Nigeria: An Unhappy President, an Angry People

By Comfort Obi We have a quotable quote from President Muhammadu Buhari. He says he is unhappy. “I am the unhappiest President in the world”, national newspapers quoted Mr President as saying. He spoke from a foreign land, Amman, Jordan, where he addressed some Nigerians who live in that country. “It is uncharitable of those who accuse me of not being worried over the killings going on in Zamfara”, he added. The killings are not  exclusive to Zamfara. Every part of Nigeria is soaked in blood – especially parts of the North-west and…

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Boko Haram: NSA, Generals Meet Over Attack On Yobe, Adamawa

By Deji Ibiyemi Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state and his cabinet are currently tensed up on how to repel the planned attack of Boko Haram insurgents on the state’s capital. The state’s helmsman has called an emergency meeting with top security officials in the state to discuss the attacks on some villages by the insurgents last night. The magazine also learned of ongoing secret meeting by all security chiefs with the National Security Adviser, NSA, General Babagana Mungonu and minister of Defense, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali. Around 5:30…

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Buhari Cancels Casual Leave To Honour Boko Haram Victims

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his planned five-day “casual leave’’ as a mark of respect for victims of Boko Haram attacks across the battlefields in the Northeast zone of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the President had planned to spend the casual leave at his home country, Daura, Katsina State from November 27 to December 2. The president, according to NAN, had earlier cancelled his official trip to Benin City, Edo, where he was initially billed to inaugurate the Edo-Azura Power Plant and grace the Chief of Army Staff Annual…

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Nigeria Signs MOU With Britain On Security, Economic Development

By Akinwale Kasali Following the inability of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to conquer the Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen insurgent, Nigeria and Britain on Wednesday in Abuja signed two agreements on Defence and Security partnership, as well as Economic Development Forum. Speaking briefly before signing the agreements, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Nigeria and the United Kingdom would continue to enhance cooperation in tackling corruption and reducing poverty. The Nigerian leader lauded the British government for its assistances to Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, and pledged Nigeria’s readiness to…

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More Troubles For Armed Herdsmen

By Stephen Ubaana When  Theophilus Danjuma, a retired Lt. General and a former Chief of Army Staff and minister of Defense , lampooned the  Army on March 24, 2018, of colluding with armed herdsmen to kill innocent citizens in parts of the country   he Amy did not find it funny. in apparent response to the  General’s accusation, the Army  exonerated itself from blame over the herdsmen killings in parts of the country, stressing that ”it has  sacrificed much life in dealing with the situation while absolutely remaining neutral”. Many beieves…

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Terrorism: The Big Business of Kidnapping For Money

By Bayo Bernard On January 28, 2018 President Muhammadu Buhari  warned African heads of state at a meeting in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia that the only way to stop terrorism in the continent is to stop paying ransom to terrorists. But barely a month after that incident the Presidency of Nigeria has come under stern criticism for allegedly paying huge sums  of money to the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists for the release of over 105 schoolgirls kidnapped late last month in Dapchi, Yobe by the group. The 105 school girls were…

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Dapchi Girls returned amid controversies

Dapchi girls, the 105 school girls abducted from Government Girls technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state recently, has regained their freedom, though not without some casualties. Reports indicate that they were returned with about five of them dead twenty four hours after the Amnesty International accused security agencies of having prior knowledge of the impending abduction hours before it took place, thereby putting them in complicit position and resulting in general suspicion regarding the whole abduction saga. It was also surprising that since the Amnesty report surfaced, soldiers were said to…

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Boko Haram Strikes Again, Abduct Scores Of Girls In Yobe State

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks ago, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed that the Boko Haram Insurgents has been technically defeated, stressing that the factional leader of the terrorist’s group, Ibrahim Shekau, has fled, with serious degrees of injuries sustained during a face-off with the Military Joint Task Force, JTF, who had been restoring peace back to the North Eastern part of the country. Sadly, in a twist of fate, the terrorist group struck yesterday, as scores of young girls were declared missing, havinn been abducted…

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Hate speech: FG to come hard on the media

The All Progressives Congress has become increasingly intolerant of criticisms and opposition since the press releases from two former presidents and retired Generals, Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida. It will be recalled that the missives has sparked controversy and resulted in emergency security meetings with the presidency, after  which the the security agencies stated boldly that there is going to be monitoring of online activities, particularly as it relates to prominent Nigerians. This was apparently a knee-jerk reaction to the hue and cry over the nonchalant attitude shown by the…

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