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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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Columns

Seeking Assistance from Non-Muslims Not Tantamount to Agreeing With their Beliefs, By Murtadha Gusau

Servants of Allah!.. Leaning on such assistance is not considered supporting a non-Muslim against a Muslim, but rather it is supporting Islam, establishing the religion, and eradicating corruption from the earth. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy Verily, all good praises are for Allah,…
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Columns

Freeing the Chibok Girls (While Boko Haram Faces a Leadership Crisis), By Ogaga Ifowodo

I have previously argued against negotiations with Boko Yet, in order not to be seen as insensitive to the unspeakable ordeal of the girls (and their parents, not to mention all who grieve with them), President Buhari must explore all avenues for their safe return, including Any prisoner swap deal,…
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Columns

Pastoralism or Terrorism?: The Killing Culture of the Neo-Nomadic, By Wole Soyinka

– Artwork by Francis Nnamdi Chiedu I have not heard an order given that any cattle herder caught with sophisticated firearms be instantly disarmed, arrested, placed on trial, and his cattle Let me repeat, and of course I only ask to be corrected if wrong: I have yet to encounter…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

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

IDPs in Nigeria and a Call for Urgent Intervention, By Olawale Rotimi

There is an urgent need to break protocols in recognising and caring for victims of deadly attacks in Northern Nigeria. These bureaucratic hindrances are irrelevant for a compassionate government. All barricades against displaced persons must be lifted; government and its agencies should scout for displaced persons from settlement to settlement…
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Guest Columns

President Buhari and Our American Frenemies, By Obadiah Mailafia

When the eminent American political scientist James Coleman was about to embark on his doctoral work at Harvard in the 1950s, he sought advice from his tutor Rupert Emerson. A general in that field, Emerson counselled the young graduate student to focus on Nigeria. He prophesied that Nigeria is destined…
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Opinion

Terrorism and the Public’s Pact With Buhari, By Adebayo Taiwo Hassan

On Sunday July 5, Nigeria witnessed incidents of explosions in Jos, Zamfara and Yobe, with the lose of the lives of scores of citizens. Despite, the political transition to to a regime of CHANGE, nevertheless we appear to effectively still be in a state of war, as the ugly narrative…
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