Editorial/Opinion

Lt. Gen. Buratai: As an icon bows out of Military Service

By Toby Prince “Veni, vidi, vici, which means “I came, I saw, I conquered”- William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar”. The popularized dramatic character, known to us as Julius Caesar was a reconfigured and fictionalized personality in many of the plays of English outstandingly gifted playwright, William Shakespeare. Caesar lived in actual life and was indeed, a […]

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Gen TY Buratai: The General who led from the front

By Philip Agbese Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered. For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front. That […]

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Southwest’s lingering conflagration and its political undertone 

By Rotimi Akinbile Finally, the missing link in the puzzle unfolding in Southwest Nigeria has been discovered with the recent  expose by no less a person than Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters. Ojudu in a widely circulated piece he wrote, narrated how a meeting was arranged between Southwest political […]

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Gov Zulum’s Victory Bell at Biu

By Charles Ibekwe Since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East, Nigeria in 2009, Nigeria has witnessed a period classified as one of the most trying in its history. I would say that the Boko Haram insurgency was underestimated. Consequently, conventional tactics were deployed in an asymmetric war. And the outcome of such […]

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Gov. Wike: if wishes were horses

  By Kolawole Anthony Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The […]

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MARTE: Anti-terrorism coalition applauds Nigerian Army, troops for victory over Boko Haram insurgents

  …says insurgents must not be allowed to regroup The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has hailed the Nigerian Army for another successful onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The centre, in a statement on Sunday, said the insurgents suffered decisive damage but urged the troops not to allow […]

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Armed Forces Day : PMB Ushers In Salvation At Last

By Philip Agbese Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with […]

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Understanding Public Confidence in PMB on the Service Chiefs

Understanding Public Confidence in PMB on the Service Chiefs

By David Onmeje “For me, providing security for all residents in the country remains an article of faith…I plead with fellow compatriots to give our military and other security agencies more time, cooperation, and support by volunteering credible intelligence/information on activities of armed bandits, insurgents, and other criminal elements within their communities in order to […]

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Understanding why wailers are after Gov Zulum

By Philip Agbese Bigoted partisans have come to free reign in Nigeria. Very unconscionably and irresistibly, these partisan lees which have populated Nigeria delight in politicizing national security. It is the only explication which sufficiently accounts for their unbearably selfish outrage and mouthing of inanities on resurgence of insecurities in the country. These dregs in […]

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ICC and its macabre dance

By Richard Murphy The International Criminal Court (ICC) finally lost it. The decision of its outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to investigate Nigeria’s Security Forces for human rights abuses and the equivalent of war crimes is one that the officials of that institution should have better weighed and advise against. Bensouda’s desperation to score achievements before […]

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Appreciating General Buratai’s Leadership 

By John Madu The Nigerian Army has been in the news of late. There have been various insinuations in certain quarters with regards to the conduct of the Nigerian Army in the prosecution of the war against terrorism and other criminal elements in the country. Aside these, there is also a perception with regards the […]

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Boko Haram And Before We Crucify Zulum

By Mohammed Zanna At the face of “glaring truth,” false peddlers will still arise among the people. These are people that seek not after the country’s interests, but after their own selfish gains. They scream for proofs and evidence at any news that indicates Boko haram recording casualties.Their delight is in hearing the victory of […]

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General Buratai’s defiant audacity in leadership

By Philip Agbese “Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.” -Karl von Clausewitz In Nigeria, audacity in leadership also requires a great dosage of defiant courage. It is because in this part of the world, majority of the people are more atoned to failed leadership predominantly. It sounds odd, but […]

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The Igbo Language Gets Its Own Modern Script, But Will It Matter?

The Ndebe script on paper. Photo Credit: Gumroad/The Ndebe Project Lotanna Igwe-Odunze wants everyone to write Igbo with freedom. The Latin alphabet, she says, has too many limitations and is a “deep source of frustration for everyone who has ever tried to read or write” Igbo. So she invented Ndebe, a script that pays homage […]

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Is El- Zakzaky Truly A Terrorist?

By John Alli Some Nigerians occupy their time needlessly; or expend energies on worthless issues. I am tempted to ask the above question again because there seems to be some trouble brewing between one so called Sheik Ibraheem Yaqoob El Zakzaky and his motorized but now proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN); and some highly […]

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Fatal Arrogance: Why is the IMN afraid of its shadows?

Abu Duniya In the last few weeks, Nigerians have been inundated with cries of condemnations from the members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) about the behind-the-scenes photos and a 12-minute-clip from the set of Nollywood movie titled, ‘Fatal Arrogance,’ still in the oven or production room. The movie which is produced by […]

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The IMN is guilty as charged!

By Charles Ibekwe The renewed senseless ranting from members of the outlawed terrorists sect, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known El-Zakzaky Terrorists in Nigeria is increasingly becoming hollow. Nigeria is a country which has suffered enough tribulations in the hands of terrorists and terror-inclined sects. President Muhammadu Buhari must step- up efforts to safeguard […]

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Yushau Shuaib: Nigerian Army and ‘Fatal Arrogance’

It is baffling and hard to believe that the Nigerian Army under the current leadership of Lt. General Tukur Buratai would recruit the service of publicists for dark propaganda, rather than public relations to protect its image. Just recently, the Army’s publicists shot a movie titled “Fatal Arrogance” that portrays the leadership and members of […]

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Revealed: How “ Gana” Terwase Akwaza’s gang members caused his death.

New facts have emerged on the circumstances that led to the death of Terwase Akwaza (Gana) the notorious militia leader that terrorized Benue state and environs for several years. According to information gathered from reliable sources, Gana died when members of his gang attempted to release him forcefully from the captivity of troops of Operation […]

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Fredrick Nwabufo: Godfatherism will still dog Edo

The campaigns of the first-tier contenders in the Edo governorship election have been largely ensconced in the agitprop of godfatherism. While Godwin Obaseki, incumbent governor of the state, claims he is wrestling against the forces of recidivism who have held Edo down and who want to keep lording it over the state as godfathers, Osagie […]

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