Columns

Missing Secret In Yari’s Masterclass, By Azu Ishiekwene

We need governors who can find a way to cut-out fat in useless bureaucracies, keep overheads low and shun unnecessary foreign trips. Those who will reward talent, invest in education and health and let citizens know that uncontrolled population is a time bomb. We need thinking Zamfara State governor and…
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Columns

Why Yari Should Take His Empty Seat Home, By Azu Ishiekwene

Apparently, the only punishment worse than meningitis was Yari’s election as governor. The offer of a virtually empty seat in Government House is not worth his redemption. Zamfara is not the only State under siege. Katsina State governor, Bello Masari, has also cried out; while in the North-East, Borno and…
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Columns

Party Primaries, Direct and Indirect Dismissal of Popular Mandates, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...what is clear is that this season of primaries has shown the fragility of our democracy. Once again, it has become clear to all that Nigerian democracy has a great weakness because of the lack of respect for internal party democracy and the consequent recurrent disrespect for party rules, particularly…
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Columns

From Imo to Zamfara: Monarchy Trumps Democracy, By Louis Odion

Taken together, it is a sad commentary on Buhari’s political guardianship that democracy is being given a bad name in Imo. But who knows, maybe loquacious Okorocha will soon tell us he is only following PMB’s example by only appointing “trusted” In the North, Okorocha’s alter ego will be Abdulaziz…
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Columns

Zamfara Killings and Yari’s Politics of Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...what is Yari’s staying power? Perhaps his capacity to be in the right place at the right time, knowing when to abandon a sinking ship, or subterfuge and even loyalty to a cause, who knows. The only thing that is certain is Yari’s inability and his failure to convert his…
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Opinion

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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Bámidélé Upfront

Bukar Abba Ibrahim – a Predatory Antagonist and Moral Hypocrite, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Mr. Ibrahim is a fine example of a predatory antagonist, a chaotic, irrational enemy of order and disapprobation. His interview is worse than the lewd act he engaged in. He spoke with such insouciance and social construction of masculinity in a way that violates the essence of leadership and responsibility.…
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Opinion

Emir Sanusi and the ‘Fight for the Soul of Nigeria’, By ‘Tope Oriola

I wonder how many Salisus and Alis are roaming the streets of northern Nigeria as almajiris. How many Bunmis and Fatimas have been forcibly married off and turned to mothers before they understood the micro-mechanics of their bodies? The wastage of human talents and resources anywhere is a crime against…
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