The appointment of Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, a renowned military scholar and administrator of repute as the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) penultimate week by President Muhammadu Buhari has come with a lot of expectations and hope for revitalized national service scheme. Certainly, it is...
By Okanga Agila I least knew the concept of the book “ The Legend of Buratai,” authored Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Sani would elicit excitingly robust attention. It is a fictional narrative of the daring escapades of Nigerian soldiers led by the irrepressible and...
We must all finally accept that the elites in Zamfara state are resolute on having the other citizens of their state for diner. The red flag has been there all along but we collectively misread them, we rather saw the ‘poor people’ of Zamfara state as being their own...
The consistent noise everywhere and manner the 2019 presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar allegedly looking for his “stolen mandate,” is probably one of the most hilarious jokes trending in Nigeria today. Nigerian politicians are gifted in comedy and theatrics, but Atiku...
By David Onmeje In every country, soldiers offer invaluable service to the growth and development of any nation. Aside their traditional role of securing the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against external aggressors, the Army has a rich reservoir of personnel who service the country beyond the trenches and...
By Kaereen Goulding By now no one should be in doubt that Amnesty International is Nigeria’s second terrorist group. The country has been the target of several horrendous attacks – failed Boko Haram attempts, armed bandits, killer herdsmen, kidnappers, robbers and other evil elements – without Amnesty International demanding that...
By Okanga Agila Somewhere, within Damaturu, Yobe state, Maisandari, a suburb of the state capital, sitting on the eastern flank of Damaturu, some natives in the environs spotted strange visitors. Insurgents were already set out to unleash a horrendous attack on a defenceless population. The locals sighted unusual...
By Prince Ugo The embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen, is a lucky man. Never in the history of Nigeria has a court case wrongly attracted so much national and international attention in favour of the accused like his case of alleged false assets...
By John Uche Madu Three sentimental and reverting factors have always and obstinately defined the character of Presidential elections in Nigeria. The search for a President by Nigerians in every political dispensation usually throws up mawkish issues like tribe, religion and sectionalism. Nigeria has been saddled with bad...
2019 would indeed go down in the history of Nigeria as the year when a people spoke out loud with one voice in support of a noble cause. I recall that in the build-up to the general elections, the political permutation was that President Muhammadu Buhari would indeed lose...