As Institute for Security Studies graduates another set…

December 9, 2023 Afakirya Gadzama 0

Today, the 9th of December 2023, another set of Course Participants are passing out of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Bwari, Abuja. The successful students, comprising high level senior officers have been prepared for Command appointments in their respective services and organisations, are graduating after ten months of intensive specialized studies. The Institute for Security Studies was conceived to Read More

Conflict of conflicts

December 9, 2023 Shamsideen Killa 0

The Israel-Hamas truce began on November 24 this year and was renewed twice before ending on Friday December 1. Under the truce, fighting was paused and humanitarian aid was allowed to enter Gaza as Hamas released captives in exchange for Israel releasing Palestinian prisoners. Weeks of Israeli bombardment have left homeless three-quarter of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents, causing a humanitarian Read More

Bless the world to receive more blessings.

December 8, 2023 Henry Ukazu 0

Dear destiny friends, While in college, I learnt one of the best skills in human relationships, and that’s communication. When you know how to communicate with the right words, you will literally get whatever you want in life. This is a universal principle. Let me explain a little; when you pray the right way by using the right words your Read More

How safe is HPV vaccination for girls?

December 8, 2023 Carl Umegboro 0

Lagos state is the most populous state, the commercial capital of the country and economic hub of West Africa having held the status of the federal capital territory from 1968 until 1991. By these distinct attributes, Lagos is arguably, a pacesetter, thus nicknamed ‘Centre of Excellence’. It therefore places a high demand on the state to be in the lead Read More

Niger: Implications repealing anti-migration law

December 8, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald 0

Niger Republic will soon be terrorists’ safe haven as long as terrorists will cooperate with the military government. This is the reason the military government repealed anti migration law and the exit from multinational joint military operation in West Africa. Thet military takeover in Niger is the ninth in a long series of coups and coup attempts that have destabilised West and Read More

Walking divinely charted paths  

December 8, 2023 Billy Paulson  0

David Jeremiah, an American cleric, author and founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries, wrote: “When you follow God’s will for your life, you can see how yesterday’s events prepared you for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.” As the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, a Southern Baptist megachurch in El Cajon, California, United States, Jeremiah may have Read More

Nigeria’s generations: Past, present and future

December 8, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

Nigeria has undergone several diminishing labellings such as a rich but poor country, squalor in the midst of affluence, a country that is not worth dying for, Africa’s failed asset, state without nation and what have you. These negative, yet authentic and reliable indicators, are the darkness of our fatal disappointment and major failure to make the country great and Read More

Riding Nigerian athletes of performance impediments

December 7, 2023 Felicia Mammah Nwokorie 0

Nigeria is a country that every other country wants to reckon with in the world of Sports. Many atimes, she has been commended for being the most entertaining team during championships.  The absence of Nigeria in any eventful championship, especially in global participation makes it glaring that a significant country is not in the circle of equals. Other countries no Read More

The North is its own enemy

December 7, 2023 Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim 0

Northern Nigeria is battling multi-dimensional problems that it can’t control, manage and solve because of the interior motives generating from different sections. The North is no more an entity, the centre is loosed and uncontrollable from all parts. To say it point blank; Northern Nigeria is divided in religion, ethnicity and the bonded unity is shattered by the venom of Read More

Oyedele: A deserved honourary doctorate award

December 7, 2023 Femi Salako 0

Western nations are what they are today because of their avowed commitment to giving deserved rewards and recognition to excellence, innovation and intellectual powers. These qualities that have helped to transform the western nations and the Asian tigers are the same qualities that have helped Engineer IfeOluwa Oyedele to stand tall among his contemporaries.  The same qualities of innovative prowess, Read More

NNPCL: Mele Kyari, pivot for Tinubu’s oil sector reforms

December 7, 2023 Tajudeen Suleiman 0

Amongst all the people President Bola Tinubu has so far reappointed into offices, none was as keenly anticipated as that of Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL). It was one appointment that could offer insight into how President Bola Tinubu intends to lead the oil and gas sector. And when Read More

Transforming Nigeria’s metallurgical, steel sectors

December 7, 2023 Abubakar Yerima 0

                                      In a resounding testament to the commitment to revitalise Nigeria’s metallurgical and steel sectors, Minister of State for Steel Development Uba Maigari Ahmadu has orchestrated a series of transformative initiatives aimed at driving economic growth, job creation, and poverty eradication.  Under Read More

Throwing spanners in their works

December 7, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

The Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, insurgency in our dear country has not lingered just like that. It is owing to the unpatriotic actions of some unscrupulous elements. Those who, deliberately, are sabotaging the efforts of our military in tackling Nigeria’s terrorism crisis. A former National Security Adviser, NSA, retired Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi of Read More

Unsolved cases of police brutality: Would mandatory body cams be the answer?

