Guest Columns

What Nigeria Needs To Do To Win The War On Terror, By Atiku Abubakar

Central to our plans for defeating terror therefore, must be to find out why young men in those communities are aggrieved enough to be alienated from Nigeria and attracted to the radical philosophy of Boko Haram and ISWAP. When we find out, we must prevent this alienation from occurring. In…
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Opinion

A Million Pythons Cannot Dance the Biafran Question Away, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...a legitimate Biafran question will be left in the hands of an opportunistic Kanu, and we will lose a golden opportunity to once and for all resolve our differences and strengthen the bond of our nationhood. Buhari should let the courts decide Kanu’s fate. He must jettison the use of…
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Opinion

IPOB, the Nigerian Government and the Lessons Not Learnt, By ‘Tope Oriola

I am shocked and alarmed that once again the Nigerian government has learnt no lessons from both the past and the present. What is a “militant terrorist organisation”? When was the designation established? What are the parameters for the designation?... Does this designation apply to the Fulani herdsmen who have…
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Guest Columns

Unravelling Boko Haram and Rebuilding North-East Nigeria, By Yemi Osinbajo

What the stories of the Chibok girls and that of the converted suicide bomber point to is the certain defeat of Boko Haram insurgency and the waning resonance of its underpinning ideology. While we had to put troops on the ground to liberate occupied territories and free captive people in…
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Democracy and Governance

New Media and Ideas for Socio-Political Change, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

Ideas for Socio-political Change deals with an array of issues in the form of conversation and commentaries in the new media, especially the social hubs such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Apart from the copy and paste entries, the quickness of exchange hardly permits elaborate linear engagement other than chats between…
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Opinion

Borno State: In Search of a Paradigm Shift, By Abdulrafiu Lawal

The founder of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, and thousands of his followers were killed in July 2009, but instead the sect grew in strength and savagery under Abubakar Shekau. The group not only surpassed the vision of its founder, but also dazzled the world beyond the imagination of counter-terrorism experts.…
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