Buhari: Restoring Nigeria’s Armed Forces Lost Glory

By David Onmeje The reality in Nigeria on improved security does not need crystalline lens to have a clear sight. Never mind those whose minds are fixated on pulsating or celebrating the odd and the petrifying, which comes erratically for a country adroitly fixing its various insecurity challenges amid schemes of sabs. But the value of truth cannot be diminished by the media hype of opposition elements, scattered everywhere in the system and only concerned about permutations on how to grab power in the next political dispensation. No one blames…

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Call for Buhari’s resignation is misrepresentation of facts, mischief by Ikenga’s CUPP- NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has rubbished the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over insecurity by the Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Ugochinyere, describing it as a mere mischief and misrepresentation of facts.  According to NDF, CUPP’s agenda is to heat up the polity, especially as its “paymasters are indeed behind the politically sponsored acts of violence in the country”.  In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Abdulkadir Bokaji, on Friday, the NDF revealed that the CUPP have entered a “strategic alliance with some vested interest to cause a distraction…

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2023: Why Mamman Daura Should Not Be Vilified

By Philip Agbese In the year 2017, a group of northern leaders felt ashamed by the crop of leaders warming up to take over the mantle of leadership from the current set of leaders that it realised it has to do something about the leadership selection process in the region. At the end of that summit which held in Kaduna, many of the participants were of the view that the current process which throws up clanish champions as national leaders may not be the best and that something must be…

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Boko Haram/ Banditry: APC UK, Diaspora appreciate PMB, Service Chiefs for leading war with total commitment

…. set to mobilize international support, resources for Nigeria The APC UK and All-Diaspora Chapters of the All Progressives Congress have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs for exhibiting “extraordinary patriotism and commitment” in the war against terrorism.  Owing to their sacrifices to end the insurgency, the APC groups in the diaspora have vowed to mobilize international support and resources to complement the Federal Government’s tremendous effort in the final clearance operation. After a thorough review of the happenings in the North-East, the APC groups affirmed that significant…

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Service chiefs have no tenure – Ex-COAS, Akinrinade

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.), has said the sacking of the heads of the armed forces in the country is at the discretion of the President, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. The former army chief said service chiefs could resign if they felt they did not have anything new to contribute again or wait to be sacked by the President. Akinrinade made this known in a recent interview. There have been calls for the sacking of service chiefs due to…

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NCPC To Collaborate With Catholic Secretariat Of Nigeria On Pilgrimage

By Ebriku John Friday The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam has promised that NCPC would collaborate with the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria in order to advance the cause of Christian pilgrimage. He disclosed this recently in Abuja while playing host to the members of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria led by the Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Sam Jimi in his office. His words, “By the special grace of God, we will work with you and give you the rapport you need” He commended…

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Obaseki family endorses Ize-Iyamu, rejects embattled Governor

Prominent members of the Obaseki family have endorsed and pledged their support for the candidate f the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 Edo Governorship election. The endorsement of the APC candidate by the embattled Governor’s family on Saturday in a meeting at Ize-Iyamu’s private residence in Benin, completes a disappointing week for the PDP’s candidate which saw numerous aides, appointees, and other government officials resign their positions to back Ize-Iyamu. Victor Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki, while speaking at the meeting, admitted…

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The Unsung Hero, Charly Boy, A.K.A, Area Fada, the Echoes of his Unending Legacies

By A Patrick IP A reconstruction of, or say, an interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s famous and most celebrated quotes in Julius Ceaser, “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no more; it’s a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” can be put thus: Life seems so lengthy and endless to a man but in reality, it is very temporal and ephemeral; very short and brief. Compared with a shadow a…

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Re: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PALACE AND CAPTAIN HOSA OKUNBO BY CONCERNED EDO CITIZENS – EMMANUEL IGIEBOR

  We read your open letter referred to above on social media and we felt obligated to join issues with you on all of the issues that you raised. Just as you have exercised your right of a third-party intervention, we have also decided to do the same. It is our hope that this would help to throw some light on the issues.   We are concerned Edo citizens just as you are but by virtue of our association with Captain Hosa, we find it pertinent to correct some wrong impressions…

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