Opinion

Boko Haram 10 Years Later: Questions We Don’t (And May Never) Have Answers To, By Medinat Abdulazeez Malefakis

Attacking all representations of government, such as the army, presents it as an insurgent group. Its anti-western/anti-modernisation ideology posits it as a fundamentalist religious Islamic group, but its killings of prominent Islamic scholars who oppose their ideology, such as Auwal Albani Zaria, lends doubtful credence to the authenticity of its…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Helmsman and His Herdsmen, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the primary solution is first for the government to possess the political will to deal with the killers. The Goodluck Jonathan government didn’t have it — yes, even Jonathan turned a blind eye to it, particularly when Boko Haram began gaining ground. On the evidence of what we’ve seen so…
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Opinion

IPOB, the Armed Forces and a Coup Against Civil Authorities, By Kennedy Emetulu

...this latest declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation may yet be the worst exhibition of illegality by the Armed Forces. They need to retrace their steps now for their own professional good. The Armed Forces remain one of the only remaining national institutions patriotic citizens look up to. Their…
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Columns

Seeking Assistance from Non-Muslims Not Tantamount to Agreeing With their Beliefs, By Murtadha Gusau

Servants of Allah!.. Leaning on such assistance is not considered supporting a non-Muslim against a Muslim, but rather it is supporting Islam, establishing the religion, and eradicating corruption from the earth. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy Verily, all good praises are for Allah,…
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Guest Columns

Unravelling Boko Haram and Rebuilding North-East Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo

What the stories of the Chibok girls and that of the converted suicide bomber point to is the certain defeat of Boko Haram insurgency and the waning resonance of its underpinning ideology. While we had to put troops on the ground to liberate occupied territories and free captive people in…
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Columns

Pastoralism or Terrorism?: The Killing Culture of the Neo-Nomadic, By Wole Soyinka

– Artwork by Francis Nnamdi Chiedu I have not heard an order given that any cattle herder caught with sophisticated firearms be instantly disarmed, arrested, placed on trial, and his cattle Let me repeat, and of course I only ask to be corrected if wrong: I have yet to encounter…
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