Opinion

The Nigerian Army Can Legally Declare Any Organisation As Terrorist, By Alex Asuquo

...it is erroneous to fault the military declaration of IPOB as terrorist organisation using the TPA as a yardstick since such declaration is a strategic and tactical military decision aimed at enabling the military perform its functions, which are outside the context of the TPA. The declaration is not legally…
See More »
Opinion

A Million Pythons Cannot Dance the Biafran Question Away, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...a legitimate Biafran question will be left in the hands of an opportunistic Kanu, and we will lose a golden opportunity to once and for all resolve our differences and strengthen the bond of our nationhood. Buhari should let the courts decide Kanu’s fate. He must jettison the use of…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Opinion

The Matter of 38 Senior Army Officers, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

In the light of these serious allegations against key military and Defence officials, it is only just, fair and good in morality and the law that President Muhammadu Buhari considers their plea for thorough investigation so as not to damage the professionalism of the Nigeria Army. I'm compelled for the…
See More »
Columns

Of Social Media, Hate Speech, and a Resurgent Big Brother, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Admittedly, social media is new. But that does not mean we need to device more draconian means for policing users, and their usages, often committing scarce resources (as in the case of an army that so needs both signal and human intelligence on ongoing breaches of security) to this purpose.…
See More »
Opinion

The Complexity of Internal Security Operations In Nigeria, By Sagir Musa

To my prying friends - those fond of snooping in military Now that you have ‘provoked’ me to project our success story and address your thirst for news, be assured that the operational plans of May 2017 will, as a matter of professional principles, remain a strictly guarded secret. Between…
See More »
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…
See More »
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…
See More »
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…
See More »
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…
See More »
12