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At 76, Gen. IBB sustains his essential rhythm

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   Editor’ note:  IBB is 76 on Thursday, August 17.  This succinct piece attempts to interrogate the issue that he has, somewhat, become in and around the politics of Nigeria and how he has sustained his relevance with his endorsement of the advocacy for restructuring of Nigeria. The month of August

Hate Songs: Can Nigeria Survive the Centrifugal Tendencies Tearing the Country Apart?

By Amb. Ozo Nwobu I could not believe that such bile could be harboured and quietly concealed by one ethnic group against another until I heard the hate song by an unknown Hausa female artist against the Igbos. Even with my smattering knowledge of Hausa, I was horrified at the venomous

ARCHIVES| Why ASUU is always on strike (II) – Education Minister

By Adamu Adamu    Editor's note: The current Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, writing in November 15, 2013, gave reasons why the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is always on strike. In this piece, Adamu seems to have thrown his weight behind the Union's prolonged industrial action against the Federal

Op-ed: Citizen Observation as a panacea to credible polls

By Moshood Isah   Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel. The importance of citizens especially youths to democratic advancement cannot be overruled thus youth participation in ensuring transparent governance is an obligation. In this vein,

Op-ed: Buhari must resign: Of morality or legality?

By Adeboye Adegoke Editor’ note: The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Global Sentinel   It’s 100 days today, since the president left the country to attend to his health, and this will be the second instance this year alone. It must be noted that the president had earlier spent about 50

Rethinking Nigeria’s Paper-tiger Counterterrorism Strategy, Anti-Terrorism Law

        Introduction: From been underrated and likened to a band of rag-tag, amateurish, illiterate folks few years ago, the Boko Haram Islamic Sect metamorphosed into the ‘world’s most lethal terrorist group’; deadlier than ISIS, Al-Qaeda. No thanks to the Sect’s unrelenting attacks, the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, GTI, ranked Nigeria as

Nigerian military’s half-truth and propagandist war against Boko Haram

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By Fisayo Soyombo   Conscience is an open wound: only truth can heal it — Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1816) This is the 13th month since I stopped believing the official statements of the Nigerian military. In that time frame, I have edited and published reports written from the military’s press releases without believing the

Op-ed: On the Nigeria Agony

By Emmanuel Onwubiko  As devoted human rights campaigners, our official and private lines are usually inundated with calls from distressed members of the civil society. These callers ranging from house wives confronting different facets of brutal domestic abuses and violence to single girls and men who have wandered the major streets of

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