkasim Abdulkadir

...the Chibok we saw needs more from international and local NGOs, and above all everyday citizens. It needs bore holes, psycho-social support, agricultural inputs, primary health care centres, amongst several other things. We left behind a community of resilient There are also courageous vigilantes standing around intersections and clusters of…
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Opinion

Garlands for “That Zenith Boy” at 50, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

As he winds down his second term, my prayer for him is that he does not come across those political associates who give second term governors the drink that intoxicates them and makes them play God. His interest should not be about installing a successor, but laying a solid foundation…
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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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