Boko Haram/ISWAP: Who is after the military

By Sani Muhammadu The seeming recent castigation of the military by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has revived new posers in Nigeria’s grapple with terrorism. That poser is: who is the Nigeria military fighting in its anti-terrorism war? The answer to this poser would be instructive in how Boko Haram’s campaign of terror would be ended. The Borno State Governor’s …

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Dozens killed, over 2,500 injured in Beirut blast

Lebanese Health Minister Hassan Hamad says at least 25 people have been killed and more than 2,500 are wounded in a massive explosion at the port in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. The explosion released a shockwave causing widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. UK PM …

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President Buhari Orders NDDC To Pay Stranded Nigerian Students Abroad

The order comes barely 24 hours after the abandoned students protested at the Nigeria High Commission office in London. President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of fees and stipends of stranded scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission studying abroad. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by …

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The Facts on the School Feeding Programme

There are currently 34 States and the FCT on the program. States indicate their interest in benefitting from the program through the signing of an MOU, which details the responsibility of the States and the FG. Through the MOU, the States are responsible for the implementation of the program while the FG provides funding. The program targets public school children …

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High Fare: Abuja-Kaduna Train Records Low Patronage

The Abuja to Kaduna train service had recommenced operations last Wednesday, four months after it shut down in response to the COVID-19 outbreak but only 5,000 persons have used the service nearly one week after. Statistics by Mr. Victor Adamu, the Operations Manager, Abuja-Kaduna rail service of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), showed that five days into the resumption of …

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No PDP, No Senate! Buhari’s Armed Forces Not Failing 

By Philip Agbese  The Nigerian Senate, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), portrayed a lack of understanding of the security situation in Nigeria, when the two commented on the efforts of the Armed Forces and the current set of service chiefs towards combating insecurity in the country. Our Senate had demanded that the service chiefs step aside over what …

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Who is Afraid of Sadiya Farouq?

By Ernest Attah I have watched in absolute disbelief the series of coordinated attacks on the personality of the Honourable minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. At some point, I got confused and wondered what her sins were and whether it was worth the scathing attacks on her person. First and foremost, I must add that we …

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The Cup of Shame by ‘CUPP’ and its Implications for National Security

By Capt. Jauro Musa Liya (Rtd) It is becoming a common knowledge that the unnecessary clamor and call for the sack of service chiefs has a hidden hand. If the call by Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) for sack of service chiefs is anything to go by, then we can point at where the voices of distractions and some …

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PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION

WANTED: A PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION

WANTED: A PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION One of the features of the British colonial system of administration in Africa was the lumping together of disparate ethnic entities under one administrative body for the rationale of political expedience and convenience. So, the onetime governor of colonial Nigeria, Lord Frederick Lugard, amalgamated the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria. But, was the …

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