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PHILIP AGBESE

2023: Why Mamman Daura Should Not Be Vilified

In the years 2017, a group of northern leaders felt ashamed by the crop of leaders warming up to take over the mantle of leadership from the current set of leaders that it realised it has to do something about the leadership selection…

John Campbell’s failed role as a hatchet-man

Former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has finally confirmed that his obsession with making Nigeria fail has pushed him into some sort of delusion, one that requires clinical intervention. So severe that the diplomat is…

Boko Haram: Understanding the wailing wailers

Somewhat ironically, I would never have believed in the hyped paradox of belonging to a nation called Nigeria, whose citizens are very religious, but rather prefer to celebrate its oddities than progression or golly. But of course, I live…

The choice of Gambari and the wisdom of PMB

The news of the appointment of Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari to replace late Patriot Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari excited me greatly. It has silenced hitherto agitated voices and what I consider,…

PMB and Sun Tzu’s Art of War

Like Chinese revered war veteran, strategist and tactician, Sun Tzu, once asked the world albeit rhetorically; “Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is also asking Nigerians whether…

TY Danjuma’s Appalling, Effeminate Musings

By Philip Agbese Military officers are men and women whose hearts are supposedly walled with hardness akin to rocks. They are usually thick and impenetrable! Like King Pharaoh, soldiers are brave, courageous and superbly, very daring…

21 Golden Reasons To Thank PMB

By Philip Agbese In my proud African-ness, I subscribe to the tradition of polygamy as inherited from my fore fathers. It is not because I am unmindful of the strains or sometimes, its near fatal consequences in a family. But only a…

El-Zakzakky’s One Chance Trip to India

The supremo of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim el-Zakzaky finally had his wish to travel abroad for medical treatment granted. This should ordinarily have been a good development, especially in a country where the…

IMN: Between Civil Disobedience and Terrorism

In a world that has become global, replication of what has worked in other countries is expected. Civil disobedience has been used by some countries with appreciable results. There are examples to cite: Arab Spring, Orange Protest, Yellow…

Re: Buratai’s Bruises On Nigerian Troops

I recently read the piece by the dependable Festus Adedayo, who in truth is one of the best hands in the media landscape in Nigeria. I mean with a Ph.D. in Political Communication from the University of Ibadan, one should expect that his…
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