All Articles Tagged: Terrorism

Ezza-Ezillo Crisis

On the Ezza-Ezillo Peace Accord

Tom Peters, the celebrated American writer and motivational speaker, said we should celebrate what we want to see more of, what we want to identify with in life. It was perhaps in order to flesh out this that Ebonyians last week, September the 5th to be precise, trooped to the Abakaliki Township Stadium to celebrate the peace accord between Ezza and Ezillo clans. Full article

Releasing the Chibok Girls: If I Were Jonathan

How would you respond to a command, not a request, from a band of armed men who invaded your house at the dead of night and, with the nozzle of gun menacingly pointing at you, order you to lie with your daughter or else, they would rape her and kill her in your presence? But they did not only end there, they took the joke a notch further by threatening to kill your wife if you did not play along with them. How would you just respond to such insane and bizarre command from these sin-sick souls drunk with the blood of the innocent? Full article

Abduction of 276 School Girls: Governor Shettima Has Questions to Answer!

When Israel was in a state of catharsis, when it was surrounded by enemies and it appeared as if the nation would cave in, Jeremiah asked a question which was to be answered centuries later. “Is there no balm in Gilead, is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?” Full article

Now the President Can Bark, But Did He Bite?

When Saul was anointed by God to rule over his people Israel, it was not long before his weaknesses began to manifest. He began to do strange things that made people to make jest of him. In 1 Samuel 10:11, the Bible records that “When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, ‘what is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?’Full article

The North, Boko Haram, and Amnesty

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

We were analyzing and ruminating over the amnesty bait the federal government threw before Boko Haram and its implications to the future of our country when my friend and colleague, Mr Dom Isute drew my attention to a post he saw on Facebook. The post, which sought to mirror how profitable and rewarding crime has become in our country, encapsulated in a nutshell the trajectory and direction the nation is headed. Full article