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NEMA’s impactful outings on disaster management

NEMA’s impactful outings on disaster management

By Aaron Adamu These are indeed trying times. The floods are here again, and as usual, thousands are affected. Homes have been destroyed, farms have been washed away, and the list goes on. While it is succinct to state that just like in other climes where natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquakes, and floods have

Abuja: My return back to my love

By Israel Abiodun Abuja the federal capital territory is indeed a beauty to behold. As I sauntered through its well-paved streets, I recall memories of the beautiful time my family and I had before we were forced to relocate in the light of the constant attack by Boko Haram terrorist. I recall that the attacks

Gudumbali  And Boko Haram’s Frustrations

By Anthony Kolawole  A part of Nigeria’s heart secured from insecurity in the Northeast was shuddered last Saturday.  The remnants of exiled insurgents regrouped and pushed another anxious, but futile violent raids to recapture, Gudumbali. Determined as ever, the  Boko   Haram  struck at Gudumbali  village, a kindred in  Guzamala .  The ultimate target was to


By Karen Goulding The Nigerian military is in a bind. It makes progress in its war on Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s northeast, only to see the progress relatively rolled back by forces that appear to have defied all efforts directed at making them relent and allow Nigeria to have peace. The effect of

When Nigerians Abroad Stood Up For Buratai

By Richard Adewusi It is normal for political jobbers in Nigeria, interested in the country’s Presidency in 2019 to spend precious time debating what President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership has achieved with his first mandate to warrant his reelection. But patriotic Nigerians home and abroad, who have keenly followed the Buhari Presidency knows exactly the bliss

Kofi Annan: And Africa Died

By Philip Agbese The death of former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, sent shivers down the world because he was an exceptional being and one who left indelible marks in the sands of time. The history of Africa and indeed the world is incomplete without the mention his contributions to peace and humanity. And as

Re: The Asaba Disgrace

By Philip Agbese “Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.” – George Bernard Shaw The above quote should hit Rueben Abati if indeed he has a conscience and a duty to be patriotic to Nigeria, the land of his birth. It might however

2019 and the Southern Borno Conundrum

By Abba Ali As the elections draw nearer, there have been lots of political calculations in the polity, especially at the state level. This trend is more pronounced in states where the governor is not seeking reelections. And as natural, the struggle to succeed him takes center stage. In times past, I have advocated in

Re: The Coward Alleged As Akpabio

By Okanga Agila Nigeria has so many worthless politicians who bestrode the political space, priding in empty dignity, but simultaneously flaunting a badge of puritanism gulfed absolutely by even its surficial value. The grand master of these mischievous games is former Aviation Minister and jailbird, Chief Femi Fani Kayode (aka FFK). Since his party, the

Nigeria Air: Appreciating Sirika’s Patriotic Outing

By Philip Agbese That Nigeria is proclaimed the giant of Africa is trite. It is a slogan which has reigned for decades. But in the last two decades, or more, Nigeria, the pride of Africa has been ludicrously derided and despised with various derogative sobriquets’, as “leaping, sleeping or crawling giant” of Africa. Even among