Understanding Ambassador TY Buratai as a Reader

By Tolulope Adebayo Readers are leaders because they understand that knowledge is the key to success, and reading books is an excellent source of that knowledge. Leaders read books because they know this is one of the best ways to learn things they don’t know and reinforce the things they know. Some of us knew him only when he was appointed Chief of Army Staff. But not many knew his background as a historian. And a historian is never far from a book. Historians are deep thinkers. They get lost…

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CHIKE OBI AND HIS BLIND VOYAGE ON NYSC

By Philip Agbese The continuity of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nigeria has been a constant debated topic by different unpatriotic political syndicates going around, parading a motley of dodgy and false reports that has crippled real context and given twisted interpretations to suit their nefarious agenda. The frequent use of different media outlets, groups, ethnic and religious differences, have been weaponised by those seeking to obtain or retain political power, and cause chaos in this country’s democratic stratosphere, and sociopolitical space. Amidst many false twisted weaponized reports…

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That impending feast of vultures in Bauchi forbodes evil for Nigeria

By Mohammed Adamu Nigeria is in the throes of corruption. It is the singular evil that has amplified every other thing that ails the nation. Almost all crimes in the land can be attributed to the impact of corruption on the individual and collective psyche – when apprehended, the modern-day Nigerian bandit, terrorist, armed robber, ritualist and even petty criminals now wear this defiance on their faces as if to remind us, the hapless spectator of them being paraded by law enforcement, that their crimes pale in significance compared to…

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WE MIGHT NOT HAVE TOMORROW

By: Dumebi Kachikwu I know you are probably as worried as I am about the state of our nation. Earlier today, our Government shut down the unity schools in the Federal Capital as they are unable to ensure their security in the face of terrorist threats. A few weeks ago, the Kuje prison was attacked and scores of terrorists freed. We also saw a video making the rounds yesterday showing the beating of the Kaduna bound passengers who were captured several months ago. We can no longer deny the fact…

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Ogundipe and his myopic view of Ambassador TY Buratai

By Toby Prince “Citizen Journalism has taken journalism out of context. Editors used to be Magistrates. But now, journalism has been reduced to just a conversation”—Martins Oloja , (Editor of The Guardian Newspaper, Nigeria).July 16, 2022. In response to Oloja, author, journalist, and public relations executive, Kelechi Shadrach Okoronkwo wrote on his Facebook wall on July 7, 2022, “We can not mourn enough the desecration of the journalism profession, especially in times of election like this. Some ethnic and religious warlords, and political thugs no longer bear arms. They are…

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NYSF Trust Fund and Matters Arising

By Emmanuel Abe Kolawole I stumbled on a piece of news recently on the National Youth Service Corp Trust Fund (NYSCT-F). The news item was an interesting one in the sense that it took the NYSC-TF to the cleaners. These are indeed interesting times that I wondered what country we have here. The news story alluded that some top army generals are behind the NYSC Trust Fund to serve as a retirement package. I think whoever it was behind the story must have woken up from the wrong side of…

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The Vindication of Ambassador Buratai

By: Best Agbese Just when one thinks that Sahara Reporters is in the process of finding its way to the path of redemption, it comes out to reassert itself as a hate-spewing platform that is committed to reporting Nigeria into destruction by targeting public office holders and attempting to tarnish their image. This is why it is no surprise that Sahara Reporters’ obsession with retired Ambassador Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Envoy to the Republic of Benin, is one that defies solutions. The junk online publication’s latest installment in its bash-Buratai obsession…

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TINUBU’S 35 PARAGRAPHS, 1664 WORDS ON VP CHOICE; RESHAPING THE DEBATE ON NIGERIA’S FUTURE, A CHALLENGE TO THE OPPOSITION

By: Taiwo Akerele On the 10th of July 2022, the APC presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu in a personally signed press statement announced the choice of his running mate in the person of His Excellency Senator Kassim Shettima, the former Governor of Borno state. In this very intellectually stimulating statement, BAT spoke on so many issues, but as expected not a few Nigerians will be stalk with the muslim – muslim conundrum. In this 35 paragraph, 1664 words statement, Tinubu wrote extensively on his mission for Nigeria, about hope for…

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YAHAYA: THE WORKING, NOT TALKING COAS

By Moses Oche This decade’s generation has had their diaries filled with details of their vivid share in the first-hand historical experience of insurgency happening in their lifetime. These verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently carried out attacks on American soil in 2001, terrorism has maned the stage where its religious-oriented versions spread across the globe as a weapon. Rescuing the world from the mindless savagery that represents the hallmark…

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NYSC- TF : Ushering In A Game Changer In Youth Empowerment

By Philip Agbese After thorough examination, further being excluded from the list of inconsequential matters, and moved to the top relevant section in the nation, The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Trust Fund bill has been a topic on the tongue of many great visionary leaders in this country. It is said that, “In a stronger Youth, lies the strength of a great Nation”. One would wonder how much exploration, and greatness that would emanate from a nation that have taken time to invest in her youths. What great expectations…

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