December 6, 2023 Matthew Ma 0

“The effectiveness of mandatory body cameras in reducing instances of police brutality has been a recurring question. While it is clear that requiring police officers to wear body cameras would help curb some incidents of excessive force without proper justification, the use of body cameras could also lead to the elimination of some necessary police violence that is at times Read More

CDS Musa: The silent achiever

December 6, 2023 Mohammad Abdulkadri 0

Nigeria’s 18th Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, is well known to Nigerians, especially within the military circle. This is based on the fact that General Musa of the Infantry, Nigerian Defence Academy, Regular Course 38, is rendering quantum quality service to the country with patriotic zeal. He has carved a niche for himself as a man of Read More

Should we all go “Plane” crazy? By Peter Ikechukwu

December 6, 2023 Peter Ikechukwu 0

If you pay a visit to the United Nations Climate Change ‘Cop 28’ website, you will find various statements proudly announcing the aims of their yearly summits. Part of it says they serve as the formal meeting of the United Nations FCCC parties (Conference of the Parties, COP) to negotiate and agree on actions to tackle climate change, limit emissions Read More

The role of media in emerging hajj policies

December 6, 2023 Ahmad Muazu 0

Hajj 2024 is fast approaching with major events scheduled to kick start the opening phases in January.  This heralds the onset of the hajj conference, a pivotal event that swings open the doors to initiate meticulous preparations for this forthcoming Hajj. The road to hajj in 2024 promises to be a journey of hope and resilience. Since 2023, the Kingdom Read More

Akpabio: The uncommon senate president

December 5, 2023 Ahmed Tukur 0

One time US President, Barack Obama, in his famous book, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, said, “If you are walking down the right path and you are willing to keep walking, eventually you will make progress”. This cuts the picture of the President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Godswill Obong Akpabio, whose penchant for hard Read More

Kaduna NIPR lecture: Talban Minna’s moment of glory at Information Minister’s Platform

December 5, 2023 Prof MK Othman 0

Something amusing played out as entertainment, but under harsh economic conditions in Nigeria, it was a comic relief while the event lasted. Two diametrically opposed political camps led by two prominent Nigerians from the same state sat side by side, seeing eye to eye to share their thoughts and experiences but representing different generations and perspectives. I expected a Tsunami Read More

Tragedy of the Tudun Biri 126

December 5, 2023 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

  It is indeed a tragedy, the bombing of Maulud celebrators in the village of Tudun Biri, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, as is the deliberate bombing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza; babies roasted in hospitals, with innocent civilians mostly; killed and maimed, and not the militant Hamas or any other violent group.  Ordinary were people killed in Read More

Politics of naira redesign and erosion of national pride

December 5, 2023 Kalu Okoronkwo 0

The initiative at the twilight of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to redesign the country’s currency, the naira, has become a complex narrative characterised by intricate political undercurrents, scarcity hurdles, and the looming threat of diminishing national pride and identity. This seeming bad state of the naira coupled with its persistent devaluation against other major currencies is casting a shadow Read More

Knowing our rights

December 5, 2023 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

This December, the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights takes the centre-stage. Today, many things are taken for granted for it becomes a problem when people are ignorant of the law. They are not only cheated, violators walk freely, and the law is disrespected. What happens is that chaos, indiscipline, jungle justice, and lawlessness become the order Read More

A peep into Esimone’s feats at UNIZIK

December 5, 2023 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“I prefer to be a dreamer amongst humblest with vision to realise than lord amongst those without dreams and desire” – Khalil Gibram The immortal words of Gibram quoted above is a reflection of Professor Charles Esimone’s visionary leadership since his assumption of office as the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state. The university is Read More

Of diversity, unity and progress

December 4, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

The social media is routinely awash with acerbic comments that eloquently speak to the antagonistic relationship that exist among Nigerians – they come with heavy religious and ethnic connotations. The situation now amounts to a declaration of war against the country’s unity. The warriors in the battlefield are preponderantly youth which clearly places the country’s future in a quandary. Sadly, Read More

AMAC infrastructure dev: Like Wike, like Maikalangu

December 4, 2023 Emeka Oraetoka 0

History was made in Nigeria on October 21, 2022, when a government in power honoured a governor from the opposition party, with Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery at Nigerian Excellence in Public Service Award. For the purpose of refreshing the minds of Nigerians, here is the letter from presidency, intimating Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he then was, of the Read More