Guest Columns

We Intend Keeping the Army Well Resourced for Operational Efficiency, By Muhammadu Buhari

I want to reassure you that as your commander-in-chief, I will do everything within my powers to continue empowering you by providing all the necessary equipment, force multipliers and enablers required for you to prevail on the field. I also want you to be aware that I am currently looking…
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Columns

Politicising Health Matters, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the rather lame, belated and uncoordinated response of the military, health authorities and information managers of the government did very little to douse the suspicion. For instance, it took nearly one week before the minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole acknowledged that there was vaccination going on in some parts…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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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