Opinion

A Word of Caution To Kano and Northern Princes, By Bashir Ibrahim Dabo

The Kano incident should be an eye opener to all royals in Northern Nigeria. Royals should imbibe the culture of loyalty and total submission to will of Allah SWT once He decides on anything, as exemplified in the lives of our forefathers. We should also learn to reject the danger…
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Opinion

Kano’s loss, Nigeria’s gain: Three-point agenda for HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

(views expressed in this piece are strictly personal) The dethronement of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II is a huge loss for my home state of Kano, but what appears to be Kano’s loss might become Nigeria’s gain. I have followed the ugly drama of his unfortunate dethronement from the…
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Opinion

Emir Sanusi: Denying the Message and Villifying the Messenger, By Umar Yakubu

He spoke, as usual, in a calm, coherent, logical, philosophical, intelligent and respectful way; on banditry, kidnapping, education, insecurity, unemployment, over-population, and highlighted the need for responsible parenting. What calls for concern is not the attack and backlash he got, but in what area. The human mind isn't a terribly…
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Opinion

Ganduje: Fiddling With An Heritage, While Kano Is Destroyed By Drugs, By Concerned Citizens

...it is tragic that Governor Ganduje has refused to focus on the social needs of the people of Kano and is instead expending vast amounts of money and energy in shutting out Emir Sanusi from leadership. Clearly, the tragedy of Kano today is that the dark powers of patriarchy, illiteracy…
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Opinion

Bulletin 2: Combating the Dismantling of Kano Emirate: History Matters, By Concerned Citizens

It is clear that this plot was not executed in the interests of peace, stability or the wellbeing of the electorate, but it is rather based on a political whim and flawed belief that the State Assembly had the legal capacity to make such a law in the first place.…
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Opinion

The Kano Emirate Crisis As Buhari’s Baby, By SKC Ogbonnia

The Kano Emirate crisis portends a troubling future. It is Kano today but it can be any other Nigerian kingdom tomorrow. Unless President Buhari is crisis-happy, he should hasten and call Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to order. The swirling notion that the emirate crisis is a state matter is pure baloney.…
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Opinion

Nigeria: It’s Just a Few Hours To Kigali, By Festus Adedayo

The beginning of a stoppage of this collective travel on the road to Kigali is for President Buhari to apologise to the Benue people for the killings by his Fulani brothers and condemn their actions. Thereafter, he should convoke an ethnic-related meeting to trash out the issues involved. Narratives of…
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Opinion

Modern Traditional Change Agents: Achebe, Ogunwusi and Sanusi, By Tunji Olaopa

As patriots, their advocacy for grassroots development is carried out in a manner that connects to the larger Nigerian project and the imperative of democratic governance. The three have demonstrated the effectiveness of commencing democracy to a developmental drive from below. In a recent article, I had good reasons to…
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Opinion

Emir Sanusi and How to Say It, By Kingsley Moghalu

Given the sensitivity of the topics on which Sanusi has pronounced himself, he might want to consider, and compare, the benefits and risks of frequent public statements with a “mixed" approach of waging a more sustained intellectual battle of ideas about the direction of Islamic Northern society within the councils…
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