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Nigeria’s oil militancy: Did the Minister lie?

Olu Ajayi   By Awesu Olaniyi Williams Our culture doesn’t permit us to say an elderly person has lied, not to talk of someone in power. Such address seems haphazardly spurious to ethical paradigm. But expressions like “Economical with the truth” might aptly capture the mind of the above heading.

Sweet Crude: Has Nigeria been used and dumped?

George Osodi   By Awesu Olaniyi Williams If America was to have an assigned gender, it would be a male. Forget any misogynistic tendency, the US has always been a master charmer from the days of the Marshall Plan to the post cold war era.

Peace or War – Revisiting the Nigerian conundrum

By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.

Elder Orubebe, Trump and other stories

By Prince Charles Dickson   There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full  –  Henry A. Kissinger   A Professor was traveling from Accra to Tamale in Ghana, and somewhere between the Eastern and Ashanti Regions, one of the tyres in the front wheel of his car removed and went into […]

Inside Boko Haram: An Era of Extremism and Regional Instability

By Anant Mishra Introduction Nigeria has a history of Islamist sects within its borders. Not all have been violent movements, some existing peacefully in parallel with the state. And not all of Nigeria’s violent sects are Islamist; one such is the Ombatse cult, which clashed with security forces in Nasarawa state in May 2013.