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Turning the tables on Boko Haram

By Akinola Olojo Identity – for both individuals and groups – is shaped by a mix of elements including ethnicity, religion, culture and personal experiences. Much of this is historical in nature. Violent extremist groups drawn on such elements of historical identity in their narratives to further their objectives. But can this history

Of INEC, voting point settlements and gerrymandering

Sufuyan Ojeifo  In a situation of partisan frenzy in Nigeria, it is normal for political parties and their operators to perceive some actions of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as promotional of the interest of the governing party. There is constantly the tendency for observers to deliberately reconstruct the notion

Security Issues in Nigeria: Kogi State as a case study–Pt1

Editor's note: This article is intended to focus on security issue in Nigeria with specific reference to Kogi state, North Central region of the country. It considered threats to lives and properties, while identifying possible solutions.  Israel Ojih Security is a state of being safe and secure from any form of endangerment. Under

Why Africa loves China

By Mehari Taddele Maru At the September 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, African Union Chairperson and Rwandan President Paul Kagamelauded the Chinese aid and investment strategy in Africa as a source of "deep transformation".  Kagame argued that the cooperation between China and Africa is based on mutual respect and is for the

‘My New Year Message to President Buhari’

Okechukwu Nwanguma My New Year Message to President Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Buhari, in your new year message, you reiterated your oft-expressed commitment to ensure free, fair, peaceful and credible election in 2019. Fair enough. But there are clear and present

Frank Condemns Police Siege on Dino Melaye’s residence

.Says Invasion plot to Scuttle 2019 Polls Former Deputy National Publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has condemned in strong terms the ongoing police siege on Senator Dino Melaye’s house, ostensibly to arrest him and keep him out of circulation ahead of the 2019 polls.  Frank in a

Shagari, An Example Of Moral Leadership — Ekwueme Family

Godsgift Onyedinefu The family of former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who died on November 19, 2017, have expressed sadness at the news of the passing away of the First Executive President of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. Shagari died on December 28, 2018 at the National Hospital, Abuja. This was contained in