The diaspora and it’s negative influence on our democracy

January 20, 2021 Abubakar Gana 0

We yearned and prayed passionately for democratic leadership for decades. It was not easy for a nation as famous and naturally endowed like Nigeria to face the enslavement of dictatorship for the years it was imposed on us by our Military. At last, democracy reincarnated in Nigeria in 1999. Good enough, for over two decades now, we have savored the Read More

Group uncovers plot to ‘destabilise’ Nigeria Military hierarchy

January 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for Justice in Africa (CJA) has said it has uncovered a fresh plot by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Amnesty International (AI) and Transparency International (TI) to destabilise the Nigerian military through a “fictitious” report.   The centre, which raised this alarm at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, also revealed that the leadership of the armed forces of Nigeria Read More

Gov. Wike; if wishes were horses….!

January 17, 2021 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The blood of those he spilled in his fiendish quest 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

Economic interest driving insecurity in the North – Mba

January 15, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, has condemned the spike of insecurity and violence in northern Nigeria, saying the perpetrators are more interested in the economic benefits derivable from the heinous crime than the humanitarian crisis it has generated in the country. Mba stated this in a Channels Television programme, ‘Sunrise Daily’, monitored by Blueprint in Abuja, Thursday. Responding Read More

Armed Forces Day: Buhari ushers in salvation at last

January 15, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently Read More

How Capitol Hill exposed AI, others against Nigerian Military – Group

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The invasion of the United States’ Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has exposed the hypocrisy of Amnesty International and others in the forefront of the #EndSARS movement against the Nigerian military.   This was the submission of the March4Nigeria Movement in reaction to the violent attack of December 6 at the U.S Congress aimed at overturning the presidential election. In a statement 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

2021: As Nigerian military silence wailers…

January 13, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

All President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides occupy a special place in my heart. It is not easy to discharge the arduous obligation of defending a leader who is deliberately and nastily persecuted. Of all the aides, however, Mr Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have caught my endless admiration. Each time I read their pieces and analyses of national issues, Read More

Capitol Hill and a salute to Nigerian Military

January 10, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Quite incredible!  In a twinkle of an eye, four persons kissed death during and in the aftermath of the invasion/desecration of Capitol Hill by pro-Trump extremist supporters. Capitol Hill, America’s most powerful symbol of democracy and civil authority, transmuted into an artefact of sorrows, wails, death and blood. It is an understatement to say, the world is stunned to its 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

2021: Group commences 21 days inter-faith prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced a 21 days prayer and fasting session against agents of destabilisation and improved security in Nigeria.  The session which is also aimed at ensuring the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration kicked off at the Unity Fountain, Abuja with over 500 clerics in attendance.  The Grand Patron of 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

Another peaceful Yuletide: Group commends service chiefs, security agencies

December 26, 2020 Editor 0

The National Peace Project (NPP) has commended the nation’s service chiefs and security agencies over another peaceful Christmas celebrations.  In a statement signed by its President, Rev Joshua Agbaje, on Friday, the group said this year’s festivity was relatively safe and devoid of attacks.   According to Rev Agbaje, the military worked tirelessly and gallantly towards protecting the lives and properties of citizens Read More

Service Chiefs: Why we must align with PMB

December 25, 2020 Emmanuel Ekpe 0

Securing life and property is something nobody should hold with levity, especially government at all levels. Due to the established fact that the world has become a global village, any threat to peace in any part of the world is now a threat to peace all over the world, because, if the security situation is not urgently tackled, its escalation Read More

Between Zulum’s conscience and his godfather

December 25, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

The true worth of leaders is measured by their consistency. True leaders are known for jutting and upholding truth; avoiding actions which might erode public confidence in them. That’s why Bulgarian-born writer, Maria Popova Maria reasoned that “Greatness is consistency driven by a deep love of the work.” In today’s world, most characters speak before they think. That’s the accident 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

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

Insecurity: Report lauds Nigerian Army on human rights, rescue of abductees

December 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has been showered praises for showcasing a high level of human rights compliance in its various operations across the country this year.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) made the revelation in a special report appraising the performance of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in 2020.  In the report signed by the special rapporteur, Dr. Read More

Remain focused, avoid distractions, varsity don tells troops

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian military has been urged to remain focused and not get distracted in its prosecution of the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country.  This call came from Dr Thomas Uzah, a security expert and head of mass communication department, Kwararafa University Wukari in reaction to the International Criminal Court’s preliminary report.  In a touching message on Read More

Terrorism fight: Nigerian military not violating human rights – Conflict resolution expert

December 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian military is prosecuting the war against terrorism, banditry and other criminal vices in the country in accordance with its operational code of conduct and international best practices, an American conflict resolution expert, Daniel Furnad, has said.  According to Furnad, the troops have so far dealt with the armed groups using minimum or no force at all, and without 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

Cleric ‘uncovers’ plot to ‘undermine Buhari’s govt’

December 17, 2020 Editor 0

Foremost Islamic cleric Sheik Abdullahi Isah has alleged grand plan to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration by some politicians across the country. Isah stated this at a media parley with select journalists in Minna, Niger state capital on the state of the nation, and the efforts of President Buhari in addressing the myriads of challenges in the country. “The bulk Read More