General Buratai: Many Generals In One

General Buratai: Many Generals In One

By Paul Smith “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles, and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me.” – Giuseppe Garibaldi The urge to serve one’s fatherland is innate and springs from an inner motivation […]

2020 Budget: Buhari Suspends Foreign Trips of Ministers, Heads of Parastatal

2020 Budget: Buhari Suspends Foreign Trips of Ministers, Heads of Parastatal

Chris Steven, Abuja Sequel to the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by the President to the National Assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate suspension of international travels by all Cabinet Members and Heads of Government Agencies. The directive became necessary to enable Ministers personally lead the process of Budget defence at the […]

Wits University’s Short Courses To Boost Capacity Building In Nigeria

Wits University’s Short Courses To Boost Capacity Building In Nigeria

Capacity building in Nigeria will receive a boost from early next year as the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa is bringing its acclaimed short courses to the country. The university, which offers highly competitive, globally-standardised courses across different sectors of the economy, has concluded plans to introduce programmes that would help young Nigerian […]

EFCC recovers N65m from Zamfara INEC office

EFCC recovers N65m from Zamfara INEC office

Chris Steven, Abuja The Sokoto Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) says it has arried out an operation at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Zamfara State leading to the recovery of N65, 548, 000. The money in higher denominations of naira notes was recovered from  two […]

Global Amnesty special rapporteur commends Nigerian military’s effective coordination against Boko Haram

Global Amnesty special rapporteur commends Nigerian military’s effective coordination against Boko Haram

…tasks FG, NGOs to resettle IDPs in liberated communities A special rapporteur from the Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has hailed the  Nigerian military for displaying effective coordination against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East amidst conspiracy. The GAW came about this commendation after a systematic tour of selected communities in the once troubled region, including […]

General Buratai’s Spiritual Warfare Campaigns And Matters Arising

General Buratai’s Spiritual Warfare Campaigns And Matters Arising

By Roger Williams Ikongbe Some Nigerians are a hypocritical lot, including those who occupy exalted and influential leadership positions. Most times, when you listen to them, the impression which assails the mind defiantly replays images of weak leadership persona. Some days back, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of the anti-insurgency campaigns in […]

We Send Our Professors to Industries, Oil Rigs For Sabattical Leave—NUC

We Send Our Professors to Industries, Oil Rigs For Sabattical Leave—NUC

Chris Steven, Abuja Efforts to improve quality in Nigerian universities have compelled the National Universities Commission to initiate partnership with industry players, enabling most academic staff to go on sabbatical leaves in such places. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Abubakar Rasheed, said the measures became necessary to broaden the scope of academics, especially to expose […]

Analysis: Boko Haram, prayers, indoctrination and science

Analysis: Boko Haram, prayers, indoctrination and science

By Ademola Adegbamigbe In recent times, two individuals dominated public discourse pertaining to the war by other means against Boko Haram: Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff and Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State. They advocated the involvement of Muslim clerics in the war against Boko Haram. While the Borno Governor believes that […]

Why Our Service Chiefs Deserve National Honour

Why Our  Service Chiefs Deserve National Honour

By David Onmeje When recently, I heard a member of the Nigerian Senate asking what the Service Chiefs have done these years on ending Boko Haram,  I knew immediately that there is another set of people that have been ignored in our hall of fame. It became clear to me, our politicians will stop at […]