Thursday, October 19, 2017

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    House of reps, INTELS and national Interest

House of reps, INTELS and national Interest

BY ABANG ASUQUO I watched with bemusement on Wednesday night as members of the House of Representatives, once again, put themselves on the line for the assessment of Nigerians. It is no secret that possibly since 1999 when the country retuned to civil rule, no set of legislators has courted public opprobrium like Class 2015. And the question has mostly been [...]

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    Killings on the Plateau: Beyond condemnation

Killings on the Plateau: Beyond condemnation

BY ABDULLAHI YUNUSAWith mindless terror attacks by deranged adherents of the Boko Haram Islamist sect reasonably under control, a feat that has earned Nigeria tremendous accolades, here comes a fresh security threat posed by amorphous killer herdsmen on a mission to wipe out innocent Nigerians across villages in some parts of the country, especially within the North Central region. States like [...]

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    Ganduje’s ‘Trumpization’ of press freedom

Ganduje’s ‘Trumpization’ of press freedom

BY NAZIFI DAWUD When the news first filtered into the social media that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has removed a reporter from the Kano Government House over a report he did not like, I dismissed the story as one of the usual fake news designed by political mischief makers to discredit the governor.Alas, it was when a Hausa-Language online news portal [...]

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    Taking asymmetric security challenge by the horns

Taking asymmetric security challenge by the horns

BY ANTHONY KOLAWOLE When Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai pensively declared in his speech at the ongoing summit on security in Abuja that "Insurgency remains one difficult form of asymmetric warfare. Nations must explore new frontiers of knowledge to understand this world threat," it struck my heart thunderously. His words vibrated and resonated a thousand [...]

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    When generosity becomes a liability for Atiku Abubakar

When generosity becomes a liability for Atiku Abubakar

 BY BELLO BALA SHAGARI There are some certain people in life who are inherently generous and charitable. Nothing pleases them than the act of "giving". They are natural born givers! A famous artist once said, “Because you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that’s how I [...]

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    Air transportation in a developing economy: the Ondo example

Air transportation in a developing economy: the Ondo example

BY MAXWELL ADELEYE In the history of mankind, war has brought more destruction than development but such could not be said of the aviation industry. By the end of World War II, there was more improvement to the aviation sector of the world economy. Many Countries and capitals had built their own airports. Civil aviation witnessed rapid growth and development, as [...]

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    That our youth may not be blamed

That our youth may not be blamed

BY JEROME-MARIO UTOMI In a conventional conversation, it is a general belief that the habit of sitting on the fence may not be the best decision. But in an applied sense, it avails one the vintage opportunity to view the two sides of the divides.In the light of the above, our nation’s political fence has provided all with a  vintage but [...]

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    Hyenas and jackals have taken over the pride land

Hyenas and jackals have taken over the pride land

BY ISRAEL EBIJE Let me borrow from late Dr, Bala Mohammed who said: “if you are emotionally attached to your tribe or political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, your education is useless. Your exposure is useless. If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments, you are a liability”. Buhari has allowed the Jackals, Hyenas take over [...]

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    Between monkeypox and monkey sense

Between monkeypox and monkey sense

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    Negative energies and priorities; negative results

Negative energies and priorities; negative results

BY AKINTOKUNBO A. ADEJUMONegative energy can be found almost everywhere. Negative energy is a concept used in Physics to explain the nature of certain fields, including the gravitational field and various quantum field effects, but I have tried to adapt it to our situation in Nigeria. There are people complaining about life constantly, practising bad habits and bringing you down. [...]

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    Ekiti 2018 and Fayemi: Will he, won’t he?

Ekiti 2018 and Fayemi: Will he, won’t he?

BY SEYI IBILOYEAs the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) formally released timetable for the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, tongues are beginning to wag in which direction the pendulum will swing in the state. Although no fewer than forty aspirants, including prominent names like former Governor Segun Oni, Senators Babafemi Ojudu and Gbenga Aluko, have emerged on the scene, [...]

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    Again, the air force got it wrong

Again, the air force got it wrong

BY MATTHEW DAWODUIt is indeed a season of the absurd. The ruckus in the petroleum sector is well underway when the Nigerian Airforce deemed it the best time to assault the sensibility of Nigerians by hosting its Operation Lafiya Dole "Third Quarter Media Briefing By The Air Component" in what that service of the Armed Forces must have deemed as [...]

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    PR as potent weapon in terrorism warfare

PR as potent weapon in terrorism warfare

BY JESSICA ANGULA Terrorism wars are generally acknowledged as very difficult to prosecute on account of its asymmetrical nature. Terrorists and their sympathizers or sponsors have manifold tactics they deploy to operate with maximum safety, prolong terrorism wars and project insurgency as triumphing against the forces of state. And one of its greatest weapons has been the use of propaganda, to [...]

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    X-raying Buhari’s symbolic visit to troops 

X-raying Buhari’s symbolic visit to troops 

BY BUKAR RAHEEM To say, I was infinitely inspired by President Muhammadu Buhari’s endearing remarks on the counter-insurgency campaigns in Nigeria’s Northeast and the laudable efforts of the Nigerian military in curtailing the menace of Boko Haram Terrorism (BHT) in his 2017 Independence Day speech to Nigerians is to put it mildly. I was so thrilled to the extent, assuming age [...]

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    Three days across tourist sites in Ondo

Three days across tourist sites in Ondo

BY TEMITOPE YAKUBU Ondo State, Southwest, Nigeria, was created on 3rd of February 1976 by the Muritala/Obasanjo military administration. It's a land filled with abundant mineral and natural resources. From large deposit of Crude Oil, Bitumen, Limestone, Kaolin, glass sand, granites, tar sand, clay, iron ore, quartz sand, coal and marble to agricultural products such as Cocoa, Oil Palm, Cassava, Rice, [...]

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    The child that refused to grow

The child that refused to grow

BY ABAYOMI BAMIDELE ADISANigeria, you are now 57 years. Your birthday brings a mixture of excitement and pains to my heart. You have been crawling for 57years. Your mates are running. They are breaking grounds in technology, arts, healthcare delivery, social welfare, security, research among others. But you have been busy doing nothing. You cannot even treat yourself when you [...]

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