Nigeria And Her Betrayal By Diaspora

By Thomas Uzah PhD Interventions on the political and economic fronts by Nigerians in the Diaspora have been anything but complimentary of our leaders, systems and policies. It is as if once our intellectuals find their feet in other shores, they develop a contemptuous mindset towards their country and anything happening in the country is viewed from negative prisms. These Diasporans become perpetual critics whose thirst for castigating Nigerian leaders and their policies is hardly satisfied. This posture had made many patriotic citizens to conclude that most of these Nigerians…

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ICC: Understanding the Insurgency within Insurgency

By Richard Murphy Nigeria has for over a decade been enmeshed in an intractable insecurity mess due to the unfortunate conspiracy against it by notable international bodies like the ICC and Amnesty International among others, and kowtowing the script of the renegade and insurgents on its soil. This is indeed a very unfortunate and dreadful situation, as the plot of these people is to ensure a systematic breakup of the country, after it has inexplicably defied all their wicked predictions. What is unclear or absurd to some, is how it…

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Understanding Diaspora Activists and Irrational Demands

By Elijah Attah I would start this article on a high pitch because of the activities of some supposed Nigerian activists holed up somewhere outside the shores of Nigeria barely surviving and waiting for that opportunity to make a living through ignoble ways, including selling their conscience for a plate of porridge. They call themselves all sorts of names. They arrogate certain imaginary powers to themselves all in a bid to increase their negotiation value when it is time to wreak havoc in Nigeria as this is the only business…

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The Diaspora And It’s Negative Influence On Our Democracy

By Abubakar Gana We yearned and prayed passionately for democratic leadership for decades. It was not easy for a nation as famous and naturally endowed like Nigeria to face the enslavement of dictatorship for the years it was imposed on us by our Military. At last, democracy reincarnated in Nigeria in 1999. Good enough, for over two decades now, we have savored the gains and experienced the extraneous froths and thrills inured to democratic governments. Not deterred by setback, we are still struggling to reshape democracy in Nigeria; our leaders…

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General Buratai: Why Leadership Is Key In The War Against Insurgency

By David Onmeje Leadership is an art meant for those that understand the intricacies involved in bringing about positive change in every society. I say this for the fact that in Nigeria, one of the banes of our numerous challenges remains the lack of sound and credible leadership by those saddled with the responsibility of translating our hopes and aspirations into tangible realities. The recent commendation of the Air Task Force, Operation Lafiya Dole by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai for playing a decisive role in…

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Gov. Wike; if wishes were horses

By Kolawole Anthony Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Gov. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The blood of those he spilled in his fiendish quest for political power has been his greatest misery in life. His soul is the permanent tent of the devil. It is under him; Rivers state earned the…

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Armed Forces Day : PMB Ushers In Salvation At Last

By Philip Agbese Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently accepts senseless tantrums hurled at him; he accepts the hurtful banters with admirable mien; the criticisms, spleens, the meaningless blabs and painful persecutions from his adversaries and…

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2021: As Nigerian military conducts mass burial for wailers

By Philip Agbese All President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aides occupy a special place in my heart. It is not easy to discharge the arduous obligation of defending a leader who is deliberately and nastily persecuted. Of all the aides, however, Mr Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu have caught my endless admiration. Each time I read their pieces and analyses of national issues, it gives me a feeling of soul-renewal and rebirth. Their catchy dictions, choice of words, simplicity, composition mien, conciseness and potency of the message expressed in a…

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Call for Sanction on Nigeria: UK parliamentarians should be careful!

By Sharon Pande It is obvious that members of United Kingdom House of Lords who called on the UK Government to apply sanctions on Nigeria due to their shallow understanding of what constitutes the security problems in the country are, were not looking at the big picture. From all indication, their conclusion is projected on a myopic mindset at variance with what can be referred to as the general good of the people.  They assume that the regime of sanctions is imperative only to an administration without scrutinizing the merit…

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Between Politics Of Ideology And Politics Of Power: The Tinubu 1992 Example

By Adebayo Abdulrahman Bola Tinubu was in the senate in 1992 under Social Democratic Party, SDP, representing Lagos West. He had his eyes on the senate presidency then and already, 38 out of 56 senators of the SDP stock had endorsed him. Senators Kashim Ibrahim, Kanti Bello, Kazaure and others had formed a caucus towards Asiwaju Tinubu’s emergence as the senate president. Some political intrigues threw up the idea of Yoruba presidency from the south west and south west elders like Olu Falae and Biyi Durojaiye approached Tinubu that south…

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