THE NORTHERN NIGERIA DEBACLE

I’m not surprised at the allegations of handing over children to Boko Haram to be used as suicide bombers, levied at the doorstep of parents in Borno state, by the Nigerian military. The military under the much maligned past administration of Goodluck Jonathan expressed as much back then, even to the extent of the then […]

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ARIANA GRANDE’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

As a kid I fantasized about a future with many a female TV stars of the time, it didn’t matter if by the time I’m grown they’d have become older and possibly be not as desirable as I once thought them. As an adult, only Ariana Grande has been able to ignite such a fire […]

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LONDON CHRONICLES (15): TERROR

I have strolled in the park I have seen the flowers I have hugged the sun I have felt the peace The warmth soothed me The scent aroused me The colours delighted me The peace comforts me But where Where have all the flowers gone? What What clouds the sun? That smell Stench of death […]

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AS LAGOS MOVES TO BECOME NIGERIA’S KIDNAP CAPITAL

Last Saturday, four landlords and their trainer, of a group of landlords who had gone jogging in the Isheri area of Lagos, bordering Ogun State were abducted by gunmen, while the others managed to escape by jumping into a nearby swamp. By noon yesterday, the media was awash with news that the abductors have made […]

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BEATIFYING THE FULANI HERDSMEN

It is common saying that sometimes a dog is given a bad name just so it could be hanged. What the Sultan of Sokoto, through the Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI said yesterday, as well as the nineteen Governors of the Northern States in Nigeria before that was akin to doing the opposite, i.e. whitewashing a […]

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AS TURKEY DOWNS RUSSIAN JET

Sometimes I wonder which side Turkey takes in this war against terrorism in general and the ISLAMIC STATE, ISIS in particular. The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet earlier today, for allegedly violating Turkish airspace came as a huge shock to me, though Turkish authorities claim that several warnings were issued to the pilot […]

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LAFIYA NOT YET DO-LE

One of the major items on which this President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC (All Progressives’ Congress) Federal Government campaigned on (and won the Presidential Election) was Security, and how within a short period they will find the solution to Nigeria’s security challenges should the party win power at the centre. In the dying days of the […]

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