Buratai: A Star Boy From Another Planet

By Abubakar B Tsav An American literary pundit, Joseph John Campbell has archetypal veneration of heroes in all his fictional works. He does not see them as ordinary beings; but people specially endowed and who derive the true worth of existence from their peculiar and unique impacts on the universe. In a time-tested aphorism, Campbell says, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” This literary guru cannot be less accurate and persuasive in opening the eyes of the world to his…

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Beyond the Rhetorics 5

A wise man once said, “a good leader takes the people from where they are to where they ought to be”. When elected to represent the people, I will not sit back and watch the people lament over a problem. Rather, I will be the one championing the course in finding a lasting solution. In addition, I will not be the cause of any problem of my people. Like the current betrayal of trust by the incumbent, whereby he sits as the chairman on power in the house, and yet…

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SK Usman: Idyllic Officer, Iconic Image Maker Bows Out Of Service

By Philip Agbese Certainly, a big gulf has been created in the Directorate of Army Public Relations (DAPR) with the sudden voluntary retirement of its current Director, Brig.Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman. This shining Army officer, communications expert and iconic image maker, who proceeded on terminal leave formally bowed out of the service of the Nigerian Army and our fatherland today, Friday, February 08, 2019. Brig Gen Usman is one officer, the Nigerian Army and Nigerians would fondly remember his memorable service in countering Boko Haram Terrorism (BHT) disinformation and media…

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Avoid Violence, Support the Army –Igbo Group Charges

Igbos in Nigeria Movement has urged the people of the south-east states to be discerning in their choices in the general elections saying that strategies that have failed the region in the past must not be repeated again since they will yield the exact same results.The movement, which spoke through its President, Maxi Ifeanyi Igwe in Abuja on Friday also urged Igbos to cooperate with the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in ensuring that the elections are not hijacked by thugs that hide under agitation to foment trouble.Igwe called…

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Boko Haram: Coalition salutes military for repelling multiple attacks in Adamawa, Yobe, Benue

  The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has saluted the Nigerian Army for averting what it described as ‘Black Monday’ by successfully repelling multiple terror attacks in several parts of the country. Recall that the gallant Nigerian troops had overpowered and decimated some terrorists in Adamawa, Yobe and Benue States yesterday. CATE in a statement through its Presidenct, Gabriel Onoja, lauded the Nigerian Army and the entire military for the dedication, commitment and the sense of sacrifice that inspired them to take down the terrorists while putting others in…

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Buratai: A study in warfare

By David Onmeje The story of the Nigerian Army is such that invokes memories of exploits, especially in the Sub Saharan Africa. In times past, the Nigerian Army won countless laurels in its operations so much to the envy of other nations. At a point, the Nigerian Army was adjudged one of the best professional armies in the world. Nigerians were indeed proud of the Nigerian Army, and it became a thing of pride for one to be enlisted as either an officer or a soldier in the Nigerian Army.…

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JUBILATION AS JARIGBE ARRIVES OGOJA FOR CAMPAIGN

Ogoja the ancient city in the Northern Senatorial district of Cross River State witnessed a wild jubilation on Monday following what has been tagged the triumphant entry of the king of boys, Jarigbe Agom whose return to Ogoja from Abuja, this afternoon, herald the commencement of campaign for his re-election in the green chamber of the National Assembly. The National Assembly elections holds along side the Presidential Polls on February 16, 2019 and the member of parliament is running under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Beyond Jarigbe’s…

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Boko Haram: Amnesty International lied on Rann attack as CSOs laud military over peace in north-east

  The Coalition on Conflict Resolution and Human Rights in Nigeria has described as false recent report in the media credited to Amnesty International that over 60 persons were killed in Rann area of Borno State by members of the Boko Haram insurgents. Amnesty International had in a statement claimed that at least 60 people were killed following the 28 January devastating Boko Haram attack on Rann, a border town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria. However, the human rights group said its investigative tour of the theatre didn’t only reveal…

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1,000 Interfaith Clerics to hold Grand Rally for Buhari’s Reelection

  The National Inter-faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) is set to hold a grand rally of 1,000 clerics and faithfuls for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections. This was contained in a statement issued by the group in Jos recently. It stated that since the completion of a forty days’ inter-faith fasting and prayers as part of preparations for the commencement of the 2019 general elections it was revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is God’s choice to lead the country for the next…

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Osinbajo escapes second air crash in seven months

The helicopter conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo crash-landed in the Kabba area of Kogi State on Saturday. The Vice President’s media aide, Laolu Akande, however, said no one was hurt A tweet by Akande read: “VP Osinbajo’s chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State.” The incident is the second air mishap that Osinbajo would escape in seven months. On June 7, 2018, a chopper that was to convey Osinbajo from the Nigeria…

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