Columns

Atiku and El-Rufai’s Body Bag Nationalism, By Festus Adedayo

What could have prompted Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to make such very volatile comment attributed to him in a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) interview programme last week? Could it be due to a boldness acquired over the years in the uncharted field of Nigerian politics? Could the governor, famous…
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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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The North and the Challenge of Leadership, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One good thing in today’s Nigeria is that the integrity of our elections is improving steadily. This means that citizens who feel that their leaders have performed poorly could vote them out at any The North, and indeed the country, cannot afford to be naïve or complacent on this critical…
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Opinion

Traditional Rulers and Party Politics, By Eric Teniola

- Oba Claudius Dosa Akran The pertinent question is should the traditional rulers keep their thrones if they take part in party politics? The participation in party politics by traditional rulers in this country has never been new. One traditional ruler, however, deserves a special mention for his past role…
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Opinion

Nigeria: Restructuring By Forward Integration, By Majeed Dahiru

If the Oyo, Ife, Ijesha and Ijebu resolved to unite under the Yoruba identity; the Aro, Wawa and Bende came together under the leadership of a descendant of Benin Kingdom through Onitsha Ado; and the confederation of various ethnic groups in the North assumed a new, unified, Arewa identity, then…
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Columns

The Legacy of the Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, By Hannatu Musawa

As we witness the twilight of a beautiful soul, I pray that God forgives and has mercy on the soul of Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki and makes honourable his May Allah keep him safe and sound, protect the place where he has rested and make his entrance…
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Opinion

Crucial Resignations from the Nigerian Government, By Eric Teniola

The name Mallam Yahaya Gusau in the public service stands for integrity, virtue, honesty and humility. He was a school teacher, politician, scholar and the Shettima of Sokoto till he died on December 12, 2008 at the age of 94 in Kaduna. His entrance number at Barewa College in Zaria…
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