Opinion

Humanitarian Crisis, Corruption and Donor Hesitancy, By Matthew T. Page and A. Carl LeVan

When confronted, the state officials gave conflicting alibis, claiming that they sent help, but that it was stolen by local officials. Given how little oversight there is over a humanitarian relief effort opaquely micro-managed by corruption­-prone bureaucrats, it is no surprise that very few of the two million IDPs have…
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Opinion

Enhancing Africa’s Capacity for Climate Risk Response, By Chinedu Moghalu

The ARC will likely show that, with little external assistance, combined with the resources of African governments and increased private sector prosperity, the continent can deliver disaster recovery to its vulnerable populations. This just has to be the case, given the outlook of climate risks. The financial cost of the…
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Opinion

The Anti-corruption War and the Enemies Within, By Femi Falana

Minister of Interior, Abdulraham Dambazau In view of the commitment of the Federal Government not to compromise the prosecution of the war against corruption, President Buhari should sack all public officers who cannot explain their sources of stupendous wealth. At the same time To address the problems of poverty in…
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Opinion

Tompolo of Niger Delta: Between Dialogue and Confrontation By Yushau A. Shuaib

As the father of the nation, President Buhari should employ humane and thoughtful strategies that would not exacerbate the already tense political and economic situations in the country. He should demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities through a compassionate disposition and diplomatic overtures to the belligerent militants whose sponsors are yet to…
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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

IDPs in Nigeria and a Call for Urgent Intervention, By Olawale Rotimi

There is an urgent need to break protocols in recognising and caring for victims of deadly attacks in Northern Nigeria. These bureaucratic hindrances are irrelevant for a compassionate government. All barricades against displaced persons must be lifted; government and its agencies should scout for displaced persons from settlement to settlement…
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Columns

No, The Terrorists Are Not Practicing Islam!, By Murtada Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide;…
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Guest Columns

Thoughts on Global Displacements, Migrations and Homelessness, By Kunle Ajibade

...when the so-called hyper-power and super-power countries in the world meddle in the internal affairs of other countries only to feather their nests, the consequences can be dire indeed. This is what we are witnessing in Europe at the moment. History has taught the world this lesson many times but…
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Guest Columns

Hope In the Midst of Terrorism’s Despair, By Maryam Uwais

Evidently, this is a long-term process, but the expertise, compassion and foresight of those who designed and are faithfully implementing the programme, the generosity of those who have made available the current facilities, the kindness, commitment and patience of those working within these facilities and the magnanimity of those who…
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