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Coup Scare: Could the government be complicit?, by Bala Ibrahim

I remember an instance when the then governor of Lagos state, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu raised alarm about an attempt to assassinate him, after an incident in which four people with him were killed.

Insecurity: The sobriety of Saraki’s suggestion, by Bala Ibrahim

To start with, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki is not in my good books, and it may take a long time before he gets imported into them. But while he is serving that sentence, he has done something yesterday,

Where do we go from Pantami?, by Gimba Kakanda

When the spotlight on Dr. Isa Ali Pantami began, the direction of the conversation wasn’t unpredictable. The first sign of trouble was the refusal of his critics to retract their mistranslation of his conversations with the Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

IGP Alkali and practice of polished police, by Bala Ibrahim

For the police to police properly, the need for a polished policy of policing is paramount, and precisely that seems to be the plan...

IPOB: Daring to dislodge Nigeria, by Bala Ibrahim

Let me start by extending my heartfelt sympathy to the Executive Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, the peaceful and progressive people of the state, as well as other Nigerians that feel for those with interest in the South East, for the latest visit of calamity to Imo state. 

Police arrest ‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection with a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.

Tinubu Colloquium: Ganduje cajoling the cynics to peeve the president?, by Bala Ibrahim

Barring any last minute changes, on Monday, March 29, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari will chair the 12th colloquium to celebrate the 69th birthday of...

MURIC to Kukah: ‘You’re a tramadolised religious bigot’

The Nigerian Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has criticised the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hassan Kukah, for suggesting that there would have been a coup had a Southerner occupied the Nigerian seat of power.

Memo to Minister of Defense, by Abba Dukawa

Federal government boldly declared on National Television that the militants had been “technically defeated”. That “technical victory”, it is apparent, is fast becoming a Pyrrhic victory with the renewed wave of attacks by the insurgents on soft targets.  

Atiku isn’t the loser…, by Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

The loser(s) of this election is/are certainly not Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party but the many actors who turned a mere political contest to a religious war, to a family feud and regional warfare.

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