Nigeria’s Famously One - Sided Peace Pacts with Criminal
Gangs and Agitators. By
significant quantum of public resources has been expended on the
promotion and execution of our preferred one-sided truce over the
course of the last several years to date, with varying degrees of
success, and several of these hardened criminals have been smiling
their way to the bank as millionaires and multimillionaires, as a
result. We, in fact, even have a few veritable examples of
billionaires that have proudly emerged from such generous
application of public resources by way of appeasement in their
favour in the past.
Matawalle's Theory of Nonsense. By M. A.
Lastly, governor Matawalle and any
individual who shares similar pattern of thinking should become able
to understand the sensitive differences between reality and fiction.
Because in their laughable attempt to introduce the former into the
latter, they risk mixing reason with nonsense. The supremacy of rule
of law, in whichever circumstance, is nonnegotiable. Crime can be
relative but not in a constitutional society. And where politely
governed society is concerned, a spade is called by its rightful
Nok University: Providing Courage and Impetus for Development in
Southern Kaduna. By Abachi Ungbo
Southern Kaduna is a melting pot
of diverse ethnic groups. Together, they have woven a rich tapestry
of interconnectedness through religion, marriages and also culture.
Instructively, a lot of the groups are known to bestraddle shared
boundaries therefore effectuating cultural assimilation. And, they
‘re known to possess engaging identity and vibe that makes them
Strategic Reorientation of
African Children Must Start Early. By
Farouk Martins Aresa
The reason our
Youths lost faith, confidence, in culture and our early civilization
is because other cultures, history and old civilizations got to them
earlier. Most African elders learned about European history much
earlier before they realized African history existed, just before
graduating from high school.
Our Money Launders Create Abject Poverty, Terrorists, and Bandits.
Farouk Martins Aresa
Money laundering is
the main difference between African leaders of today and the past
leaders that pursued Independence angrily. When you leave a country
in the hands of a privileged class that has never struggled and felt
the hunger for excellence, mediocrity prevails. Instead of learning
from the struggle of the past, their children look for salvation in
the hands of their past oppressors.
Further Notes to the Nigerian Left.
question around which the debate – bitter, even by Leftist standard
– was waged was the existence, or otherwise, of the national
question in Nigeria. This central question broke itself down or was
broken down into concrete specifics: “resource control”, “fiscal or
true federalism”, “sovereign national conference” and “geopolitical
restructuring”. Since the mainstream newspapers of the time showed
more than average interest in the debate, research in the matter
will not, today, be difficult for any interested student, political
activist or academic.
Fulani in a New-Found Land. By
Ismail Iro, Ph.D.
farming in Nigeria and they cannot be stopped. While farming
provides the bulk of the carbohydrates, herding supplies the main
source of protein consumed by the teeming population in the country.
Ranching has commercial objectives and cannot replace open range
grazing, which is still the most efficient, most ecologically
sensible, and most feasible method of raising livestock. Those who
are advocating ranching as an alternative to open range animal
production are doing so without understanding pastoral nomadism.
“Not Everything Past is Simply Nostalgia.”-- (Ibraheem A. Waziri).
By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim
In an interaction with The Governor of
Kaduna State Malam Nasiru Elrufai, he asked, “Was Nigeria designed
to fail?”. And I answered in the affirmative stating how the two
sections of the country were initially kept separated from each
other consciously, considering stark differences in almost
everything. But later by virtue of economic considerations and
administrative efficiency were welded together in an unconsensual
Where was the Genocide? By Tochukwu Ezukanma
For our own good, we must start
freeing ourselves from the psychological, emotional and sentimental
fetters of Biafranism. Despite the intrusive availability of
accurate information on the civil war, many Igbo prefer to cling to
the falsehood of the Biafran propaganda. Thus, they remain captives
to the past, Biafra, and giddy with the excrescence – abnormal
outgrowth – of Biafra, neo-Biafranism. Neo-Biafranism is a flight
Insecurity in North West Nigeria: Armed Banditry or Boko Haram
Expansionism? By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim
However, the level of organization and
coordination of attacks recently conducted by the “bandits”; the
well established interstate networks and syndication and their
sophisticated weaponry have started sparking a question of whether
North West Nigeria is dealing with “Banditry” in conventional terms
or it has metamorphosed into a higher from of organized terror. Details
Recession: Nigeria in Need of Expansionary Economic Policy.
By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim
Most people believe Nigeria is in
recession because the whole world seems to be plunging in to
recession due to the effects of COVID-19 on the world’s economy.
Although partly true, I still believe it is not a justification that
because world countries are experiencing recessions, Nigeria
should/must too. Details
Who Is Mallam Sa'adu Zungur And Why He Should Be Immortalized.
