Opinion

Nigeria’s Persistent Insecurity: Monguno, Buratai and the Inter-Agency Dilemma, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...the NSA and service chiefs need to devise a strategy that would involve the burying of their various differences and evolving a new collaborative security effort in the national interest, going forward. This is a period in which we need all hands on deck and to guard against unnecessary bickering…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Has Boko Haram Become A Money Spinner For The Army Brass?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Is it possible that the Army brass has turned the Boko Haram insurgency into a full-time money making occupation, wasting the lives of soldiers on the field, while generals make money both in Abuja and the theatre of operations, by not providing the necessary tools and intelligence capacity required for…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: Time for Borno People To Offer More Critical Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

It is high time that Borno people, especially the political elite, public office holders, traditional rulers, community leaders and youth groups to do more in providing the necessary information and intelligence for security agencies towards addressing the insecurity, ignorance, poverty and other malaise in the state. “Fear a tumult which…
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Columns

Thoughts on the Indictment of the Nigerian Army for the Zaria Massacre, By Pius Adesanmi

If you set up panels to at least symbolically defy the president's shameful silence on these critical fronts, the findings of such panels may be actionable in the future. An administration hostile to silence may pick them up and act. You owe it to that future to at least do…
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Opinion

Buratai: Corruption Allegation As the Burden of a Reformer, By Maiwada Dammallam

A recent story published by Sahara Reporters which "authoritatively" broke the news that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T. Y. Buratai owns what the "revelation" wants to have the general public believe is an expensive property in Dubai, UAE, is one that would generate incredulous debate especially in…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Letter To Gen. Tukur Buratai: You Are Not The President of Nigeria, By Adeolu Ademoyo

“…An attempt on COAS is akin to an attempt on a sitting President. So, in the cause of doing our work we make no apology to any ” - Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, General Officer Commanding, One Mechanised Division, Kaduna. Dear General Buratai, I write to you today as a…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

The Federal Question And The Army’s Massacre of Shiites in Zaria, By Adeolu Ademoyo

In defining our values for us, the Nigerian army is becoming a threat to us. The Nigerian army has crossed the line in defining civilian values in a democracy. This has to stop. Mr. Sani Usman, the army spokesperson must be called to order to stop his partisan and unprofessional…
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Opinion

On the Tragedy of the Shiites, By Lawan Maina

...knowing El-Zakzaky’s group’s proclivity for disobedience, provocative actions, and the intentional flouting of laws - actions which, according to The Guardian, have led to incessant clashes with the police - the Army’s reaction could have been better considered and executed. There was absolutely no need for the killings or the…
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