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Columns

Violence In Kaduna, As Nigeria Bleeds, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kaduna State is a microcosm of Nigeria. Following thirty years of a fissiparous process of state creation, the political map of majorities and minorities has been complexified by the creation of numerous new majorities and minorities. The Kaduna question is about the state-wide majority versus the southern Kaduna majority. On…
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Opinion

How the North Can Truly End the Almajiri System, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The time has come for northern governors to lead the campaign on population control. Religious leaders should stop preaching that men should marry more than one wife. All the talk about the Holy Book saying a girl shouldn’t start her menstrual circle in her father’s house is only a message…
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Opinion

The Problem With El-Rufai’s Gonin Gora Demolition Threat, By Moses E. Ochonu

As things stand today, El-Rufai is a big part of the Kaduna security problem. He has almost irretrievably divided the State in both political and ethno-religious terms. He has deepened the preexisting divides — Sunni/Shiites, and Muslim/Christian. He lacks the tact and wisdom to govern a complex, ethno-religious State such…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Underbelly of Violence, By Dele Agekameh

The tripod of poverty, illiteracy and unfettered religious influence has cost the country more lives than we may realise, since poor people are more likely to be radicalised and exploited by others to carry out inhumane acts of terror and wickedness. Last week, in Kaduna, communal clashes claimed about 55…
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Opinion

Kaduna Violence: Simply Unacceptable!, By Banji Ojewale

Why would a nation whose selfish leaders work at cross-purposes, whose self-minding leaders don’t accept that the ‘security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government', not fall repeatedly into the hands of vandals? Kaduna, Nigeria’s northern melting pot, is sinking. Not weighed low by the…
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Guest Columns

Kaduna: The Poor and The Right To Equal Opportunity, By Nasir El-Rufai

Some of our critics have threatened us with electoral consequences because we are taking tough, but necessary decisions, in favour of ordinary people. Our oath of office and our personal principles prevent us from refusing to do what is right because of political calculations. We take decisions because they are…
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