ARTICLES

 

NIGERIA AT A GLANCE

 

GAMJI WRITERS

 

MEDIA

 

WE WELCOME YOUR  ARTICLES AND COMMENTS JUST EMAIL THEM TO US AT webmaster@gamji.com . THANKS

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @officialgamji

ARCHIVE

 

Of Ornaments And Beauty. By Babayola M. Toungo

Our politics, and indeed politics everywhere, is in such a way that no one man is any one thing which anybody else can’t be.  If you believe in the doctrine of equalitarian rotation, then you will know what I mean.  A lot of people have been governors in the past.  Some are dead while others are alive.  None among them is remembered by how flashy they dress or how much time they devote to pampering their skin.  They are chiefly remembered by the impact they made on the lives of the ordinary man. Details

 

Recession Is Adequate Reason To Cut Politicians Outrageous Pay. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Is anyone serious about cutting politicians’ outrageous salaries and allowance? If this recession is not enough reason to deflate an economy that was pumped up by corruption for so many years, it is very difficult to see what else it would take. Sending that message alone would have reciprocal effect on the economy, driving inflation and prices of goods and services down so that poor people at the bottom of the salary leader can increase their purchasing power with the little they make. Details

 

Buhari, APC and the Road to 2019. By Abiodun Komolafe

I've commented elsewhere that the way the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is preparing for the battle of 2019 has not been all that encouraging and the party has to address this particular temptation, especially, now that ovation is still ascending. Details

 

The Tragedy of an Unthinking Agitation: the Case of the Niger Delta Militants. By Austin Emaduku

I challenge all “Waferians” with memory to cast their minds back to the mid-80s to early 90s before the agitation that drove away the companies and tell me when the region was better off: before or after the agitations? What gains has the so-called militancy brought us if not strife, tears and pain? Besides making billionaires of a few, what gains have the years of criminal militancy disguised as agitation for freedom the region? Details

 

Fall In Global Oil Prices And Nigeria’s Economy: When A Problem Becomes The Solution. By Dr. Abubakar Alkali

Nigeria is today the only unrecognised global super power. Our country has all the potentials to be a world super power but alas, we are still ranked a third world nation. The super power status doesn’t just come as a gift. Nigeria has to earn it. We have to take our chances to be recognised as a global super power. Our chances lie in the enormous natural and human resources in our country, arable land, agriculture, solid minerals, etc. Details

 

Governor Ambode and the Michael Jackson Syndrome. By Tochukwu Ezukanma

Governor Ambode’s urban renewal policy is fundamentally flawed. For one, it strives to recast a Nigerian city in Parisian or Washingtonian mold. Secondly, it fails to realize that Lagos does not have to look like Paris, New York or Washington DC to be a beautiful, functional and livable city. A city is not just an agglomeration of buildings, streets and public spaces cobbled together by architectural, engineering and urban planning standards. Details

 

Lagos As The Most Viable State May Secede. By Farouk Martins Aresa

However, foreign currency that cannot be printed in Nigeria, we export them prodigally. Believe it or not, in the days of Jakande, all the fertilizers allocated to Lagos was given to the North! Today most of our food comes from the North, yet they have less rain than the South. Indeed, if the North decided to secede and starve the South, the militia and their supporters may die of hunger. Can you think of a better way to win a war than starving your enemies? Details

 

The Sultan And The 22 Religious Bodies: Distortion Of Law And Facts. By Ibrahim Muhammad Abdulrahman

The Sultan did not declare any day a holiday, he did not announce any public holiday and the 22 groups are either responding to the sultan out of ignorance or mischief. The only anomalous development in Nigeria since the advent of the Buhari’s administration which has gone to great length to deepen religious divide and tension in Nigeria is shameless  opposition-like behavior of some self-centered religious and ethnic leaders. Details

 

Recession And Nigeria’s Disarticulated Economy. By Okachikwu Dibia

The problem is that Africa’s political leaders have refused to change the disarticulated economies they inherited from the colonialists. They tout the idea of economic diversification or structural adjustment as mere lip service because doing so in reality will not avail them with the money they had come to steal from government. Who would imagine in 1980 that Nigeria would still be exporting crude oil in 2016? Or that her agricultural resources are yet to be seamlessly channeled to her home industries for further processing and reprocessing. Details

 

Nigeria: Battling Corruption to a Standstill. By Godwin Onyeacholem

The message is now out there that under this administration, it would no longer be ‘business as usual.’ But the fight should also not be conducted in a manner that leaves the impression that Buhari as the general of this war has no army behind him. It cannot be denied that at the federal level the battle is raging, but it has to percolate to the state and local government levels for it to register the desired impact. Governors, especially those of the ruling party, must take a cue from Buhari in the quest for zero tolerance for corruption. Details

 

Igbo and Hausa Will Make Peace, If Yoruba Contest Next Presidency. By Farouk Martins Aresa

There are growing factions in the Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria for either a breakup of the country or some regional restructuring. The only time we have relative peace within the country is when the North and the Eastern part of Nigeria are in coalition to form government. Right now, the envious position of the “beautiful bride” (courtesy of Zik) is vacant. The way it is supposed to work is if the East is either in a coalition with the West or preferably, the North. Details

