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

Ekiti Electoral Corruption and Our “Baa Ko Daya” Politics, By Festus Adedayo

'Baa ko daya' is a metaphor for the kind of politics that has become the poster of the general Nigerian politics since then. It is an ascendancy of totalitarian politics, where politicians seek to have every vote through hook or crook. Vote alteration, ballot box snatching, compromise of electorate and…
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Opinion

Joseph Tarka and the Tiv/Fulani Clash That Still Lingers, By Eric Teniola

The Tiv/Fulani crisis in Benue State has been on for too long. The older generation passed this crisis to the present one in a unresolved form, and it is getting worse with the years. The present generation must not pass the crisis down too, thereby saddling and punishing the incoming…
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Opinion

The Ahmadu Bello Way, By Ainoko Israel Aye-Ebene and Dauda Garuba

...the present crop of Northern Nigerian elites who claim descent from the Sardauna’s political philosophy and claim legitimacy by his name have in fact departed from the Ahmadu Bello Way. By fixating almost exclusively on holding on to political power and office at the federal level, the present crop of…
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Columns

A Boiling Southern Cauldron and The Insults Of The Northern Governors, By Femi Fani-Kayode

The insulting warning to the South from the 19 Northern governors just the other day made matters worse. That contribution did not help to calm the storm but instead it has further frayed nerves. Simply put the Northern governors have rubbed raw salt into our Southern wounds. Last week I…
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Opinion

Historical Perspectives on the Current Kukah-Haruna Face-off, By Ahmed Yahaya Joe

General Danjuma, while being conferred with the prestigious title of Jarmai Zazzau, stated “It is not in our character as Northerners to talk too much. We need to think more, relate better but talk less. Battles are fought and won through wisdom and strategy than through inflammable pronouncement and political…
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