DISCOURSE

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 […]

Who is afraid of peace in Borno?

Who is afraid of peace in Borno?

By Adamu Itodo Since 2009 when Boko Haram terrorist took up a violent campaign against the state, not many of us thought it would drag till this very time. Not many of us also believed that those politicians that initially seemed to be advancing the case of the people would be the ones taking advantage […]

Re: We need better arms to fight Boko Haram

Re: We need better arms  to fight Boko Haram

By Anthony Kolawole In Nigeria today, wonders shall indeed never end. I have longed questioned the role of the media in National Development, as well as the role of the media in the war against terrorism in Nigeria. I recall that at a recent forum, I had spoken how the Nigerian media have played a […]

Fulani- Farmers Crisis And The End Of Hypocrisy

Fulani- Farmers Crisis And The End Of Hypocrisy

By Okanga Agila “Information gathered from impeccable sources indicates that it could not have been a coincidence that upon issuing such threats, before the elections, and after the elections, activities of herdsmen and armed bandits have increased tremendously….There are several pointers to the fact that making the country ungovernable is a game plan of Atiku […]

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