Monthly Archives: June 2012

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Shettima plans to join PDP

Shettima plans to join PDP

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima (middle), speaking with engineers during the inspection of new roads and drainage construction in Maidu-guri, on Friday.  Strong indications emerged at the weekend that Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has concluded arrangements to quit the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  This followed

The fall of Azazi, the Return of Gusau

By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde Boko Haram has claimed its most important victim yet last weekend: The National Security Adviser, A. O. Azazi. For an avowed enemy of the nation’s security apparatus and political system, only the ultimate target remains: the President. If it can manufacture his downfall or the end of his regime, the

Is this premeditated or just a happenstance?

To many, especially those that have the unique gift of the ability to read between the lines, the present insecurity and spate of violence experienced in Nigeria, particularly the northern part is far from being a natural happening excited by independent and remotely detached causes. They are in fact premeditated and caused to happen so

Engage Nasir el-Rufai on the issues, please!

By Kennedy Emetulu Anybody who cares knows I’m not a fan of Nasir el-Rufai. I have never had anything good to say about him, because at the core of most of his public actions is that deceitful, pompous, self-serving disposition and a sense of entitlement that rule the minds of the worst we’ve ever produced

Yakowa: One Year of Monumental Waste and killings, Why Yakowa’s spokesman ‘justified’ the killings at Gonin Gora

“The philosophy of doing nothing is as effective as the philosophy of doing something. Doing is something because it is a way of withholding services” – Anonymous By Ibrahim Mu’azu Prophecy is when you foretell future events by or as if by supernatural means. Those who prophesy are said to be prophets.  Rightly so, they

NIGERIA ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE: Can the new NSA, Dasuki reverse Jonathan’s failure on security?

As insecurity looms in Nigeria under Jonathan’s presidency, there are growing concerns as to whether the country can survive as a single indivisible entity. BY OHIA ISRAEL After over one year of failed attempts to contain the security challenges affecting the country and at a time billions of naira were ‘spent’ on security without commensurate