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When Ignorance Becomes a Popular Perspective on Adamu Adamu, By Gimba Kakanda

"A professor who had run a university should not be a sidekick to an It can only happen in a country like this." This statement was attributed to a certain Professor Akin Oyebode in an interview on Channels TV. Like him, regiments of our friends have expressed resentment to what…
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Adamawa Without Nuhu Ribadu, By Gimba Kakanda

In commemoration of its twentieth anniversary last weekend, ThisDay newspaper honoured twenty outstanding Nigerians, described as “game changers”, who, as it explained, “have altered the landscape and made remarkably positive impacts in their chosen fields.” The honourees are accomplished personalities who have made a mark in both private and public…
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Amina Zakari and the Logic of Rejectionism, By Gimba Kakanda

If anything, with commonsense applied in our political inferences, Buhari ought to have actually marked her as an enemy, having been a part of two administrations that frustrated his political ambition and will. I did not pay mind to the vicious campaign attending the appointment of Mrs. Amina Bala Zakari…
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Ado JG Muhammad: Man of the Moment, By By Gimba Kakanda

On July 24, Nigeria found a reason to celebrate. It was a welcome break from the usual stream of negative reports over which the country has been portrayed as incapable of achieving a globally commendable cause. It was a triumph over the forces of superstitious, cultural and communal resistance to…
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Teacher Yekondunu: The Abrupt End of an Indeterminate Movie, By Gimba Kakanda

Sadisu Mohammed was an industry. He was the filmmaking industry in Niger State, and as the state's pioneer Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, he dug the foundation for, and built, what became the Nupe film industry. I was rung out of sleep, and on the phone I could have…
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Government Media Aides and Public Analysis, By Gimba Kakanda

The Java-scripted reactions to critics of Buhari's early days, if not countered and defied, may make the zealous supporter of former President Jonathan, described as "Jonathanian", end up in our history books as actually tolerant partisans, noting the emergence of unbearably obnoxious I was part of a discourse instigated by…
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Bukola Saraki Versus the All Politicians Congress, By Gimba Kakanda

We must not ask for a senate president that is loyal to, or intimidated by, the president of the federation. Nigerians must ask for one capable of highlighting the relative independence of the legislative arm while also respecting the interrelationship needed to smoothly run the affairs of Nigeria. In the…
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Governor Bello’s Uneasy Start, By Gimba Kakanda

Every day I resist the temptation to dismiss our federal character principles as absolutely retrogressive, witnessing how every government agency and parastatal is populated by the relatives of its head - Minister, Commissioner, Executive Director, Director-General, Chairman. Managing expectations is now the biggest challenge before our Change-advocating leaders, and in…
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