Chelsea Job Much Tougher Than Managing Napoli – Maurizio Sarri

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Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri believes he has a harder job at The Blues than Carlo Ancelotti does succeeding him at Italian side Napoli.

Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as coach at Stamford Bridge in July

The 59-year-old has made an impressive start with Chelsea, who are unbeaten after four League matches, whereas Napoli suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Sampdoria at the weekend.

However, Sarri is fully aware that Conte secured the Premier League and FA Cup during his two-year spell in charge at Chelsea, while he failed to claim any silverware at Napoli in three seasons.

“I won nothing at Napoli,” he said. “Conte, on the other hand, won here and it’s difficult to take his place.

He added: “Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts take a beer together. I sign autographs to the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match. There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English way is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.

“How do I see Italy now I live in London? Close up, full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing, like the food, although I’m getting used to meat and salmon here.”

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Chelsea Job Much Tougher Than Managing Napoli – Maurizio Sarri

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Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri believes he has a harder job at The Blues than Carlo Ancelotti does succeeding him at Italian side Napoli.

Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as coach at Stamford Bridge in July

The 59-year-old has made an impressive start with Chelsea, who are unbeaten after four League matches, whereas Napoli suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Sampdoria at the weekend.

However, Sarri is fully aware that Conte secured the Premier League and FA Cup during his two-year spell in charge at Chelsea, while he failed to claim any silverware at Napoli in three seasons.

“I won nothing at Napoli,” he said. “Conte, on the other hand, won here and it’s difficult to take his place.

He added: “Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts take a beer together. I sign autographs to the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match. There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English way is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.

“How do I see Italy now I live in London? Close up, full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing, like the food, although I’m getting used to meat and salmon here.”

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Paul Pogba Still Has A Lot To Prove – Ian Wright

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Ian Wright believes that Paul Pogba “still has a lot to prove” as speculation surrounding the future at Manchester United continues to increase

Spanish giants Barcelona continue to be strongly linked with a move for Paul Pogba, and the World Cup winner recently admitted that he ‘does not know what will happen in the next few months’.

Jose Mourinho and Pogba have reportedly called a truce which will see the latter remain at Old Trafford until at least the end of the season.

However, the France international’s future continues to be questioned due to his strained relationship with Mourinho.

Wright has branded Pogba “a great player”, but has insisted that has not yet proved that he can perform on a consistent basis in the Premier League.

“He’s a great player, and he’s a World Cup winner. He has come back and has proven that he is that guy. But if Paul Pogba left in January, and we looked back at his Premier League CV, would you say he has been brilliant here? He still has a lot to prove!” Wright told Sky Sports News.

“I think he’s fantastic, that picture of him dabbing with the World Cup is brilliant, it’s going to be iconic, but at the same time, in the Premier League he hasn’t done it properly, consistently enough yet.

“Coming back with a World Cup medal has given him a false sense of security, in thinking that: ‘I’m bigger than this now.’ We need to see more from him and what he’s capable of doing.”

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Former Manchester United Captain Bryan Robson Backs Alexis Sanchez To Finally Hit Form

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Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson has backed Alexis Sanchez to finally come good for the club

Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal in January as part of the deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan make the switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Sanchez has only scored three times in 21 appearances for the 20-time English champions though, and is yet to score this season.

Robson, however, has said that Sanchez “is a top-class player”, and has backed the Chilean international attacker to get back “to the top of his game” in the coming months.

“Sanchez is a top-class player. But we haven’t seen the best of him at Manchester United so far,” Goal.com quotes Robson as saying. “But I’m sure he’ll get to the top of his game. This summer was the first summer he’s had off for several years, and that should do him good.

“Sometimes, though, when you have a free summer and a fair few weeks off, it can take a little bit more time to come back really sharp and to get into the season.

“These first few games of the season are maybe just what he needs to sharpen him up and then hopefully we’ll see the best of him for the rest of the season.”

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Davido, Falz, Toke Makinwa, Ahmed Musa Among 100 Most Influential Young Africans (See Full List)

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Davido, Falz, Toke Makinwa, Ahmed Musa Among 100 Most Influential Young Africans (See Full List)

The African Youth Awards released its list of 100 most influential young Africans, to celebrate their feats in their respective industries and popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, better known by his stage name, Davido; and artiste, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz made the list.

Also on the list are footballers Victor Moses and Ahmed Musa and also Toke Makinwa.

The list, which debuted in 2016 recognizes young politicians, activists, influencers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, athletes across 10 categories who are making African proud in Africa and globally.

