Opinion

Arewa Youth Quit Notice and the Double Jeopardy of the Nigerian Igbo, By Majeed Dahiru

The presidency may consider taking a strong action to rein in the issuers of the threat, their collaborators and supporters, to avert a likely bloodshed that may result from any attempt to implement the quit notice on the Igbo living in the North by the Arewa youth group. This is,…
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A Disturbing Conflict of Interests: Senator Hope Uzodinma and the NPA Probe, By Majeed Dahiru

Senator Hope Uzodinma should recuse himself or be excused by the Senate president from the chairmanship of the Senate joint committee on tariffs, customs excise and marine transport in order not to jeopardise the outcome of this very important probe of the serious allegations of criminal infractions against the NPA.…
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Bukar Abba Ibrahim: When Sharia Law Is Without Sharia Faith, By Majeed Dahiru

...less than two decades after the pronouncement of Sharia law in most part of Northern Nigeria, the advocates and leaders of the Sharia movement have fallen short of their own publicly professed religious standards. Some Sharia law advocates are complicit in corrupt practices that have degenerated to economic and financial…
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Fulani Cattle Breeders: a National Pride Turned Into Preys, By Majeed Dahiru

The recent massacre on the Mambilla plateau has once again bought to the fore, the urgency to bring about a workable socio-economic framework for peaceful co-existence between farming and herder communities. In resolving the herdsmen/farmer clashes, the economic importance of not just land but cattle must be considered as major…
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Nigeria: Restructuring By Forward Integration, By Majeed Dahiru

If the Oyo, Ife, Ijesha and Ijebu resolved to unite under the Yoruba identity; the Aro, Wawa and Bende came together under the leadership of a descendant of Benin Kingdom through Onitsha Ado; and the confederation of various ethnic groups in the North assumed a new, unified, Arewa identity, then…
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Eid al-Fitr: a Celebration of Unity In Diversity In Ugwuanyi’s Enugu, By Majeed Dahiru

A country of ethnic nationalities can only evolve into nation states from the resolve of its various peoples to make it so. From my Enugu experience, I learnt the crucial lesson that we are who we decide to be. The political leaders and people of Enugu have decided to be…
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Opinion

On Biafra; Ango Abdullahi Did Not Speak For the North, By Majeed Dahiru

- Professor Ango Abdullahi of facts against fictions, as espoused by Ango Abdullahi, should help rid Northerners of like minds as he's, of the false sense of entitlement over Nigeria’s oil mineral foster a sense of understanding and empathy towards the peoples of that region who are asking for a…
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OUT OF THE BOX: Biafra: Another War We Can’t Afford, By Majeed Dahiru

The first and immediate step at resolving this impasse is for the current administration to reconstitute the relevant organs of government to fully include the South-East, particularly the National Security Council. Furthermore, the rest of Nigeria should reach a consensus aimed at making the otherwise cumbersome creation of states and…
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Opinion

Year 2019 and the Search for the Nigerian President, By Majeed Dahiru

As 2019 approaches, Nigerians must begin to look beyond APC’s Muhammadu Buhari for good governance, progress and prosperity. The bar and standard of the quality of leadership must be raised above ethno-religious sentiments to pragmatic solutions to our problems as a nation. One lesson learnt is that the old order…
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