Columns

This Proscription Will Bring Out The Beast In Shi’ites, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...the safest decision for all would be for the Buhari government to allow Zakzaky to enjoy bail while answering to the charges preferred against him. Contrary to what anyone may think, this wouldn’t amount to victory for the Shi’ites. It would instead be victory for peace — for good reasoning,…
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Columns

The Nigerian State and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It appears that there is an attempt to push the Shi'ites in Nigeria to popular revolt. We have enough insurgencies and violent conflicts in Nigeria and should not encourage martyrdom. The Nigerian state and the civil populace should be careful and beware of pushing the country towards more violent conflicts.…
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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

RIGHT OF REPLY: The Shi’a Victim Syndrome, Paid Mourners and Dangerous Propaganda, By Mahdi Garba

Gabriel Onoja, who may be a poor student of history or a hand paid to tarnish the reputation of the movement and its leadership, should educate himself and his cohorts about IMN, which is an ideology, and not a group or an organisation that can be banned. The alarming number…
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Opinion

The Shi’a Victim Syndrome, Paid Mourners and Dangerous Propaganda, By Gabriel Onoja

The first protection that minorities – be they ethnic, religious or sectarian – need is to be shielded from the danger posed by IMN. Beyond making life unbearable for everyone, the sect has been promoting the idea that insurrections can be carried out without consequences. No minority group should buy…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s War Against the Shi’a, By Chris Ngwodo

Buhari risks leaving as his defining moral legacy, an indifference to human suffering and tyrannical oppression of minorities that will forever colour the memory of his presidency. By its disregard for the human rights of the Shi’a, and its enablement of extremist voices, the administration is nurturing monsters whose bloody…
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Opinion

Shi’ites’ Protest: Before Another ‘Boko Haram’ Is Created, By David Dimas

First, the continuous incarceration of religious leaders such as El-Zakzaky, without charging them to court for offences they are accused of, is nothing but an invitation to anarchy. The established laws of the land regarding arrests and prosecution should be amply followed. The intensification of protest by members of the…
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Columns

The Clash Between the Nigerian Army and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Religion is the arena of the highest level of passion and commitment, and by allowing too many of our young people to emerge without guidance and without It is my hope that engagement with our report will be an opportunity for Nigerians and their governments to engage in a wider…
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Guest Columns

Nigeria: Power, Principle and Pathology, By Chris Ngwodo

It is precisely because the winds of political necessity are uncertain that a society’s supreme fidelity must be it to its governing principles not to its governing personalities whose moods and behaviour can change. Partisan allegiances must not stop us from highlighting a political leader’s misdeeds if only to keep…
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