Opinion

COVID-19: In Northern Nigeria, States Scapegoat the Usual Suspects, By Hannah Hoechner & Sadisu Idris Salisu

In their response to the pandemic, state governments have singled out Qur’anic schools, not for epidemiological but political reasons. On April 21, the governors of Nigeria’s northern states logged on to discuss the growing spread of the coronavirus. By the end of the call, they unanimously agreed that classical Qur’anic education in their…
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Opinion

Governor Ganduje: Looking To You For Direction and Leadership At This Time, By Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Governor of Kano State Governor’s Office, Kano Kano State, Nigeria Your Excellency, Open Letter On Kano State’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response I am constrained to write this letter to you out of deep concern for my brothers and sisters who reside in Kano State. As a citizen of…
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Columns

HH Muhammadu Sanusi II: The Consequences Of Betrayal And Hypocrisy, By Murtadha Gusau

Dear brothers and sisters, the motives for betrayal could be any of the Satanic emotions he injects into people's hearts, sickening their souls such as jealousy, envy, hatred, greed, ego, and passion to power and control. Like all forms of sins, people betray when they choose Satan's points of views…
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Opinion

Ganduje: Abandoning Education, While Dismantling a 1,000-Year Heritage, By Concerned Citizens

We are concerned because abandoning the interest of Kano’s children for the pecuniary interest of persons in power who are determined to shut up and expel voices of progress undermines the future of the State. Abandoning education of our children for self-conceit and irresponsible use of power is an unfolding…
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Opinion

The Illusion and Myth of Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption, By Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

...upon becoming president after four attempts to run for the office, Buhari’s leadership skills, and the rhetoric on corruption have been evidently more mythical than real. Perhaps, it can be charitably put that the president’s perception of the fight against corruption is but a mere figment of his imagination. Muhammadu…
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Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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Columns

The Collapse of Kwankwasiya’s Test-tube Baby, By Louis Odion

Taken together, the chief lesson to be drawn from the Ganduje/Kwankwaso conundrum is that there is no substitute for substance. There is no short-cut to political immortality other than working selflessly for the community in a way that one's name eventually get etched in people's subconscious, not necessarily while still…
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Columns

Nigerian Banks, Billionaires and Your Sorry Ordinary Ass, By Pius Adesanmi

Innocent Chukwuma and GTB are family members in this game. It is poverty that makes you invest in Yoruba-Igbo feuding when there is no such thing going on in this matter. One percenters are too rich and busy to think like you. No matter how this pans out, the debts…
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