Columns

Nigerian Army, Innovation and the Key in the Dog’s Teeth, By Pius Adesanmi

Given the history of the Nigerian Army, you are not really talking to your boys, are you? You are warning Nigerians in general: use social media to talk about the Army in a way we don’t like and you shall see! Never be too quick to commend a Nigerian official…
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Opinion

Strategic Leadership: My Personal Theory and Practice, By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

One must be intellectually vigilant, inquistive and always examining the utility of strategy and tactics. Always guarding against muddled thinking or allowing emotions to blind you. You make sure, as a leader, that you do not commit the grave error of giving primacy to transient strategies or tactics, over the…
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Opinion

Lt. Col. Abu Ali: the Painful Death of a Gallant Soldier, By Michael Jegede

...greater effort must be made to motivate the military officers in the battlefield. The intensity of activities of the Boko Haram radicals has taken a dimension in recent weeks that calls for serious concern from the government, especially coming after several months of relative success by the troops of the…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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Guest Columns

Making ‘Africa Rising’ a Reality in Nigeria, By Muhammadu Buhari

The months ahead will show not only that Nigeria is on the rise, but that this "Rising" is real and lasting - one that touches not just the statistical databases, but the lives of the people who elected us to deliver positive change. Until a few years ago, Africa Rising…
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Columns

Nigerian Army’s Three Wanted Friends, By Gimba Kakanda

Our security agencies need to restore professionalism in their dealings with civilians. Showmanship seems to drive them, but obsession with this approach to crime prevention and control will only embarrass them and ridicule what they stand and inferring from the Channels TV interview of the Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters,…
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Guest Columns

No More Business As Usual: Nigeria’s New-Found ‘Change’ and Lessons from the Past, By Niyi Osundare

Too Big to Fail No national election in Nigeria’s notoriously chequered history has commanded the kind of widespread and nervous international attention that characterised the March 28, 2015 presidential polls. At the continental level, I daresay that only the South African election of April 1994, the very first democratically arranged…
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