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Troops Clear Boko Haram Terrorists From Chikun Gudu, Capture Gun Trucks

(Nigerian Army Press Release) Troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations under the auspices of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East yesterday had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Chikun Gudu, northern part of Borno State. During the encounter, the gallant troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists, while others escaped with gun shot wounds. They also captur ...

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Gov. Ambode, We’ve Had Enough Of Danfo, Okada, by Saka Arowojobe

All over the Nigerian federation, Lagos state has always towered above all other states in terms of its contribution to the security of life and property. As a public analyst, one has always observed with tremendous  admiration the ease with which the successive administrations in the state have been largely responsible for equipping the security agencies, especially the Police. With the coming on board of ...

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My Victory was a litmus test for Party Supremacy – Gov Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has  said  the Supreme Court judgment that upheld his candidacy as the standard bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Niger State at the 2015 governorship election was a confirmation of party supremacy. The governor said the trend of judgment from the lower to the apex court showed that the party was guided by its constitution in the conduct of the pr ...

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Where the North Fails, By Yakubu Musa

Those of us who read Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s ‘Why Nations Fail’, have seen, in the best-selling book, some convincing arguments on how countries of the world can seize the momentums of critical junctures of their histories to achieve economic greatness. Likewise, we have seen, in the same book, how elite’s phobia of Joseph Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” can either stunt growth or completely ...

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Obasanjo: Beacon of National Unity, Says Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday congratulated former President Olusegun Obasanjo on attaining the age of 80 and described him as a "beacon of national unity, peace and progress." Saraki in a tribute to mark Obasanjo's 80th birthday anniversary on Sunday, March 5, 2017, said he is delighted, on behalf of the 8th Senate, to join family, friends and numerous well wishers of Chief Obas ...

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Lenten 2017: Muslim Woman Bails Out Christian Inmates In Kaduna Prison

In order  to immensely encourage and strengthen peaceful co-existence and religious tolerance between different faith –based organizations in Nigeria, a Muslim woman has secure the release of a  Christian prisoner  from Kaduna main prison at independence way, with the sole aims of helping him in participating in the 40 days fasting and prayers  with his Families, friends, and relatives at Home Hajiya Ramatu ...

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African Union Chairperson, Conde, Calls President Buhari, Wishes Him Good Health

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU), President Alpha Conde of Guinea, Friday, called President Muhammadu Buhari in London, to wish him good health and speedy recovery. President Conde, who said he was calling on behalf of leaders of member countries of the AU, assured the Nigerian President that all African leaders stand with him in prayers at a time like this. President Buhari, while thanking Preside ...

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Edo Governorship: Between Activism And Moral Suasion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

The history of governorship politics in Edo state, at various intersections since 1999, is very fresh in my mind.  But of great interest to me is the April 14, 2007 election that pitted Senator Oserhiemen Aigberaodion Osunbor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Comrade Adams Aliu Oshiomhole of the then Action Congress (AC). That election, conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission ...

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