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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Columns

Recalling Former Governor Rimi’s Attempt To Diminish the Emir of Kano, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On April 1, 1981, Governor Rimi created four new emirs who were declared to be co-equal with the emir of Kano – those of Auyo, Dutse, Gaya and Rano. It was not an April Fool joke. The emirs were becoming a crowd in the old Kano Sate, as the other…
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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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Columns

Can’t We Outsource Nigeria To Miyetti Allah?, By Festus Adedayo

The most painful implication of this negotiation with Miyetti Allah is that Buhari is openly raising his arms in the sky in surrender as affirmation of his inability or incapability to ensure peace in the country. It is also an affirmation that he is, by that very fact, ceding the…
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Columns

Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the political tension in the State has arisen to the maximum level and there are fears of political violence, whichever way the results go. On Wednesday, the Kano Peace Committee made a passionate appeal to the political class to keep the peace. Various additional appeals would be made today. My…
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Columns

Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka…
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