 

Witnessing The Birth Of Felony. By Babayola Muhammadu Toungo

Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of Nigeria has a new song.  It is called “Restructuring”.  Even if it is remix of the original, the former vice president is singing it with gusto wherever and whenever he got the opportunity of being given a microphone.  I called Atiku’s new found song as a ‘remix’ of an old wine because the song has been around since after the annulment of the June 12th 1993 presidential elections in which the late MKO Abiola was coasting to victory.  Some people believed Babangida annulled the elections to favour the north – and this was farthest from the truth. Details

 

Is this the change Nigerians voted for? By Godwin Onyeacholem

In a government vigorously waving the banner of change, you would expect Buhari not to close his eyes, for instance, to the fact that his ministers have yet to follow the path he and the vice-president had taken by publicly declaring their assets. After all, strictly interpreted, change means that you want to do things differently from past administrations.

You would expect him to instantly address the first major embarrassment to his government when one of his foremost cabinet members stuck out his feet at a public function for one of his aides to polish his shoes in full glare of the public. It would not happen in countries where the leadership places premium on the dignity of the human person. Details

 

On Nigerians, Religion And Everything In-Between Rejoinder to: Why I am Convinced God Does Not Speak To Pastor Adeboye. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

Some Nigerians claiming to be "secular humanists" today, once confessed faith in Jesus Christ; but what made them to recant? One of them asserts a reason that a once close acquaintance of his, with whom he sang in a Deeper Life Campus Fellowship, was struck with cancer. And despite their prayers, she died. He therefore does not believe prayer works, except that it makes someone to feel "good" about themselves. Details

 

Leadership Selection in Contemporary Nigerian Politics: Challenges and Prospects. By Abdullahi Usman

Discussing the myriad issues around poor leadership selection in Nigeria’s contemporary politics has become something akin to the proverbial broken record - or, perhaps scratched compact disc (CD) may be the better term to apply in this instance, since we are talking about contemporary issues here, as opposed to the traditional ways of doing things. Details

 

How Cattle Rustlers Killed My Uncle. By Dr. Abdussamad Umar Jibia

For the residents of Matso-matso in Jibia Local Government area of Katsina state, the morning of Sunday the 7th of August 2016 was anything but bright. As early as three o clock they began to hear the sound of gunshots. Although these sounds are not new to the villagers, they strike fear whenever they are heard; either one or more people will die or some animals will be rustled, but usually the latter. The former is normally the case when a farmer resisted or when, like in the present case, the bandits are on a special mission. Details

 

Jibrin In The Realm Of Values. By Babayola M. Toungo

These are hard times for most Nigerians.  A little over a year ago, Nigerians trooped out in their millions to vote for change and change they got.  The All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigned on the “change” mantra and from the results of last year’s elections, the generality of Nigerians seemed to have bought into it.  The problem is that we have failed to key-into it.  Most of us were only thinking of personnel changes and not attitudinal and this is where our problems arises Details

 

Buharinomics and the Hedonistic Calculus. By Achum Tobechukwu Valentine

Although, the 2016 World Happiness Report places Denmark as the happiest country in the world, Bhutan – a country in southern Asia – however, became the first country to officially adopt Gross National Happiness (GNH), instead of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as her main development indicator... Out of the 157 countries being ranked, Nigeria occupies 131 position. This means that Nigerians are happier than only 12 countries out of the remaining 156 countries. Indeed! Not a type of score sheet to be happy about. Details

 

ARCHIVE

EDITORIALS

bullet

New road map for justice system

bullet

Casting a wider tax net

bullet

All hail the glorious Paralympians

bullet

Rape, Time To Review The Laws

bullet

Buhari’s ‘zero’ inheritance

bullet EDITORIAL: Implement FG/ASUU 2009 Agreement Now
bullet All hail the glorious Paralympians
bullet Accreditation crises in universities

TOP STORIES

bullet

...Seeks UN help on stolen funds

bullet

Buhari signs Paris pact on Climate Change

bullet

Buhari invites UN mediation with B/Haram on Chibok girls

bullet

Judges deviating from norms – CJN

bullet Osinbajo: Corruption is fighting back
bullet
bullet
bullet ABU Scientist Develops New Malaria Vaccine
bullet Budget padding: Dogara supporters, Jibrin clash over resignation calls
bullet How Nigerian government duped me, rendered me homeless—Journalist Salkida

FROM THE STATES

bullet

...Yobe scholar ready to work with UN on swap

bullet

Recession: Alumni launch multi-million Naira Bail-out for UI

bullet

Tension in Anambra as Schools Send Pupils Home over Sit-at-home Order

bullet Niger Deltans behind Kidnappings In Lagos – Security Expert
bullet 20 Groups Back IPOB’s Planned Protest Over Illegal Detention Of Kanu
bullet Abeokuta varsity management in N108.2m scandal
bullet Fresh earth tremor hits Kaduna community, residents flee
bullet Gunmen kill police orderly as LG boss escapes death
bullet Man stabbed to death in Delta over girlfriend
bullet Defendant excretes in courtroom
bullet ‘Why we withdrew our children from private schools’

