Boko Haram

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Jul 8th, 2014
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By Kallys Albert Sr. Based on my own personal recollections, some families, parents and I, regard the military as an institution embodied with discipline, enlarged union, commitment and drive, while others perceive it as a chastisement ground. Perhaps this later perception derives support from the ri...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji Sometimes in the life of a person or the history of a nation, a seemingly voluntary and personal choice or decision becomes a duty expected of the person or the nation by those whose lives will be affected regardless of what the decision is. In this piece, I suggest that in...
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Jul 7th, 2014
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By Obinna Akukwe One of the latest revelation in the ordeal of over 250 abducted Chibok girls and another 250 Christian girls abducted in villages near Chibok was that they are being gang raped and shot for being Christians. This was the summary of the revelations by Senator Zanna representing Borno ...
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Jul 4th, 2014
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By Denja Yaqub The issue of violent crimes in Nigeria did not start with the advent of Boko Haram, the murderous gang that falsely claims the propagation of Islam as its underlying mission. The country has been contending with several violent crimes before now. Crimes such as armed robbery, kidnappin...
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Jul 4th, 2014
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By Somuyiwa Samuel Values are foundational beliefs and principles that guide human behaviour; they are the fundamental elements that determine a man’s action and compromise per time. Our value system describes what is important and meaningful to us. It is the measure of what we stand for and the chec...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Arrests, political and economic pressures stunt the development of vibrant and pluralistic journalism In Africa, the past few months have offered troubling optics of journalists on trial for the practice of independent journalism: Peter Greste in a cage in a prisoner’s white jumpsuit in Egypt, Bheki ...
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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“One of the best way to tackle a problem is to admit there is a problem”. Most of us did not admit Nigeria is faced with a grave security problem when boko haram started. We limited it to the North or North East. Now that it is spreading to other parts of the country, are […]...
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Jun 30th, 2014
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By Nebukadineze Adiele This editorial by the New York Post clearly captures the perception of African leaders as empty suits and stupid tyrants by Americans. Indeed, there is nothing sensible in president Jonathan’s article. It smacks of stupidity and callousness for a leader to say that someth...
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Jun 30th, 2014
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By Tijani Asuku Boko Haram attacked the Shehu of Borno inside the mosque, during Friday prayer… They attacked the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero… They killed emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Mustapha Timta… They killed Zanna Malilima, District Head of Guzamala… They killed Zanna Shettima Modu, District He...
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Jun 28th, 2014
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By Don Baridam, PhD Since the “BringBackOurGirls” protests started after we learnt that about 276 girls were abducted by the radical Islamic group called Boko Haram on April 14th, 2014, there is nothing that many commentators have not compared President Goodluck Jonathan to in this trial period of ou...