Opinion articles

Buratai: That PMB’s “wiz-man” on counter insurgency

By Israel Abiodun President Muhammadu Buhari knows the appealing burden of leadership. Anywhere a leader finds him, there are huge responsibilities and enormous expectations, no matter how infinitesimal the position entrusted to him. Buhari knows a leader who sets his eyes on honest and dedicated leadership finds the burden of leading less cumbersome. Such leaders

Now that New York Times is back on the Offensive

By Richards Murphy At a time that the media industry, globally, is confronting dwindling revenue for a host of reasons, it appears the New York Times is yet to fully harness the full potentials of revenue models available to it. New York Times only needs apply a little touch to its so called investigative stories

Leadership And Buratai’s Unique Style

By Okanga Agila Leadership has many trappings. It attracts an irresistible allure and, at the same time ensnares dangerously. Those who fail to create impact in leadership are constrained in multiple ways. Impactful leadership entails much more than merely possessing the qualities or knowledge of leadership virtues, but the boldness and courage to exhibit and

Another Look At Buratai’s Victorious Coat

By Jerry Ochada Ajogwu Very few great men in history inspire courage, bravery and excellence. When the military profession is pictured, it spurs limitless uncertainty because of the passion of men for distinctive valour. Unarguably, every man does not only admire greatness, but wishes to be remembered by history from generation to generations as having

Troops Welfarism as Buratai’s Art of War

By Esther Okpabi If I were not a Nigerian, resident in Nigeria, I would have regrettably missed the blues that enliven life at auspicious partisan times. Nigeria has less than a year and five months to the next general elections. The political undercurrents, which precede every ballot, sprouting bile partisanships, crafted and disseminated by a

Understanding Military Operations as Safeguard of State

By Ibrahim Abubakar ‎ In the most recent times, we have had to welcome diverse operations from ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ meaning ‘Operation peace by force’, ‘Operation Harbin Kunama’ meaning ‘Operation Scorpion Sting’ to Operation Egwu Eke, which translates into ‘operation Python Dance’, etc, all out to address issues that affect the general well-being of the

My advice to President Buhari

By Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey I was really afraid when President Buhari was ill and away for that long. I worried that if anything terminal happened to him, Nigeria would be in for it, for already conspiracy theories were rife that he was poisoned and there were rumours of certain youths swearing to avenge his

Harnessing Gains of the 2017 Global Terrorism Index

By Richards Murphy The Global Terrorism Index 2017 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace is one report that have excited Nigerians, home and abroad, and for good reasons too. The report indicated that terrorism related deaths fell by more than 80% for year 2016. There are other positives for Nigeria embedded in the

Buhari’s tall ranking on terror war

By OKANGA AGILA Without mincing words, I did like to confess publicly that I am one Nigerian who believes in President Muhammedu Buhari. I am not his partisan adherent, but my admiration for him as a person and now leader of Nigeria blossoms everyday like a flower. Buhari is awesomely an intriguing leader and to

Naija’s Moonlight Camp Chats from the North-East

By Uche John Madu In the deepest recesses of Naija’s Northeast, quiet mountains and hills in the underbelly of Adam state quaked vigorously. Sounds of artillery fire and gunpowder competed in distilling insanity and sanctity. Birds revolted by chirruping voices of dissent against the Boko criminal gangs. They polluted the eerie, breezy evening by terminating

2017, Nigerian Army And Memorable Service To Nationhood

By Nkechi Odoma The familiar Nigerian jargon, “ember” months signify several things to most Nigerians, especially, those in big or miniature leadership positions in the country. The birth of a new year comes with multiple expectations and resolutions at personal and official levels. New Years are new in the sense of fresh focus, resolves, fresh


By Hezekiah Silas Olu “A Leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves” – Lao Tzu Indeed, the words of this great Chinese Philosopher continue to impact the affairs of men today, and to him who has understanding and

Once Upon a Time before Buhari

By Angula Jessica “When it comes to value, no one talks a better game than those in communications. It’s our business, after all. But when it comes to measuring leadership competencies and effectiveness, nothing speaks louder than the bottom line.” Anonymous The above analogy perfectly fits the Nigerian state under the leadership of President Muhammadu

When Dr. Ahmed’s CUPS of Lies Overflows

By Jerry Ochada Ajogwu CUPS – Citizens United for Peace and Stability, is everything but what it claims to be because nothing from its antecedents hints at unity and neither has it shown any propensity for peace or stability. If anything, the man around whom the entire contraption revolves, Dr. Idris Ahmed, has repeatedly engaged

The Veiled Haunting Stench In Idris Ahmed

By Bukar Raheem Unpatriotic forces hatch fresh trouble for Nigeria every day. The battle from paid moles, morphing into forlorn dissenting elements and veiled agents of destabilization of the country are waxing stronger than combats in the trenches. A resentful character identified as Dr. Idris Ahmed, ostensibly oozing with the putrefying stench of a pigsty