Opinion

Nigeria’s Persistent Insecurity: Monguno, Buratai and the Inter-Agency Dilemma, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...the NSA and service chiefs need to devise a strategy that would involve the burying of their various differences and evolving a new collaborative security effort in the national interest, going forward. This is a period in which we need all hands on deck and to guard against unnecessary bickering…
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Opinion

The Army-Police War: Where Is the NSA?, By Yushau A. Shuaib

As the coordinating organ of government on security matters, ONSA should step in and manage this crisis, more professionally and with experience, especially in the absence of a federal cabinet, as the ministers of Defence and that of Interior are yet to be sworn in. “Our country is bedevilled… (by)…
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Opinion

“What Can We Do About It?”: Nigeria’s Soft Approach To PCVE, By Richard Ali

We recognise, sadly, that poems and dance do not stop bullets or shield a woman from the blast of an IED. We, however, also believe that NACTEST’s “soft approach” is crucial at this point, hence the necessity its framework, experience and prospects from you, experts and enthusiasts, stakeholders all. I…
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Opinion

Still On Murderous Fulani Kidnappers, By Yushau A. Shuaib

How come Fulani people have now taken over the job of kidnapping, which prior to the arrival of President Buhari’s administration, was common with militants in the Niger Delta and occasionally armed robbers in the South-East and South-West? What influenced the Fulanis to take to the kidnapping profession? What happened…
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Opinion

Two Years of Unlawful Detention: A Memo to Sambo Dasuki, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear Sambo Dasuki, It’s exactly two years ago, in the morning of December 1, 2015, when we chatted on the phone over the security operatives that had invaded your Asokoro residence and later whisked you away as the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA). I was then in Maiduguri on…
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Opinion

General Monguno: Tackling Inter-Agency Rivalry, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...General Monguno as the national security adviser should devise strategies and methods in bringing the leadership of the various agencies to a roundtable to dialogue and achieve mutual understanding. It doesn’t even need to be elaborate engagements, as reaching out to each agency with a sincerity of purpose can enable…
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Columns

Forests that Kill and Destroy: Rural Banditry in Northern Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) should set up a committee to study the conflicts in Birnin Gwari, Dansadau and Sabuwa, as well as similar conflicts in other parts of the country, before decisions are taken to resolve them. The problem of rural banditry is not only in…
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Opinion

Alleged Funding Of Election By Zenith Bank: Fayose Has Made His Case Worse, By Inibehe Effiong

If Governor Fayose is found to have violated our laws on election funding and expenses, it is doubtful whether immunity can save him. If immunity has not insulated President Buhari and Governor Ayade from civil proceedings, on what basis will immunity protect Governor Fayose from being investigated or prosecuted for…
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