Category: Deep Dive

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Kola MuhammedDecember 1, 2020

The idea of mercenaries suggests the military needs new ideas on war against insurgency

Even though insurgency has almost become synonymous with Borno State, the recent tragedy which struck renewed calls and clamours for ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 1, 2020

This Twitter video underscores why political offices must cease to serve as poverty alleviation scheme

A trending video on Twitter on Tuesday, sparked conversations around political office holders and their penchant for living large at ...

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Ado AminuDecember 1, 2020

Boko Haram: For many reasons, we are seemingly losing the war but peddling rhetorics is worse among them

Fresh off the controversy that followed a statement made by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on a visit ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 1, 2020

Niger Republic: It’s about time Maina’s abettors were brought to book too

The news of Abdulrasheed Maina’s arrest is making the rounds and causing much buzz among Nigerians. The former Chairman of ...

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Ado AminuDecember 1, 2020

SERAP, BudgIT increase demand for accountability and it’s the perfect inspiration for active citizenship

There appears to be increased scrutiny of institutions of government in Nigeria, which is as natural in democracy as is ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Garba Shehu takes insensitivity to another level with comments on death of Borno farmers

The Nigerian media space was plunged into another period of mourning when scores of Borno farmers were reportedly killed by ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 30, 2020

More than ever; here’s why we should be exploring multiple sources of power supply

The Federal Government is making moves to install five million solar home systems in under-served and off-grid communities across the ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 30, 2020

Why the end may not be in sight yet for Nigeria’s insecurity challenge

Incidents that took place in the past week have made it probably the most gruesome since the week of October ...

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Ado AminuNovember 30, 2020

It appears the Northern States Governors Forum has gone AWOL as insecurity worsens

It is common knowledge to most Nigerians that politics in the country of over 200 million is more about protecting ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 30, 2020

Zabarmari: Why Nigeria’s Service Chiefs must be replaced urgently

When we speak of the heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria, it is at the risk of sounding like a ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Has internet regulation already begun with Feminist Coalition?

There has been much fuss about social media regulation and webspace restriction for some time now but the climax was ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 27, 2020

Here’s why we need a lesson on wildlife conservation in this part of the world

As Nigerians, it is not uncommon to harbour superstitious beliefs about certain animals for reasons best known to us. Some of ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 27, 2020

Policemen in Nigeria seem to be back to their old ways as they open fire on a crowd of market women

The year 2020 has been one big convoluted story with so many life changing twists and turns that would no ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 27, 2020

ASUU needs a consensus to above everything else; save the future of tertiary education in Nigeria

The back and forth between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leaves one wondering what ...

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Ado AminuNovember 27, 2020

Black Friday: A section of Nigeria playing by its own rules remains dangerous for everyone

Every other day an item of news or two will make its way out of Northern Nigeria and shock the ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 27, 2020

Murder of Ifon monarch is evidence for urgent innovative security strategies

The problem of insecurity in Nigeria seems to have become a topic we discuss everyday, owing to the fact that ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

Mary WhatsApp: Social media communication demands tolerance and this Twitter trend amplifies it

Virtually every day on the internet sees to the breaking of a fresh event and what has got tongues wagging ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 27, 2020

N100bn CACOVID commitment; cue for government to start work on Police reforms

The Coalition Against COVID-19, otherwise known as CACOVID, has continued to donate heavily towards the country’s objective of bouncing back ...

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Ado AminuNovember 26, 2020

Why we must learn from The Aburi Accord

Nigeria’s checkered history is replete with points in time that make many people wonder in retrospect if things will be ...

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Ado AminuNovember 26, 2020

Tribalism must have no place in the new Nigeria of our dreams

Barely two months since the #EndSARS protests saw Nigerians from all walks of life galvanised in common purpose, it appears ...

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Ado AminuNovember 26, 2020

Here’s what GB WhatsApp is about and why it may not be a good idea to use

GB WhatsApp is trending on Twitter in the aftermath of Twitter influencer Motara’s suspension over a video she made taunting ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 26, 2020

Motara’s viral video unites Nigerians and the French in anger, sparks outcry for empathy

Nigerian born influencer, Motara found her name atop French Twitter trends on Thursday, but not for reasons she would have ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

Soccer legend, Diego Maradona leaves a legacy of imperfect glory | #YNaijaSportsExtra

Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona has just passed on after suffering a heart failure. The fabled Argentina attacking midfielder suffered ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

Deborah: ex-BBNaija housemate, Kaisha under fire for ‘showing off’ with her maid

Some of the most beloved Nigerians are individuals who have shown that they can be kind and generous. It has ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 25, 2020

2023: Why (young) Nigerians must follow developments around the Electoral Reform Bill that scaled 2nd reading

Electoral reforms are critical to restoring credibility in Nigeria’s voting system because the electorate has since lost confidence in the electoral ...

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Chinedu OkaforNovember 25, 2020

#YNaijaSportsExtra: At age 33 and 35, Messi and Ronaldo still dominate conversations for World best footballers

It’s been over a decade of dominance for both superstar players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and even in their ...

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Kola MuhammedNovember 25, 2020

₦500m compensation: Speaker Gbajabiamila and late Ifeanyi paying the price for a failed system

It is quite unfortunate that the very same war against recklessness of security agents that has been on for months ...

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Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

National ID: Women continue to take the brunt of patriarchy’s bullying

Often, when women speak about the direct impact of the patriarchal ideal of respectability and how it hurts them daily, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 25, 2020

Restructuring: FG’s meeting with South-South Leaders and Stakeholders is a step in the right direction

The call to restructure the country is an ongoing one that is yet to yield the desired outcome. On Tuesday, ...

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Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

FX: CBN Governor thinks the parallel market isn’t all that, but here’s why Nigerians disagree

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, in an address during a virtual monetary policy meeting in ...

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