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Three Things New Theatre Commander Must Do To Stop Boko Haram

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the mantle of command of Operation Lafiya Dole was handed over by Major General Rogers Nicholas to Major General Abba Dikko at the Theatre Command Headquarters in Maiduguri. The development followed the recent redeployment of senior officers by Army headquarters. Major General Nicholas was posted to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre. Force Commander MNJTF, Maj-Gen. Leo Irabor, was also affected by the postings and appointments which took effect from August 1, 2018. The Director of Army…

Withheld Dapchi Girl: Buhari Belongs To Some People – OPC Founder

President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to secure Leah Sharibu’s release “is another heartbreaking proof that PMB belongs to some people.” This was according to Dr Frederick Faseun, founder of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), who said this in reaction to the continued detention of Sharibu, the only Christian girl among the 115 schoolgirls recently abducted and released by Boko Haram insurgents from a Dapchi, Yobe State, technical college. The insurgents had withheld Sharibu because she allegedly refused to denounce…

Before Nigeria Becomes Somalia…

I got a call from a senior northern politician recently. He’s generally a man of peace and often calls to commend me anytime I write on “peace and unity”. But this was a different call. His tone was remarkably different and harsh as he spoke about the Benue killings. He spared little time for the obligatory I-like-your-article ice-breaker and rushed into a conversation. “Look Simon,” he half-shouted, “you journalists must put pressure on the president to act quickly and decisively. The herders are very confident he has their…

Yoruba, Hausa Quit Notice: OPC Threatens Reprisal Against Niger Deltans

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has reacted to the October 1 quit notice issued against the Yoruba and the Hausa to exit the Niger Delta region. Recall that the Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) had asked the aforementioned to vacation the region before the set date. The OPC national coordinator, Gani Adams, in a statement on Friday, called on Niger Delta leaders to call the NDA to order. “We know that the position of the militants may not reflect that of their leaders. There is a need for them to speak out against the…

OPC Brands Nnamdi Kanu A Nonentity For Attacking OBJ, Tinubu

The Reformed Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, has reacted angrily to remarks credited to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for criticisng former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu. The Yoruba socio-cultural group in a statement by its National President, Dare Adesope, condemned Kanu’s remarks, saying the OPC will not sit back and allow “this bunch of nonentities to disrespect our leaders”. The group admitted to being in…

The Nnamdi Kanu Phenomenon

The most discussed subject in Nigeria today is what is called “restructuring” and indeed so popular is this subject that it has attracted the attention of roadside commentators, the bright, the not-so-bright, the mischievous and the outrightly unintelligent all united by the singular claim that Nigeria belongs to all of us and we all have a right to determine its future. The last person who brought up this subject with me is a mechanic in Abeokuta! He had heard about Biafra, the Arewa youths, the President’s absence,…