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Hausa Are The Most Marginalized Nigerians. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Despite leadership from the North, the Hausa remained the most marginalized based on past history with the Fulani that captured their City States and replaced their Emirs with only those that can demonstrate their Fulani blood. Unfortunately, the obvious exclusion of real Hausa has gone beyond religious power and made it into political power. The hierarchy established by Usman Dan Fodio radical Islam replaced prior established Muslim and their indigenous beliefs. Details

 

Maryam Sanda: Kannywood is not to Blame. By Muhsin Ibrahim

Kannywood is a phenomenon which our “armchair” criticism and condemnation cannot tame. We had better wake up and truly do something towards making it better, or keep quiet. Oftentimes, the more the industry generates controversy, deserving or otherwise, the more popular it becomes. The human mind is set in such a way that out of curiosity, it desires more to see what it is denied or warned from seeing. I, thus, believe that the best way to deal with the industry is not to blame it for all our socio-religious, moral and cultural ills. They are not to blame in entirety; we are, to a large extent. Let’s go back to the drawing board. Details

 

Nothing Wrong With Crooks Probing Crooks. By Farouk Martins Aresa

In short, Buhari is trusted to be stronger against corruption than anyone else, despite his faults. We are yet to see the impunity other heads of state displayed on corruption, from Buhari. If we had to repeat that election, Buhari would still win. The amount of corruption under Jonathan was simply obscene. They were so bold, they came out with the slogan that it was their money and they could steal it anyway they wanted. What about “corruption is not stealing”? Details

 

Must Explore Excavate & Create Arts & Sciences End Products. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Ghana should not at this point be depending of the Chinese to mine its gold, Nigeria should not be depending on the British to refine its oil and Congo should not be depending on Americans to refine its diamond. Instead of going it alone or trading everything individually abroad, each African country should be assigned a technology based on the amount of resources it produced, by African skilled experts to be enticed home or other formula deliberated by African Union. Details

 

Girl-Child, Poverty and Our World this Century. By Muhsin Ibrahim

The government, as you might have guessed, must shoulder some responsibility, too, for not doing much (if anything!) to alleviate the poverty millions of its citizens live in today. Poverty is a disease that leads to despair and death. As representatives of a philanthropic organisation, we visited the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano in late August this year. The unhealthy, impoverished living condition of the patients in the ward we toured moved some of us to tears, wallahi. About two or three patients died in the span of 24 hours, one of them a few minutes before our arrival. Although it is, religiously speaking, their time to die, their deaths were not unconnected to their lack of money. The story is long. May Allah rest their souls, amin Details

 

Africa Explosive Population Growth By 2050. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Make no mistake about the fact that politicians similarly swindle poor people in developing and developed countries whether they vote or not. Indeed, poor people in both worlds are very religious, so they do not believe in population control. They think climate change is a hoax or the makings of the gods. But in each case, it is the poor that suffer the consequences. Desert encroachment in Tropical countries, hurricanes devastating vulnerable poor in rich countries. Details

 

Youths Tasked R.I Yoruba Elders On Africa Arrested Development. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Nigerian businessmen go to other African countries asking for virgin land. They provide the road in and out of the forest, create electricity to power their plants, hire workers and still; they sell cement cheaper than they do in Nigeria! But when they create the same business at home, they claim they cannot sell their cars cheaper than imported ones. Businesses that should be making foreign money for African countries are draining us. We can be good at home as we are outside. Details

 

Ritualists Turn Churches & Mosques Into Business Centers. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Every church and mosque have their rituals which they follow or adhere to. While some do not worship image of any kind, others pray to their images of saints. The United Nations and the so called “civilized” world were disturbed by the reckless destruction of historical statues in Iraq; and Afghanistan where Taliban militia supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar issued a decree ordering the destruction of all statues including ancient pre-Islamic figures. These objections were not based on religious grounds but on historical preservation of the past. Details

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Rebuilding toll plazas on federal highways

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My regrets as head of state—Gowon

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Nigeria’s anti-Boko Haram Gen Attahiru Ibrahim sacked

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Appeal Court stops army from retiring General Sani

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Fuel queues yet to disappear in Abuja, states

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Long queues as fuel scarcity persists in Kwara

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Next Katagum emir likely to be one of late emir’s children

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Youths Protest Against Establishment of Solar Plant in Kaduna

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I Initiated Transfer Of Federal Capital To Abuja – Gowon

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El-Rufai Signs N216.55bn 2018 Budget Into Law

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UNICEF Spends N200m On HIV In Kaduna

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Court Grants Senator Misau Bail On Self-recognizance

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Gunmen kill former Bayelsa commissioner

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Foreign investors’ inflow into stock market decreases by N9bn

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Nigeria’s export value increases by 13.19% in Q3 - NBS

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Civilians Settle Soldiers, Police Clash In Ondo

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2017 Budget Failure Won’t Affect 2018 – FG

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IMF Harps on Economic Diversification for Nigeria, Others

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CBN Injects $210m into Forex Market

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APC congratulates Secondus

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Kano Assembly Approves Amendment Of 1999 Constitution

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2019: Buhari may pick Tinubu as VP

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Amnesty For Kidnappers?

