For Nigerian students living in fear of the next mass kidnapping, there is only one defense — to run By Ismail Alfa and Danielle Paquette

A deserted classroom at the Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria in February. (Kola Sulaimon/AFP/Getty Images) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — By night, the boarding school teacher becomes a security guard. He wears a whistle around his neck in case gunmen jump the low-slung fence and break into dormitories where 300 boys sleep.They know to run if …

West African Elites’ Spending on UK Schools and Universities: A Closer Look by Matthew T. Page

Summary Political, business, and cultural elites from around the world have a strong affinity for the United Kingdom (UK) education system. Nowhere is this truer than in West Africa, where some families in Nigeria and Ghana have a long tradition of sending their children to private boarding schools and universities in the UK. These institutions …

Twitter’s role in Nigeria suspicious – FG

The federal government has lashed out at social media giant, Twitter, for playing alleged double standards on issues concerning Nigeria’s domestic issues, describing the company’s role in Nigeria as suspect. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, reacting to questions over the reported deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweets reminiscing Nigerians’ experiences during the …

Open grazing: Cattle rights vs human rights? By Eric Ikhilae

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF)’s recent comments on the matter of the ban on open grazing in some parts of the country has raised the question of the constitutionality or otherwise of the policy. Malami’s intervention was, ostensibly, in reaction to a recent decision by the governors of the 17 southern states to ban …

Buhari’s Six Years of Bloodbath and Sectionalism By Yemi Adebowale

In the twinkling of an eye, a man elected President of an entire country turns to a sectional leader, championing only the cause of his Fulani ethnic group amid bloodbath and mounting poverty in his country. This aptly sums up President Muhammadu Buhari’s six years of clannishness, ineptitude and mismanagement, resulting in boundless killings and …