“It is very easy to persuade the uneducated youths
to take up arms against an imaginary enemy and
fight, believing that by doing so they are guaranteed a life
of perpetual bliss in the hereafter;
the life that has been … Read the rest
By Abimbola Adelakun
On Tuesday, the foremost military school, the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, was attacked by supposed bandits. The media reported that those attackers killed two officers, abducted one, demanded a ransom of N200m for his release. … Read the rest
I find it baffling that responsible Nigerian leaders including President Muhammadu Buhari appear to be losing sleep over the possibility of another war breaking out in the country.
Some of them have postulated rightly that no country can survive two … Read the rest
One of the most unfortunate things about leadership in Nigeria is the process by which it is derived. With the absence of a rigorous selection process based on merit, adequate know-how and manifestable compassion, all sorts of individuals attain leadership … Read the rest
“I am confirming that there are Boko Haram elements here in Niger State. I am confirming that they have hosted their flags here, if care is not taken even Abuja is not safe; we have been saying this for long. … Read the rest
This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy regarding Communication and Digital Economy Minister Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami’s utterances before he came into government, my wife, who knows … Read the rest
Mr Pantami says he is being attacked because he is leading the implementation of a national identification project for Nigeria.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, speaks to PREMIUM TIMES on the raging controversies about his alleged … Read the rest
In the beginning when the genesis of the phenomenon of bandits and banditry was shrouded in some anthropological puzzle, those whose mandate it was to crack the mystery and treat it for what it was – an incipient war by … Read the rest
The Federal Government has emphasised the need for Nigerians to be vigilant to end attacks on schools and abduction of students.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, … Read the rest
On Sunday, February 14, the Nigerian Presidency in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu reportedly affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure the protection of all religious and ethnic groups in the country, whether majority or minority, … Read the rest