Author: Hasruna d OBIDAH

Champions League: De Gea issues warning to Manchester United ahead of Barcelona trip

Champions League: De Gea issues warning to Manchester United ahead of Barcelona trip Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, has warned his team-mates that they must improve against Barcelona in the Champions League. United travel to Barcelona on Tuesday, trailing 1-0 in the quarter-final tie and struggling for form, following their underwhelming Premier League 2-1 victory against West Ham. An...

Sunk cost of Sanchez holding Man Utd back

Sunk cost of Sanchez holding Man Utd backS Manchester United’s Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez attends a training session at the Carrington training ground in greater Manchester, north west England on April 9, 2019, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg football match against Barcelona. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) Manchester United travel to Barcelona on Tuesday needing ...

Buhari Renews Vow To Secure Release Of Leah Sharibu, Chibok Girls

President Muhammadu Buhari has renewed his vow to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram’s enclave.  In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the President promised the parents of the kidnapped girls that he would ensure their daughters are returned home. The President’s statement was in commemoration of the ...

The death of democracy in Nigeria: A coroner’s inquest

Supporters and lackeys of President Muhammadu Buhari who repeat ad nauseam that he is an honest man, a man of integrity, either do not really know the meanings of ‘honest’ or ‘integrity’ or are genuflecting praise-singers benefitting one way or another from the fact that Buhari is the President. In the context of our analysis, ‘integrity’ connotes “uprightness, wholeness and purity,” whereas the w...

Under siege 144 die in nine days

Kidnappers, terrorists, thugs, killer herdsmen unleash mayhem on Nigerians By Charles Kumolu, Deputy Features Editor If you are living in the northern part of Nigeria, chances are that you may either be killed by kidnappers, terrorists, killer herdsmen or bandits. Those in the South-East are faced with the dangers of either dying in the hands of kidnappers or killer herdsmen. In the South-West, th...

BUHARI ON BANDITRY: Bandits have informants within some communities

He condoled with all those affected by the unfortunate events while reacting to the recent spike in incidents of banditry and kidnapping in some parts of the country. The President, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, said, “How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killings of my fellow citizens by bandits? I am human and I understand...

BBOG Marks 5th Anniversary Of Chibok Abduction, Demands Release Of Remaining Girls

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group are marking the 5th anniversary of the abduction of over 100 girls by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Chibok community, Borno State. The group is demanding the release of the remaining girls still held in the captivity of the terrorist group and also asking the Federal Government to make schools in the northeast safe. In a sit-out in Lagos to ...

12,000 Boko Haram victims benefit from VSF medical programme

IDP school located in Sangere, Gerei local government./ AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR Dr Sunday Ochoche, the Executive Director, Victims Support Fund (VSF) said that no fewer than 12,000 victims of Boko Haram insurgency benefited from its medical support programme. He disclosed this while featuring on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) flagship programme NAN Forum in Abuja. Ochoche said the agency was c...

‘Fake news’ fuelling ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria – experts

Misinformation risks worsening ethnic and religious tensions in Nigeria, media commentators and researchers say, at a time of heightened concern about internal security and fragile community relations. The months and weeks running up to recent elections saw a slew of false claims about politicians and their parties, as part of deliberate attempts to shape the narrative before polling. Africa’s mos...

I’ll not rest until Chibok girls are back, reunited with their families , Buhari vows

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that he will not rest until all the remaining missing Chibok girls are back and reunited with their families. This came  as he also said that his government has succeeded in bringing back 107 and that the government will not rest until all the remaining girls are back and reunited with their families. I made this promise when I became President, and I will keep...

How Nigeria can catch up with US, China – Ikokwu

•Nigeria playing with disintegration without restructuring •Nigeria can’t afford severance package for non-returning federal lawmakers Second Republic Politician and lawyer, Chief Guy Ikokwu, 81, is not happy with Nigeria’s development path and wants an urgent action to stop the country from sliding into what he called irredeemable trajectory, which will lead to dismemberment. With good governance...

Democracy, law and disorder

OVER half the states in the North are enveloped by anarchism. States in the North East have for about a decade now been under constant Boko Haram terrorist attacks. Inhabitants of states in the Middle Belt face genocide, while Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna and  Katsina states are practically being overrun by bandits. But Zamfara State, where over 3,000 have been killed and  about five hundred villages l...