Capital projects: Bala laments FG’s injustice to North-east

March 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lamented what he described as the ‘federal government’s injustice’ to the North-east geo-political zone in terms of capital projects. The governor made the lamentation Wednesday during the opening of the 4th North East Governors forum meeting hosted by the state. He decried that the region lags behind in terms of development due to federal Read More

FG empowers 578 needy in Bauchi

January 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government through the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Saturday empowered 578 needy in Shira local government area of Bauchi state. The federal commissioner of the commission in charge of north east Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed while distributing the empowerment materials said the donation was meant for people tagged ‘Persons of Concern’ under the Read More

We‘ll disgrace terrorists in 2021 – Buratai

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared that the Nigerian Army will shame the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021. Buratai gave the assurance at a sit-out night to usher in the 2021 New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Biu local government srea 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

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

Blacklist: Centre faults Nigeria’s classification by US

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre For African Liberation And Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has condemned the United States’ blacklist of Nigeria as a religious intolerant nation, describing the report and its intent as subjective.  According to CALSER, the U.S’ assertion was a disservice to Nigeria as it would serve to further aggravate the problems on the ground rather than help.  The centre made this known at Read More

Boko Haram and before we crucify Zulum

December 11, 2020 Mohammed Zanna 0

At the face of “glaring truth,” false peddlers will still arise among the people. These are people that seek not after the country’s interests, but after their own selfish gains. They scream for proofs and evidence at any news that indicates Boko haram recording casualties.Their delight is in hearing the victory of boko haram insurgency and not its defeat. The Read More

Insecurity: Women network offers tips to FG

December 6, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Women Mediators Network (NWMN) has charged the federal government to build a strong collaboration with women community women in its efforts geared towards tackling insecurity. The women said a bottom-to-top approach was the best strategy for any sustainable peace process. National Coordinator of the network, Prof. Iyom Joy Onyesoh, gave the charge in Abuja during the media launch 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

Interventions: Humanitarian affairs ministry insists on transparency

December 4, 2020 Editor 0

A week-long orientation, monitoring and evaluation workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has ended with officials insisting on transparency in all their activities. This was part of their resolutions in a communique at the end of this year’s workshop which held at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja. According to the Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm as Umahi’s appointee ‘kills’ 2 in Ebonyi

November 30, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Two persons have been reportedly killed in Oriuzo, Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state over an alleged political differences. One Shedrak Nwode from Umuezoka, alongside a girl said to be his girlfriend was alledgedly shot dead by the Coordinator of Ezza North East development centre, Ikechukwu Nwafor, an appointee of Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi. Sources who preferred Read More

Coalition hails Buhari, military on fight against insecurity

November 28, 2020 Editor 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

General Buratai, the patriot

November 23, 2020 Nkechi Odoma 0

When General Tukur Yusufu Buratai was appointed as the 20th Chief of Army Staff by the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on July 13th, 2015, the choice was hailed by all and sundry. This was because, in the history of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Buratai remains one of the most decorated officers ever to be elevated Read More

Northern writers elect maiden EXCO

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Northern Nigeria Writers’ Summit (NNWS) has elected its maiden members of executive council. A statement by Odoh Diego Okeyondo, who chaired the committee that conducted the elections, said the official are to lead the association for the period of two years. Those elected include, chairman, Dr. Bashir Abusabe, chairman; vice-chairman, Omale Allen Abdujabbar, and Safiya Ismail Yero emerged as Read More

Group wants more funding for armed forces, passes vote of confidence on service chiefs

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Concerned Citizens of North-East region has canvassed adequate budgetary provision for the military waging the ongoing war against terrorism and other forms of criminality in the country. The group led by Comrade Adamu Kabir expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded so far by the Nigerian armed forces in safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country. Speaking at a rally in Read More

Wanted Boko Haram terrorists: Coalition pledges support to Nigerian Army

November 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has pledged to support the Nigerian Army and the Borno state government in accelerating the capture of the 86 terrorists listed on the most wanted list released on Wednesday. CATE, while briefing select newsmen on the published list, in Maiduguri expressed the desire for Army to speed-up the capture or elimination of Boko Read More

Military kills 75 ISWAP fighters, loses 3 personnel

November 4, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

The Nigerian Military says troops of Operation Fire BALL,  a subsidiary of operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE,  have killed 75 Islamic West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighter during several  ambushes as well as day and night operations across the theater of operation in Nort-east Nigeria. It also said that three of its personnel, comprising an officer and two soldiers lost their Read More

Exercise Crocodile Smile: Before we crucify Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

October 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Exercise Crocodile Smile VI commenced on October 20, 2020, and is scheduled to last to December 31. The exercise has been a huge success in dealing with criminals and scaling down the level of crime in many parts of the country in the past five years in areas like the Southwest, Southsouth and others within its scope. But since the Nigerian Read More

Nigerian Army as bastion of human rights

October 15, 2020 Abraham Ochayi 0

The recent events in the country have indeed brought to the fore some salient issues that have long been neglected by the generality of Nigerians. In my opinion, Nigerians didn’t take note of the renewed conduct of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the discharge of their duties, especially in the past five years. The emphasis has been Read More

Boko Haram: Group condemns call for redeployment of defunct SARS operatives to Borno

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Arewa Citizens for Peace (ACP) has condemned the call for the redeployment of operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to the North-East to fight Boko Haram terrorists, describing it as “misplaced, senseless and capable of throwing the country into turmoil”.  While welcoming the disbandment of the anti-robbery unit of the Police, the ACP noted that such a Read More

General Buratai and his phenomenal exploits

October 8, 2020 Best Agbese 0

According to the great general of war, Winston S Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts”. This is the reality of great leaders. Those who must excel in life must keep at whatever it is they want to achieve despite setbacks. Setbacks are a regular feature in the life of Read More

General Buratai’s gallantry and Nigeria @ 60

October 7, 2020 Ibrahim Bulama 0

As Nigeria is celebrating 60 years of independence, it presents a picture of a mixture of spark and dim. Those inclined to the negative hold on to the challenges experienced in the quest towards nationhood to draw conclusions linking occurrences such as military putsch, civil war, religious uprising, corruption and lately Boko Haram terrorism to define Nigeria. But such occurrences, Read More

General Buratai as Nigeria’s diamond jubilee star

October 7, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Nigeria is 60, and this indeed calls for celebrations for the journey so far. It has been a journey of ups and downs, a journey of sorrows and lots of laughter, and a journey of incredible feats in the life of Nigeria. The 60-year-old journey of Nigeria can be a best seller any day and time because of the various Read More

Buhari messiah of North East – Gana

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

Security expert and public affairs analyst, Dr. Abubakar Gana, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the messiah of Northeast, Nigeria. Dr. Gana said he drew the conclusion based on what the current  administration has done to secure the lives of citizens in the Northeast and to assure them that they are part of Nigeria. In the statement issued in Abuja Read More