Opinion articles

Making the Post Insurgency War A New Focus

BY RICHARD MURPHY Anyone that still doubts that Boko Haram has been defeated would have to watch the latest video released by Abubakar Shekau, the sociopathic leader of the terror group – or read up the English transcription of the rant. For Shekau to have declared in the ten-minute video that “I am tired of

Nigeria: Between Obasanjo and the Rest of Us

BY JOHN UCHE MADU Former President Chief Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, (OBJ) thinks his greatest treasure and legacy to bequeath to Nigerians is the prowess of letter-writing. Maybe, his admirers are impressed by it. But as a person, it does not make sense to me, because, at least in recent times, his motivation for

Obasanjo: One Meddling Too Many

BY PHILIP AGBESE There is only one instance when the messenger can be shot and trash the message trashed – consigned to the dustbin of history, which is when the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo is the messenger. For a man who is addicted to being the centre of attraction, even when it entails

APC Mega rally : A tragic failure

To APC, PDP is like the owl. The mere sight of the owl, instills fear. If it hoots, they shiver in fear. If its quiet, their fear consumes them. The decamping of two or three former PDP members triggered the fear button of APC and Adams Oshiomhole. Adams Oshiomhole couldn’t stop talking. Today we heard

What a cow says about the president

By Azu Ishiekwene There was a video of President Muhammadu Buhari that shocked me recently and undermined my confidence in his ability to end the deadly attacks by Fulani herdsmen. It was not the video of him purportedly admiring a cow in his Daura ranch on a tablet. And certainly not the tape of his

Buratai: What A Time To Be Proud Of Nigeria

BY NNEKA OBI The last time I visited Nigeria was in 2013. My husband approved my request to visit home to celebrate the Christmas and New Year. I came with our three children, Chidi, Okey and my lovely little daughter, Amarachi. It was the second time I would make a trip home since we relocated

Benue: A Satanic Affliction Upon A Race

BY AUDU ENTONU Certainly, these are not the best of times for Benue people. There is pain, sorrow and lamentations on the land. A land once purified by the blessings and peace of our ancestors has become a killing field. The bloodbath is abhorring and the cries so loud and trenchant. Everybody is feeling the

Chibok: Nigerian Army Is Keeping Hope Alive

BY ANTHONY KOLAWOLE Echoes of jubilations are resonating everywhere in Nigeria now. The Nigerian Army has gladdened the hearts of Nigerians with their baffling onslaughts on terrorists, in the New Year. The latest clearance operations by Nigerian troops on some Lake Chad enclaves, major reservoir of hideouts for remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, posted amazing

Philip Agbese: Letter to Yusuf Buhari

December 30, 2017 Patriot Yusuf Buhari Abuja. My Dearest Brother We praise and glorify the name of God Almighty, Creator of the Universe, the giver and taker of life, the protector and the magnificent for His mercies and blessings to us on earth. And we thank Him most profoundly for the gift of our lives

Rep Kamale And The Harsh Verdict of Nemesis

BY IDOKO AINOKO There is a garrulous House of Representatives member, who indiscernibly provokes himself, under the delusion that he is confronting the establishment. Some people prefer to call him a “scapegoatist” in “appreciation” of his flair in scouting for leaders to blame, while overlooking his own responsibilities. He is dis-Hon. Adamu Kamale, who represents

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