Opinion

The South-East Needs a Show of Love, Not a Show of Force, By Majeed Dahiru

The more the president continues to ignore the genuine concerns of his administration’s marginalisation of those of South-Eastern origin, the further they are pressed away from Nigeria towards Nnamdi Kanu’s separatist agitations. To take the fire out of the raging flame of Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB is to show love to…
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Opinion

The South-East of Nigeria Knows Little Poverty Compared to the Rest, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the people from South-East Nigeria are certainly not the worst off people in Nigeria. They just happen to be the most difficult to please, and probably impossible to impress. They are doing better than most. And why? Not because the government has been nice to them, but actually the opposite.…
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Opinion

Arewa Youth Quit Notice and the Double Jeopardy of the Nigerian Igbo, By Majeed Dahiru

The presidency may consider taking a strong action to rein in the issuers of the threat, their collaborators and supporters, to avert a likely bloodshed that may result from any attempt to implement the quit notice on the Igbo living in the North by the Arewa youth group. This is,…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Time to Address the Biafran and Other Agitations

The recent surge in secessionist rhetoric across Nigeria came to us with little surprise; the signs have loomed in the horizon for long. Years of agitations, claims and counter claims, as well as invectives, even from erstwhile respected statesmen were bound to strain the fragile bond between the constituent nationalities…
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Opinion

Rage, War and Desolation: Nigerian Youth Arise, By Ken Tadaferua

Nigerian youth. Stand up. Take charge. Chart a new course for yourselves and country. Dump the corrosive hate, abuse and violence of your forebears. It is time to reach across the political, ethnic and religious aisle to hold the hands of your brothers. It is time to forge cross-country alliances,…
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Opinion

Is It Really Twilight for Nigeria?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Ultimately, what ails Nigeria is misgovernance, simplicta. Not much If 20 percent of our commonwealth had been used for the betterment of society at large, no one will be thinking of scattering the union, and the Nigerian specie would have greatly improved – in thinking, in productivity, and otherwise. But…
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Opinion

OUT OF THE BOX: Biafra: Another War We Can’t Afford, By Majeed Dahiru

The first and immediate step at resolving this impasse is for the current administration to reconstitute the relevant organs of government to fully include the South-East, particularly the National Security Council. Furthermore, the rest of Nigeria should reach a consensus aimed at making the otherwise cumbersome creation of states and…
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Columns

Biafra, Rochas Okorocha, and the Crisis of Leadership, By Okey Ndibe

The South-East of Nigeria is indeed a laboratory of willful neglect by the Nigerian state. But the zone’s deeper crisis, I suggest, is the wretched leadership acumen exhibited by most of its leaders, with the loquacious Okorocha exemplifying that malaise. I believe that the frenzied quest by disaffected Igbo youth…
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