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

EndSARS: Group hails UK parliament’s intervention

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has welcomed the United Kingdom’s parliament’s intervention on the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, describing it as confirmation of the Nigerian Army’s progress under Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai.  According to the NDF, the keen interest shown by the UK indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is on the right track.   The group, 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

Court orders re-arraignment of 7 men over Delta Killings, fixes Oct 30

October 21, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja Wednesday ordered for the re-arraignment of seven persons, charged with alleged terrorism acts over Delta state. The trial judge has since fixed October 30 for hearing of the application and amendment of charges. At the resumed hearing, the prosecution counsel, Mr Shuiabu Labaran, told the court that although the business of 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

Aniocha North killings: Court to begin trial Oct 21

October 16, 2020 Editor 0

Following the filing of terrorism charges against seven persons alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko community of Aniocha North local government area of Delta state by the federal government, the Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed October 21, 2020 for the commencement of trial.  The seven accused persons were said to have connived Read More

General Buratai and his golden principle on war

October 13, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Sometime in June 2015, barely 10 days after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s democratically elected leader, a BBC Africa Security Correspondent, published an analysis, captioned; “Will moving Army to Maiduguri help Nigeria against Boko Haram?” The report captured President Buhari’s earliest decisions and actions in office to stymie the raging and devastating Boko Haram insurgency in the Read More

Aniocha north killings: FG files charges against 7 over alleged terrorism

October 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has filed criminal charges against seven persons alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko community of Aniocha North Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta state. The seven accused persons were said to have connived with others now at large within and outside ldumuje-Ugboko community, Aniocha North LGA of Delta state, to 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