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Creating an effective strategy to combat terrorism

Terri L. Wilkin Terrorism will not be erased any time soon because terrorist acts are one way that individuals who lack resources, manpower and weaponry can advance their cause. While terrorist attacks do not always succeed, there are enough successes to ensure that terrorism will continue in the future. To effectively fight

Counter-terrorism as a collective war

Emmanuel Onwubiko   Nigeria has assumed the notorious position of the third most impacted terrorism afflicted sovereign nation globally just after Afghanistan and Pakistan. In its report: “Changing patterns in terrorism and the threat to business” Control Risks, the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in

Déjà vu: I fear it will be unto Buhari as it was unto Jonathan in 2015 

Fredrick Nwabufo   There is a grand conspiracy. A plot hatched in the pits of despair and agony. There are three conspirators involved in this plot – the Nigerian people, top business executives and the international community. In this thrilling “scheme”, the Nigerian people are providing the hammer and the nail; business executives

Economic hardship and nationalism are gutting climate action

•It’s a choice between "the end of the month" or "the end of the world." Nathan Gardels Signing of the Paris climate agreement in 2015; riots in Paris this month (Getty/WorldPost illustration)   What a difference three years makes. In December 2015, world leaders gathered in a historic display of species consciousness to sign

If Buhari will reshuffle his cabinet….

•These ministers shouldn’t go to the “Next Level” Fredrick Nwabufo   Sources at the presidential whispered to me that President Muhammadu Buhari is considering “reshuffling” his cabinet. Since 2015, President Buhari has made no changes to his team. And despite demands for a rejigging of his players; he has kept them, even while some

Nigerian Army and allegations of human rights abuses 

    Col. Sagir Musa   Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person  in the world, from birth until death. These rights are fundamental, inalienable, natural and lawful and are attached to human existence. They are based on shared values like dignity, equality, fairness, respect and independence irrespective of

Buhari: Taking the Jubril story seriously

Abimbola Adelakun Those who refute the story of the substitution of President Muhammadu Buhari with a certain Jubril of Sudan typically deny the possibility of such and then descend to name-calling the conspiracy theorists spreading the rumour (let’s call them the Jibrilists). This approach seemed to have further strengthened the conviction

Prostitution is capitalism on campus

Emmanuel Onwubiko   With just few weeks to Nigeria’s most critical election, the major contenders who began their campaigns for the coveted number one political job in Nigeria which is the office of the President have so far not adequately addressed the critical issue of right to education. Going through the various ramifications

With a dozen elections in 2019, African democracy will face some of its biggest tests

By John J Stremlau More than a dozen national elections will be held across Africa next year. All 55 members of the African Union (AU) are obligated to hold regular and ostensibly democratic elections. They must also invite teams of AU election observers to publicly monitor, assess and report the results. Is all

Terrorism: Beyond the release of detained Nnewi traders–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi and Chidinma Udegbunam All the 43 innocent traders trading at Nkwo Nnewi Markets including members of the Nnewi Motor Spare Parts Dealers Association in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, arrested and detained on phantom allegations of “terrorism”, “arson” and “murder” leveled against them by the Anambra