Nigerian Army and Premium Times’ Patriotism Contest

By Philip Agbese “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” ― Alexander Pope Even when we had always known that half knowledge is dangerous, nothing proves it better than the present scenario of the patriotism context between the Nigerian Army and Premium Times, an online newspaper. The Nigerian Army had written to the newspaper to threaten legal action if it does not meet its demand to retract libelous publications against the Army Chief, Lt TY Buratai and the Army. The newspaper recently upped series of publications that the army perceived…

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Gov Ayade Expresses Gratitude To Fallen Heroes

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State  on Sunday expressed gratitude to the country’s fallen heroes who died in active service for the country. He stated that their sacrifice for the country is a remarkable commitment that would never be forgotten. Ayade insisted that the legacy of their death has remained a great strength for the country. According to him, the nation could not thank them enough for “giving their all to keep the rest of us alive and to keep Nigeria one united country. “For this, their commitment and…

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Borno Govt Undermining Military Efforts To End Terrorism, Group Alleges

An Interfaith group, the Northern Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace  (NIROP) has querried the motive behind the Borno state government’s reaction to the arrest and interrogation of the Chairman of Mafa Local Government Council, Alhaji Shettima Lawan who was caught harboring Boko Haram fighters. National Coordinator of the group, Bishop Musa Fomson who addressed journalists in Abuja on Sunday said it appears that while soldiers are diligently working to round up escaping terrorists Borno state politicians are covertly subverting the military’s efforts thereby making the work to be worthless.…

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