Religious insurgency & failing leadership of Nigeria: A time for dialogue – Magnus Onyibe

In desperate search for how to get rid of the demon strafing our country, Nigeria, I recently reread the epic novel by the renowned author, Chinua Achebe, The Trouble With Nigeria. Reading through the book the first time, l saw…

Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Katsina students

Jihadist group Boko Haram on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of hundreds of school students in northwest Nigeria. “I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” said the leader of the group that was…

I don’t wish my evil IDP camp experience on even my enemies

My name is Esther, I don’t feel good telling you my surname because I don’t want people reading about me and finding out who I am. I’m not even proud of what I’m about to tell you. I came to…

Boko Haram attack: Obi expresses shock, sympathises with Gov Zulum, other victims

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has expressed his heartfelt sympathy to Borno State Governor, Prof Babagana Zulum, on the recent Boko Haram attack on his convoy that left some…

Dear Nigerians, we don’t have security forces o! – Peju Akande

Recent attacks by Boko Haram got me thinking about how utterly clueless our security agents and porous our public places are. You would think that our security agencies should, by now, have mastered the profile of the average suicide bomber,…

Soldier kills commander in Borno

A soldier has shot dead his superior officer in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. Private Azunna Maduabuchi was said to have fired eight shots at his commander, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi of the 202 Tank Battalion, killing him on…

Boko Haram regime of repainted terrorists – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The powers-that-be of Boko Haram have never had it so good. It’s as though they are in power. Who has not heard that 601 so-called repentant, sorry, I meant to write repainted, Boko Haram terrorists have been re-integrated into communities…

Military raid destroys terrorists’ logistics base, kills scores in Borno

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base and killed scores of terrorists in an air raid in Borno. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a…

Insecurity of lives & properties in Nigeria may be worse than the damage done by COVID-19 pandemic: What to do about it – Magnus Onyibe

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Democracy Day speech, which was presented in 101 paragraphs in which he highlighted six particular sectors that he believes his administration has excelled-Economy, Security, Agriculture, Electricity Power, Transportation and Peace in the Niger Delta, makes an interesting…

Nigerian Army has killed over 1,015 Boko Haram insurgents since April

The Nigerian Army said it had eliminated over 1,015 Boko Haram terrorists in different encounters with the insurgents in the Northeast from April 4, 2020 till date. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, disclosed this on Sunday…

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