The founding President of Africa Youth Awards, Prince Akpah, said the list features a record 90 new inductees, 10 returnees and 43 females. He also noted that these individuals were shining lights in their respective fields.

See the list below:

  1. ABD Traore
  2. Abdellah Mallek
  3. Adeola Fayehun
  4. Ahmed Musa
  5. Akwasi Frimpon
  6. AliKiba
  7. Ama Duncan
  8. Amina Rabar
  9. Amy Sarr Fall
  10. Ancillar Mangena-Nombewu
  11. Anita Adetola Adetoye
  12. Âurea Mouzinho
  13. Aya Chebbi
  14. Bamai Namata
  15. Bogolo Kenewendo
  16. Bonang Matheba
  17. Brian Amoateng
  18. Brian Mutebi
  19. Cassper Nyovest
  20. David Moinina Sengeh
  21. Davido
  22. Dikeledi Mokoena
  23. Dominique Alonga
  24. Dr Sandile Kubheka
  25. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
  26. Shakira Choonara
  27. Edem Agbana
  28. Ester Simon
  29. Falz
  30. Faraja Nyalandu
  31. Farida Bemba Nabourema
  32. Feka Parchibell Parch
  33. Frank Edwards
  34. Gideon Danso
  35. Hamamat Montia
  36. Hanane El Khader
  37. Herieth Paul
  38. Hodan Osman
  39. Ibrahim Ceesay
  40. Jennifer Bash
  41. Joybert Javnyuy
  42. Jumanne Mtambalike
  43. Kalidou Koulibaly
  44. Kelvin Nyame
  45. Kenneth Okwor
  46. Kenny Blaq
  47. Kevin Lubega
  48. Kgomotso Phatsima
  49. Kow Essuman
  50. Kungaba Fongoh Leonel
  51. Kwame A.A Opoku
  52. Luthando Shosha
  53. Mabutho Mthembu
  54. Maria Borges
  55. Mbali Ntuli
  56. Mbwana Samatta
  57. Medhi Benatia
  58. Millard Ayo
  59. Mohamed Salah
  60. Musawenkosi Saurombe
  61. Mwiya Musokotwane
  62. Nabimanya Humphrey
  63. Nana Aba Anamoah
  64. Nana Appiah Mensah
  65. Nasty C
  66. Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
  67. Nneile Nkholise
  68. Nomzamo Mbatha
  69. Nontokozo Madonsela
  70. Obinwanne Okeke
  71. Olasupo Abideen
  72. Orapeleng Modutle
  73. Pedro Lopes
  74. Percy Tau
  75. Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola
  76. Rachel Sibande
  77. Raphael Obonyo
  78. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
  79. Sadio Mane
  80. Samuelle Dimairho
  81. Sandra Ochola
  82. Scheaffer Okore
  83. Sherrie Silver
  84. Sidiki Diabaté
  85. Simidele Adeagbo
  86. Stonebwoy
  87. Sylvester Chauke
  88. Takunda Chingonzo
  89. Thando Thabethe
  90. Toke Makinwa
  91. Tomi Adeyemi
  92. Tonye Rex Idaminabo
  93. Ubi Franklin
  94. Victor Moses
  95. Victoria Ibiwoye
  96. Wadi Ben-Hirki
  97. Xtian Dela
  98. Yannick Nzonde
  99. Yasmin Belo-Osagie
  100. Yusuf Bakhresa

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Jordan Pickford Not Willing To Take Unnecessary Risks In Goal

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Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has suggested that he has no intention of taking any risks on the ball

Last weekend Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made a high-profile mistake against Leicester City

However, Pickford has indicated that he works on his ‘game management’ at certain periods in matches and knows when to keep things simple.

The 24-year-old is quoted by BT Sport: “I try not to (do tricks) because I don’t want to be caught with it. It’s a risk.

“If it comes off it looks good and if it doesn’t. It’s a style of play and I think that’s the way Liverpool want to play as well. You’ve got to give that one where mistakes will happen and it’s about not making the next one.

“It’s all about managing the game and not making it again in the same game I’d say. It’s going to happen.”

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Jorginho Agreed To Join Manchester City Before Chelsea Hijacked The Deal

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The agent of Chelsea’s Jorginho has revealed that the midfielder agreed to join Manchester City before his move to Stamford Bridge

Jorginho was Pep Guardiola’s number one transfer target but Chelsea hijacked the deal

Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos confirmed that the player had agreed terms with the Premier League champions, but that City and Napoli failed to come to an agreement before Chelsea swooped in.

“It was all done with Jorginho. There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs. All parties have to agree, and one did not,” Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.

“Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London. He’s really enjoying it at Chelsea, the team is on a roll and has won four matches out of four.

“It’s a great start. Going to Chelsea was a unique opportunity, the career of a player is very short and now we hope for the best.”

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Football Papers: All The Latest Football News And Transfer Gossips This Morning

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  • Anthony Martial has binned Manchester United contract talks until he knows what is happening with Jose Mourinho.
  • Gary Cahill will try to quit Chelsea in January unless he gets more first-team action.
  • Arsenal have snapped-up nine-year-old South African wonderkid Jayden Adetiba after a five-week trial.
  • Jurgen Klopp makes all of his players learn English… and will get rid of those who don’t make enough effort.
  • Dele Alli believes his England World Cup heroes are ready to win the nation’s first trophy since 1966.
  • Jordan Pickford has spoken up on behalf of the goalkeepers’ union by defending Petr Cech.
  • Alisher Usmanov is considering a move for Charlton Athletic after cashing in his Arsenal shares.
  • Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he found out he had been sacked by Napoli after seeing it on TV.
  • A specially convened FA council meeting on October 24 looks like being pivotal to the proposed £600m sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan.
  • Girona claim to have received and accepted a proposal to face Barcelona in a controversial La Liga game in the United States.
  • Manchester City have signed 16-year-old goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu from Shamrock Rovers for £420k.
  • Liverpool have reportedly held positive talks with Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot about a move.
  • Atletico Madrid reportedly want to raise Lucas Hernandez’s release clause to £135m to ward off interest from Manchester United.
  • Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly keen on Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong who has caught the attention of Barcelona.
  • Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes there are several underperforming stars in Jose Mourinho’s side that need to up their game if they want silverware this season.
  • Ryan Christie admits Moussa Dembele exit from Celtic has given him his chance to star.
  • Craig Gordon has won the battle for Belgium – but Old Firm glove rival Allan McGregor will be back to face Albania.

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NUPENG Begins Strike In Delta As Nationwide Industrial Action Looms

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NUPENG Begins Strike In Delta As Nationwide Industrial Action Looms

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed its members in Delta State to withdraw services after some of its demands are yet to be met.

The union is accusing two foreign oil firms, Sterling Energy Exploration Company (SEEPCO) and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Limited (BOGEL), of frustrating the legitimate demand of their workers to join the union.

NUPENG further argued that five drilling oil-rigs operated by SEEPCO and its drilling arm in Kwale and Warri, Delta State, had been in operation for several years but the management denied the workers their rights to unionise.

It has also given the Nigerian Army a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw its officers from the premises of the foreign oil firms, over forceful evacuation and abrupt termination of workers’ appointment.

Speaking on Thursday at a press conference, the President of NUPENG, Williams Akporeha, said the union had directed its members in Delta State to withdraw services in protest of the unfortunate situation, adding that if the oil firms refuse to be called to order, they will embark on a nationwide strike.

“NUPENG as an organization has written to the Chief of Army Staff that soldiers be removed from the work site, that what we have on ground is not a terrorist situation but an industrial relations matter.

“Our prayers right now is that those soldiers that are there be redeployed within the next 24 hours or else we shall have no option but to embark on a nationwide industrial action,’’ Akporeha said.

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Nigerian Army University For Insurgency?

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Nigerian Army University For Insurgency?

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A two billion naira worth of an Army University to tackle insurgency in the North East should be regarded as an idea whose time should not come at a time like this. It is not a product of good thinking when so many citizens are suffering in different internally displaced people’s camps in the country, not to talk of congested ones in the North East.

So, the report the other day credited to the army authorities that N2 billion had been set aside for the establishment of an Army University in Borno State to enhance military capacity in the area, should be regarded as a huge joke to be dismissed immediately. It is wasteful, otiose and reckless!

Nigerian Army University To Commence Academic Activities Before End Of 2018

This newspaper believes that we are in a constitutional democracy and so information about such a serious public policy on defence education should have been in the public domain for debate before announcement that has been somewhat embarrassing and unconscionable. What has happened to the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, a military university? Has the faculty or the governance system of the NDA, Kaduna collapsed? What manner of ad-hocism is this?

The N2 billion reportedly approved by government for the takeoff of another Nigerian Army University is an insult to education. What can N2 billion accomplish in the context of a standard university? Not even a standard supermarket would vote such an insulting sum of money for such a capital- intensive project!

Specifically, government should forget this unnecessary distraction of establishing another military university when the NDA in Kaduna is already there and offering relevant degree programmes for the military at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We don’t need another army university for whatever purpose.

