Military vows to deal with people dragging armed forces into politics

The Military on Sunday said it will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group that want to tarnish its image or draw it into partisan politics.

It also said the Armed Forces of Nigeria remains apolitical, warning that ”all mischief-makers and their proxies should not draw the military into their engagements.

Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, in a statement issued in Abuja, stated this while dismissing a report that claimed Defence Headquarters warned politicians and officers against a coup.

Onyeuko explained that the publication, which surfaced online is a handiwork of mischief makers

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Soludo, Ludo game and Anambra politics

The notion of politics as a game is as old as politics itself. As most of us already know, politics originated in ancient Greece with the philosopher Plato who wrote about the nature of justice, what constitutes good government and what is best for humanity.

Subsequently, another philosopher earned the title: father of politics when he elaborated on politics through his writings focused on citizenship and forms of government as well as constitutionalism, etc.

Somehow, the game of politics can be likened to Ludo which is a strategy board game for two to four players, aimed at one person defeating

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Okello Oculi writes that the people have lost faith in the military

Television pictures showing lanky and skinny young men and young women punching fists and addressing rallies have long histories of strong female ancestors and mass uprisings and wars for freedom and sovereignty. Murder with military bullets also hide records of civilian mass protests inciting the military to overthrow oppressive rulers.

In 1811, the Ja’alin, a mixed people from Black Nubians and Arab immigrants, massacred Egyptians who sought to impose their rule over northern banks of River Nile. This legacy would be followed by followers of a Mahdi whose

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This week in US politics: Republicans shock Virginia win what Lady Gaga really wore to the inauguration

This week there was a big election in America.

One candidate fixated on Donald Trump the entire campaign. In his final pitch to voters, he said Trump’s name 13 times in a 15-minute speech.

The other candidate barely mentioned the former president during the campaign, and stuck ruthlessly to the issues. In his final pitch to voters, he didn’t say Trump’s name in his 22-minute speech.

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Leave Osinbajo out of the politics in sadness

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo photos; Tolani Alli

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo photo: Tolani Alli

By Richard Akinnola

It is most unfortunate that at a time when people are mourning over the collapse of the Ikoyi building and the loss of several lives in the most unfortunate circumstances, some mischief makers are trying to scorecheap political goals and use this very sad situation to tarnish the name and image of our hardworking and humble Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

The Social media has suddenly become awash with information trying to link the VP directly or indirectly to the collapsed structure.

Some stories say the developer, Mr Femi

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Owen Paterson: from cabinet to quitting ‘cruel world of politics’ | Owen Paterson

Owen Paterson’s resignation as MP for North Shropshire leaves empty a seat he has held for 24 years, and follows a traumatic period in which he lost his wife of 40 years to suicide.

His resignation statement said he would “remain a public servant but outside the cruel world of politics” and that his children had asked him “to leave politics altogether, for [his own] sake as well as theirs”.

Born in Whitchurch, Shropshire, Paterson read history at Cambridge University and pursued a career in the leather industry. He joined his family’s business, the British Leather Company, in 1979 and

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Akeredolu playing politics with lives of Ondo people – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ondo State chapter has accused Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of playing politics with the lives of the people of the state.

According to the party, the lackadaisical attitude of the governor in securing the state led to the withdrawal of the soldiers from checkpoints across the highways in the state.

DAILY POST had reported that insecurity looms in the State following the withdrawal of soldiers from various checkpoints across the state.

Also, PDP on Wednesday had alleged that the failure of Akeredolu to pay the soldiers their allowances was the reason for the withdrawal from the

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Rebels from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region captured two strategic towns and were poised to march on Addis Ababa, the capital. An allied rebel force, claiming to represent the Oromos, Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic group, said it had cut roads to Addis Ababa from the south. Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, declared a state of emergency and said Ethiopia would defeat the rebels with “the bones and blood of her children”. Tigrayans in the capital were

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In this case, politics is a (video) game : NPR

A screenshot from the forthcoming strategy simulation game, Political Arena.

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A screenshot from the forthcoming strategy simulation game, Political Arena.

Eliot Nelson

It’s been a long couple of years in politics. And it can be frustrating to feel like politicians treat it like a game, with people as pawns.

But a political journalist thinks there may be some appeal in a new strategy game that gives players a front-row seat to the ins and outs of politics in a fictional political world. The game tackles the good, the bad — and yes,

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Ex-permanent secretaries urge bureaucrats to join politics

A group under the auspices of the South-West Association of Retired Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Service has advised the youth bureaucrats to get involved in politics to save the country’s future.

According to the group, participation of bureaucrats in politics would enable the society to benefit from the rich deposit of wisdom, knowledge, experience and training acquired in the civil service over the years.

Speaking at the fifth quarterly general meeting of the association in Akure, the Ondo State President of the group, Dr Laoye Adegoke said the group would take steps to encourage young

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