NEDC and Alkali’s leadership with a human face

March 30, 2021 Solomon Audu 0

It is no longer news that the Boko Haram crisis in North-East Nigeria has devastated economy of the region, and humanitarian crisis is the order of the day. The North East region of Nigeria is made up of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States. These states are ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. In this violent Read More

Buhari’s alarm on insecurity: Illegal arms in-flow defied Nigeria’s border closure

 President Muhammadu Buhari has said despite the closure of Nigeria’s land borders, arms and ammunition continued to flow into the country. President Buhari spoke Thursday when the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, visited him in Abuja. A statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, Read More

Unstable Libya remains big problem for Sahel region – Buhari

March 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As far as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of the African continent, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The President said this Thursday at the State House Abuja while receiving in farewell audience the outgoing Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Read More

AK 47 comment: Ortom, Ishaku equally guilty – Iliyasu

February 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

An elder statesman in Bauchi state and former governorship aspirant, Alhaji Ahmad Iliyasu, has condemned what he described as ‘nonsensical political statements by politicians, saying the elite ought to be mindful of their utterances so as not to cause disunity in the nation. Iliyasu, who holds the traditional title of Sardaunan Misau made the remarks in a press release issued Read More

Cryptocurrency Ban: SEC opens up

February 12, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it’s stance on cryptocurrency does not contradict the position of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  The Central Bank had earlier this week barred banks from engaging in crypto transactions. The regulation in a statement on Monday said it took the action as the digital currency was being used to not only Read More

Dangers of ethnic, religious prejudices

February 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, rightly and timely, warned Nigerians against exhibiting ethnic and religious prejudices, saying such behaviours would not augur well for the unity and development of the country. The president, rightly chose his audience too, to issue his warning. He spoke when the leaders of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by the President-General Read More

Orlu: Group faults IPOB, ESN over killings

January 27, 2021 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has condemned the killing of innocent citizens by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) on Monday in Orlu, Imo state.  The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said such lawlessness was unacceptable in the interest of peace and tranquillity in the South-East and South-South.  Fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Read More

The diaspora quagmire for Nigeria

January 24, 2021 Idoko Ainoko 0

It is established that the population of a nation is its strength; the intellectual and positive productive gifts of its citizenry are its power and enviable assets. The overbeaten cliché in the inaugural address by a former American President. Mr. John F. Kennedy’s in 1961, pricked the consciousness of the people to national loyalty and patriotism soberly; “ask not what Read More

The dearth of investigative Journalism

January 22, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Pro-protest and pro-terrorist news blog, Sahara Reporters, has maxed out its usefulness and may just be on the last lap of its viability going by the nature of the sub-par news items it is now pushing out in the name of exclusives or investigative reports. The latest of such impaired offering from Sahara Reporters was sensationally headlined, “EXPOSED: Buratai, Olonisakin, Read More

ICC: Understanding the insurgency within insurgency

January 21, 2021 Richard Murphy 0

Nigeria has for over a decade been enmeshed in an intractable insecurity mess due to the unfortunate conspiracy against it by notable international bodies like the ICC and Amnesty International among others, and kowtowing the script of the renegade and insurgents on its soil. This is indeed a very unfortunate and dreadful situation, as the plot of these people is Read More

Resist attempts to throw Nigeria into crisis, group warns

January 18, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians have been alerted of a grand plot by “destructive elements” in the Diaspora to plunge the country into war by sponsoring terrorism.   Nigeria First, a social-political and economic movement gave the notice on Monday in Abuja at its inaugural press briefing on the state of the nation.  In his speech titled, “We must save Nigeria before the destructive elements achieve their aims”, pioneer 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

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

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

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

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

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

Kankara schoolboys: Elders forum hails Buhari

December 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Patriotic Elders Council of Nigeria (PECN) has said the safe return of schoolboys abducted in Kankara, Katsina state has evoked memories of President Muhammadu Buhari they used to know.  In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Bishop Pinot Ogbaji, Monday, the PECN said President Buhari rolled back the years with his display of poise, celerity and focus.  Having risen 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

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

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

Religious blacklist: How terrorist, political groups misled US – INM

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has blamed “political” Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and groups that have showed incurable bias and sympathy for terrorist organisations over the inclusion of Nigeria in the United States’ blacklist for religious intolerance.  The group said it came to this conclusion after a thorough review of the circumstances that led to the inclusion of Nigeria.  In Read More