El-Zakzaky’s Comic Dance In India

By Abraham Otigba Nollywood, Nigeria’s home movie industry is getting enriched every day, with new actors and actresses. I love it’s comedy brand passionately because of it’s exhilarating treats. When ace comedy actors like Nkem Owoh,. Francis Odega, Mr. Ibu ( John Okafor) and the real stamp of comedy, Sam Loco ( of blessed memory) and so forth, perform their “miracles” on stage, I know God has blessed Nigeria. These comic actors are “crooks,” because they quietly steal both my money and laughter, even in depressive moods, very nicely. I…

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Buratai: Nigerian Army’s Symbol Of Discipline

By Nkechi Odoma The office of the Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) is powerful anywhere by every yardstick of perception. The occupant of the exalted office, and in the case of Nigeria now, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai who wears a second heavier badge as leader, counter- insurgency operations is an influential personality by all standards. As Nigeria’s number one soldier, the COAS wields enormous powers both within and outside military circles. And in the age of perennial and festering insurgency in Nigeria, Gen. Buratai ought to have been…

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Buhari’s Decision That Changed Boko Haram Narrative

By David Onmeje A South African adage says;” Even an ant can hurt an elephant.” So, on May 29, 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari took the oath of office as Nigeria’s democratic leader, it was clear, his first, second and third immediate priorities centered on ending Boko Haram terrorism. It was not controvertable even to the blind that Boko Haram had repressed Nigeria and it’s security forces in conquerors might. Buhari’s first official action was to order the Security Chiefs he inherited from the preceding administration to take the war…

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Memo to Joint Army/Police Panel on Taraba IRT Deaths

By Babatunde Olanrewaju The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) set up a joint investigation panel to unravel circumstances leading to the death of three members of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police, which President Buhari subsequently asked the Defence Headquarters to take over. It is noteworthy that the evidence needed to get to the root of this matter is being contaminated even as this piece is being written. Interestingly, the contamination is not taking place at the sad spot where the officers lost their lives.…

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Buhari centre fires back at Timi Frank, says Jonathan should apologize to Nigerians, not Buhari

A research center dedicated to documenting the ideals of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency known as Buhari Phenomenal Leadership Centre has fired back at a political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, over his recent call on Nigerians, particularly those who worked against the re-election of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan to publicly tender an apology if the country must move forward. Frank had in a statement issued during the weekend said unless Nigerians prefer to continue in pretence, the era of former…

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Appreciating the elasticity limit of the Nigerian Army

By Frank Itodo   In the annals of the Nigerian Army, it has never been this tough. The crisis in North-East Nigeria is taking its toll, and this calls for concern from all critical stakeholders. That we have managed to stay secured remains a mystery because the Nigerian Army has been stretched thin in the task of ensuring that Nigeria’s territory is preserved from eternal aggression and also ensuring that every Nigerian is free to go about his or her endeavours without fear.   This didn’t happen overnight. In my…

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Timi Frank’s Ineffectual Revisionism

By Oluwakemi Iyiola One way to know a struggling publication or one seeking relevance is the tendency to feature one Timi Frank, presently posturing as an activists but prior to was roaming the media landscape with the expired designation of “former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC)”until it became apparent that this particular designation no longer sell. One fair disclosure that must be made is that the designation did not at any time amount to much since Frank got the job chiefly because the people of…

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TY Danjuma and Herdsman Propaganda Against Buhari Presidency

By Innocent Ikongbe   In Nigeria, some folks pride themselves as elder statesmen in public but in the solitary confinement of the four walls of their rooms, what they do is far from what elder statesmen would even think about. They would use their privileged societal position to whip up unnecessary sentiments when things do not go their way, or when their secrets are about been exposed. Yes, these are the elder statesmen of Nigeria in the 21st century.   I have never been a fan of T.Y Danjuma since…

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Nigeria/ Bangladesh military partnership as a vista in the war against terror

By David Onmeje   In Nigeria, the war against insurgency gathered momentum since the inception of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. In some quarters, it was stated that the appointment of Service Chiefs indeed contributed to the way and manner Nigeria was able to confront the Boko Haram Insurgents that occupied several swathes of land in North-East Nigeria and over 16 local government areas in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.   It has been stated in numerous forums that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Turkur…

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Amnesty International as a new identity for corporate terrorism?

By Benjamin Angwe   I am constrained to lend my voice to the ongoing debate on the activities of Amnesty International in Nigeria. I must add that penning this article is borne out of genuine desire to see that the Nigeria of our dreams is manifest and without any form of distraction.   Amnesty International is not an organization any serious government should tolerate. Amnesty International is also not an organization, a well-meaning individual should identify with because, from all indications, their position as a human rights organization is questionable…

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