Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Badeh: Questions PDP must answer before it’s  too late

Badeh: Questions PDP must answer before it’s too late

BY AMOS BADEHLet me begin by extending my heart-felt sympathy to the family of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd), who was in December 2018 gunned down by the bullets of suspected assassins on the Keffi-Kaduna road while returning from his farm. I also commiserate with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and Nigerians over the [...]

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    Why dubious politicians dread Operation Python Dance

Why dubious politicians dread Operation Python Dance

BY DAVID ABULieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai is a man and soldier with a large heart. As Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of the counter-insurgency operations in the country, Gen. Buratai is confronting adversaries of Nigeria on many fronts and in more invisible ways than known in public space.The Army Chief is leading Nigerian troops in extinguishing [...]

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    Welcoming Operation Python Dance

Welcoming Operation Python Dance

BY EZA IDIBIAThe nationwide Operation Python Dance is the military exercise by the Nigerian Army to provide additional support for the police and other security agencies for the period covering the 2019 general elections. Incidentally, Operation Python Dance has its own track record, similar exercises, although confined to the south-east geo-political zone, recorded huge successes in its first and second [...]

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    There he goes again

There he goes again

BY JAMES AKINLOYE Abraham Ogbodo seems to have an obsession with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He is constantly searching for what next the Vice President would do – but if he was searching with good intent it would have been better, unfortunately for this suspicious journalist, he is always on the lookout for whatever the Vice President would do with [...]

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    Boko Haram: Time to prove the pen is mightier than the sword

Boko Haram: Time to prove the pen is mightier than the sword

BY OKANGA AGILAGlobally, two facets of terrorism have been identified. There is the field combats and; its latest variation, the cyberspace terrorism. In the latter category, terrorists or their hirelings/agents are engaged for active propaganda to promote their atrocious acts. And as it is known with information, it is a potent weapon in fighting any cause. Most times, the terrorists [...]

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    The quest to return Nigeria  to Egypt

The quest to return Nigeria to Egypt

BY PHILIP AGBESEThere is the opposition, there is misdirected anger, there is crass unpatriotic fervour and there is Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. The Senator representing Bayelsa East district fancies himself as the defacto leader of the children of anger, the amalgam of a people that see righteous justification in being miffed at society for their own shortcomings in the hope that [...]

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    Evangelism of logo benz

Evangelism of logo benz

BY ADEDOKUN SEYI I've decided to pen my thought on the spontaneous sense ridden lyric of the song of this secular stars who, at times, people feel they just wake to bounce into the studio and say something to only sound like a song. First, to say nonsensical songs get their ways amidst us as Africans alone doesn't settle a sense of [...]

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    Why should the tenure of IGP be extended?

Why should the tenure of IGP be extended?

BY ADNAN TUDUNWADAWhen I came across the news of Ibrahim Idris tenure extension as Inspector General of Police, I shook my head and asked, does he deserve a tenure extension? Has he performed up to the expectation of Nigerians? Is the extension in accordance with the law? So many unanswered questions came to my mind.I'm not a lawyer, I have [...]

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    Appreciating Nigerian troops at Christmas

Appreciating Nigerian troops at Christmas

BY RICHARDS MURPHYThree 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 Haram terrorism in the desert of the Northeast. It was the birthday of this soldier, a special day in his life and a day every other [...]

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    Abuja: Three years without bombs  and still counting

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, as in times past. I refreshed my memory to the bomb blasts the rocked previous years on Christmas day and in [...]

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    Essential Yakubu Dogara @51

Essential Yakubu Dogara @51

BY TURAKI HASSAN"I would rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I am not"- Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara.Rt. Hon. Barrister Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, is 51 years old today.Today, he has added another eventful year. Another year of service to God and country. His is a life full of purpose. Indeed, [...]

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    Understanding Why Boko Haram urgently needs a territory

Understanding Why Boko Haram urgently needs a territory

BY KAREN GOULDINGNotorious 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 up with suicide bombing in which person borne improvised explosive devices are detonated, killing the bearer and anyone unfortunate enough to be caught up within range of the explosion. Suicidal is in reference to [...]

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    Is Esu really satan?

Is Esu really satan?

BY BABALAWO FAMILUSI AWOLOLA It is alarming to note the level of misinformation that has befallen the Yoruba race in lieu of our inclination towards alien esoteric knowledge. When I see people referring to Esu in derogatory manners and in connection with the biblical Satan or the Aramaic shaitan, it tends to reiterate my belief and the agreeable truth of our misinformed [...]

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    Christmas crib and the surprises of God

Christmas crib and the surprises of God

BY ANEKWE OBORJI We have chosen for our Christmas and New Year reflection this year, the theme of Christmas Crib and the surprises of God in turbulent times. Our bearing is from the two separate Christmas Messages of Pope Francis to the Roman Curia and the families of Vatican employees respectively, which the Pope gave on December 21, 2018 in the [...]

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    What are Dan Ali’s achievements?

What are Dan Ali’s achievements?

BY CALISTUS IJEHWhen in November 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari named retired Brig.Gen Mansur Dan Ali as his defence minister I was somewhat at a loss. I was at a loss for two reasons. One was the fact that the name does not ring a bell in complex military operations or counterinsurgency operations, and two was also the fact that Nigeria [...]

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    The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

The pain of living ‘without a vagina’ — story of a virgin at 42

By Kingsley Obom-Egbulem  There is definitely more to the vagina than meets the ordinary eye. Beyond what elementary Biology tells us, an understanding of physiology and human anatomy would suggest that the vigina is arguably one of the most complex and sophisticated systems in the body. Imagine then what could happen to a woman if something terrible happens to this very [...]

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