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

bullet

Recession: FG to sell assets

bullet

FG disburses N50bn loans to states, Excess Crude now $2.453bn

bullet

NCC to protect telecoms consumers’ right

bullet
bullet CBN Resists Political Pressure, Retains Rates
bullet Recession: Sell refineries, airports, Saraki tells FG
bullet Dangote, 14 others gain N127bn on stock

POLITICS

bullet
Crippling Local Government Administration In Nigeria

bullet Dogara Begged Us To Forgive Budget Padding – Jibrin
bullet Saraki To Buhari: Nigerians Are Tired Of Excuses
bullet
bullet

ARTICLES

bullet

What did I miss?

bullet
Reflating The Economy Out Of Recession

bullet UN refugees and migrants summit: All talk, no action
bullet Sahara Reporters’ Growing Rabidity
bullet Olympic Musings From Rio 2016

SPORTS

bullet

Iheanacho tops Super Eagles squad for Zambia

bullet

Okorocha honours Paralympians with cars, cash

bullet
bullet Mikel admits he is considering leaving Chelsea

PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

Recession: Is the Worst Really Over?

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

With Nigerians waddling through what is generally regarded as the country’s worst economic crisis in over two decades, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has just dangled what some would regard as a ray of hope to suffering Nigerians. Speaking while playing host to members of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria recently, the CBN Governor reportedly told them that Nigerians had seen the worst of the economic crisis and that the economy would be fully out of recession by December this year and would be on a part of growth. Details

PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

The case of Buhari’s alleged plagiarism

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, whose hatred for anything and almost anyone Islamic and Northern has since become legendary. Buhari, he said on his social media account, “has no memory, knows no history, plagiarises other President's speeches and reads only the cartoon section in the newspapers”. Buhari’s plagiarising Obama's speech, he said, “is outrageous and it has brought shame to our nation”. Details

 

Mohammed Kudu Haruna: the Indisputable Guru of Journalism @65. By Ibrahim MuyeYahaya

Haruna is one of the best syndicated political columnists in the country known for his powerful, razor-sharp, and well-investigated writings. He is endowed and exceptional with spontaneous wit. He is also amazingly consistent. I envy him for that. I respect the sheer amount of knowledge he possesses. I go to his pieces for knowledge, but while at it, it is also great fun reading him. Details

PUBLIC SQUARE BY MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI In Celebration Of Mohammed Haruna

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

That Haruna remained on top of his game for almost decades is beyond dispute. Volumes have already been written on his exemplary qualities, but suffice to add that even today, he continues to inspire a generation of writers including my humble self. Details

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

What does change mean to a Nigerian?

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

We have a very queer way of doing things, we have labeled it the Nigerian way, the Nigeria factor, and some say it is very real, others say it is a myth. Everywhere and anywhere you find us, there is the unique Nigerian touch, and it is good, very good or bad, extremely bad. Details

NATIONAL

BusinessDAY

Daily Independent

Daily Sun (tabloid)

Daily Trust

Desert Herald

Leadership

National Daily

New NIGERIAN

Observer

Punch

The Guardian

The News

Thisday
TimesofNigeria

Tribune

Vanguard

Weekly Trust

INTERNATIONAL

AL-JAZEERA

BBC Africa
CNN Africa
CNN.com

IRIN
MSNBC Africa
Yahoo News 

Financial Times
UN News Wire

USA Information
WorldNews Network

HAUSA SERVICE

Voice of America

RADIO

FreedomRadKano
NTA
FRCN

VON

IMPORTANT LINKS

Gumel.Com

 

ENGLISH RADIO

BBC World

BBC Africa

VOA

HAUSA RADIO

 BBC

05:30 - 06:00

13:45 - 14:15

19:30 - 20:00

VOA

1500 UTC
2030 UTC

RADIO FRANCE

 

GAMJI WRITERS

ABUBAKAR JIKA*

ALIYU TILDE

AMINU MAGASHI

MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM

JIDEOFOR ADIBE

KOMBO MASON

MAGAJI GALADIMA

MOBOLAJI E. ALUKO

MOHAMMED HARUNA

NASIR A. EL-RUFAI

NOWA OMOIGUI

OSELOKA H. OBAZE

PAUL MAMZA

POEMS

PRINCE C. DICKSON

SAM NDA-ISAIAH

SANUSI L. SANUSI

WADA NAS*

 

* LATE

DISCLAIMER

Views expressed herein are those of the individual writers not those of gamji. Facts and accuracies are the responsibilities of the authors. Also, some people may use pseudo names or generic emails, to which gamji has no way of verifying. Therefore an author's identity should not be inferred on the basis of name, subject matter, or any other characterization presented here.

SPONSORS

Ismail Iro, Ph.D. (Founder, Gamji.com) EMAIL 

 

Magaji Galadima (Gamji Coordinator, Nigeria)  [NIGERIA] EMAIL