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Sustainable Environment: Educating The Educated

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Okorocha’s Happiness Empire

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Investing Pension Funds In Infrastructure

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Why Only Unilag Is Fully Accredited To Offer Law – Council For Legal Education

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FIFA sanctions Nigeria for fielding ineligible player

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Ambassador hopes for Nigeria, Russia World Cup final

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CHAN Eagles confront NPFL champions Plateau United

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. There are still good Nigerians

Like the drama in NNPC, and the disappearing Paris Funds, nothing was missing either in the car or our personal effects. The Musketeers played guard and friend. Till our common humanity as Nigerians, as a people, as our brothers’ keepers return…we will continue to be driven by greedy leaders and politicians, selfish citizens and followers, but if only we can choose to just be a good Nigerian, just one good Nigerian, the tide may yet change, till then—Only time would tell. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

Nigeria’s Tales By Moonlight Independence

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Here in Nigeria, while I refrain from making comparisons, let me dwell on our peculiarities. We do not have a nation, we do not have a government, what we have are group of resilient people living together and band of rascals and gangsters imposing themselves on us. We climb the tree like the bushman and watch and hope they go away, because they have used poverty to rob us off our pride, our strength and our ability to express ourselves, we are an annex of the republic. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. While We are Still Praying for Nigeria

While we are praying civil servants are committing all sorts of crimes. Students will not read, they are told to pray for retentive memory and bind the demon of failure and the rest is simplista! Our football teams and sports representatives do not make preparations for tournaments, they just lazy up, about and around and ask Nigerians to pray for them. Details

 

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Naija-Area: Simplifying complexity or complexifying simplicity

Nigeria's enemy is not necessarily the ones currently shitting on our head. Our friends, however, are not necessarily the ones trying to pull us out of the shit. And besides, there is so much twitter with our heads buried in shit; we risk blowing it up, and why are we blowing up what ordinarily is a great dream, don’t we believe there is need to rethink critically this current nightmare, should we simply keep simplifying our complexity or complexifying simplicity, for how long—Only time will tell. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Our Isi Ewu Education and ‘zations

We are a nation of largely intelligent illiterates so we do not bother about statistics, we have scholars who have built reputation for 'xeroxing' texts of others word for word as handout on a ‘buy and pass basis’, that is when the teacher is not a Mr. Lecturer insisting that Bimbo must go the whole length of her skirt to pass. We smile at the number of school dropouts; we feign ignorance at the number of school age children that are not in school. We are ignorant of the rate at which some of our institutions produce pirated literate, unproductive literate and in many cases full illiterates. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria; our ancestors are responsible

After several decades and billions, we are still looking for road maps, where there are no geographical maps, setting agendas with no intent, transforming things that have not been formed, and changing things while they remain the same. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Emeka, Landlord say make we pack

The summary of this admonition is both a warning and a challenge on the basis of what I have outlined; it is only fair and fitting to direct our critical analysis of the Nigerian political climate in the form of serious warning that all is not well. We cannot abdicate our responsibility to do and say what is right and chose which battles to fight on the premise of parochial locus standi. Eviction is WRONG in the current context! Whoever started it first, and whoever is retaliating. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. If only it was about Buhari's health

We have saddled upon ourselves a history tainted in intra elitist cleavages and ethnic parapoism, with each power bloc cementing its own cleavages. The possibility of genuine democratization is not only lost because we lack the will to radicalize the material foundations of our society but because we live a life of fallacy. One of such is thinking that Buhari's health has anything to do with it. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Buhari's Return; I love Nigeria I no go lie

Like I said recently I wish that Mr. Buhari was our problem, and that his return would translate to a better Nigeria, that his new coming would translate to ethical revolution that his integrity stands for. No....because surgeries started with electricity still end with candle light and no one is held responsible or accountable. Categorically while I state I love Nigeria, and that’s no lie, but will the love translate to change or continued opium of hope—Only time will tell. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria rats; E dey worry you...Kill am

The truth is that as much as some form of true federalism or on the extreme confederacy, resource control and largely self determination is desirable, however the complexity of ethnicity in Nigeria can only be properly understood in the context of power struggle among various factions of the ruling class, especially within the context of the lower class’ ignorance through manipulation. The empirical fact being that ethnicity cannot be deconstructed because we have a faulty form of state and a morally bankrupt class in power. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. On ASUU, students and our educational quagmire

Do we have an education in which a possessor wants to elevate the less privilege that surge him round, the answer is no. Today what is the value of the education given to a young man who lives or is doing his mandatory service year in a guinea worm infested area and yet is incapable of causing a revolution in the lives of the villagers by transforming their drinking water into healthy supply? Today every graduate desires Shell, Chevron, MTN, GTBank etc. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. The Nigerian Child; No be today

Today that Nigerian child can barely speak his local dialect, unless he lives in the suburb where English is restricted to pidgin, that Nigerian child is divided by those that never will get the Montessori education because they have to make do with the now non-existent local government education authority education where Maths is taught in Yoruba for better understanding. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. While We are Still Praying for NigeriaPythons, Crocodiles and the Nigerian zoo

The truth is that as much as some form of true federalism or on the extreme confederacy, resource control and largely self determination is desirable, however the complexity of ethnicity in Nigeria can only be properly understood in the context of power struggle among various factions of the ruling class, especially within the context of the lower class’ ignorance through manipulation. The empirical fact being that ethnicity cannot be deconstructed because we have a faulty form of state and a morally bankrupt class in power. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria’s Islamic and Christian Agendas

Everything in Nigeria is messy and it was probably made that way on purpose; that we forget that no one law, no one man or one government can decide the fate of everything and everyone. In very simple terms we got a heck of a lot of different people with a heck of a lot of different agendas, but I believe that a lot of people, most people are basically at their core good people, so if at first we do not understand their agenda, we have to try at our best to understand who they are, and what they need, we have to let go of judgment. Details

 

PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

End of right-wing populism?[

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But separatist agitations in Nigeria are likely to continue - at least for a while- because they are being propelled by different dynamics. One of these is that in democratizing societies, the free speech guarantees of liberal democracies will in the short to medium term continue to aggravate the structures of conflict. And given the multi-ethnic character of the society, it is expected that separatist agitations will be one of such. Details

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