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Boko Haram Behind Kuje Prison Attack

Boko Haram Behind Kuje Prison Attack

Hours after aides of President Muhammadu Buhari ran into an ambush in his home state of Katsina another security breach was recorded in the federal capital territory. Gunmen launched a vicious attack on Kuje correctional centre, a maximum security prison facility in the FCT. The attack was said to have lasted about 30 minutes, during

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The Fire In The East [Latest Edition]

From the editor In Nigeria, hardly anywhere is safe. Stories of bloody attacks appear regularly in the news, so, few people get shocked by them. The northeast, northwest and southeast, play host to messengers of death. But the other three geopolitical zones are not any better. Not in a country where kidnapping has become a

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The President is back

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 16 August, 2021) Twenty-four hours after paying an inter-infirmary visit to his co-Londoner, co-APC founder, comrade and power-sharer, President Muhammadu Buhari came back last week to meet his Nigeria as dying as he left it. Nigeria’s definition under him has remained sorrow, tears and blood. In his absence,

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Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho, Boko Haram: Two Faces of Government Contradictions

Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, a Yoruba rights activist, has declared he will not be intimidated by the recent fresh attempt by the Department of State Services, (DSS) to arrest him. He said any attempt to arrest him on Yoruba land will fail woefully. Nnamdi Kanu, still in DSS custody, is as defiant

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The Cats in Igboho’s House

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 5 July, 2021) It was in Hubert Ogunde’s ‘Jayesinmi’ that we last saw witches transforming into cats – black cat, red cat. I never knew witchery and witchcraft have found their way into the curricula of our security academies until the recent Igboho night experience. Media reports said

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President Buhari’s Drums of War and Twitter’s Reaction

The most trending issue of the moment involves Twitter’s deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s threats to some Nigerians whom he described as “many people misbehaving today were too young to remember the deaths and destruction from the civil war”. He then threatened, “those of us who went through the war will treat them in the

Nyesom Wike

Wike Says Nigeria has Collapsed

[responsivevoice buttonposition=”after”] Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday declared that Nigeria had collapsed, giving the uncontrollable state of insecurity in the country. Wike, who was addressing traditional rulers and opinion leaders from Andoni at Government House, Port Harcourt, said it was baffling that citizens were being killed and kidnapped all over the country without

Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Air Vice Marshall Isiaka Amao,Major General Lucky Irabor and Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo Photo

All Eyes on New Service Chiefs to Kick Out Boko Haram, Bandits

[responsivevoice] Will the change of guard in military leadership make the difference in the war against terror? The appointment of four new military service chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 26, came to many critics as an anti-climax in the war against insurgency and banditry in Nigeria. The replaced service chiefs had atrophied

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