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    By Kalu N Kalu

    While one is not interested in setting off any ‘short fuse’, it is has become most expedient to thoroughly interrogate some assertions made by Mr Femi Fani Kayode (FFK), in his widely circulated tirade against the Nigerian military following the unfortunate invasion of Kuje Prison. This is with the aim of deconstructing his real intention and probably revealing those who sponsored him.

    A man gifted with oratorical prowess and ability to hold his listeners spell-bound, FFK is also notorious for his truculence and uncanny ability to attract contempt for himself owing to his well-known intemperance and lack of enduring principle. He is also adept at seizing any and every opportunity, no matter how tragic or somber, to launch himself into public discussion, most times shooting himself on the foot or digging deeper into controversy. 

    Just when Nigerians were coming to terms with the shocking attack on the medium custodial facility in Kuje, Abuja, FFK came out smoking; not with coherent insight on what has just happened nor any modicum of suggestion on how to avert future occurrence. For him, it was an auspicious time to relaunch oneself, and no better way than to launch a spirited attack on the Armed Forces of Nigeria and bring them into public ridicule. 

    In the video he made and circulated, FFK devoted the entire time to pillory the military, sparing no horrible word to describe its leadership. But if he had stopped at denigrating them and diminishing their efforts at combating internal security challenges, his intention would have been a little more concealed; after all, it has been established that the easiest way any displaced Nigerian politician could launch himself nor herself into public reckoning is to seize media opportunity take potshots at the military, believing that in rubbishing the military they are getting at the Government. What actually is more concerning about his rambling invective was the calculated attempt to inject bad blood and stir unhealthy rivalry between and among security agencies in Nigeria. Even more startling was his blatant effort to brew malcontent and pitch service personnel against their superiors and commanders! 

    If you are yet to understand the implications of that FFK’s harangue which was abounding in censorious devil’s advocate mission, perhaps you need to imagine the eventual outcome of the kind of scenario he was trying to instigate and nurture. 

    When a former cabinet Minister orchestrates a deliberate falsehood against the Armed Forces with the aim of misleading the general public or hurting the sensibilities of service personnel and their families, it becomes expedient for the discerning to be worried. When a former Minister elevates an unsubstantiated roadside banter of how “DSS passed intelligence report to the military and they refuse to act” into public discuss, you begin to suspect the ulterior motive.  

    You are chagrined when a former member of the Federal Executive Council displays (or feigns) a lack of understanding of Nigeria’s internal security operations mechanism (which places the military as the last line of defence and to be called upon when the security threats are well beyond the capacity of the civil police to deal with), and decides to hold the military responsible for every security infraction in the country.  

    It is certainly curious when such a person who lays claim to statesmanship to take to the social media to rant about issues of national security and deliberately provoking toxic rivalry between and among security agencies working in a joint environment by singling out some to praise and the other to excoriate. Of course you get the idea of how vacuous the understanding of a former Minister is about the workings of the military when such a fellow begins to make a video for public consumption where he bandies unsubstantiated claims that “junior military commanders and non-commissioned officers are working hard while senior commanders are doing nothing”.  

    In any case, it takes only a conflicted soul battling self-inflicted political and personal wars to be so callous, insensitive and ungracious by using the unfortunate prison break as an opportunity for self-glorification and media popularity. For FFK and irascible ilk, not even the gallantry and sacrificial efforts of the Armed Forces and its leadership can be spared deliberate malicious, cyber, physical, psychological and emotional coordinated attacks.

    The point really is that the Nigerian military has earned its place in the enviable rank of one of the global bests in terms of professionalism, courage, resilience and combat efficiency, with glowing tributes from her regional and global peace-keeping outings, as well as the management of the hydra-headed monster of insecurity within her borders. The Nigerian Armed Forces deserves every accolade, encomium and support not excoriation and demonization by some disgruntled politicians.

    But it calls for concern this propensity by some Nigerians to constitute themselves as the mouthpieces of the adversary and willing agent of division and destabilization. Despite the unquantifiable sacrifice of our gallant officers and soldiers in the discharge of their patriotic duties of protecting the nation’s territorial integrity, isn’t it worrisome that some dark forces, even within the system, are clandestinely sponsoring willing tools to throw spanner into the wheel of inter-agency harmony and collaboration? To what end, one might ask?

    What the likes of FFK failed to understand is that every Nigerian citizen is expected to have a role to play in the quest to take back our country from the firm grip of our adversaries. We must integrate preventive education, involve civil society organisations, promote peace and moderation as a counter-narrative, ensure conflict-sensitive reporting in the mainstream media and more effective and patriotic use of social media in containing terrorists’ or violent separatists’ messages online. These things are not impossible. That is what other countries do. They don’t see their military as possessing the magic bullet that shoots down every internal security challenges.

    I cannot end this intervention without commending the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor for his visionary leadership which is seeing the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies working in closer synergy than ever before. I also commend him for his clear-headedness and sense of purpose even in the face of distraction and provocation by some irritants masquerading as statesmen. 

