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El- Zakzakky’s One Chance Trip to India

El- Zakzakky’s One Chance Trip to India

By Philip Agbese The supremo of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim el-Zakzaky finally had his wish to travel abroad for medical treatment granted. This should ordinarily have been a good development, especially in a country where the perception is that getting treatment abroad is the ultimate when healthcare is concerned.  But for […]

Buratai: Nigerian Army’s Symbol Of Discipline

Buratai: Nigerian Army’s Symbol Of Discipline

By Nkechi Odoma The office of the Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) is  powerful anywhere by every yardstick of perception. The occupant of the exalted office, and in the case of Nigeria now, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai who wears a second heavier badge as leader, counter- insurgency operations is an influential personality by […]

El-Zakzaky’s Comic Dance In India

El-Zakzaky’s  Comic Dance In India

By Abraham Otigba Nollywood, Nigeria’s home movie industry is getting enriched every day, with new actors and actresses. I love it’s comedy brand passionately because of it’s exhilarating treats. When ace comedy  actors like Nkem Owoh,. Francis Odega, Mr. Ibu ( John Okafor) and the real stamp of comedy, Sam Loco ( of blessed memory)  […]

Buhari’s Populism And The State Of The Nation

Buhari’s Populism And The State Of The Nation

By Ayo Obaju ” Look at our collapsing public utilities; our inefficient and wasteful parastatals and state- owned companies…if you want electricity, you buy your own generator;  if you want water, you sink your own borehole; if you want to travel, you set up your own airline. One day soon, said a friend of mine, […]

Appreciating the elasticity limit of the Nigerian Army

Appreciating the elasticity limit of the Nigerian Army

By Frank Itodo In the annals of the Nigerian Army, it has never been this tough. The crisis in North-East Nigeria is taking its toll, and this calls for concern from all critical stakeholders. That we have managed to stay secured remains a mystery because the Nigerian Army has been stretched thin in the task […]

Memo to Joint Army/Police Panel on Taraba IRT Deaths

Memo to Joint Army/Police Panel on Taraba IRT Deaths

By Babatunde Olanrewaju The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) set up a joint investigation panel to unravel circumstances leading to the death of three members of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police, which President Buhari subsequently asked the Defence Headquarters to take over. It is noteworthy that the evidence needed […]

TY Danjuma and Herdsman Propaganda Against Buhari Presidency

TY Danjuma and Herdsman Propaganda Against Buhari Presidency

By Innocent Ikongbe In Nigeria, some folks pride themselves as elder statesmen in public but in the solitary confinement of the four walls of their rooms, what they do is far from what elder statesmen would even think about. They would use their privileged societal position to whip up unnecessary sentiments when things do not […]

Internal security and understanding the role of the armed forces

Internal security and understanding the role of the armed forces

By Gabriel Giwa The security architecture in Nigeria has been questioned in recent times. In some quarters, questions have been raised as regards the constitutional role of the Nigerian Police as well as that of the Nigerian Army. They have also questioned the involvement of the Nigerian Army in enforcing law and order in the […]

Nigeria/ Bangladesh military partnership as a vista in the war against terror

Nigeria/ Bangladesh military partnership as a vista in the war against terror

By David Onmeje In Nigeria, the war against insurgency gathered momentum since the inception of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. In some quarters, it was stated that the appointment of Service Chiefs indeed contributed to the way and manner Nigeria was able to confront the Boko Haram Insurgents that occupied several swathes […]

Revolutions And Africa’s Lessons From Nigeria

Revolutions And Africa’s Lessons From Nigeria

By Adekunle Adeniyi “You never change things by fighting existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” –Buckminster Fuller, activist, change campaigner.” I least expected that  Monday   August 5, 2019 would eclipse this quietly. The anxiety and phobia of the citizenry heightened at dawn as they patiently waited to […]

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