Letter to Government House Tenants

By Abdul-Azeez Suleiman We are already very frustrated after having just renewed the tenancy for some of you and brought in new tenants in other cases. We voted for you and our collective resources pay your wages. We are those you are working for. We vote for you and pay for your leadership. We are … Continue reading Letter to Government House Tenants

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Re: Military Promotion, Retirement And Religious Politics

By Tunde Johnson I am not impressed with some critics or “activists.” It is not enough to think, we have the liberty of expression and endowed with skills of the pen and so, can wake up any day to push all manner gibberish into public domain. The article by Samuel Omachi titled, “Military Promotion, Retirement … Continue reading Re: Military Promotion, Retirement And Religious Politics

Buratai: A Legend or Not

By GF Majekodunmi Is he a legend or not? In retrospect of the article written by one Mr. Charles Ogbu, which to my understanding, he did not only dispute the Legendary status of General Burati but disparage the prevailing circumstances on the ground, the time and the space the author is using to present it … Continue reading Buratai: A Legend or Not

Re: The Legend of Buratai: Why History Can Never Be Wrong!

By Philip Agbese  “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots;” - Marcus Garvey. Everywhere in the globe, great nations, societies and communities have had their today elegantly defined by history. History is today’s teacher and tomorrow’s fortifier against the mistakes, pitfalls and inaccuracies of … Continue reading Re: The Legend of Buratai: Why History Can Never Be Wrong!

Jackson Ude’s Impending Reckoning

By Richards Murphy Something profound happened in Nigeria in the month of April but it was lost in the hubbub of the socio-political grind of Nigeria. It was the sentencing of IG Wala, a self-style activist to 12 years jail term for criminal defamation. He is meant to spend at least seven years in the … Continue reading Jackson Ude’s Impending Reckoning

Buratai: Africa’s Encyclopedia On Counter-Terrorism

By Steve Jackson Basically, it’s not in the character of most Africans to appreciate merit and excellence, but warmly hug mediocrity. In Nigeria, this tendency is almost a national plaque. The best hands in public service are undermined and unfairly criticized, so very sensationally. And it is sparkled for laughable and sentimental reasons in such … Continue reading Buratai: Africa’s Encyclopedia On Counter-Terrorism

Damaturu: And Boko Haram Wept

By Okanga Agila Somewhere, within Damaturu, Yobe state, Maisandari, a suburb of the state capital, sitting on the eastern flank of Damaturu, some natives in the environs spotted strange visitors. Insurgents were already set out to unleash a horrendous attack on a defenceless population. The locals sighted unusual racing Hilux vans in a convoy on … Continue reading Damaturu: And Boko Haram Wept

Onnoghen: When a judge is too guilty to be innocent

By Prince Ugo The embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, is a lucky man. Never in the history of Nigeria has a court case wrongly attracted so much national and international attention in favour of the accused like his case of alleged false assets declaration and the abuse of the … Continue reading Onnoghen: When a judge is too guilty to be innocent

As Buhari opens new vista for unity

By John Uche Madu Three sentimental and reverting factors have always and obstinately defined the character of Presidential elections in Nigeria.  The search for a President by Nigerians in every political dispensation usually throws up mawkish issues like tribe, religion and sectionalism.  Nigeria has been saddled with bad leaders in the past because of the … Continue reading As Buhari opens new vista for unity

Umuna, his Support for Boko Haram and the Sanity of Others

By Richards Murphy There are times in our existence where common sense ought to prevail. There are also times where national interest ought to rise above personal interest especially when National Security is at stake. I have in many forums harped on the role of the media in national security in Nigeria because it is … Continue reading Umuna, his Support for Boko Haram and the Sanity of Others

Obasanjo and Buhari; Who Is A Victim Of Age?

By Abubakar B. Tsav In Nigeria or African generally, septuagenarian or octogenarian ages are like a double edged sword. It could be a curse or a blessing to someone depending on how he utilizes this special favour from God Almighty in spending these rare years of grace. So, both suffer either of these two afflictions. … Continue reading Obasanjo and Buhari; Who Is A Victim Of Age?

Nigerian Army And The Triumph Of Public Trust

By Nkechi Odoma Framers of the Constitution of nations are like the Biblical three wise men. They belong to the realm of thinkers akin to the ancient and great Greek philosophy kings like Plato and Aristotle among others. Everywhere in the world, the Constitution, which is the supreme document of all sovereign countries, prescribes the … Continue reading Nigerian Army And The Triumph Of Public Trust

Buratai and the Birth of a New Army By Don Udeike

I am not one that partakes in mediocrity. I am also not one that encourages others to be mediocre. I say this because the general elections have come and gone and as usual words, merchants have begun to ply their trades on behalf of their principals that includes some of those that lost in their … Continue reading Buratai and the Birth of a New Army By Don Udeike

Nigerian Elections And The Military: Between Fiction And Facts By David Onmeje

The 2019 general elections in Nigeria have come and gone. Another batch of democratic leaders have been empowered by majority of constituents to lead their destinies for another four years. Spectacularly, the myths, the anxieties, the phobias and the uncertainty generated by the elections have also silently ebbed out for calm and introspection among Nigerians. … Continue reading Nigerian Elections And The Military: Between Fiction And Facts By David Onmeje

Election Post-mortem: Campbell as Past Tense

By Richard Murphy Who else is an expert in Nigeria and Nigerian affairs if not former United States (U.S.) Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell? He also happens to be the go-to person for those that are desirous of setting the country ablaze. After all, Campbell happens to have the credibility as a onetime diplomat in … Continue reading Election Post-mortem: Campbell as Past Tense

When Campbell Is Bad News For America

By David Onmeje Former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John Campbell’s obsession with the destruction or destabilization of Nigeria is renowned. No one cares about his ranting anyway. But what amuses Nigerians is that each time he explodes with his personal emotions and anger against a united Nigeria, which is waxing stronger on all indices, … Continue reading When Campbell Is Bad News For America

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

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

2019 Elections: Opposition Can Wrangle, But Don’t Misinterpret Buhari!

By Isaac Ikpa Interestingly, I am getting to know more about the impressive, but silent aspects of President Muhammadu Buhari’s life and personage. I have never met him personally. But with his credentials as a retired Army officer, and given the military culture, it was safer for me to believe he is rough and unapologetically … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Opposition Can Wrangle, But Don’t Misinterpret Buhari!