Columns

The MURIC Challenge To the Kukah Almajiri Intiative, By Majeed Dahiru

In an attempt to live in denial of the inevitability of an harmonious interdependence of mankind, irrespective of individual religious leanings for the peace, security and stability of the contemporary world, Professor Akintola and MURIC's challenge to the Kukah Initiative has once again thrown up issues in the Christian/Muslim relationship…
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Opinion

A Critique of Abstract Politics, By Edwin Madunagu

Were the Nigerian Left not “abstract”, as defined above, were it to consider revolution or the capture of state power as a desirable and realisable political project, it would not summarily dismiss concrete and significant political questions raised by political forces outside or within the Left. About the middle of…
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Opinion

Kano Emirate Crisis: Treating the Matter With the Urgency It Deserves, By Friends of Democracy

...the president of Nigeria uses his good offices to appeal to the authorities of Kano State to speedily engage in a reversal of the process. It should be noted that a minor eruption of violence from Kano can easily conflagrate the region and, possibly, the country. People are angry at…
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Columns

Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: Allah Gives Wisdom To Whomever He Wishes, By Murtadha Gusau

Whenever you want wisdom, seek it from Allah alone and be ready to humble yourself. It is wisdom that separates the righteous from the wicked, and in the end it is the wise that triumph. Knowledge is believed to be better than worship because a knowledgeable person fears Allah as…
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Columns

Lifeline For War-weary Borno People, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...despite the disruption of normal daily living in Borno State and the destruction of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira in the many battlefronts that abound in the State, the people of Borno, led by their ebullient and affable Governor Shettima, are ready to obliterate insurgency with…
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The Courts Must Declare Atiku As Nigerian President (2), By Femi Aribisala

Nigeria is in a new season of political firsts. In 2015, for the first time, a sitting government was defeated at the polls. In 2019, for the first time, a sitting president should be removed by the courts. This is a cry for help. This blatant rape on Nigerian democracy…
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Columns

Ramadan 1440 AH/2019: They Will All Regret Their Actions and Inactions!, By Murtadha Gusau

...this same incident will take place with us on the Day of Judgment. Those people who spent their time on evil and useless things will regret when looking at those who achieve a great position in Paradise by spending their time in the way of Allah. Then, those who achieve…
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Columns

Kano: When the Insolent Meets the Unthinkable, By Louis Odion

What then sadly makes the emerging Kano story more of a fable of villains without any hero is that Sanusi himself inadvertently dug his own political grave. The undertakers apparently arrived last week with a hurriedly contrived law creating four new districts, bringing the emirates to five in what relives…
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