By Elder Adamu Bello Karofi
Having graduated from Katsina Higher
College, he was the first Northerner to cross over to the South to
study at the Prestigious Yaba Technical College in Lagos. Mallam
Sa'adu Zungur distinguished himself as the best student in all the
schools he attended. He earned a certificate of Pharmacy Technicians
from the Yaba College and went on to School of Hygiene Kano to
Need Of Exigent Regional Industrial
Reforms And Policy. By
still frown at the BusinessDay editorial for rendering the project
economically non-viable, it is with the same passion that I would
like to call the attention of Northern State governments to a
statement made by Milton Friedman, one of the great economists of
the 20th century that “One of the great mistakes is to judge
policies and programs by their intentions rather than their
results”. But the question is, how do we achieve reaping the
expected benefits of this massive and capital-intensive project?
Making Sense of El - Rufai’s Seeming Disparate Stance on
Governor El-Rufai's strong-willed stance against Almajiranci as a
veritable means of protecting the rights of the children, and his
latest position in support of protecting the constitutional right of
all Nigerians to live anywhere they may choose to, are not mutually
exclusive at all, and should not be made to appear to be so.
When Lagos visited Abuja; what happened?
The FRSC should stop treating offenders with
kid gloves. They are too lenient with offenders. One way to
see drastic reduction in poor behaviours of drivers on
Nigerian roads is to INSIST on punishing offenders not
minding ethnic affinity.
President Buhari: The Inability to Make Hard Choices.
By Tochukwu Ezukanma
The former American Secretary of
State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, once summed up the follies of the
Nigerian power elite, “They have squandered their oil wealth,
they have allowed corruption to fester and now they are losing
control of parts of their territory because they won’t make hard
choices”. Despite his much-hyped incorruptibility and moral courage,
President Buhari, like earlier Nigerian presidents, has failed to
make hard choices.
Facing 2021: Notes to the Nigerian Left.
By Edwin Madunagu
The questions were:
“So, judging from the multitude of crises partially listed in the
opening paragraph of this piece, has the Nigerian state failed? Is
it failing? Is the summons: “revolution or state failure” real? In
other words, is a fundamental change of agenda called for in the
Nigerian Left?” My answer, which I called provisional, deliberately
avoided a direct contact with the questions because it would have
been unhelpful to attempt to answer them directly.
Insurrectionists and Boko Haram Hallucinate the Same Ideology.
Farouk Martins Aresa
Tolerance as long
as it is not abused is the focus and salvation of all relationships.
Anger over the loss of privilege has often been used to retaliate,
oppress and suppress protests of the victims begging for relief, is
not a just-cause. We are now at a point where the difference between
begging for life, live and let's live has been blurred. Free Speech
is not the freedom to drum up support to burn down the house, drum
out the speech of those you disagree with until you have your way.
Trumpism: The Lessons for Nigeria. By
Following the 2015 Nigerian
presidential election, leadership, as personified by Goodluck
Jonathan brought out the best in Nigerians. Many Jonathan supporters
were ready to reject the election results and slug it out with the
opposition. They were roiled and ready for trouble. It was the words
of Jonathan that engendered the triumph of decorum over savageness
in that inner duel among his supporters.
Diaspora for Development.
By Abachi Ungbo
If Nigeria were to be a dark
firmament the diaspora population would be the constellation of
stars. Some may have sullied the country’s image. However, not a few
have invalidated the negative narratives and stereotypes. They have
evinced a distinctive vibe and mentality. Yes, they are the
embodiment of the ‘immigrant mentality’ that have drawn them from
the fringes of their adopted homelands.
An Open Letter to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
By Sung Bauta, Ph.D.
Due to your position as
chairperson of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCPC),
and as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African
States (ECOWAS), it is necessary for your cordiality with Buhari’s
government. But the cordiality is blinding you to the failures of
this government, especially its brazen attempts to suppress
Demystification of the American Democratic Process.
By Anthony Akinola
will not forget the presidency of Donald Trump in a hurry. He has
run a show, negative in many respects, which many American
presidents were not able to do in two terms of office. His
presumptive successor, President-elect Joe Biden, has a lot of
mending to do. His first task would be to heal the divisions which
Trump has stoked for political advantage.
When Votes, Persuasions, and Protests Fail, Violence Resorts.
elections in Britain and the United States have exposed the frailty
of humans no matter where we are. If we add the nefarious
surveillance and subtle interference of Russia and China, not only
in the developing countries but boldly in Britain's Brexit
Referendum and United States Election in 2016, the pictures become