Opinion

Seduced By Error: Is Nigeria Contending With Policy Somersault?, By Justine John Dyikuk

Concerned pundits should ask: Is Nigeria contending with the right policy framework or are we heading towards a policy free-fall?... To every onlooker, unpopular policies are a recipe for disaster. To manage the nation’s fragile peace, our legislators ought to demonstrate that they have been sent to represent the masses…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Security Crisis: When Not To Play The Tribal Card, By SKC Ogbonnia

The presidency chose to evoke Biafra, clinging on Buhari’s long-standing emotional myopia, which assumes that any protest against injustice somehow poses more danger than the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen terrorism put Invoking Biafra was basically a tribal dog whistle to diffuse and trivialise Abaribe’s timely attention to security as…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s 2019 Election: Background and Setting, By Edwin Madunagu

We are now less than nine months to the next presidential election. Formally and officially, the dominant parties of Nigeria’s ruling classes still remain the APC, the PDP and APGA. Although another round of major associations and dissociations, combinations and separations is under way, a decisive move, comparable to the…
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Opinion

Operation Python Dance II In South-Eastern Nigeria Is Legal and Constitutional, By Jiti Ogunye

...a combined reading and interpretation of the provisions of Section 217(2) (c); and Section 218 (1, 2 &3) of the Constitution, and Section 8 (1, 2 &3) of the Armed Forces Act, Cap. A20, LFN, 2004 show clearly that the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is vested with…
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Columns

Biafra and the Business of Killing, By Okey Ndibe

One would demand that President Buhari investigate the gruesome murder of unarmed Biafra agitators as well as other such grave violations, but that’s will-o-the wisp. Except in extremely isolated cases—for example, as an act of self-defense—it is morally indefensible for individuals to engage in extra-judicial killing. When a government makes…
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Opinion

Ndi Igbo, the Nigerian Dilemma and Why We Are All Biafrans, By Chido Onumah

The Biafran metaphor can, therefore, become a rallying point for a renegotiated Nigeria. Like other Nigerians, Ndi Igbo have sacrificed for, and put a lot into Nigeria to prove their stake in it. They ought not be running away from it. Let me note, however, that I am not in…
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