Buratai and the Art of Patriotism

By David Onmeje All hail the reformed and disciplined Nigerian Army. Even those who maliciously hated you in the past have keenly observed both your private and official actions in the last three years and Nigerians fete you with accolades as venerated institution. The phrase drops on every lip and everywhere in shocking pleasantness.   … Continue reading Buratai and the Art of Patriotism

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2019 election: Human rights group hails security agencies over conduct of polls, reveals what happened in Rivers, Lagos, others

The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution has spoken on the role of security agencies in the Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections across the 36 states of the federation.   The human rights group specifically lauded the nation’s security agencies for being professional in discharge of their duties before, … Continue reading 2019 election: Human rights group hails security agencies over conduct of polls, reveals what happened in Rivers, Lagos, others

Military must sustain high compliance on rules of engagement during, after polls – Human Rights Group

A coalition of Civil Society Groups under the umbrella of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Human Rights and Conflict Management has called on the Nigerian military to sustain high complaisance on rules of engagement before, after and during the poll.       The group said in a bid to assess the preparedness of … Continue reading Military must sustain high compliance on rules of engagement during, after polls – Human Rights Group

Understanding Nigerian Army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

By Philip Agbese I recall that a section of the polity has decided to drag the Nigerian Army into the murky water of politics for their selfish reasons. This arose from the charge given by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigeria Army to deal ruthlessly with those … Continue reading Understanding Nigerian Army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

Democracy: The Nigerian Army and sanctity of constitutional orders

By Richard Murphy I trust Lt. Gen, TY Buratai, the COAS and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations. He is a man worth the trust. He first earned my trust when he punished scores of solders who played undemocratic roles in the 2014 governorship elections in Ekiti state. They were punished for professional misconduct and acts … Continue reading Democracy: The Nigerian Army and sanctity of constitutional orders

Group hails Buratai, Army over election security, sues for continuous loyalty amongst troops

The Coalition for Democracy and Good Governance has hailed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Army over responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country. The group, therefore, called for continuous loyalty amongst troops to constituted authority before, during and after the elections. Addressing newsmen in … Continue reading Group hails Buratai, Army over election security, sues for continuous loyalty amongst troops

Rescheduled Polls: Don’t Dare Nigeria’s Sovereignty – COAS Warns

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai has directed Nigerian Army commanders to see those who seek to undermine the country’s democracy by interfering in the electoral process as enemies of Nigeria and dealt with appropriately. The COAS who spoke during his opening remarks meeting with principal staff officers general officers … Continue reading Rescheduled Polls: Don’t Dare Nigeria’s Sovereignty – COAS Warns

Avoid Violence, Support Nigerian Army –Igbo Group Charges

Igbos in Nigeria Movement has urged the people of the south-east states to be discerning in their choices in the general elections saying that strategies that have failed the region in the past must not be repeated again since they will yield the exact same results. The movement, which spoke through its President, Maxi Ifeanyi … Continue reading Avoid Violence, Support Nigerian Army –Igbo Group Charges

Don’t Dare The Strength of Nigerian Army, Yoruba Monarch Cautions IPOB

A traditional ruler in Osun has called on a group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kula threatening to cause crisis in the eastern party of the country to desist from daring the strength of the Nigerian Army as the general elections for 2019 get closer.   This was disclosed during a … Continue reading Don’t Dare The Strength of Nigerian Army, Yoruba Monarch Cautions IPOB

Buratai: A Study in Warfare By David Onmeje

The story of the Nigerian Army is such that invokes memories of exploits, especially in the Sub Saharan Africa. In times past, the Nigerian Army won countless laurels in its operations so much to the envy of other nations. At a point, the Nigerian Army was adjudged one of the best professional armies in the … Continue reading Buratai: A Study in Warfare By David Onmeje

Boko Haram: Amnesty International lied on Rann attack as CSOs laud military over peace in north-east

