Horrors of Civil War from a child soldier’s eyes
The title of Okey Anueyiagu’s book, Biafra: The Horrors of War, The Story of a Child - Soldier, may be unprepossessing, but it belies what to anticipate: a polemical story from a brilliant
Soldier in eastern DR Congo shoots dead at least 13 civilians
A drunken soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo's troubled east opened fire on passers-by, killing at least 13 people...
NAF’s remarkable gender inclusion
It am cheering news that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) recently registered itself on the side of global trends on gender sensitivity. For the first time in its 55-year-history, NAF commissioned two ladies into its fighter aircraft sections
Dotun Saseyi… On-air-personality who would have been a soldier
His is one voice most radio audience around the world, especially in the South West of Nigeria can’t resist listening to. Not only for its booming quality that reminds you of Don Cornelius, the famous anchor of the popular American musical show, Soul Train of the 70s and 80s, but also the enlightenment proffered by its highly cerebral and witty owner.
Daily ghosts of news
Being an indigene of coastal Nigeria, I cannot but be a lover of water, rivers, streams, brooks, islands and lakes, but certainly not of seas and oceans. And as I write this I cannot but remember and recall our rain-cry and lyric of yester-years. “Rain, rain, go away. Little Tony and Jonny want to play.”…
How soldiers helped my escape, by kidnap kingpin Wadume
It was jubilation yesterday in Taraba State as police re-arrested the suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, who confessed that soldiers assisted him to escape after being nabbed by the slain policemen.
Police arraign soldier in Ondo over alleged raping
A lance Corporal of the Nigerian Army (NA), Mr. Sunday Awolola, who allegedly raped a 300-level student of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), was yesterday arraigned at a Magistrate’s Court in Akure, Ondo State.
Spokesman dismisses demise of soldier in Abia
The Abia State Police Command yesterday debunked the killing of a soldier in Aba. The Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, made the denial in Umuahia
Nigerian soldiers dying in vain
Sir: I am the product of the loins of a former Nigerian Army soldier, a Civil Warrior who almost lost his life fighting to establish a federal beachhead at the Onitsha sector of the River Niger in the heat of the civil war and whose very young wife (my late mother) had the rare, almost…
Army confirms killing of soldier, two NSCDC operatives in Rivers
A soldier and two operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were shot dead on Sunday following a gun duel with suspected militants in Rivers. The security operatives were killed and their weapons carted away while preventing militants from vandalising an oil and gas facility in Gio community, Tai area of Rivers.…