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

Beyond Operation “Gama Aiki” in the North-East, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

The sacrifice of our gallant soldiers who laid their lives for peace to return to the North-East must not be in vain. The Borno State and Federal Government must come together to put structures in place for youth employment, and carry out environmental impact assessment of farmlands in these areas…
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Opinion

Two Years On But Justice Remains Elusive for the Giwa 640, By Netsanet Belay

To mark the anniversary of this Giwa barracks massacre, Amnesty International campaigners will be gathering outside Nigerian embassies around the world to call for independent investigations and This call is echoed by the families and relatives of the Giwa 640. Many of them have now come to terms with the…
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Guest Columns

Exploitation of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria, By Kayode Ogundamisi

Dear Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Please find below reports from whistle-blowers who contacted me and send daily photographs regarding the condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across 17 camps in Borno State. I am informed that your office plays a supervisory role in agencies connected to the welafe of…
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Columns

A President In Search Of Identity, By Babayola M. Toungo

President Goodluck Jonathan is a coward. Or how do you honestly describe someone who came to office through democratic process and is now doing everything possible to scuttle the same process that brought him to the office? In his reckless adventure, he is not averse to bringing down the house…
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Opinion

Why Boko Haram may have kidnapped Chibok’s schoolgirls, By Ryan Cummings

Less than 24 hours after an explosion ripped through the Nyanya Motor Park in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, reports of another act of terror filtered in from the country's north east. On the morning of 15 April, a group of unidentified gunmen attacked Chibok, a settlement located near the Cameroonian border in…
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Opinion

Boko Haram Insurgency: How Nigeria’s Intelligence Agencies Have Failed, By Dele Agekameh

The dust raised by last week’s early morning bombing of the bustling Nyanya motor park located on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital city and seat of government, is yet to settle down. Surprisingly, as if to really demonstrate that they are actually in charge, after the blast in…
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Femi Fani-Kayode

Centenary Celebrations And The Souls Of The Slaughtered, By Femi Fani-Kayode

On February 26, 2014 one Mr. Adegoroye wrote: "Only an insane government will be celebrating centenary while the youths, women, children and citizens are being killed daily in cold blood. Rather than mourn the dead, we want to celebrate one hundred years of a failed state ruled by a failed…
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