Buratai: The General who led from the front

January 27, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Change is inevitable. But whenever it occurs, what comes to mind is how those exiting would be remembered.For the outgoing Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), the answer is very simple; he would be remembered as the Army General who led his troops from the front.  That simple description sums up the difference between the outgoing Read More

Gov Zulum’s victory bell at Biu

January 26, 2021 Charles Ibekwe 0

Since the onset of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East, Nigeria in 2009, Nigeria has witnessed a period classified as one of the most trying in its history. I would say that the Boko Haram insurgency was underestimated. Consequently, conventional tactics were deployed in an asymmetric war. And the outcome of such military deployment remains a topic for another day. Read More

Zulum presents staff of office to emir of Biu

January 24, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

… Praises military in the fight against Boko Haram Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has presented staff of office to the recently appointed Emir of Biu , Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II. Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II, the 29th emir of Biu was appointed after the demise of his father on 21st September 2020. The occasion which took place Read More

Running against time, a time to rethink

January 22, 2021 Yusuf Abubakar Mamud 0

Dr Yusuf Abubakar Mamud is the author of In God’s Name we Fight and Turning Forty. He works on studies related to countering violent extremism (CVE), de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism, as well as critical thinking studies as the solution to the huge ignorance that continually beclouds reason and civil conversation in Nigeria. Running Against Time, a time to rethink is serialized Read More

Buratai: Why leadership is key in the war against insurgency

January 18, 2021 David Onmeje 0

Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. Read More

Marte: Coalition hails troops for victory over Boko Haram insurgents

January 17, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has hailed the Nigerian Army for another successful onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists in Marte local government area of Borno state. The centre, in a statement on Sunday, said the insurgents suffered decisive damage but urged the troops not to allow them to regroup.  Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with Air Task Force Read More

Centre speaks up, alerts British parliamentarians against sanction on Nigeria

January 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has alerted the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against attaching religion to Nigeria’s security challenges, as any sanction would do the country more harm than good.  The centre, which gave the warning in a press conference on Wednesday, in Abuja, also advised the British parliamentarians to be properly guided in their Read More

Nigeria’s calamitous movement: Who is Safe?

January 13, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

In Nigeria, the bullets of insurgents, bandits, and assassins have cut down the low and the mightiest in cold blood, more often than not, without an iota of provocation. Sometimes, a whole village is sacked, tortured, maimed, killed and their women raped for just a “heck of it” making one wonder about the purpose and the aim. Three groups of Read More

The atrocities of kidnappers in Nigeria

January 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is no doubt that one of the biggest menaces facing Nigeria is kidnapping. It has threatened the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria as a nation, and aroused fear in the minds of citizens as no one knows who might be the next victim. Despite the efforts put in place by the government, traditional rulers, patriotic citizens and NGOs, the menace Read More

Financiers of terror: A coterie of ghosts

January 6, 2021 Halima Imam 0

We often attribute terror to suicide bombings, beheading and radical groups, although terrorism is much more than that and all kinds of group carry out the act of terror. In 1996 the United Nations formed its own ad hoc committee to draft an official explanation of the term terrorism and that took ten years. Terrorism is one word that is Read More

In 2021, God ‘ll expose Boko Haram sponsors – Clergymen deliver prophecies

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the country will be exposed this year, some renowned clergymen have revealed.  This was part of the 21 prophetic declarations by the National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) at the opening ceremony of its 21 days prayers, fasting and intercessory programme for Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari on Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Group hails Buratai, military for restoring peace in Yobe

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Some stakeholders from 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state have applauded Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the nation’s military for restoring peace in the state.   The group, under the auspices of Yobe Progressive Association (YPA) consented that the troops have done well in securing lives and property in the state.   In a statement signed by its Read More

Boko Haram: The voice of Zulum, hand of Shettima

December 23, 2020 Ochimana Abutu 0

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has been in the news for various reasons. Some positive while some negative. It becomes challenging to place which side of the divide the governor is with his media tirade against the Nigerian Military’s operations in Borno state. The governor’s recent posture indeed brings to fore some of the dynamics of the Boko Read More

Year 2020: Nigerian Army’s era of spectacular exploits

December 23, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

On December 18, 2020, an event which held in Abuja enticed Nigerians boundlessly. In leadership, there must be followers and opposers. Today’s Nigeria bows to ill-feelings of the few opposers who sneer or crucify Government. It’s not necessarily because they know the ingredients of the issues which have become points of criticisms. Most critiques or jibes thrown at Government sounds Read More

Forces behind Zulum’s outburst on Nigerian military

December 23, 2020 Reuben Dodo 0

In the first week of December, when 43 rice farmers were killed in the little town of Zabarmari, Borno State; the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum betrayed his rare side when he acknowledged that the attack is only a setback that should not be used to asses the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s efforts on security. Records Read More

PMB as wailers’ nightmare

December 21, 2020 Best Agbese 0

One of the legacies the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is sure to leave behind, is the fact that it had dealt a deadly blow on fake activism and obtaining funds under false pretences of holding government to account. Prior to the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari, mischief makers, cynics and fraudsters had found a haven for attracting funds from the Read More

Kankara Boys: Buhari commended, gets goodwill message from int’l human rights group

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has received commendation from an international human rights group for securing the release of hundreds of kidnapped Kankara schoolboys in Katsina state.  In a goodwill message by the International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) on Sunday, the group said President Buhari has made good of his promise to ensure that Nigeria remains a secure and indivisible nation where Read More

Kankara: EU commends Buhari over students’ release

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The European Union Human Rights Forum (EUHRF) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the release and safe return of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state. In a statement, Special Rapporteur, Lake Chad, West Africa, Joseph Cullen, described the release of the students as deserving relief, saying everything ended without bloodshed. However, Cullen noted that measures Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as Boko Haram kills, kidnaps many along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

Fear has enveloped many residents after Boko Haram insurgents struck, killed and abducted several travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu in in Borno state. The attack according to Channels Television on Friday is the latest and deadliest of similar incidents as the insurgents redouble their activities on the road in recent times. Witnesses said armed men believed to be insurgents stormed the Read More

‘Nigerian activists at loss over rescue of Kankara schoolboys’

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

There are indications that a some prominent Nigerian activists have missed out on as much as $10 million bumper deal meant to come their way from global rights monitoring group, Amnesty International, following prompt rescue of the 344 schoolboys, who were abducted by gunmen from their school in Kankara, Katsina state. The abduction of the schoolboys by gunmen initially thought Read More

Troops kill 9 insurgents, seize weapons in Borno

December 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Defence Headquarters has disclosed that troops of Operation Fire Ball eliminated nine Boko Haram and Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in two encounters in parts of Borno state on Thursday. The acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, in a statement on Friday, said more gun trucks and cache of arms and ammunition were also captured Read More

What release of abducted Kankara students on Buhari’s birthday means – Anti-terrorism group

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has described the release of the abducted students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara Katsina State as heartwarming and cheering.    CATE noted that the freedom of the schoolboys showed President Muhammadu Buhari’s versatility in leadership, expertise in security matters and seriousness in achieving his promise of securing the lives and property Read More