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CDS Olonishakin and Nigeria’s Rising Military Profile In Africa

CDS Olonishakin and Nigeria’s Rising Military Profile In Africa

By: Jessica Angula Without any attempt to flatter, a dispassionate assessment of the appointees, President Muhammedu Buhari has made in sensitive areas reflect his innate persona and leadership qualities. They are usually honest, strict, thorough, focused and brutally blunt in the performance of official duties. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin

Patriotism of the Nigeria military  ‎

By: Prince Ugo A recent research by a UK risk analysis firm, Maplecroft published by CNN. showed that growing levels of conflict, terrorism, and the toppling of regimes in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as political violence in East Africa, are driving a rise in political instability not only in those sun continents,

Transparency International: Nigeria Yesterday and Today

By: Philip Agbese Transparency International (TI) on Thursday released a report alleging that lack of transparency in defence spending is responsible for the continuous existence of Boko Haram and that some of the measures to be adopted are that no nation should sell arms to the country. The report, prepared in partnership with the Civil

Minding our development

By Majirioghene Etemiku Three individuals – Burrhus Skinner, Carl Gustave Jung and Sigmund Freud – are the usual suspects whenever theories of personality are discussed. Each has his strong area. As a matter of fact, each suspect has tried to put their own ideas forward as vigorously as possible to the extent that an ardent

Buhari: A President and His Covenant With God

By: Israel Abiodun Destiny has a strong influence in the shape of the affairs of men and nations. Theologians believe only God Almighty determines and divinely controls any outing of destiny at any phase in time and history. And God works in mysterious ways. Even the great seer, Nostradamus cannot challenge the potency and efficacy

Oloyede: Bulldozer of a Different Kind

By: Nkechi Odoma Every man fights, at least, a battle once in his life time. He either wins or loses. But African allegories are replete with great warriors who are famed for conquering all forces anytime they step out on the battlefield. They are venerated each time the call of duty beckons. And those determined

Asiwaju Tinubu: Between Poli-tricks And Power

By: Idoko Ainoko Asiwaju Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is really the odious, typical Nigerian politician. All is fair, if it is fair with him and his clan of Western sycophants and elsewhere. Everything must be rubbish and messy, anytime he misses his political steps. Nigeria should go into convulsion because one individual by the identity

Salient issues in Houston launching of Bayelsa/Oloibiri roundtable

By Daniel Iworiso-Markson The recently concluded Oil and Gas Trade Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, United States of America was an exciting engagement with industry tradition of regularly reviewing and enhancing operational standards and development. For the Nigerian delegation consisting of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu and top government officials, CEOs

Salient issues in Houston launching of Bayelsa/Oloibiri roundtable

By Daniel Iworiso-Markson The recently concluded Oil and Gas Trade Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, United States of America was an exciting engagement with industry tradition of regularly reviewing and enhancing operational standards and development. For the Nigerian delegation consisting of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu and top government officials, CEOs

Makarfi PDP faction as the real terror group

By: Richard Murphy It takes morbid callousness or an unrivalled level of ignorance or a combination of both to attempt the stunt by a faction of the troubled People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in its reaction to the release of 82 of the abducted Chibok girls. A statement credited to the spokesperson for the Ahmed Makarfi

Naija’s Sai Baba Reappears!

By: Okanga Agila Chikelu came up alive with his usual morning quarrels as animals foraged the bushy surroundings around his house. He girdled himself with a wrapper round his waist, the customary apron of his eastern kinsmen, signifying a man who has truly woken up from his house, the previous night. Chikelu, a middle aged

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