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The Place of Tolerance in Islam

One of the most important aspects of the Human Rights issue is the respect and tolerance which society must show towards the religions of other people; this, of course, includes the issue of freedom of reli­gion. I would like to talk about the Islamic point of view on religious tolerance. The Quranic Point of View […]

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‘The North will rise again’ – Muhammad Al-Ghazali

These certainly are not the best of times for the various states in the northern half of Nigeria. From lofty heights under the able and commanding leadership of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, the region has now become a problem onto itself. It is presently not only home to one of […]

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The Fulani and the Genocide Dream of Jang – Dr. Aliyu Tilde

The death of a Senator and a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly has once more drawn the attention of the country to the unending crisis on the Plateau, not because there was cessation in the conflict before their deaths but because the crisis has started to take a new dimension altogether. The […]

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‘Gov. Jang is Plateau’s problem’ – Rtd. Gen. JT Useni

Retired General Jeremiah Useni yesterday said Governor Jonah Jang is the real problem of Plateau State, which has been plagued by internicine communal violence that led to the death of a senator on Sunday. Useni, who is chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum’s board of trustees, said instead of Jang to be a unifying leader as governor, he […]

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North’ll always stand in the way of national unity – Balarabe Musa

By Charles Kumolu (Vanguard Newspaper) WHILE international and local  reports have repeatedly maintained that Northern Nigeria is the least developed region in the country, Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna State, in this interview noted that poverty should be seen as national crisis, rather than a northern problem. He also added, that the educational […]

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Do not be afraid, Bishop Kukah appeals

By MATTHEW KUKAH ON Christmas day, a bomb exploded at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, in Niger State, killing over thirty people and wounding a significant number of other innocent citizens who had come to worship their God as the first part of their Christmas celebrations. Barely two days later, we heard of the tragic […]

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Nigeria: Buhari Warns of a Looming Chaos

Leading opposition candidate in Nigeria’s last election, General Muhammadu Buhari, has warned about a looming chaos and a possible break down of law and order in the next few days in the country. The retired general who once ruled Nigeria between January 1984 and August 1985, spoke in Abuja today, after the Supreme Court dismissed […]

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“It Takes Idiots To Be Ruled By Fools” Tunde Bakare. (Video)

The Role of Youths in National Deliverance is an hour long speech by Dr Tunde Bakare on The State of The Nigerian Nation. Edited into 24 minutes by Aina Olatunji-Mason and Kayode Ogundamisi. August 2011. For Transcribed version please visit Kayode Ogundamisi’s Blog Many thanks to Kayode Ogundamisi for the video. Follow him on twitter […]

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Saudi Arabia plays key role in US anti-Iranian alliance

Jean Shaoul, WSWS, Nov 14 2011 Saudi Arabia’s key role in seeking to destabilise Assad has become the centrepiece of an attempt by Washington to cobble together an anti-Iranian alliance, aimed more generally at suppressing the Middle Eastern masses. Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading oil producer and exporter, has the largest known oil reserves in […]

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