Appreciating Nigerian Troops @ Christmas

Appreciating Nigerian Troops @ Christmas By Richards Murphy Three weeks ago, I stumbled across a picture on social media, which invoked sympathy. It got me thinking for a long time. The selfie was that of a gallant soldier fighting Boko...
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Abuja Three Years Without Bombs  And Still Counting

By Lilian Nwachukwu I sat in anxiety as the yuletide season approached us. Thoughts ran riots in my head. I played out many scenarios as regards the likelihood of a disruption of the festive season by men of the underworld,...
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Understanding Why Boko Haram Urgently Needs A Territory 

Understanding Why Boko Haram Urgently Needs A Territory By Karen Goulding Notorious terrorist group, Boko Haram (Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād) has ramped up its suicidal attacks. Suicidal in this context should not be missed ...
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What They Don’t See: A Reflection On PMB At 76

By Okanga Agila In the final months of transition from military to civil rule between 1998 and 1999, I never felt the enthusiasm that gripped most people in the country. My lethargic disposition at that time was not due to...
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Opprobrious NASS And The 2019 Budget

By Gabriel Ikese The ideal of popular election of Legislators is generally regarded as admirable.  Yet the selection process does not always permit the widest possible choices.  And that has been our albatross here in Nigeria.  The legislature is expected.....
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That Murderous Rage…

The teenager is a friend’s younger sister, who went to live with a relation of theirs – after their mum passed on. The teenager was said to have reported to their relation that the husband was ‘touching’ her. And the...
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Buratai: Exemplary Leadership Perches Another Garland

Buratai: Exemplary Leadership Perches Another Garland By Paul Dickson Ultimately, no leader expects unanimous acceptability wherever he serves his country or humanity. But in spite of the scanty reservations on his salutations, often spewed in utterances’, t...
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Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: Two For The Price Of One

Electoral Amendment Bill 2018: Two for the Price of One By David Onmeje But for President Muhammadu Buhari’s foresight Nigeria would have scored a world record in addition to whatever other unpalatable records we already hold as the land of...
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An Alternate View Of The Global Terrorism Index 2018

By Philip Agbese “Statistics without context are meaningless” –  Dr Kelvin Kemm The Global Terrorism Index 2018 is out. The annual report, published since 2000 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), monitors trends in terrorism worldwide. S...
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Frank And Deji, A Toxic Mix Of Ignorance Marinated In Greed

Frank and Deji, A Toxic Mix of Ignorance Marinated in Greed   By Kolawole Anthony   Itinerant rabble-rouser, Timi Frank was once to find himself a better qualifier other than the “Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives.....
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