Columns

Deradicalisation Programme: Some Lessons From Saudi Arabia, By Murtadha Gusau

Never has a state applied such a range of different programmes simultaneously and so thoroughly. By targeting individual's religious convictions, psychological states, socio-economic positions, family groups, and even romantic lives, the Saudi government is able to reshape all aspects of the detainee's lives, offering them a complete break with their…
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Columns

Pakistan: Victim and Ally of Terrorism, By Owei Lakemfa

Pakistan protests that it is not sponsoring terrorism; I am inclined to believe it, except that a person suspected of being a thief should not be found cuddling a neigbour’s sheep. Its training, funding and support for the terrorists in India’s Kashmir and Jammu provinces clearly mark Pakistan out as…
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Opinion

Pakistan: the Wages of Separation, By Owei Lakemfa

Perhaps if Ali Jinnah knew 70 years ago, that his beloved Pakistan would turn out to be the politically unstable, insecure, terror-ridden country, gang-raped repeatedly by a rapacious and greedy military and a parochial political class, he might not have demanded separation. The separation of Pakistan from India on August…
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Opinion

Unraveling the “Mystery” of Nigerian Trump Supporters, By Moses E. Ochonu

Fortunately for those of us who live and work in the and have American children whose lives and futures will be impacted by the outcome this election, the vast majority of these Trump-supporting Nigerians cannot vote and in fact are simply cyber noisemakers who buy data and log onto Facebook…
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Global Islam: Why Nigeria Should Be Wary of Saudi Arabia and Iran, By Adeolu Ademoyo

"Iran's history is full of negative interference and hostility in Arab issues." - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir "Saudi Arabia sees not only its interests but also its existence in pursuing crises and confrontations and (it) attempts to resolve its internal problems by exporting them to the outside." - Iranian…
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Opinion

Nigerian Officials and Disrespect for the Local Media, By Ahmad Salkida

For watchers of the Nigerian political scene, the only controversy that followed the election of General Muhammed Buhari to the exalted office of the President of the Federal Republic erupted from unlikely quarters. It was some kind of controversy among mainstream foreign media over whose bragging right as the first…
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