Nigerian Military And The Act Of Victory By Richards Murphy

Sun Tzu, the Chinese war veteran, strategist and tactician of world repute, throbs military leaders with this enriching warfare philosophy. Its catchy phrase prescribes thus; “What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease.” I know some Nigerians would be surprised at what prodded me to begin the exploration of this piece with this enthralling wisdom of Gen. Sun Tzu. It’s because Sun Tzu remains the most coveted encyclopedia of war shrewdness ever exposed to mankind. Tzu was somewhat magical,…

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Christopher Okaeben: A Case of A Thief Crying Foul

There is an African saying that “you might not count the remorse of a thief when he has been caught as repentance, though it gets him some level of pity. But when the thief is still bragging with a sharp mouth, then he deserves all the beating he can get”. I have followed the BEDC saga for quite some time, with the various twist, and the connection it has with some members of the Edo State House of Assembly. The open annoyance displayed by the State Governor shows how critical…

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Boko Haram: Olonishakin As The Unseen Hand By Idoko Ainoko

A lot has been written on the exploits of the Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram Insurgency in North East Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari has also received commendation on the choice of Service Chiefs for the Army, Navy, and Airforce. But a few know about the Chief of Defence Staff and the unseen role he plays in coordinating the activities of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a start, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Armed Forces. It…

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Of A Cloned Bishop And Hypnotized Congregation By Kunle Yomi 

Anyone who thinks politicians are the sole problem of Nigeria is not discerning enough. A discerning mind would realize that the politicians, in many instances, are symptoms of what ails Nigeria, which is a perverted clergy across creeds. Nigeria is plagued by too many clergymen who are addicted to living lives of opulence that openly conflict with the earthly sojourn of the founding prophets of the faiths. Only such carnal disposition will embolden the overseer of a church to validate the fake news about President Muhammadu Buhari being a clone…

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NIRSAL… A CESSPIT OF WASTE, CORRUPTION AND NEPOTISM

By COMRADE BELLO YUSUF The Nigeria Incentive based risk sharing system for agric lending (NIRSAL) was set up to provide guarantees and support for agriculture in Nigeria and has received tremendous support from the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Government in their quest to diversify the economy. However, investigations have revealed that the board and management are working against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Government and majority of Nigerians. From their mode of employment which has cronyism and nepotism  written all over it and the recruitment of…

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BEDC Brouhaha: A Case For Proactiveness

The current action of the state Governor in walking out the MD of BEDC and her entourage from a meeting in his office though commendable is, however, a knee-jerk reaction. It is arguably a reflex that is not unconnected to the sustained protest and incessant petition against the handlers of electricity (BEDC) in the state. The Governor went further to say that BEDC had been an obstacle all the way, frustrating the effort of the government in providing stable electricity for the people of Edo State. The bane of our…

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Is Hon Okaeben An Enemy Within?

  I read with utmost dismay the revelations of the report from the Public Relations Officer (Com. Edigin) of the Edo Civil Society Organization (EDOSCO), with the title: *”Chris Okaeben Needs to be Watched Closely with BEDC”*. The report stated unequivocally the involvement of Chris Okaeben, the representative of the good people of Oredo West at the Edo State House of Assembly. And below is a verbatim quotation from the article. “We were invited for the hearing and the management of BEDC led by Funke Osibodu were equally invited. Our…

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Buratai’s Soothing Balm  And The Courage To Fight On By Sunday Ochai 

I am charmed by the courage, mien and resilience of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai.  The burden of leadership is quite hefty. Some Nigerians appear to be very angry at the b murder of some soldiers at Metele, in Guzamala LGA  of Northern Borno state by Boko Haram terrorists. But we must also know, there is no commander of an Army which delights in losing his troops to enemy forces.  It angers him to infinitum.  I painstakingly scanned…

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FAROOQ KPEROGI AND HIS HERD OF SATANIC MOURNERS By David Onmeje

As a social commentator, there are some people I have regards for, and there are also some I do not have considerations for. The reasons are simple. There is a group that believes that the pen is mightier than that sword and are circumspect in their writings. The other group of people who are opportunists masquerading as social commentators, while in truth, their motivation is for monetary gains. Farooq Keprogi and his ilk’s constitute the bulk of the second group and primarily why I am writing this piece. Farooq Kperogi…

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