Fighting Terrorism With Amnesty By Theophilus Ilevbare

By Theophilus Ilevbare Never mind the barefaced denial from Dr. Reuben Abati, Presidential Spokesman that the Commander-In-Chief, President Goodluck Jonathan, did not offer the Islamist group, Boko Haram, amnesty. On democracy day, we heard the speech of the Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, loud and clear, and should anyone be in doubt, here […]

#BringBackOurGirls Campaign And The Evolution Of Hashtag Activism By Theophilus Ilevbare  

By Theophilus Ilevbare Hashtag online activism has continued to prove critics wrong in the amazingly unique way it amplifies disconsolate unheard minority voices, suppressed or subdued by a repressive and despotic government. It draws attention of millions to a horrific story. It gets better when world leaders and celebrities latch onto the hashtag as it […]

Why The North’s Dependence On Oil Revenue Is Festering Terrorism By Theophilus Ilevbare  

By Theophilus Ilevbare The ongoing national conference has been fraught with some very controversial issues one of which is the agitation for control of resources by the delegates from South-South Nigeria pitching them against their Northern compatriots. If the last resource control debate at the confab had lasted for 30 more minutes, insults and fisticuff […]

Terrorism: Redefining our Approach.

Insurgents and insurgencies have existed throughout world’s history, ebbing and flowing in strategic significance in response to social systems, of which almost every nation have had their share in the course of forging an identity for themselves – and just like them; Our Fatherland Nigeria is not an exception to this blight. Though, ours can […]

Full Text Of President Jonathan’s Declaration Of Emergency Rule

Dear compatriots, 1. It has become necessary for me to address you on the recent spate of terrorist activities and protracted security challenges in some parts of the country, particularly in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Kano, Plateau and most recently Bayelsa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa states. These unfortunate events have led to needless loss […]

President Jonathan postpones Amnesty Committee, appoints new member

By Reuben Abati The inauguration by President Goodluck Jonathan of the Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North and the Committee on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons originally scheduled for 10 AM tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 has been brought forward to 9 AM. President Jonathan has also […]

Press Release: Jonathan Orders Investigation Into Reports Of High Civilian Casualties In Baga

By Reuben Abati Having received preliminary briefings from the Military High Command on the incident, President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a full-scale investigation into reports of high civilian casualties in the confrontation between Nigerian soldiers and insurgents at Baga in Borno State at the weekend. While the preliminary briefings indicate that the casualty figures being […]

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