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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Columns

Rule of Law Vs. National Security: Courting Another Inglorious Legacy?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As a matter of responsibility, President Buhari should be on the side of the rule of law and the constitution, because they are parts of the oaths of office he swore to preserve. Failing to do so should not be a reason to deride it either. These are grounds for…
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Columns

The Good and Bad of Buhari’s June 12 Declaration, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The time has come for the electorate to be ‘greedy in a positive way’, if there is anything like that. The politicians do not really care about us. They don’t really care about us! That is why Buhari, leader of the December 31, 1983 coup d’etat, is suddenly trying to…
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Columns

Nigeria: 2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most frightening trend for 2017 is the return of hunger and malnutrition to Nigeria. In 2016, we observed the growth of starvation in the North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. The dollar crisis has increased the annual trend of buying up food from farmers at harvest and exporting…
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Opinion

Neither Sunni Nor Shiite: A Muslim Perspective, By Yushau A. Shuaib

A true Muslim must be guided by the Quran and Hadith and not by following different sects that celebrate divisions. Muslims should observe the five pillars of Islam and emulate the great qualities of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) who encourages mercy, tolerance, peaceful coexistence and forbids extremism. The Nigerian government officially…
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Guest Columns

As Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi Waters the Seeds of Radical Islam, By Majeed Dahiru

Under the Islamic law of inheritance, women have a proportional share of inheritance, from multiple sources (father, husband etc), which equals the men’s share. Therefore, the spirit of this bill is consistent with Islamic tenets on gender equality. A believing Muslim woman is not likely to ask for more share…
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Opinion

The Buhari Administration: Canonising Injustice, While Stoking Insurrection, By Chris Ngwodo

As things stand, the federal government by reason of its unintelligent management of dissent, its heedless opening of new frontiers of radical discontent at a time that law enforcement and military assets are stretched thin, is our pre-eminent security risk. It is in the nature of governments to have enemies.…
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Columns

President Buhari’s Media Chat And The Words Of A Tyrant, By Femi Fani-Kayode

May the Ancient of Days grant you the wisdom, knowledge and the Lord of the Universe give you the foresight and the insight to appreciate the fact that Nigeria cannot survive a second civil Mr. President I sincerely hope that you do not take offence at my admonitions and counsel.…
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