Columns

Boko Haram Insurgency: A Violent Conflict Between Faith and Citizenship, By Majeed Dahiru

Boko Haram can’t be declared defeated until the ideology driving radical Islam is defeated. The role of the military has been to contain the menace of radical Islam and not to defeat the Muslims must take full responsibility for what has gone wrong with the beautiful religion of Islam by…
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Opinion

“Crackdown” On Judicial Officers – Separating The Law From Sentiments, By Inibehe Effiong

The Judiciary is a sacred institution that should not be desecrated by any person. However, there is no sacredness in corruption. Judges must at all times be treated with decency and respect befitting of their offices but corrupt judges should be identified and treated like other criminals in the society.…
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Opinion

Youth Restiveness, Militancy and the Intractable Problems of the Niger Delta, By Austin Emaduku

The most important way of ensuring sustainable growth is through infrastructure. So, as a short time measure, the Federal Government should mobilise massive funds for immediate investment in basic infrastructure across the region. This will not only raise the standard of living but will boost economic activities and employment generation.…
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Guest Columns

The Importance of the #BringBackOurGirls Movement, By Chris Ngwodo

We owe the BBOG activists a debt of gratitude for not letting us retreat further than we already have from the norms of civilisation, for being rare exemplars of moral courage in the public square. The Chibok families deserve our compassion and sympathy. Their tireless advocates deserve our respect. When…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Current Economic Woes, How Complicit is the Buhari Administration?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

To the extent that the reforms it later came to embrace had been put out even before it assumed office as essential to giving the economy a new lease on life, the administration’s lateness to the game is a strange call to make. Essentially, the argument over the extent of…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Penning The “Goats”, And Still Smoking Out The “Rats”?, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

Only time could tell what Buhari would be called if he labours so hard to recover so many yams, only to allow the rats - 'ratocracy' - in his own administration to keep feeding on the commonwealth. Since the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari took over last year, Nigerians have…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

How to Be a Clueless President, By Femi Aribisala

Instead of giving Nigerians the change you championed, give them excuses. Blame Goodluck Jonathan for everything. In six years of Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency, the opposition told us again and again the man was “clueless.” It made sure the tag stuck to him like glue. But now we have a new…
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Columns

January 15th 1966, Corruption and the Legacy of the Military, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The struggle against corruption must however be an all-inclusive one in which citizens must maintain pressure to ensure that all public officers with a corrupt past and/or present must be prosecuted and appropriately punished if found to be guilty. Contrary to Nzeogwu’s belief, however, the method cannot be military, it…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Home Bred Thieves And Political Morality, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In this fight to take Nigeria back and redefine our values, Nigerians must be concerned about the morality of its appointed or elected office holders. You must be concerned that the legislature and the judiciary can sabotage the drive for change and the successful prosecution of those who shared Nigeria's…
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