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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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 House keeper 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

Nigerian security agencies: CSOs write ICC prosecutor

December 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Some international civil society organisations have cautioned the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensou over misguided utterances against the Nigerian military and sister agencies. The International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) issued the warning in a letter to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor on Tuesday. In the letter signed by its Director of Communication, Zakari Yinusa, the IHRPF said the ICC pre-convicted Read More

ICC: How AI, TI, CSOs conspire against Nigeria’s armed forces – Rights group

December 15, 2020 House keeper 0

Amnesty International (AI), Transparency International (TI) and other acclaimed international Non Governmental Organisation (NGOs) have conspired with several Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the country to fabricate and present false evidence against the armed forces of Nigeria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), a rights group has said. The Civil Rights Advocates of Nigeria (CRAN), alleged that both foreign groups have Read More

Understanding why wailers are after Zulum

December 14, 2020 Philip Agbese 0

Bigoted partisans have come to free reign in Nigeria. Very unconscionably and irresistibly, these partisan lees which have populated Nigeria delight in politicizing national security. It is the only explication which sufficiently accounts for their unbearably selfish outrage and mouthing of inanities on resurgence of insecurities in the country. These dregs in the country have a single plank of reasoning. Read More

ICC and its macabre dance

December 14, 2020 Richard Murphy 0

The International Criminal Court (ICC) finally lost it. The decision of its outgoing prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, to investigate Nigeria’s Security Forces for human rights abuses and the equivalent of war crimes is one that the officials of that institution should have better weighed and advise against. Bensouda’s desperation to score achievements before leaving office is no justification for the shabby Read More

Buratai: Between an exceptional leader and his detractors

December 13, 2020 Kolawole Abe 0

It is remarkable that our patriotic military chiefs continue to give their best even in the face of these disincentives. Well before the progress made by the international coalition against ISIS, the Nigerian military and security agencies led by The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, had made a great progress against Boko Haram and its affiliates. Many Read More

ICC: Human rights groups disown allegations against Nigerian military

December 13, 2020 House keeper 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Human Rights (CCSGHR) have distanced themselves from the position of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate Nigerian security forces over alleged war crimes.  The umbrella association of civil society organisations in the country said it is alarmed by the ICC, adding that the criminal court has lost focus and only seeking attention.   Speaking at Read More

Don’t pass 2021 budget until Buhari tackles insecurity, elders tell NASS

December 6, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Some elders across the country have called on the National Assembly not to pass the 2021 budget pending before it until President Muhammadu Buhari implements the resolutions of the two chambers of the legislature that demanded the sack of service chiefs. The elders insisted that President Buhari must not look back again in sacking the service chiefs, saying the ovation Read More

Days after killing of Boko Haram top shot: Coalition hails troops

December 4, 2020 House keeper 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has declared that the North-East region is closer to safety following the killing of high-ranking Boko Haram commander, Amir Goni Maina.  Goni Maina was the acclaimed Governor of Lake Chad Tumbuns.  He perceived the area as his territory from where he ochestrated several deadly attacks.  The once-inviscible terror kingpin, however, met his waterloo on Read More

#EndSARS: Don’t subvert truth before Lagos panel, group tells Lagos govt, Amnesty Int’l

November 30, 2020 House keeper 0

The Lagos state government and Amnesty International (A), have been told to allow the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the allegation of brutality against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos state to work without any form of interference. A civil society organisation, Advocates For Social Justice, at a press conference in Abuja, warned the Lagos Read More

Breaking: Zulum leads Borno top govt officials, kinsmen, others to bury slaughtered farmers in Zabarmari

November 29, 2020 House keeper 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday morning led top government officials, kinsmen and other residents still in shock for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari. Zulum, during his visit was told that the total death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 Read More

Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

November 28, 2020 House keeper 0

Following an extensive appraisal of the security situation across the 19 northern states, the Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said President Muhammadu and the Nigerian military have successfully quelled the threats posed by criminal elements.  According to the coalition, the feat was particularly impressive considering the concerted effort by some interest groups to undermine troops’ progress.  The CNP made this disclosure in its Read More

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

November 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from what has been Read More