Why Ndume And His Ilk Dread Peace in Borno State

By Richard Murphy I expect Nigerians to persistently and courageously interrogate their leaders who hold any mandate in public trust. This is a cliché resounded so many times to the point of boredom. But most of us ignore or prefer to overlook it for very selfish reasons. May I not sound like a simpleton. But some of these politicians are the architects of our problems and they seek elevation to promote very personal interests, which are detrimental to us and public good. And It is not a healthy development either…

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Ali Ndume And His Crocodile Tears On Boko Haram

By Hassan Biu When the expired 8th Session of the Senate under the leadership of the dictatorial, draconian and repressive former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki slammed a six-months suspension on Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume, in March 2017, the action invoked empathy and condemnations from some of us. We faulted the frivolous reasons the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges adduced for the suspension of Ali Ndume. But strongly, the 181 sitting legislative days he was barred from plenary were prolonged, ill-timed and absurd; much as it constituted unfair depravity…

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Ali Ndume’s tactics on Boko Haram aimed at diverting attention from his contributions to insurgency – NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) believes Senator Ali Ndume’s latest strategy on Boko Haram is aimed at diverting the world’s attention from his dishonourable contribution to Boko Haram insurgency. The group made this known at a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja in reaction to the Borno South lawmaker’s assertion about the Nigerian Armed Forces. In a statement signed by Secretary General, Dr Bolaji Abdulkadir, the NDF reckoned it was time to address Senator Ndume’s inglorious role in the Boko Haram conundrum. According to the group, Mr Ndume, who was…

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