Opinion

From Government To COVID-Security: Kill Them Before the Virus Does, By Chidi Odinkalu

The only response that has made any sense is the deployment of uniformed security assets instructed to take out their frustrations on Nigerians whom they seem to have instructions to force to choose between the virus and hunger, which kills them first. It may yet end up being a clever…
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Opinion

Aisha Buhari: The Critic In the Other Room, By Reuben Abati

Mrs. Buhari’s conduct is unusual; it is shocking in its extra-ordinariness. To put it directly, it smacks of treachery and disloyalty. But it has fetched her enormous praise. My brother and colleague, Dele Momodu, a one-time Buharist, no, in fact a Buharideen, now a thoroughly disappointed “wailing wailer” has written…
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Opinion

Still On Murderous Fulani Kidnappers, By Yushau A. Shuaib

How come Fulani people have now taken over the job of kidnapping, which prior to the arrival of President Buhari’s administration, was common with militants in the Niger Delta and occasionally armed robbers in the South-East and South-West? What influenced the Fulanis to take to the kidnapping profession? What happened…
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Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

The Diezanis and Dasukis Within Buhari’s Government, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Where is the swiftness with which Buhari ordered Dasuki’s arrest? And why isn’t Lawal’s alleged offence receiving similarly expedited action? Why hasn’t Adesina issued a press statement on the content of the probe report? If Lawal and Oke have been found innocent, they should be reinstated. If guilty, they should…
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Opinion

General Monguno: Tackling Inter-Agency Rivalry, By Yushau A. Shuaib

...General Monguno as the national security adviser should devise strategies and methods in bringing the leadership of the various agencies to a roundtable to dialogue and achieve mutual understanding. It doesn’t even need to be elaborate engagements, as reaching out to each agency with a sincerity of purpose can enable…
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Guest Columns

Presidential Infirmity: the Futility of Cameo, By Louis Odion

...how a glass-fragile fakir, earlier wildly speculated by busybodies to be vegetating at the point of incapacitation - if not death, suddenly summoned the extraordinary athleticism to pull off such a feat in physiological vitality is still a mystery, even at this writing. It was stuff only expected in the…
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Opinion

That NIA’s Black-Budget and the Mysterious Whistle-blower, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Now that NIA has laid claim to the amount found in the Ikoyi apartment, does it mean the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) was misled? Is the mysterious whistle-blower a character in the inter-agency rivalry? Or is it another counter-intelligence by another foreign secret service against Nigeria? Preparatory to the…
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