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Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kano is an important State in Nigeria and God has given the State a radical Emir who has the intellectual skills, princely training, religious knowledge and cosmopolitanism to provide progressive leadership. Since he ascended the throne, he has been a father to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.…
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Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Opinion

Crucial Resignations from the Nigerian Government, By Eric Teniola

The name Mallam Yahaya Gusau in the public service stands for integrity, virtue, honesty and humility. He was a school teacher, politician, scholar and the Shettima of Sokoto till he died on December 12, 2008 at the age of 94 in Kaduna. His entrance number at Barewa College in Zaria…
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Opinion

Historical Perspectives on the Current Kukah-Haruna Face-off, By Ahmed Yahaya Joe

General Danjuma, while being conferred with the prestigious title of Jarmai Zazzau, stated “It is not in our character as Northerners to talk too much. We need to think more, relate better but talk less. Battles are fought and won through wisdom and strategy than through inflammable pronouncement and political…
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Opinion

The Centenary of the Amalgamation that Never Was, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In the years leading to the centenary of amalgamation, there has been a lot of writing, especially on the Internet that amalgamation was an experiment to be tried for one hundred years and that legally, that experiment would end on first January 2014. Many of the writings referred to a…
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