Opinion

Nigeria: Endangering Free Speech And A Citizenship Under Attack, By Adamolekun, Odinkalu et al.

Despite years of military dictatorship, Nigeria has somehow always had a vibrant, if flawed, public space for discourse. Barbaric crackdowns on free speech are a direct assault on years of our history, and an attempt to return the country to the dark days of suppression. Enough is enough. In a…
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Columns

Lifeline For War-weary Borno People, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...despite the disruption of normal daily living in Borno State and the destruction of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira in the many battlefronts that abound in the State, the people of Borno, led by their ebullient and affable Governor Shettima, are ready to obliterate insurgency with…
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Opinion

Lawal Daura: Encounter With An Intelligence Chief, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Could Lawal Daura have attained and achieved some of the feats, the pros and cons, without the knowledge of the commander-in-chief since he only took orders from one person? Or should we agree with the political permutations that his positive deeds are attributed to President Buhari, while his negative actions…
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Columns

The Daura Affair and Threats to the Democratic Order, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the Lawal Daura affair is a microcosm of a wider crisis in the Buhari We cannot have significant improvements in security provisioning unless and until President Buhari creates order and functionality in the security sector. He must urgently review the sector and appoint people who are ready to work together…
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Columns

Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa Journalist Arrested By DSS In 2016, Dead or Alive?, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

In a democracy, no human being — forget that Abiri is a journalist — deserves to be imprisoned without trial. Until that day when the DSS presents its two-year-long captive in court, the question will be asked from time to time: “Is Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa journalist arrested by DSS…
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