Opinion

Still On Murderous Fulani Kidnappers, By Yushau A. Shuaib

How come Fulani people have now taken over the job of kidnapping, which prior to the arrival of President Buhari’s administration, was common with militants in the Niger Delta and occasionally armed robbers in the South-East and South-West? What influenced the Fulanis to take to the kidnapping profession? What happened…
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Opinion

El-Rufai: A Critic’s Desperation for Silence, By Immanuel Ibe Anyanwu

In a polity lacking in constructive thought and erudite political engagement, the intellectual in government has a duty to elevate political conduct above the backwardness of civic muting. An intelligent leader in whom there is much expectation, especially among the Nigerian young, the governor should live up to his bidding…
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Opinion

Cadets from Hell, or Civilising the Nigerian Military, By Chido Onumah

Nothing less than the dismissal and prosecution of these out of control cadets will do. They have earned it and more and their victims deserve no less. These cadets do not belong in the Nigerian military. It’s been over a week now since the gut-wrenching video of a group of…
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Guest Columns

Now Comes the Hard Part: Five Priorities in the Continuing Fight Against Boko Haram, By Jennifer Cooke

Boko Haram is indeed weakened, but the government and its international partners must urgently block its capacity and opportunity to regenerate. This will require a shift from a “search and destroy” military mindset to a more multifaceted approach that prioritises civilian protection and engagement, genuine collaboration with regional neighbours, and…
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Guest Columns

The Military, ‘Zaria Massacre’ and A Defective Federation, By Chido Onumah

...how do we build a nation not held together by military force? Nigeria is sleepwalking to disaster. Now is the time to reclaim the country and the starting point would be to put in place a people’s constitution that not only serves the interest of the mass of our people…
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