    Same commendation goes to the Service Chiefs, frontline commanders and troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces who have braved all odds to defend and protect our dear country from external aggression and internal insurrection.

    Kalu N Kalu is a Nigerian-born American political scientist specializing in comparative institutional development, national security policy, and organizational systems.He is based in Norway.

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    Police ban durbur celebrations accross Kano State

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    The Kano State Police Command has banned durbar celebrations across all 44 local government areas of the state for the upcoming Eid-el-Kabir. This decision was announced by the command’s public relations officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, on Wednesday.

    According to Kiyawa, the command has put in place adequate security measures to ensure peace and order in all parts of the state before, during, and after the festive period. This is part of the command’s commitment to maintaining peace in conjunction with relevant security stakeholders.

    As a result of security reports and consultations with stakeholders, all durbar activities have been banned throughout the state for the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid prayers at designated Eid praying grounds.

    The command encourages collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to build a safer and more secure environment. The public is also urged to report any suspicious movements or items to the nearest police station or through the command’s emergency contact numbers: 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926, or through the NPF Rescue Me Application or social media platforms.

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    Chamama Real Estate and Property: Built on Integrity, Dedicated to Excellence

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    In a world where trust is hard to come by, Chamama Real Estate and Property stands out as a shining example of integrity, honesty, and hard work. With a commitment to transparency and customer satisfaction, Chamama has established itself as a leader in the property market, under the visionary leadership of Chairman Alhaji Dauda Isma’il Mameh.

    Chamama real estate and properties limited’s dedication to integrity is reflected in every aspect of its operations. From property sales to rentals and management, the company’s team of experts works tirelessly to ensure that clients receive exceptional services that exceed their expectations.

    With a customer-centric approach, Chamama prioritizes the needs and goals of its clients, providing personalized solutions that cater to their unique requirements.


    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il Mameh’s leadership has been instrumental in fostering a culture of hard work, innovation, and excellence within the company. His dedication to excellence has earned him recognition as a respected figure in the industry, and his vision for Chamama has created a legacy of trust and reliability.

    At Chamama, we understand that property investments are a significant milestone in one’s life. That’s why we strive to make the process seamless and stress-free, providing guidance and support every step of the way. Our services include:

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    Dauda Isma’il: A Beacon of Hope for the Masses

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    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il, is a name synonymous with political sagacity, business acumen, and philanthropic endeavors. He has emerged as a shining star in the firmament of Nigerian politics and entrepreneurship.

    With a heart beats for the masses, Dauda Isma’il has dedicated his life to alleviating the sufferings of the common man, making him a beloved figure among the people.

    As a seasoned politician, Isma’il has consistently demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of the people, championing policies and initiatives that benefits people at the grassroots. His political ideology is rooted in the belief that government should serve the people, not the other way around.

    With a unique blend of vision, compassion, and leadership, he has inspired a new generation of politicians to follow in his footsteps.

    Beyond politics, Isma’il’s business prowess has created employment opportunities and economic empowerment for numerous individuals. His entrepreneurial ventures, spanning various sectors and as chairman of Chamama Real Estate and Properties, Chamama Motors, among others have contributed significantly to Nigeria’s economic growth and development in the areas of housing, automobile industries and many more. Yet, his success is not limited to his business accomplishments alone.

    Isma’il”s philanthropic efforts have touched the lives of countless individuals, providing succor to those in need.

    His foundation, Chamama foundation has established support in the education sector, healthcare, poverty alleviation and assisted significantly in assisting uncountable petty business owners making him a beacon of hope for many.

    His selflessness services and generosity have earned him widespread recognition and admiration.

    In a world where leaders are often driven by personal interests, Dauda Isma’il stands out as a rarity, a true servant-leader. His unwavering dedication to the masses has cemented his position as a champion of the people.

    As Nigeria navigates the complexities of development, Isma’il’s leadership, business acumen, and philanthropy offer a shining example for others to follow.

    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il’s remarkable journey serves as a testament to the power of compassion, hard work, and visionary leadership. As a political icon, business tycoon he continues to inspire and uplift the underprivilege, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of Nigerian society.

    Alhaji Dauda Isma’il if given an opportunity to serve the people would Excel and Make a Lasting positive Impact by:

    – Listening to the people’s concerns and address their needs with empathy and understanding.

    – Utilize his business acumen to create sustainable economic opportunities and jobs.

    – Leverage his political expertise to drive policies that benefit the masses, not just the few.

    – Expand his philanthropic efforts to reach even more individuals and communities.

    – Empower the youth and women through education, skills development, and mentorship.

    – Foster collaboration and unity among diverse groups to build a stronger, more inclusive society.

    – Continuously seek feedback and adapt his approach to ensure the people’s needs are being met.

    With Mameh at the helm of Affairs, the people’s welfare would be his top priority, and his selfless leadership would inspire a new era of progress and prosperity!

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