Columns

I Wanted To ‘Insult’ The President, But I Didn’t Want To Go To Jail, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...as you would imagine, I would talk about Sowore whether or not I’ll end up in jail? Why? An injury to one is an injury to all. Let’s not mince words: Filing charges against Sowore for “insulting” the president is laughable, a complete abuse of federal powers and a lowering…
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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

Nigerian Military’s Half-truth and Propagandist War Against Boko Haram, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Public trust in the army is a crucial component for victory in the war against insurgency. The people must be able to trust in the integrity of the armed forces; they must be able to rely on the army for the true picture of the war. Frequent release of false…
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Opinion

Dear President Buhari, Nigerian Lives Also Matter, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari who is fantastically good in sending condolence messages to other nations in their times of national grief should come to terms with the fact that Nigerian lives also matter. I wholeheartedly endorse the inauguration of a Special Military Task force by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday July 13,…
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Opinion

Atiku Abubakar and President Buhari: A Relationship of Patriots, By Louis Okoroma

...one would expect that other leaders - politicians, business people etc., would be happy at, applaud and promote the warm relationship between the Turaki Adamawa and President Buhari. On the contrary, much effort is being exerted by certain forces, within and outside the ruling party to sour this beautiful relationship…
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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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Guest Columns

Nigeria’s Next Insurrection?, By Chris Ngwodo

Nigeria can ill-afford to sleepwalk into another uprising at a time when it is still desperately battling Boko Haram’s insurgency. A potential Shia-Sunni faceoff could rapidly turn Northern Nigeria into a theatre of subversive intrigues by Iran and Saudi Arabia whose geopolitical rivalry in the Middle East dovetails with their…
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