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Insecurity: ACF raises the red flag

Insecurity: ACF raises the red flag

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned northern elite to refrain from making wild and inflammatory utterances on the killings and general insecurity in the North. The group, which said that at no time except…

NNPC, oil assets and economic saboteurs

NNPC, oil assets and economic saboteurs

A few weeks ago, the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Mele Kyari, raised the alarm over unending crude oil and product pipeline vandalism. In this case, he did not mince words…

U-16 World Cup: 35 years after first triumph

U-16 World Cup: 35 years after first triumph

In 1985, a bunch of unsung talents left the country for China to participate in the then FIFA Kodak U-16 World Cup with little or no hope of making any impact at the event. However,…

Al-Qaeda’s infiltration in Nigeria

Al-Qaeda’s infiltration in Nigeria

The Commander of the United States Special Operations Command for Africa, Maj.-Gen. Dagvin Anderson, recently rattled Nigerians when he revealed that Al Qaeda, the dreaded terrorist organisation, had joined other terrorist groups in the battle…

Averting imminent bloodshed in Edo election

Averting imminent bloodshed in Edo election

The Edo State governorship election would be held on September 19. Even though there are about 13 candidates for the election, there is no doubt the battle is between the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki of…

Of pilots’ agitations, intervention and reality

Of pilots’ agitations, intervention and reality

Last week’s intervention by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in the conflict between the management of Air Peace and some of its pilot brought some respite into the local aviation industry as the sack…

Need for strategic weapon recovery programme

Need for strategic weapon recovery programme

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed concerns about proliferation of small arms in the country during a virtual meeting with state governors and security chiefs. Disturbed with the development, the President queried the security and…

Senate’s resolution on service chiefs

Senate’s resolution on service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari appears to know something Nigerians do not know about his service chiefs. Despite the sustained pressure from Nigerians on the president to relieve the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff,…

Wanted: A united Bar

Wanted: A united Bar

    T he umbrella body of lawyers in Nigeria – The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) – may again be treading an unusual terrain reminiscent of the 1992 crisis, which put the 87-year-old association in…

Lessons of football restart success in Europe

Lessons of football restart success in Europe

It was indeed great news, last week, as the Federal Government and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 approved the return of non-contact sports in the country.   Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, thanked President…