DISCOURSE

Desperate to keep girls in school

Desperate to keep girls in school

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi Recently, I have been involved in advocacy in Ekiti State on strategies to keep girls in school. The trends in Girl-Child education across Africa at the moment indicate that enrolment levels are way up than where they were years ago, but a common problem is retention of girls in school. Even where education […]

Philosophy Behind General Buratai’s Stellar Performance

Philosophy Behind General Buratai’s Stellar  Performance

By Yakubu Mohammed “Soldiers would marry the prettiest women, live in the best homes, eat the best food, wear the best cloth and drive the best cars because when war comes, they die first” —Muhamadu Ribadu  I stumbled on this quote of Nigeria’s first Defence Minister after independence and a reputable Northern politician of his […]

PMB’s arrival as the end of Shekau

PMB’s arrival as the end of Shekau

By Gabriel Onoja It’s over two whole years, the actions or voice of the strongest, vicious and potently atrocious Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau has been heard nor his shadows sighted anywhere. Before the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the cursed Boko Haram leader, Shekau was a lion and king of the Boko Haram […]

Ali Ndume And His Crocodile Tears On Boko Haram

Ali Ndume And His Crocodile Tears On Boko Haram

By Hassan Biu When the expired 8th Session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, in March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the Senate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

General Buratai and spiritual warfare

General Buratai and spiritual warfare

By Obadiah Mailafia Last week, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, raised a lot of eyebrows when he advocated the use of prayers and “spiritual warfare” in the war against terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). Interestingly enough, “spiritual warfare” was not on the curriculum […]

Human rights coalition expresses satisfaction in military’s control of Nigerian territories

Human rights coalition expresses satisfaction in military’s control of Nigerian territories

… to embark on tour of liberated communities The Coalition for Human Rights and Human Rights Monitoring Group (CHRHRG) has expressed optimum satisfaction with the military’s sovereignty of Nigeria’s territorial integrity. The Coalition made this known at a press conference on Monday in Abuja ahead of a tour of liberated communities in the North-East. In […]

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