Columns

Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Opinion

RIGHT OF REPLY: The Shi’a Victim Syndrome, Paid Mourners and Dangerous Propaganda, By Mahdi Garba

Gabriel Onoja, who may be a poor student of history or a hand paid to tarnish the reputation of the movement and its leadership, should educate himself and his cohorts about IMN, which is an ideology, and not a group or an organisation that can be banned. The alarming number…
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Opinion

The Shi’a Victim Syndrome, Paid Mourners and Dangerous Propaganda, By Gabriel Onoja

The first protection that minorities – be they ethnic, religious or sectarian – need is to be shielded from the danger posed by IMN. Beyond making life unbearable for everyone, the sect has been promoting the idea that insurrections can be carried out without consequences. No minority group should buy…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s War Against the Shi’a, By Chris Ngwodo

Buhari risks leaving as his defining moral legacy, an indifference to human suffering and tyrannical oppression of minorities that will forever colour the memory of his presidency. By its disregard for the human rights of the Shi’a, and its enablement of extremist voices, the administration is nurturing monsters whose bloody…
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Opinion

Muharram: Shia Killings In Nigeria, By Harun Elbinawi

...killings and destruction have never destroyed an idea, but the Wahhabi mindset thinks this possible, which why they engage in so much killings and destructions around the world but still achieve nothing. What are the achievements of ISIS, AlQaeda and Boko Haram? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic…
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Opinion

Dear President Buhari, Nigerian Lives Also Matter, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari who is fantastically good in sending condolence messages to other nations in their times of national grief should come to terms with the fact that Nigerian lives also matter. I wholeheartedly endorse the inauguration of a Special Military Task force by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday July 13,…
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