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Is the death of COAS Lt. Gen. Attahiru a setback for Nigeria's insurgency fight?

Dear MyNigeria reader,The death of Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru on Friday, May 21, 2021, was a sad loss for the nation. Attahiru, who was appointed barely four months by President Buhari died alongside 11 others when a military air…


Prez Buhari should be blamed for the gruesome murder of Miss Umoren

Dear MyNigeria reader,The death of the young Miss Iniubong Umoren is a sign that the youth are growing impatient with the system. The young job seeker was gruesomely killed by Uduak Frank Akpan, who lured her with the promise of getting her a job. Her only cr…


Government facilitating kidnapping by paying ransom

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Ghana is biggest gainer from Nigeria's unseriousness

Dear MyNigeria reader,This week was adventurous and laced with so many low points for the country. It all began with hullabaloo that accompanied the President's trip to the UK; then the strike by medical and judicial service workers; the usual conflict betwee…


New IGP, same old banditry and security threats

Dear MyNigeria reader,Buhari's inability to tackle the spate of kidnappings, banditry and terrorism in the country has become tiring to many Nigerians.His "unconstitutional" sacking of Mohammed Adamu as Inspector General of Police and appointment of DIG Usman…


Amid doctors' strike, President Buhari travels to the UK for medical check-up

Dear MyNigeria reader,At a time when doctors in Nigeria are fighting for better conditions of service, President Buhari departed the country for a routine check-up in the UK. Like it's the norm, Nigerians have reacted to his unnecessary trip with many questio…


Will Nigeria be united after 2023?

Dear MyNigeria reader,This past week was the same as the last. The usual abduction in the North continued with the kidnap of some 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna State, and eight members of the Redeemed Christian Church…


Burna Boy, Wizkid open Nigeria's Grammy gate

Dear MyNigeria reader,Amidst the confusion that has rocked the nation in recent weeks, there was some good news this week. On Sunday, March 14, 2021, two of Nigeria's biggest music exports, Burna Boy and Wizkid made the country proud after clinching the prest…


Kidnappings in Nigeria's northern region, what could be the problem?

Dear MyNigeria reader,Kidnappings in northern Nigeria have now become the norm. This time, the victims were 30 students from the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The incident which occurred at mi…


Banditry becomes the easiest path to financial success in Nigeria

Dear MyNigeria reader,Over the past week, the country was left to handle the rising cases of banditry and the unusual blockade of trade routes linking the North and South. The latter has indeed exposed and reminded the South that its dependence on the North f…


Nigerians in the diaspora express disappointment in Buhari

Dear MyNigeria reader,What will be your assessment of the Buhari-led administration in the handling of security in the country? While we leave you to your thoughts, MyNigeria enjoined Nigerians in Ghana's capital, Accra, to speak to them on what they think of…


Nigeria to break apart? Fulani herdsmen Southwest 'invasion' fuels tension

Dear MyNigeria reader,The peace and stability of Nigeria have been brought to a test again in light of the recent controversies involving Fulani herdsmen in some states in the Southwest.Since the turn of the year, civil unrest & breakaway rumors were spar…


Coronavirus killing Nigeria's elites like never before

Dear MyNigeria reader,Just like the first week of the year, the second week continued on a bad note with more personalities falling to the cold hand of death. The most famous were Emir of Billiri, Dr. Abdu Buba Maisheru ll, Former Commissioner for Establishme…


Grim 2021: 8 top Nigerian personalities die in 10 days

The cold hand of death ripped through the country in the first 10 days of the New Year. In four days, the nation lost three prominent Nigerians. Former Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, and Prof. Duro Ajeyalemi of Science Education, UNILAG…


Davido and Burna Boy throw blows, take beef to 2021

Dear MyNigeria reader,We hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Indeed, the year 2020 is finally winding up and it is our hope that the upcoming year goes beyond your expectations.Prior to the break, the major talking point was the capture of more th…


Buhari's failure to appear before NASS sparks outrage

Dear MyNigeria reader,We hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Indeed the year 2020 is finally winding up. It is our expectation that the upcoming year will be fun-filled than this years'.Prior to the break, the major talking point in the country …


Zabarmari massacre exposes Buhari's weak commitment to security

Dear MyNigeria reader,It was a sad weekend for Nigeria as the country witnessed the killings of about 43 rice farmers in Borno. The killings, described as one of the bloodiest in Nigeria's history since the fight against Boko Haram began in 2009, begs the que…


Introducing MyNigeria and weekly news updates for and from Nigerians

Dear MyNigeria reader,It's a pleasure embarking on this journey to bring you this important resource that gives you weekly updates on news, business, sports, entertainment and opinions about Nigeria and Nigerians.Made for and by Nigerians, is up…