Whatever specialised or unique military education needed should be realised through the NDA curriculum. If there is any need for the reform of the NDA as a military university, there should be no constraint in the circumstances. The Nigerian army authorities and government should be reasonable enough to make rational and valid decisions that would benefit the country rather than throwing money around. We are persuaded that there is no type of training needed by the military that cannot be run at the NDA or the numerous regular universities in the country.

There are some concomitant fundamental questions, in this regard: Are there benefits for throwing universities at all emerging challenges without genuine attention to the existing ones? In 2012, the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State was upgraded to a degree-awarding institution and recognised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 37th Federal University in the country. A Maritime University has been established in Niger Delta area even when the Petroleum Training Institute Warri has not been receiving due attention. The Ministry of Communications has been bandying a plan of an ICT University when the Digital Divide Institute of the same ministry is nothing to write home about.

What is the global rating of even the old generation universities in the country when none of the accredited 40 federal universities, 44 state universities and 74 private universities can make even the best 10 in Africa in the same global context? There is no university in the world’s most populous black nation on earth that can be a reference point when employable skills index of global universities comes to be discussed yet we are establishing more universities.

What is the essence of establishing specific universities for the various arms of the armed forces? Soon, we shall be talking about the Nigerian Customs University; Navy University, Air Force University, Immigration University and Prisons Service University because of constant jail breaks.

News about the proposed military university, to be established in Biu, Borno State, was disclosed by the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Abdullahi Baffa, when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai visited the headquarters of the agency in Abuja. Baffa said the approval for the take-off fund was given by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

On his own part, General Buratai said the university would be tailored to meet the contemporary needs of the military. But how could this be when the university would offer admission to both military and civilian population? What other needs do the military have that cannot be realised through the NDA as we asked before?

It is curious that Buratai had told the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, while receiving the university’s Certificate of Occupancy in Maiduguri, that the university would serve as a solutions centre especially for specific challenges facing the army and North East. This is baffling.

The challenge facing the army in the North East is the Boko Haram insurgency. Does it mean that a university is being established for insurgency? And again, does it mean that the insurgency will be there forever? This is a precarious turn of events. Government should be wary not to lay a dangerous precedent that will hurt the country.

There is militancy in the Niger Delta and lingering pro-Biafra activism in the South East, among other challenges across the federation. Are we going to establish specific universities to tackle each of these problems?

There is therefore absolutely no sense in any plan to establish a military university in the North East because of Boko Haram insurgency. The Federal Government should drop this idea that is flawed in all ramifications.

What is worse, most of the 158 universities in the country are lacking in basic infrastructural facilities for quality and well-rounded education. Government should fund the institutions to be globally competitive – and to be able to solve local problems. Yes, university education that cannot address local problems should be regarded as a waste and therefore requires urgent reform and robust investment, not mere funding and establishment of more rickety ones.

Therefore, we strongly urge the Federal Government to equip the NDA to be able to implement all relevant training courses needed in a military university.

The NDA was upgraded to a university in 1985 and has expanded its programmes ever since. It offers five-year training programme, which includes four years of academic studies and one year of military training. It also trains the officer corps of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.

While its core mission remains the five-year cadet officer training “Regular Combatant Course,” since 2002, a four-year military programme was added.

It is obvious that the NDA has everything that may be required of a military university. And so the N2 billion earmarked for a brand new university in Borno should be invested in curriculum and facility upgrade at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

That is the only path of honour, in this regard, lest we will regard the proposed Army University in Borno as yet another white elephant that the power elite would like to showcase. Again, it remains what it is: a white elephant, after all.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

 

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Nigerian Army University For Insurgency?

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Nigerian Army University For Insurgency?

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A two billion naira worth of an Army University to tackle insurgency in the North East should be regarded as an idea whose time should not come at a time like this. It is not a product of good thinking when so many citizens are suffering in different internally displaced people’s camps in the country, not to talk of congested ones in the North East.

So, the report the other day credited to the army authorities that N2 billion had been set aside for the establishment of an Army University in Borno State to enhance military capacity in the area, should be regarded as a huge joke to be dismissed immediately. It is wasteful, otiose and reckless!

Nigerian Army University To Commence Academic Activities Before End Of 2018

This newspaper believes that we are in a constitutional democracy and so information about such a serious public policy on defence education should have been in the public domain for debate before announcement that has been somewhat embarrassing and unconscionable. What has happened to the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, a military university? Has the faculty or the governance system of the NDA, Kaduna collapsed? What manner of ad-hocism is this?

