Gov. Zulum, the Military, and Boko Haram By Timawus Mathias

Someone constitutionally empowered must come between Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State and the Military. Both of them need to wage war together against the Boko Haram insurgents at the nation’s jugular these past 10 years and from all that we can see, there is no agreement over methods and evidence of commitment. This has taken the Buhari Administration leaps backwards from giant strides made in the counter insurgency effort. Victory that seemed in sight is now looking like a mirage I  understand Governor Zulum very well and I think…

Boko Haram: Fake news merchants distracting Nigerian military from attaining maximum goals – Centre

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) believes certain individuals and groups in the business of peddling falsehood are jeopardizing the remarkable progress of the Nigerian military. The Centre made this known in a special report to address the “impact of fake news on the war against terrorism and implication for national security”.   In an extensive report, signed by Executive Secretary, Comrade Isaac Ikpa and delivered at a one-day workshop on Thursday in Abuja, CESJET frowned at fake news merchants misleading the public without factual evidence.  …

The Wall Street Jobber and Nigeria’s Jaded Opposition By David Onmeje

The only redeeming aspect of a story written by Wall Street Journal about secret soldiers’ graves in Madagali, Borno state is the line that read “The Nigerian military and the presidency didn’t respond to requests for comment on the war, casualties and the secret cemeteries.” It would have taken a nation led by a people consumed by an inferiority complex to dignify the report, “Secret Military Cemetery Conceals Toll of Islamist Insurgency in Nigeria,” with a response. Expressing any opinion or stating the government side to the story would have…