Boko Haram

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances

Obasanjo Seeks Dialogue With Boko Haram; Says Sect Has Legitimate Grievances
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Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again advocated dialogue with the insurgent group, Boko Haram, saying the group has legitimate grievances despite its brutal five-year campaign that has killed more than 15,000 people, with hundreds of thousands displaced. The former president said Nigeria should not rule out talking to the terrorist group which recently pledged […]

As Another Civil War Looms, By Chido Onumah

As Another Civil War Looms, By Chido Onumah
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Forty-four years after the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Nigeria finds herself on the brink of another civil war. Nigerians have waited in vain in the last five years for those who should know to show some fortitude and speak out. Last week, a few of them did. The suggestion, as reported by Sunday Punch […]

INEC: Nigerians Displaced By Boko Haram To ‘Vote’ In 2015

INEC: Nigerians Displaced By Boko Haram To ‘Vote’ In 2015
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The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Wednesday that it planned to make provisions for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to cast their votes in the 2015 general polls. Tukur Sa’ad, the Borno Resident Electoral Commissioner, said this during a visit to the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Ibn Garbai in Maiduguri. Mr. Sa’ad, however, said that […]

What Ceasefire? By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What Ceasefire? By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú
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Here we go again! What ceasefire? Who ought to declare the ceasefire? Is it the federal government or Boko Haram? Who declared war on the Nigerian state? Last Friday when it was reported that a ceasefire had been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram terrorists that would ensure the release of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls, many […]

Boko Haram Ceasefire Agreement: A Step Towards Victory, By Femi Fani-Kayode

Boko Haram Ceasefire Agreement: A Step Towards Victory, By Femi Fani-Kayode
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The good news is that a ceasefire has been announced between the Federal Government and Boko Haram and the girls may well be released very soon. This came as a consequence of the fact that the Nigerian military finally managed to acquire the weapons that they so badly needed to fight Boko Haram and, having […]

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