Opinion

Securing West Africa and the Sahel, By Adeoye O. Akinola

The Sahel lacks responsive and effective governance. Stakeholders should invest more in intelligence-gathering and early warning systems. It is easier to prevent a violent conflict than to resolve one. Crime and violent conflict have become the mainstay of many trigger-happy youth who are forced to provide basic infrastructures for their…
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Columns

It’s NOT About Dismantling SARS, It’s About Democratising Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We desperately need a Police Service, not a brutal Force. We need a Police Service that is fit for purpose and the youths are telling us to do that now. Mr. President, please listen to what they are saying, and develop a mechanism to impose reform on the Nigeria Police…
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Columns

#ENDSARS and the Many Rivers To Cross, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But how about mass action against kidnapping and banditry? How about massive protest against politicians who live large at the detriment of those who elect them? Or a demand for restructuring of a skewed federation not working for anyone, such as Nigeria's money-guzzling bicameral legislature, a unified police, or feeding…
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Opinion

SARS and the Nigerian Youth: Odours From A Decaying System, By Toyin Falola

The abandoned Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest action, the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the END SARS protests are all odours emanating from a decaying and collapsing system. It is the outward expression of the unsuitability and failure of existing administrative structures, a…
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