Opinion

Let’s Talk About Hate Speech, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

...visionary leadership is needed to mediate bitterness and mis-understanding and give every section of Nigeria a sense of equal worth, not necessarily attained at the expense of others. In this enterprise, however, Nigeria has largely been The PDP governments of recent years made a mess. President Buhari promised to change…
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Opinion

Prohibition of Hate Speech As An Acceptable Restriction of Freedom of Expression?, By Nonso Robert Attoh

Even though the hate speeches aired on Radio Biafra and the hate song released by Northern elements and many other manifestations of hate speech in our national space cannot be caught by any new legislation criminalising hate speech because of the principle of non-retroactivity of criminal legislation (section 4(9) and…
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Columns

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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Columns

Rural Banditry: From the Crisis of Nomadism to State Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Rural banditry in West Africa has exploded on the basis a long-term crisis located in climate change. As the climate becomes drier, there is an increase in the southward migration of pastoralists from the Sahelian belt in search of water and pastures for their livestock, creating pressures on the available…
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Opinion

Biafran Self-Determination and Radio Biafra: Legal Issues Arising (1), By Nonso Robert Attoh

Currently, this initiative has produced Igbo youths who freely refer to Nigeria as a Zoo, fellow Nigerians as animals and baboons and the president of the Federal Republic as a “pedophile president and terrorist”. The youths also have been emboldened to threaten fellow Nigerians and to freely discuss war, terror…
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