The N2 billion reportedly approved by government for the takeoff of another Nigerian Army University is an insult to education. What can N2 billion accomplish in the context of a standard university? Not even a standard supermarket would vote such an insulting sum of money for such a capital- intensive project!

Specifically, government should forget this unnecessary distraction of establishing another military university when the NDA in Kaduna is already there and offering relevant degree programmes for the military at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We don’t need another army university for whatever purpose.

Whatever specialised or unique military education needed should be realised through the NDA curriculum. If there is any need for the reform of the NDA as a military university, there should be no constraint in the circumstances. The Nigerian army authorities and government should be reasonable enough to make rational and valid decisions that would benefit the country rather than throwing money around. We are persuaded that there is no type of training needed by the military that cannot be run at the NDA or the numerous regular universities in the country.

There are some concomitant fundamental questions, in this regard: Are there benefits for throwing universities at all emerging challenges without genuine attention to the existing ones? In 2012, the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State was upgraded to a degree-awarding institution and recognised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 37th Federal University in the country. A Maritime University has been established in Niger Delta area even when the Petroleum Training Institute Warri has not been receiving due attention. The Ministry of Communications has been bandying a plan of an ICT University when the Digital Divide Institute of the same ministry is nothing to write home about.

What is the global rating of even the old generation universities in the country when none of the accredited 40 federal universities, 44 state universities and 74 private universities can make even the best 10 in Africa in the same global context? There is no university in the world’s most populous black nation on earth that can be a reference point when employable skills index of global universities comes to be discussed yet we are establishing more universities.

What is the essence of establishing specific universities for the various arms of the armed forces? Soon, we shall be talking about the Nigerian Customs University; Navy University, Air Force University, Immigration University and Prisons Service University because of constant jail breaks.

News about the proposed military university, to be established in Biu, Borno State, was disclosed by the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Abdullahi Baffa, when the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai visited the headquarters of the agency in Abuja. Baffa said the approval for the take-off fund was given by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

On his own part, General Buratai said the university would be tailored to meet the contemporary needs of the military. But how could this be when the university would offer admission to both military and civilian population? What other needs do the military have that cannot be realised through the NDA as we asked before?

It is curious that Buratai had told the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, while receiving the university’s Certificate of Occupancy in Maiduguri, that the university would serve as a solutions centre especially for specific challenges facing the army and North East. This is baffling.

The challenge facing the army in the North East is the Boko Haram insurgency. Does it mean that a university is being established for insurgency? And again, does it mean that the insurgency will be there forever? This is a precarious turn of events. Government should be wary not to lay a dangerous precedent that will hurt the country.

There is militancy in the Niger Delta and lingering pro-Biafra activism in the South East, among other challenges across the federation. Are we going to establish specific universities to tackle each of these problems?

There is therefore absolutely no sense in any plan to establish a military university in the North East because of Boko Haram insurgency. The Federal Government should drop this idea that is flawed in all ramifications.

What is worse, most of the 158 universities in the country are lacking in basic infrastructural facilities for quality and well-rounded education. Government should fund the institutions to be globally competitive – and to be able to solve local problems. Yes, university education that cannot address local problems should be regarded as a waste and therefore requires urgent reform and robust investment, not mere funding and establishment of more rickety ones.

Therefore, we strongly urge the Federal Government to equip the NDA to be able to implement all relevant training courses needed in a military university.

The NDA was upgraded to a university in 1985 and has expanded its programmes ever since. It offers five-year training programme, which includes four years of academic studies and one year of military training. It also trains the officer corps of the Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force.

While its core mission remains the five-year cadet officer training “Regular Combatant Course,” since 2002, a four-year military programme was added.

It is obvious that the NDA has everything that may be required of a military university. And so the N2 billion earmarked for a brand new university in Borno should be invested in curriculum and facility upgrade at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

That is the only path of honour, in this regard, lest we will regard the proposed Army University in Borno as yet another white elephant that the power elite would like to showcase. Again, it remains what it is: a white elephant, after all.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

 

Source: Nigerian Guardian

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14 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed In Borno

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14 Boko Haram Terrorists Killed In Borno

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that its troops had killed 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

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Bear in mind that the insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one commercial vehicle as well as abducted some travellers.

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But Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, issued a statement in Maiduguri on Friday that explained what happened to the terrorists.

The statement read: “The troops have neutralised 14 Boko Haram and rescued 21 civilians, comprising six women and 11 children.

“Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, neutralised the insurgents on Thursday.

“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists, following a superior firepower of troops in the village.

“Four men injured during the attack are being attended to at the military hospital.”

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