Tag: Coup

Op-Ed EditorJune 26, 2016

Simon Kolawole: Like Brexit, does Biafra deserve its own referendum?

by Simon Kolawole I will start with a footnote: I believe in one, united Nigeria. Not that I am the ...

Mallam YeroJune 24, 2016

Nigerian Army commanders hold emergency meeting over ‘rumours of coup’

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, summoned top commanders of the service to the Army headquarters on Friday, ...

Kolapo OlapojuJune 23, 2016

‘No coup plot against Buhari, we’re loyal to him’ – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has denied claims made by militant group – Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF) – alleging that ...

Mazi EmekaJune 22, 2016

‘Military officials planning to remove Buhari’ | Militants let the cat out of the bag

Top military officers intent on overthrowing the President Muhammadu Buhari administration have approached Niger Delta militants to bomb oil installation, ...

Janeth JSeptember 17, 2015

Everything you should know about the military coup in Burkina Faso

There was a coup in Burkina Faso on Thursday morning. The country’s army has taken over government and have detained ...

Op-Ed EditorSeptember 17, 2014

Opinion: Was Benjamin Adekunle an Igbo hater?

by Henry Onyeama The death of Brigadier Benjamin Adekunle, the GOC of the Third Marine Commando Division during Nigeria’s civil ...

July 29, 2014

Demola Rewaju: If Buhari had died, there will have been a coup (Y! Superblogger)

by Demola Rewaju If Buhari had died last week, a coup would be inevitable in the next one month and perhaps ...

March 10, 2014

Cheta Nwanze: A history lesson – Nigeria’s first coup

by Cheta Nwanze To understand first, the coup of January 15, 1966, we must not take it in isolation, something ...

January 17, 2014

Akin Osuntokun: The two faces of January in Nigeria’s history

by Akin Osuntokun If January 1st was the day Nigeria was born, January 15th, was the date it was sentenced ...

January 15, 2014

Adebola Rayo: Kakadu- A cocktail of art and history (Y! Pop-of-Culture)

by Adebola Rayo It is easy to relate with the folks in Kakadu. You see Nigeria in it, Lagos and the ...

December 22, 2013

Big Brother: Nigeria, US send envoys to strife-torn South Sudan

by Akintomiwa Agbaje United States and from Nigeria envoys will fly to the capital city of Juba, South Sudan on ...

December 17, 2013

Fighting resumes in South Sudan after botched coup

by Akintomiwa Agbaje The gun battle that unfolded at the capital of South Sudan, Juba  involving troops loyal to the ...

November 14, 2013

Ayokunle Odekunle: Dear Twitterati, is that not your Buhari standing with IBB?

by Ayokunle Odekunle “Whoever is seen in alliances and dalliances with Babangida should never be trusted. Such a person is ...

October 13, 2013

Ayokunle Odekunle: Femi Fani-Kayode should stop haranguing us with witless theories

by Ayokunle Odekunle I have nothing against Mr. Fani-Kayode but he insults our senses by coming to town with some ...

September 11, 2013

Book Review: Nigeria and the legacy of the military

by Jibrin Ibrahim The author narrates in detail the war against the media and press freedom by the Buhari/Idiagbon regime. ...

August 22, 2013

Ochereome Nnanna: Show us Shekau’s corpse please

by Ochereome Nnanna I wish the JTF will put the doubt over Shekau’s real fate to rest by displaying his ...

July 7, 2013

Simon Kolawole: Egypt – From Arab Spring to Arab Fall

by Simon Kolawole We can say Morsi has been successfully ousted as President of Egypt, but there is no assurance ...

July 6, 2013

Dele Momodu: A coup by the River Nile

by Dele Momodu The major lesson to learn from Egypt is that stubbornness of leaders can easily derail democracy. Fellow ...

July 4, 2013

Olusegun Adeniyi: Egypt’s coup and the danger it portends for Nigeria

by Olusegun Adeniyi “Like most human follies, military coups sound good at the time; and always fail. They sound good ...

March 17, 2013

Tatalo Alamu: The wages of arbitrary rule

by Tatalo Alamu Jonathan ought to be commended for showing courage and statesmanship in granting state pardon to the victims ...

January 18, 2013

Nasir el-Rufai: In search of leadership: Roots of historical crisis

by Nasir El-Rufai The murder of political leaders in 1966 without trying them and finding them guilty of any offence, ...

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