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ASUU’s mindless attack on Oloyede led JAMB

ASUU’s mindless attacks on Oloyede led JAMB By: Moses Agwu The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has somehow managed to take time off churning out half-baked graduates as it savages the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) over reported failings in the mock test scheduled by the examination body. Its angst has nothing to

No Shiites! Nigeria is Not a Terrorists Nation

By: Israel Abiodun Some Nigerians are really of queer breed. They act, reason and attempt to curry support on issues and matters that are completely in dissonance with the virtues of truthfulness, patriotism and commonsense. A perusal of the published article with the title, “Zaria Massacre is an Act of State Terrorism,” authored by Abdulmumin

And Buratai Shakes Naija with Shekau’s Capture

By: Anthony Kolawole He went into an eerie state, after a hard day’s work, stretching himself on his camp bed. His heart shook violently and beads of sweat covered his forehead, but eventually fell asleep. The theatre commander in Maiduguri, Gen. Charlie was furious all day about earlier events, as he sat for dinner in

Ending Terrorism without Bombs and Guns

By: Okanga Agila Recent incidents in the Security Power House of the anti-terrorism campaigns in Nigeria galvanized my interest. The Department of State Security Service (DSS) arrested some five Islamic State (ISIS)-linked Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in obscure Benue state and the FCT, Abuja end of last month, while plotting atrocities. The recurrent arrests of

Of Orubebe, Justice Ademola; FG’s vindictiveness and incompetence

When I say there is something sinister about this APC led Federal Government, people don’t get it. Well, it’s becoming clearer that malice and vendetta are two cardinal planks on which government policy rest. Yesterday, Godsday Orubebe, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was arraigned in

Of Boko Haram Frustrations And Beggarly Posturings

By: Bukar Raheem Although, an arrogantly self-confessed criminal weakens the instincts of pity, but agents of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) are invoking this piteous beggarliness in Nigerians. These sadists are desperate, confused, angered and lost in the mesh of the mountain of silhouettes of the reality on the defeat of terrorism in Nigeria by the

IPOB: A Delusion Taken Too Far

By: Charles Ibekwe The puerile announcement by the Indigenous People of Biafra that it will boycott the Special Board of Inquiry set up by the Nigerian Army to investigate allegations of right abuses is both laughable and saddening at the same time. It is laughable because it exposed the comical side of the fraud that

Amnesty Intn’l, NLC, And The Lagoon Syndrome

By: Evangelist Sunday Attah Nigerian media have hinted of Amnesty International’s alleged bribe of a whooping N200 million to ginger a faction of Nigerian Labour Congress and some Civil Society organizations (CSO) to stage protests in its defence over the infamous and malicious report of alleged state of human rights abuses in Nigeria. The international

Nigeria’s Integrity and the Buhari Covenant

By: Sam Ode Some Nigerians have just been awakened to consciousness that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, would forever remain evergreen in the memory of Nigerian masses among the chronology of our leaders since independence. Mouthing his difference about the leadership of Nigeria failed to convince many skeptics, until he began manifesting his spartan and honest

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF A SAINT

By: Gbenga Akanji Human rights activist, Chief Femi Falana (SAN) has cemented his place as one not to toy with by anyone desirous of stability and in need of their reputation remaining intact. It does not matter if this erudite scholar once held brief for that someone, all that is needed is a falling out

Nigerian Army And The Audacity Of Victory

By: Peter Bawa All over the world, soldiers are reputed as fearless and courageous professionals who mortgage their lives in strange climes for the service and salvation of humanity. But Nigerians have added a peck to it. Nigerians now perceive Nigerian soldiers as the most fearless, courageous and engagingly combative breed of officers in the

Amnesty Intn’l : Quit When This Ovation Is Loudest

By: Adebayo Ojo Largely, Nigerians can be described as very docile people in many respects. They are complacent and most times take nothing serious or anything to heart. Contrastively, when Nigerians focus attention on any issue that bothers them, hardly do they extinguish the fire until they consummate a pleasing conclusion. The widespread outrage provoked

Nigerians, the National Assembly and Sovereignty

By Nnamdi Okosieme In his first inaugural address to the American people on March 4, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln said inter alia: “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary

Amnesty International’s Hard Call

By: Sheperd Akoto Has Amnesty International found its match in Nigeria in the course of globally implementing a destabilization agenda in non-western countries? It is best that the London based NGO does not wait to find out or attempt to answer the question. Amnesty International, AI for short, has been at the receiving end of

NIGERIA: UNITY AND THE INELASTICITY OF NATIONHOOD

By: Charles Ibekwe Anyone that wishes Nigeria well as a nation will not for one minute entertain support for groups or activities that contemplate the fracturing of the nation. Breaking up the nation would in the case be most outrageous. As of the time of writing this piece, groups like the Indigenous People of Biafra

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