Politics

Mayday mayday on Easter day.

The Nigerian Airforce lost communication with one of its Alpha jets (NAF475) on Wednesday evening. It lost communication with radar while on an interdiction mission, providing support for ground troops in Borno state. Search and rescue operations were on as 24 hrs after, there was no sign of contact with the jet. 48 hrs after, […]

Politics

Insecurity: in need of National Guards?

by Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi.        Often times I have had to prevaricate between loving politics and politicians, and loathing them– and ever since I actively joined politics, against the wishes of my well wishers– I have had no choice but to defend my ‘citizenry constituency’ of politics! However, my rather patriotic […]

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Insecurity: Party politics aside.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. To the chagrin of APCists, and to the dismay of Buharists, ‘Bubu’ has been magnanimous in spreading our commonwealth, and the projects it brings, to all the geopolitical zones of the country; irrespective of party inclinations– or more definitively, without recourse to states that have been supporting him politically, […]

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Niger-Area, Nigeria and Naija.

By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. The colonial masters put together or superintended over the amalgamation of different protectorates that made up our country; with a generally agreed set of terms for a union, that spelt out power formulae, including resource sharing and all other forms of engagement and co-existence as a federation. The students […]

Politics

The agony of patriotism

  By Tahir Ibrahim Tahir Talban Bauchi. Patriotism is speedily becoming an extinct ideal, while patriots have truly become endangered species; as a new world order of crypto-phenomena guaranty the formulation and propagation of lies and fabrications, as basis for the execution of– you name it; wars, genocide, pandemics and whatnot. This global trend, wheeling […]