Columns

How U.S., Europe, Israel and the Gulf States Nurtured ISIS, By Owei Lakemfa

The training of the Syrian rebels, which was primarily the training of ISIS and al-Nusra fighters, took place in Jordan. It was carried out by the CIA, the United States Defence Department, the Jordanian Armed Forces and its General Intelligence Directorate, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, the Qatar State Security and…
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Opinion

Avengers and Herdsmen Are Saints But IPOB and the Rest of Us Are Terrorists, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

How on earth can IPOB members be terrorists when notorious killers, the herdsmen, have no such designation? We are talking about a group that was named in 2015 by the Global Terrorism Index as the fourth deadliest terror group in world. Only Boko Haram, ISIS, and al-Shabab were deemed deadlier…
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Opinion

Hurricane Trump Makes a Landfall In the United Nations, By Owei Lakemfa

It is truly difficult to decide who is more a statesman and less dangerous to world peace; Kim Jong Un of North Korea whom Trump called the “Rocket man” or Hurricane Trump. Hurricane Maria made a landfall on the Caribbean on Tuesday, tearing homes and towns, leaving so massive destruction,…
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Opinion

IPOB: A Terrorist Organisation?, By Eze Onyekpere

Dear Mr. President, do not allow this crisis to degenerate, call back the soldiers; withdraw the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation; give a sense of belonging to all Nigerians. Finally, call in good faith for a pan-Nigerian dialogue and settle the troubled waters of Nigeria by implementing the…
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Opinion

Standing Up for Someone’s Rights, By Obo Effanga

Standing up for someone’s rights behoves us to speak up; talk to or confront the perpetrators; or report the abuse to appropriate institutions (police, human rights commission or non-governmental organisations known to work in such area). As you read this piece, someone’s right is being violated. No, I don’t mean…
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Guest Columns

Red Card, Green Card – Notes Towards the Management of Hysteria, By Wole Soyinka

WOLEXIT My exit time schema applies, not yours. If it even becomes convenient to bring it forward, I intend to do so, but please don’t come at me with plaints of time imprecision. I never discussed it with you, nor invited you to a private decision whose execution was already…
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