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

Prohibition of Hate Speech As An Acceptable Restriction of Freedom of Expression?, By Nonso Robert Attoh

Even though the hate speeches aired on Radio Biafra and the hate song released by Northern elements and many other manifestations of hate speech in our national space cannot be caught by any new legislation criminalising hate speech because of the principle of non-retroactivity of criminal legislation (section 4(9) and…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Illegal Arms: A Threat To Nigeria’s Existence, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

To stem the spread of SALWs, the federal government must upgrade the operational capacity of the security agencies at the ports and land The sophistication in weaponry and handling in the hands of non-state actors are enough to wage a protracted war against the nation. This should concern each one…
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Columns

Is there Any Clash Between Islam and Culture, By Murtada Gusau

Although some aspects of culture can be positive, and some can be neutral, there are other aspects of culture that are bad, unjust and downright evil. Sadly, many children grow up developing a strong resentment towards Islam, because their parents impose intolerable burdens on them - cultural burdens - in…
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Columns

France: The Terror This Time, By Dele Agekameh

As terrorism itself becomes harder to prevent or to defend, policy experts are of the opinion that governments across the globe should address two deeper but murkier problems: the ideology that encourages such violence and the social-cum-political factors that drive an individual to accept such insidious ideology. It has happened…
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Columns

The Prohibition of Tribalism In Islam, By Murtada Gusau

Islam rejects all forms of tribalism, racism, and bigotry. We must not construct a false caricature of other groups in order to justify oppression, blanket indictments, and collective punishment against them. We must take the lead in upholding justice and the natural rights of not only Muslim, but of all…
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Opinion

It’s Not In Our Character To Blow Ourselves Up, By Kenneth Okoineme

Therefore the onslaught on ending the insurgency must first and foremost be built on the state meeting its part of the social contract as that is the bases of building genuine patriotism, and government actions must be seen to respond to the needs and aspirations of the people, and the…
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