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Wrong Signals from the Plateau

Wrong Signals from the Plateau

By MAHMOON BABA-AHMED Fire can easily be extinguished when it is a flickering flame. It could then be blown out orally or quenched by a flutter of a hand. But if ignored or abandoned it will rapidly develop into a ravenous blaze, consuming everything in its destructive frenzy. This is an analogy to what obtains

Dasuki as NSA: Issues below the Surface

By GARBA SHEHU Can a scion of the Fulani royalty cultivate the trust and confidence of the Kanuri boys? Can a Fulani NSA conduct negotiations for disarmament with Boko Haram in the face of these historical rivalries? In the euphoria that normally accompanies public appointments, people tend to lose their heads and consequently overlook other

The enormous task before Dasuki; can he Deliver?

  Upon his return from the Earth Summit in Brazil, President Goodluck Jonathan made sweeping changes in the two key security offices of the nation. It will be recalled that harsh and strong disparagement trailed the President’s trip to Brazil when two states in Nigeria, namely Kaduna and Yobe, were on fire. As such showing

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

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