Buhari unleashes maddening heat on agitators, turns blind eyes as blood-thirsty bandits, terrorists revel in cash, challenge Nigeria’s aerial power

ADELANI ADEPEGBA writes on the seemingly unending war against insecurity in the North-West and the pretence by leaders to surmount the problem Three incidents, which starkly highlight the mortal danger facing the country, occurred last week. Many Nigerians have probably passed them off as the usual incidents in the life of a nation beleaguered by terrorists deceptively described as bandits in official quarters. A Nigerian Air Force alpha jet crashed in Zamfara State on July 18 after it came under intense fire from insurgents. The aircraft was returning from a…

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Why Boko Haram dominates North Eastern Nigeria – Report

A report from the Tony Blair Institute has revealed why terrorist group, Boko Haram, gained dominance in the North eastern region in Nigeria. Titled ‘Violent Extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the Rise of Boko Haram’, the report dealt with the evolution and spread of the terrorist group in different parts of the country. The report which was published on Friday revealed that the low level of education in North-Eastern Nigeria has led to the domination of Boko Haram in the region. “Low literacy rates and education gaps served as…

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MAILAFIA OBADIAH, PAT UTOMI, OTHERS AT 2ND GOKE OMISORE’S VOR LECTURE: Nothing Is Working In Nigeria at the Moment; Lives Meaningless, System Unfair, Killing Younger Generation, Talents

“Nothing Is Working In Nigeria at the Moment; Lives Meaningless, System Unfair, Killing Younger Generation, Talents” “All Indices show Nigeria is a failing state” “We either end Nigeria ourselves because if it ends herself, it will cause a disaster” Saturday 20th February, 2021 In what could be described as a gathering of concerned generational opinion-shapers and leaders of thoughts across ethnic and religion diverse, many prominent Nigerians on Friday spoke on the current state of the nations of Nigeria, declaring that nothing is working in the country at the moment.…

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LAGOS STATE MUST END LASTMA AND CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA has punishment for Traffic Offences. These offences are many and the fine attached may not cure the challenge of road users. It is even more draconian to have people pass through a more difficult process of arrest in Lagos. The manner of arrest can be compared to combatant attack with very untrained officers, some without Uniform, and others heavily drunk, all jumping against a purported offender who may suddenly become very apprehensive. Please, do not remind me of Strict liability and why Laws…

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How Are Nigerians Surviving? – Olanrewaju Osho

The spiraling rate of inflation being foisted on the nation almost weekly by the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari and his APC government is seriously succeeding in ensuring that over 90% of Nigerians are now finding things very tough in their lives. Albeit the suffering and smiling endurance nature of Nigerians helps the pains to settle in nicely without causing any uprising amongst the population, the leaders ought to be asking the question “how are Nigerians surviving?” daily if they have any modicum of human feelings and conscience in them.…

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The insurgency Generals did not foresee

Boko HaramWhen the Boko Haram revolt started, it was first targeted at pockets of government institutions; people felt that it did not concern them. Then they targeted Christians; the Muslims among us felt unconcerned, some of them were beginning to think that the group was fighting a jihad on their behalf. Then, they started attacking institutions of culture and local leadership, including dethronement of Emirs. Today, they do not recognise whether you are a Muslim or Christian, their goal is to destroy and establish their own, weird type of caliphate,…

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Garba Shehu on 2023: Nigerians will not welcome PDP, the university of lies

These days, so many people are saying so many things, indulging mostly in the abuses of others and as official spokespersons we make the deliberate choice of staying out for the most part. But it is hard to ignore the shameful and disgraceful claims made by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which is making the false claims that Nigerians are dissatisfied with the present and wished for the return to the years of locusts. At the rate they are going, it is not for fetched to agree with another…

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PMB And Burden Of Healing Broken Bones By Paul Abese

This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently carried out attacks on American soil in 2001, terrorism has manned the stage as its religious oriented versions spread across the globe. Rescuing the world from the mindless savagery, which is the hallmark of terrorism, requires…

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Survival of African democracies and the ‘Trump Syndrome’

Africans always look forward to advanced democracies, especially the United States, for answers to the continent’s problematic electoral processes. President Donald Trump’s handling of this year’s election has shown that the survival of democracies on the continent needs more than outside factors, writes Foreign Editor BOLA OLAJUWON In nearly 12 months, about 17 African countries had conducted one form of election or the other, in which millions of voters went to the polls to elect their leaders. Two more – Niger Republic (December 27) and Central African (Dec. 27) –…

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OPINION: Restructuring Nigeria Through The Substitution of 1999 With 1963 Constitution

By Akin Fapohunda, PhD There seems to be consensus among all political divides on the desirability and inevitability of a fundamental reform of our governance framework. It is also agreed that the 1979 and 1999 editions of our constitution are fundamentally defective regarding this most basic requirement for consensual self-government by the ethnic nationalities of Nigeria. Mere amendments as have been undertaken at about 10 billion naira per iteration since 1999 by the National Assembly seems not to have doused the clamour for restructuring of the Nigerian polity. Virtually all…

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