The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria has described as false recent report in the media credited to Amnesty International that over 60 persons were killed in Rann area of Borno State by members of the Boko Haram insurgents. Amnesty International had in a statement claimed that at least 60 people were … Continue reading Boko Haram: Amnesty International lied on Rann attack as CSOs laud military over peace in north-east

Boko Haram: Amnesty International more desperate than PDP false claims, local observer, SHAC warns

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has accused the Amnesty International of working for the Boko Haram sect against the interest of Nigeria. According to the group, the stories about 60 persons killed by Boko Haram in Rann was not only false but contrived by Amnesty International in its usual attack to diminish the efforts … Continue reading Boko Haram: Amnesty International more desperate than PDP false claims, local observer, SHAC warns

Buratai’s Midas Touch on the Nigerian Army Educational Landscape

By Orinya Agbese       “He has got the Midas touch. Anything he touches turns to gold”. Many of us might be familiar with that famous line in the beautiful soul rendition of the ’80s. Well, we are no longer in the ’80s, as someone is replicating the Midas touch once again. But this … Continue reading Buratai’s Midas Touch on the Nigerian Army Educational Landscape

Arrest Secondus Now, Pro-democracy Group Tasks Security Agencies

Following his recent outburst, civil society group, National Democratic Front has called on the Police and DSS to apprehend Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Uche Secondus for threatening national security. Mr Secondus, in an ill-tempered rant at the party's presidential campaign rally in Asaba, Delta state, Thursday, threatened “war" should his party lose the … Continue reading Arrest Secondus Now, Pro-democracy Group Tasks Security Agencies

Appraising Nigerian Army’s strategy towards lasting peace in Taraba

By John Hosea   There has been quite an upheaval on the operations of the Nigerian Army in Taraba state in recent times. So much so that it portrayed the Nigeria army as having ulterior motives in its activities in Taraba state, especially as it concerns the farmers/herders conflict.   I recall that the Nigerian … Continue reading Appraising Nigerian Army’s strategy towards lasting peace in Taraba

CJN: Nigerians Storm Streets of New York, Urge United States, United Nations to Back Buhari

Barely 24 hours after some concerned Nigerians trooped out en mass in the United Kingdom to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight, their counterparts in the United States of America have followed suit.       These Nigerians, under the auspices of Restore Nigeria Coalition (RNC) were spotted in the streets of Washington, chanting ‘Sai … Continue reading CJN: Nigerians Storm Streets of New York, Urge United States, United Nations to Back Buhari

Protest Rocks London over Onnoghen as Nigerians Ask UK to Support Buhari Kill Corruption

While a small chunk of Nigerians are yet to come to terms with President Muhammadu Buhari’s courageous suspension of embattled Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, their counterparts in the diaspora have lauded the move. In the United Kingdom, in particular, Nigerians welcomed the removal of the judicial chief as it is a clear deviation from the … Continue reading Protest Rocks London over Onnoghen as Nigerians Ask UK to Support Buhari Kill Corruption

Onnoghen: Centre provides US, UK others with perspective to ex-CJN’s suspension

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre has given an insight on the real reason behind suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.       The human rights group said the controversy trailing the ousting of Onnoghen was needless because the Constitution of the country was clear on the crime committed by the … Continue reading Onnoghen: Centre provides US, UK others with perspective to ex-CJN’s suspension

Onnoghen: 1,000 Youth Groups Back Buhari on Suspension of Ex-CJN

With the dust from the suspension of ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen yet to settle, almost 1000 youth groups across the country have backed President Muhammadu Buhari’s action. The embattled judicial chief is facing trial over non-declaration of assets. In a statement released by Comrade Aaron Tobias Turner, Secretary of the Communique … Continue reading Onnoghen: 1,000 Youth Groups Back Buhari on Suspension of Ex-CJN

CISS Finally Breaks Silence on Suspension of CJN, Backs Buhari

The Centre for International and Strategy Studies, has finally broken its silence on the controversy trailing the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.       CISS said the suspension of Onnoghen was a right step in the right direction, adding that the decision was to safeguard the integrity of the … Continue reading CISS Finally Breaks Silence on Suspension of CJN, Backs Buhari