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Opinion

We Must Do More for Our IDP Women and Girls, By Chitra Nagarajan

...waiting until women and girls have been abused is much too late. The presidential order for an investigation is a promising sign of the government taking what is happening seriously. However, we are still waiting for its findings to be made public and action to be taken to prevent sexual…
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Opinion

Incompetence Incorporated, By ‘Tope Oriola

The dereliction of duties is atrocious and constitutes an impeachable offence. You can’t manage the economy; you can’t provide assistance to IDPs; you can’t properly screen political nominees; you can’t provide electricity; you are flying abroad for medical treatment despite huge allocations to Aso Rock clinic: What exactly is your…
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Opinion

Humanitarian Crisis, Corruption and Donor Hesitancy, By Matthew T. Page and A. Carl LeVan

When confronted, the state officials gave conflicting alibis, claiming that they sent help, but that it was stolen by local officials. Given how little oversight there is over a humanitarian relief effort opaquely micro-managed by corruption­-prone bureaucrats, it is no surprise that very few of the two million IDPs have…
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Guest Columns

The General In His Labyrinth, By Chris Ngwodo

The demands of statecraft have detonated Buhari’s hitherto larger-than-life persona and exposed his limitations – much to the distress of his most uncritical adulators. In essence, he is a septuagenarian who was dragged out of retirement, whose ideas of governance have not significantly evolved since the early 1980s; whose hibernation…
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Opinion

Is Buhari a President of Northern Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Oriola

...is Buhari a president of Northern Nigeria? The talakawa of the North have also been negatively affected by Buhari’s babalawo economics. There are Northerners who are unhappy with his geographically favouritist, sexist and ageism-in-reverse appointments. I don’t think Buhari would be remembered as the president of Northern Nigeria. Unless the…
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