OPINIONS & COLUMNS 

Gen. Buratai’s leadership ingenuity and Nigeria’s silent achievements

  By Andrew Granit I have had over three decades experiences as a conflict manager and preventive researcher. In the course of my job, I have traversed most parts of the world. But my experiences are more grounded in my former country, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. And until its disintegration, Yugoslavian six republics were enmeshed in virulent economic crises and political unrests since the 1980s. And it eventually transmuted into a break-up of this previously unified amalgam of disparate ethnic, religious and historical entities under a single federation.…

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NDDC: Nunieh and her gritty fight for the soul of Nigeria

  By Philip Agbese President Muhammadu Buhari has a huge burden as leader of Nigeria. Buhari, a globally acclaimed upright leader with impeccable credentials consciously courted trouble when he defined the operational character of his administration tethered to the tenets of integrity, honesty and incorruptibility. Right from his first tenure in 2015, President Buhari’s uncompromising stand on these virtues attracted the ire of Nigeria’s powerful and influential thieving elite, who have a sustained history of plundering public commonwealth. Therefore, they employ all manner of antics and blackmail to taint his…

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NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

  By David Onmeje There is a new campaign in town, and it is hinged on bringing down a high profile target at all costs. The strategy is that if the target is not brought down, there would indeed be trouble, and the consequences might be severe. I have watched closely as the events are unfolding, and I dare say that this campaign, if successful, would be a great disservice to the deprived people of the Niger-Delta region. And if unsuccessful, it would be a great victory for the people…

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Wrong Demographic in Charge of Nigeria

  On page 393 of his book “From Third World to First: The Singapore Story,” legendary leader Lee Kuan Yew, Singaporean former independence prime minister spoke about his 1966 encounter with one of our first republics top politician Chief. Festus Okotie-Eboh, Nigeria’s finance minister, describing how it went, he said: “Raja and I were seated opposite a hefty Nigerian, Festus, their finance minister. The conversation is still fresh in my mind. He was going to retire soon, he said; he had done enough for his country and now had to…

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The killing of Ropvil Daciya Dalep and NANS debased aluta-crazy

  By Usman Bio What is known today as National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has an enviable history. It started as National Union of Nigerian Students (NUNS) sometime in 1956. The students who pioneered the idea intended the organization to be a rally point for Nigerian students. For decades of the existence of NANS which assumed its present nomenclature in 1980 saw the organization vigorously discharging the mandate of pursuing issues centered on the country’s education system, welfare or rights of students and challenging bad government policies with alternative…

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BEHEADED ADAMAWA PASTOR: CAN GOT IT MIXED UP

By: Feminine Adesina It was very sad and doleful to hear of the eventual beheading of Rev Lawan Andimi, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Michika Local Government, Adamawa State. He had been abducted by terrorists earlier this month . I felt the killing of Andimi very keenly, not for the fact that he was a clergyman, but “any man’s death diminishes me, because I’m involved in mankind.” (John Donne). No man should die the way Rev Andimi was killed. Beheaded by insurgents, who then proceeded to gleefully announce…

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ÀMÒTẸ́KÙN”: A CHILD OF NECESSITY IN NEED OF LEGAL AND POLITICAL RESOLUTION

By: Kayode Ajulo, PhD Abstract It is now trite that Nigeria in recent times has been trailing through periods of insecurity of lives and property as well as flagrant disrespect for the rule of law, natural justice and human dignity. This fact has in recent months been unhappily emphasized by the startling events which have been occurring in this country. I shall not belabor the point but it will be unrealistic not to draw attention to the gruesome killings and kidnapping incidents in some parts of the Country including the…

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AMOTEKUN IS A CALL TO SAVE NIGERIA FROM IMMINENT COLLAPSE- DIAMOND GROUP

    Diamond group is an association of upwardly mobile young professionals with the sole mission to realise a prosperous, united and great Nigeria. In recent time, there has been a spike in the security challenges bedevilling this country. The security challenges are both multifaceted in scope and depraved in content, and these range from insurgency, banditry, and abduction to massacre. The subnational units of this country have in various ways responded to the myriad of insecurities taking into cognisance their contextual peculiarities. Thus, there are Hisbah and Civilian Joint…

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Amotekun As Southwest’s Saddest Slide Into Medieval Leadership

  By Okanga Agila Day break has caught some Nigerian leaders on the wrong side of history. Aspiring for public office is as easy as dreaming dreams. But the most difficult aspect of dreams is the consummation of its reality. Most Nigerians have found themselves on the leadership plane. But their actions and utterances depict a frustrating departure from their flaunted competencies in seeking for such exalted offices. They are devoid of tact, vision and diplomacy required of such positions of leadership. Nigerians woke up to the rude shock of…

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Amotekun As Southwest’s Saddest Slide Into Medieval Leadership

Day break has caught some Nigerian leaders on the wrong side of history. Aspiring for public office is as easy as dreaming dreams. But the most difficult aspect of dreams is the consummation of its reality. Most Nigerians have found themselves on the leadership plane. But their actions and utterances depict a frustrating departure from their flaunted competencies in seeking for such exalted offices. They are devoid of tact, vision and diplomacy required of such positions of leadership. Nigerians woke up to the rude shock of the inauguration of a…

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