Opinion

How Research Can Mitigate the Resurgence of Crises in Nigeria’s North-East, By Philip Olayoku

It is thus important that the Nigerian federal government initiates steps towards developing a research driven victim-centred policy for intervention in the area. It is important that this research is centred on managing the context by creating a system of justice that emphasis accountability and forgiveness as enduring processes of…
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Opinion

Obama’s Middle East Misadventure and the Rise of Radical Islam, By Majeed Dahiru

To end the scourge of ISIL and other terror groups, Syria must be freed from Assad and given back to the people of Syria through a transparent and just democratic process. A democratic process will afford the world another opportunity to test the viability of political Islam and reduce the…
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Opinion

Boko Haram Is Not Islamic, But Muslim, By Majeed Dahiru

Boko Haram and the other terror groups came about as a result of radicalisation and as a consequence of hate preaching, violent and intolerant extremist teachings, not only found in the doctrines of deviant sects and other Muslim groups but within mainstream Muslim theology in the name of Islam. Several…
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Opinion

On Radical Islam: Before the World Repeats After Trump, By Majeed Dahiru

Muslims should engage the world and create an atmosphere of peace, enlightenment and justice that Islam is known for. Less than fourty eight hours after the Orlando attacks by a Muslim claiming allegiance to ISIS, another Muslim also claiming allegiance to ISIS has killed a police officer and his wife…
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Guest Columns

Islamic Military Coalition: Nigeria’s Dangerous Liaison, By Chris Ngwodo

For ideological, historical and strategic reasons, Nigeria should not allow herself to be conscripted into the Saudi sphere of influence. Nigeria’s national security interests are best served by a measured, rather than an uncritical engagement with the Saudis. A definite priority should be strengthening cooperation with regional neighbours to adequately…
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Opinion

Africa: Ignoring the Lion in the Room, By Chris Beatty

American presidential candidates are wrong. The greatest global terror threat isn’t ISIS, it’s instability in Africa. In the past few weeks, Islamist terrorist groups across Africa – from Al Shabaab in Somalia to Boko Haram in Nigeria – have staged half a dozen terrorist attacks on foreign nationals, including a…
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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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Opinion

2015 As the Year of Extreme Poverty and The Terrorist!, By Owei Lakemfa

Yet, the greatest danger to humanity is not ISIS or the terrorist; it is poverty; poverty pushes people into desperate actions, extremist organisations and terrorist cells. With one percent owning about half of global wealth and Oxfam saying some 85 persons own as much wealth as billion persons, the rich…
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