Opinion

Lekki ‘Massacre’: Fake News, Anarchy and the Rest of Us, By Yushau A. Shuaib

While I personally support the objectives of EndSARS and similar protests towards good governance, the media and civil society groups should be wary of fake news on the social media by subjecting eye-witness accounts and other contents to critical verification and authentication before authorising their dissemination. Human society, as we…
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Opinion

EndSARS: Protesters, Crowdfunding and National Security, By Yushau A. Shuaib

One of the founders of EndSARS agitation, Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink, has distanced himself from any further protest with regard to ending F-SARS, after alleging that politicians and commercial criminals have hijacked the protest for their selfish ends. The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is struggling to contain…
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Opinion

The Nigerian Army and ‘Fatal Arrogance’, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The painful irony of this publicity attempt gone awry is the fact that the Nigerian military has an enviable reputation of professionalism, gallantry, resilience, and straightforwardness that does not require propaganda to push for a positive social narrative. It is baffling and hard to believe that the Nigerian Army under…
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Opinion

Gen. Buratai: Of Army Consultants and the Spread of Defamatory Information, By Yushau A. Shuaib

I feel disappointed that after serving critical institutions in Nigeria, the system appears not able or willing to protect me from malicious, inciteful and false allegations that could possibly lead to the loss of my How come drawing attention to the sinister motivation behind such a grave matter as the…
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Opinion

Lai Mohammed and the Injudicious Disobedience of Court Orders, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Dear Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, Federal Republic of Nigeria. I write this in respect to your Ministry’s apparent disobedience to a straightforward court order for my reinstatement and payment of remuneration after the illegal letter of retirement I received in 2013. As you may be aware, Justice…
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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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Columns

Still on Nigerian Military and Online Media, By Yushau A. Shuaib  

This is indeed a critical period of our national life when a raging war on desperate terrorists has kept military operations in North-East and others parts of the north in persistent media spotlight. And as would be expected, the subject now dominates the country’s online media content. As it is,…
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Guest Columns

In Memoriam, Bamidele Aturu: Advocate of the Masses, By Yushau A. Shuaib

“No religion condones injustice as the Holy Scriptures abhor oppressors and condemn injustice. Check your Holy Book for guidance.” – Bamidele Aturu That was a direct quotation from the late anti-corruption, anti-impunity and an honest human rights advocate, Barrister Bamidele Aturu while responding to my initial disposition to leaving oppressors to…
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Opinion

Lessons for Nigeria in the Case of the Iranian Billionaire, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Honestly and sincerely I never believed there is endemic corruption in developed countries including United States of America, especially in politics and corporate world, until I read thousands of comments after the execution of Iranian Billionaire, Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, over bank fraud. The execution came after Iran's Supreme Court upheld death sentence…
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