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Articles, Opinion pieces, Thoughts on various issues.

[OPINION] Missing 105 Soldiers: No Cause For Alarm By Christian Okwori


  News reports allegedly on anonymous ‘reliable military source’ said 105 soldiers and their Commanding Officer of the 157th Infantry Battalion fighting Boko Haram were ambushed and many rounds of ammunition their captured. The soldiers are said to be missing. 105 soldiers is about two platoons or four companies (depending ... Read More »

[OPINION] Abubakar Audu: Before Or After? By Damilare Ogunleye


I believe it was Sahara Reporters that first broke the news of the unfortunate demise of the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recently conducted inconclusive Kogi elections, Prince Abubakar Audu. The news of his death broke shortly after the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) had ... Read More »

[OPINION] Saraki Shops For Supreme Court Justices… Justice John Fabiyi On The Auction Block… Buy One Get Four Free! By Bayo Oluwasanmi


  “If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” – Louis Brandeis, Associate Justice US Supreme Court from 1916 to 1939. Can you imagine a litigant walking up to Supreme Court Justices in the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Nigeria – Time To Renew These Vows By Adekoya Boladale

Democratic Nigeria

  Today we rise in reminiscence of our past, one that left an indelible mark in the annals of our nation’s life.  The reward of our continuous failure to tolerate, embrace and accept the fate of nationhood, and forty-five years after millions lost their lives in that debacle, we are ... Read More »

[OPINION] An Informal Appraisal Of Biafra And The N5000 To The Jobless By Modiu Olaguro


The Biafran agitators and their supporters lay claim to the inalienable rights of man to self-determination as a basis for their protests for sovereignty. What they have not done is to remind themselves of an inalienable right that a nation has to crackdown on civil disorder, public disorder and public ... Read More »

[OPINION] Bukola Saraki On Shopping Spree To Buy Justice… Stop Being A Clown And A Coward , Man Up, Face The Music! By Bayo Oluwasanmi


  Society must protect the robbed from the robber. – Martin Luther King Jr. Consider this: What would happen if hundreds of thousands of Nigerians charged with crimes refused to go to trial and insisted that their fundamental rights were violated and that the court or a legally constituted tribunal ... Read More »

[OPINION] Nnamdi Kanu, The Biafra Course And Vision 2023! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

Ogundana Michael Rotimi

  I do not share in Nnamdi Kanu`s ideology, I am not a supporter of Biafra, I never for once bought into Col. Ojukwu`s idea and I will never buy into the idea of Nnamdi Kanu. I am just an Igbo apologist that believes the Igbo community deserves a fair ... Read More »

[OPINION] Igbo Delusion 1: How Buhari Destroyed South East Roads By Obinna Akukwe

Enugu Onitsga Highway

    South East Roads are ostensibly the worst in Nigeria now especially Enugu-Onitha, Enugu-Port Harcourt, Enugu-9th Mile-Nsukka and Owerri-Elele Road all thanks to the activities of Muhammadu Buhari, according to the delusional theory of some ignoramuses parading as igbo politicians and activists. Enugu-Onitsha Highway used to take 40 minutes, ... Read More »

[OPINION] NANS, Cash, And Kashamu By Modiu Olaguro


“Awards can also be called as a prize that is given away to individuals for their noteworthy activities. By getting an award, people approve that you have done something great.”- The trade by barter, cash for plaque show between footloose elements who call themselves the National Association of Nigerian ... Read More »

[OPINION] Gang-defiling And Murder Of Chibok Christian Girls – Obama, Hollande, Merkel , Putin Must Act Fast By Obinna Akukwe

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This passionate plea to world leaders, including  Obama, Hollande,  Merkel,  Putn, Jinping , Ban Ki Moon to help Nigeria’s President Buhari and his military to rescue the Chibok girls is necessary because the Nigeria.s military through its Chief of Defense Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin has truthfully  admitted that they do ... Read More »

[OPINION] Vision 2023: @obyezeks, The Best Option For The South East! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi


Have you ever thought of Nigeria giving the south east the opportunity to produce the next president? If no, why? Have you ever thought of Nigeria giving a woman the opportunity to become the president, especially after 55 years of men dominance? If no, why? Following the attempt of secession ... Read More »

[OPINION] Buhari, Cabinet Ministers, And The Rest Of Us By Oladipupo


The speculations surrounding the would be cabinet Ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government has been finally laid to rest by the release of the nominees on the senate floor today. I have monitored views all over the social media. Many as usual are not devoid of sentiments and partisanship. ... Read More »

[OPINION] Ministerial Nominees: Making A Case For The Wailers By Tersoo TeeCube

ministerial nominees

The word wail is an English word that can be defined as a prolonged, mournful cry, as in grief or suffering. In the same vein, the word wailers derived from wail, to lovers of music most especially the reggae genre, is associated with the band created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny ... Read More »

[OPINION] Femi Fani-Kayode’s Fatwa By Modiu Olaguro


The recent self service by Femi Fani-kayode on the abduction of Chief Olu Falae by Fulani herdsmen would pass as an intervention to none other than narrow-minded individuals whose organ of sight is confined to the two openings above the cheek; for the least sophisticated observer would read what he ... Read More »

[OPINION] Kwarakopa: National Service For An Indifferent Government, Within A Hostile Community By Modiu Olaguro


They flocked into the ancient state. A routine for a few, first experience for many. The eagerness to wear the crested vest, jackboot and khaki pant was on a high prior to their graduation. On their call-up letter read: “Dear compatriot, I am happy to inform you that by the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Child s*xual Abuse, The Plague We Must Send Back To Hell! By Rev. Br. Kenneth Chigozie Alamezie, BSS

Sexually abused child

Children are terrific, happy, innocent, and harmless beings; and as such deserve all the protection and care we can give. Their very life reminds us of what life and interpersonal relations should be, also what is best about ourselves. The hope of every family, community, state, and country is dependent ... Read More »

[OPINION] Nigeria @ 55: I Choose To Remain Hopeful! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi


  On Thursday, 1st October, 2015, Nigeria turns 55. That is quite a milestone, in terms of age. But in terms of achievements, she falls far below her peers with Malaysia (1963) and Singapore (1965) miles ahead of her. Just imagine Nigeria as a 55 year old human being, with ... Read More »

Nigeria @55: The Unending Search For ‘National Rebirth’ By Raymond Nkannebe


“…The general feeling in the air as independence approached was extraordinary like the building anticipation of relief of torrential rains after a season of scorching hot harmatan winds and bush fires. We were all looking forward to feeling the joy that India─the great jewel of the British empire─ must have ... Read More »

Lest We Forget, Our President Is Human, He Makes Mistakes Too By Ayodele Daniel


President Muhammadu Buhari is human, therefore susceptible to mistakes. The fanatical idea that he is some sort of super-human, a rare specie, even an ‘alien’ – not from this part of the world and therefore not prone to our common mistakes, may be our bane, if we’re not careful. That ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why I Detest Leaving My Mind At The Doors Of Churches Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi


  Some years ago, possibly 2005, I saw the Kaduna-based psalmist and homilist, Chris Delvan, at the Abuja Airport. I greeted him.  He was warm, and reflected some charms that I hadn’t noticed in his pulpit persona before then. He invited me to a meeting at Transcorp Hilton, where he ... Read More »