OPINION

Buratai: When The Sun Attempted To Rise At Night

Buratai: When The Sun Attempted To Rise At Night

By Richard Murphy One of the strategies often adopted to wear the troops of an opposing army down is to direct a campaign of disinformation at them. The objective may include creating a sense of division within the targeted army, greater return on investment will be anticipated by pitching the troops against commanders or vice […]

Buratai Achieving Peace Without Military Fire In N Delta

Buratai Achieving Peace Without Military Fire In N Delta

It has been peace in the Niger Delta without much of military fire since Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was appointed Chief of Army Staff, COAS, by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2015. The incessant clashes between military and communities in the region that hitherto dominated media space has disappeared with his emergence as COAS. Though […]

OBJ, GEJ As Villains Of Nigeria’s Democracy

OBJ, GEJ As Villains Of Nigeria’s Democracy

By Anthony Kolawole Nigeria recently celebrated 20 years of uninterrupted democracy. As usual, it was a time for sober reflections on the journey that started in 1999. Even as we celebrated, we forgot that there were events that led to what we are now celebrating. Some individuals made sacrifices, and some also paid the supreme […]

TY Danjuma, Innocent Blood And The Wrath Of The Gods

TY Danjuma, Innocent Blood And The Wrath Of The Gods

By Okanga Agila The United Kingdom Parliament (UKP) has some difficult task on their hands in Nigeria, a formal colony. The initiative and wisdom of the “All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Beliefs, UK Parliament” (APPG-UKP) to request for written submissions on the recurrent crises in Nigeria, especially Boko Haram Terrorism […]

Amnesty International: It Must Not Be Nigeria!

Amnesty International: It Must Not Be Nigeria!

By Ejike Njoku Initially, I was extremely reluctant to subscribe to the argument that Amnesty International (AI) the global human rights watchdogs might be doing a hatchet job on Nigeria in a disguised fashion. Often, when I read AI’s bickering with the Nigeria Police, Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and lately, the Nigeria Military over reportage […]

Praying or paying?

Praying or paying?

Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi In 2016, I wrote an article, ‘When will ‘Servants of God’ stop preying on women and children? Five Lessons from the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo Saga’. Almost on a daily basis, there are reports about religious leaders abusing members of their congregation. This problem is a global one, and has been around for a […]

Aisha is her father’s daughter

Aisha is her father’s daughter

By Lasisi Olagunju “As I watched our First Lady on television on Saturday, I saw dissent. I saw deviance. I saw resistance. I saw opposition to what the present gives. She is a rare combination of beauty, brain and bravery. She talks straight. Did you listen to what she said?” “I heard her. She said […]

Time to Curtail Lies, Excesses of Foreign News Wires

By Philip Agbese In the fight against terrorism in the north-east of Nigeria, the military is up against an array of enemies, not just Boko Haram, which has been degraded to the point where it should ordinarily pose no more threat. The military is now taking on elements of the Islamic State (ISIS). Interestingly, the […]

Gov Wike And The Dance Of The Spirit

Gov Wike And The Dance Of The Spirit

By Christopher Egbo I struggle to reject the version of Nigeria as an abnormal country.  But certain incidents in the country have continued to insistently and adamantly push this feeling. If Nigeria were a nation structured to function like a decent country, someone like Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state should have […]

Re: Military Promotion, Retirement And Religious Politics

Re: Military Promotion, Retirement And Religious Politics

By Tunde Johnson I am not impressed with some critics or “activists.” It is not enough to think, we have the liberty of expression and endowed with skills of the pen and so, can wake up any day to push all manner gibberish into public domain. The article by Samuel Omachi titled, “Military Promotion, Retirement […]

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