Opinion

The Problem With El-Rufai’s Gonin Gora Demolition Threat, By Moses E. Ochonu

As things stand today, El-Rufai is a big part of the Kaduna security problem. He has almost irretrievably divided the State in both political and ethno-religious terms. He has deepened the preexisting divides — Sunni/Shiites, and Muslim/Christian. He lacks the tact and wisdom to govern a complex, ethno-religious State such…
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Columns

Nigeria’s Underbelly of Violence, By Dele Agekameh

The tripod of poverty, illiteracy and unfettered religious influence has cost the country more lives than we may realise, since poor people are more likely to be radicalised and exploited by others to carry out inhumane acts of terror and wickedness. Last week, in Kaduna, communal clashes claimed about 55…
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Opinion

Kaduna Violence: Simply Unacceptable!, By Banji Ojewale

Why would a nation whose selfish leaders work at cross-purposes, whose self-minding leaders don’t accept that the ‘security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government', not fall repeatedly into the hands of vandals? Kaduna, Nigeria’s northern melting pot, is sinking. Not weighed low by the…
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Guest Columns

Kaduna: The Poor and The Right To Equal Opportunity, By Nasir El-Rufai

Some of our critics have threatened us with electoral consequences because we are taking tough, but necessary decisions, in favour of ordinary people. Our oath of office and our personal principles prevent us from refusing to do what is right because of political calculations. We take decisions because they are…
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Columns

El-Rufai’s Teachers and Shehu Sani’s Labour Unions, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We will also do well to limit the leadership opportunities available to the likes of Shehu Sani — people to whom political warfare supersedes societal advancement, people who wouldn’t hire Kaduna’s “typhart” and “coughting” teachers to train their own kids but can side with the NLC and NUT if it…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Housing Quagmire, By Morayo Adebayo

If authorities in Nigeria are serious about meeting the country’s international commitments on sustainable development and in particular housing, they must first comply with court orders and put an end to forced evictions. Today we celebrate World Habitat Day and this year’s theme, as declared by UN Habitat, is "Housing…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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