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The Helplessness of the Helpless. By Dr. Jones Edobor-Oformiyon

Nigeria of today seems to consist mainly of a people on a journey who have no clear vision of where they are going and have no clue of how to get to anywhere. They are like a people on a ship on the high seas going through storm with fire everywhere, with everyone fighting to become the captain, to steer the ship to as diverse directions as there are people on the ship, with no selfless one in sight to give them hope, vision and clear leadership out of their crisis. Details


Kano Emirate and Islamic Scholarship: A New Dawn. By Abbas Yushau Yusuf

This economist who is the heir to Gidan Dabo is a wise choice on our traditional institutions which was bastardized due to its eroding influence in Northern Nigeria but with the appointment of Emir Muhammad Sunusi the 2nd Traditional Institutions in Nigeria and Kano will be reformed and the true teachings of Islam in line with modernity be rooted. Details


Kano Emirate: The Beginning of the End. By Usman Adnan Maje Adnan

Although I respect and admire Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, and though I support APC and the Kwankwasiyya Ideology, I strongly do not support this appointment, I would have prepare someone ; without any known political affiliation, someone without political enemies in the Asorock Villa and PDP, someone without corruption charges levelled against him even if they were politically enticed, someone not accused of extremism in his Islamic Ideology even if the accusations were wrong, ascended this precious throne, in order to maintain its Value, honour, significance and power. Details


Until Our Hausa Brothers And Sisters Are Free No African Is. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Enough people have died in the North because of religious riots. Nobody has the gut to ban all extraneous religions introduced to Africa to “civilize” while using the same religions as weapon of mass destruction to wipe out homes, communities, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers and children in the same families. Religions can be deadly diseases we must watch as auto-immune malignant cancers that rot from the head down. Even Christians lured as converts sucked it up. Details


Buccaneers as Statesmen. By Chido Onumah

A notorious spendthrift, Mr. Akpabio has always been a newsmaker, and lately, for his attempt to secure for himself and his family a sumptuous retirement benefit.  Apart from the senseless carnage by Boko Haram and the inability of government to confront the security challenge, nothing has attracted greater public outcry in the last one month than Mr. Akpabio’s antics. Details


The Example of Kala-Balge Village in Borno State. By Choice Ekpekurede

The fact today is that Nigeria has become a state whose security lies primarily in the hands of ethnic militiamen and civilian vigilante groups. While Nigeria's military must be commended for whatever successes it has recorded against Boko Haram and other marauding militant groups, it remains a reality that we cannot depend on the military alone. The military is either grossly incapable or unwilling to do what is necessary to protect ordinary citizens. Details


Now That Jonathan May Loose My Vote. By Nosa James-Igbinadolor

I will confess that Jonathan has met a few of my expectations especially with regards to the economy, but I am angry. I am angry at the extraordinary incompetence and the blatant denseness that this government has shown in managing the national haemorrhage called national security. Under this government, the social contract between government and We the People has been so breached that it is almost logically fallacious to expect this government to meet its own side of the contract of protecting lives and ensuring the physical security of We the People. Details


The Slow And Gradual Damage Insecurity Is Doing To All Of Us. By Abdullahi Usman

Besides the obvious and imminent danger, in the form of the immediate and constant personal threat to life and limbs, that it continues to pose for those of us who are unfortunate enough to be caught up in or around crisis prone areas, the current prolonged state of insecurity in the land is gradually destroying our respective individual and collective humanity. Details


Occupy Africa: Drones Cannot Capture Boko Haram Generals. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Boko Haram has become an opportunity for all kinds of countries to occupy Nigeria. It is déjà vu again at the table of amalgamation of African countries. Which in reality, is the disintegration of Africa by western influences, languages and culture. They have colluded and collided in the past and it will happen again at the expense of their hosts, if Africa is not discrete. We already have some mercenaries from France and Israel in full control of some African presidential guards. Details


Democratisation Of Violence Or State Of Emergency? By Babayola M. Toungo

The request for the extension of the state of emergency in the northeast states tabled before the National Assembly by Goodluck Jonathan and sheepishly approved by the House of Representatives is clear indication that they have harkened to the misinformed call of the Southern Leadership Assembly and not the informed call by the North East Leadership Forum.  While the former live over a thousand kilometres away from the northeast, the later are right at the centre of the mayhem.  The act of tabling the request in itself is further prove positive that the Jonathan administration “has now become a government of impunity run by an evil-minded leadership..” to quote Admiral Murtala Nyako. Details


Indian Election: The Lessons Nigerians Should Learn. By Muhammad Muhsin Ibrahim

As Nigerians, we don’t have to go to a far place like India to learn anything in politics, for two reasons. First, we get a model to learn from right below our noses. I am talking about Niger Republic, yes, our poor, neighbour Niger. In their last general election of 2011, not a single soul was lost as a result of violence, and everything went on efficiently until the end. Second, India is, independence-wise, older, and, democracy-wise, much older than Nigeria. While our democratic government had been interrupted by several military coups after our independence on 1st October, 1960, theirs is never halted since 1947, when the country got independence from the same British colonial brutes that ruled us. Details


Haunted By Unsustainable Payoff To Politicians Mend & Boko Haram. By Farouk Martins Aresa

The outrageous salary of politicians, Boko Haram and MEND seems to be cast in stone since no Jupiter of criticism, logic or foreign pressure has imparted any changes. Yet it is unsustainable,   bearing forbidden fruits to others as examples to pluck or loot. No country wastes trillion cash in currency and remains solvent. Nigeria can spend N63.28 billion on degradation of Niger Delta environment to employ former militants to restore agriculture, not idle them as in 2014 budget. Details


Islamophobia And The Prospects Of Interfaith Diaolgue In Nigeria. By Abdullahi Abubakar Lamido

To be fair, the injustice against the followers of other faiths is not a monopoly of any people.  Among Muslims there are those who assume that nothing good can come from a Christian. They judge Christianity based on the bad behaviors of some godless Christians.... I still remember my first encounter with one Pastor Gbenga from the South-South, a handsome and very brilliant young Pastor whose open-mindedness and understanding epitomizes the Qur’anic declaration that the Christians are the closest to the Muslims in terms of affection compared to the adherents of other faiths. Details


Northern Governors: Jonathan’s Soul Mates? By Babayola M. Toungo

It has been universally agreed that northern Nigeria has become a basket case.  The region is now a perfect template for failure in all its ramifications.  Our educational system has failed; the health sector is in shambles; agriculture – hitherto the bedrock of the region’s growth – is virtually non-existent, and commerce and industry has practically disappeared.  The north is to all intents and purposes, the sick man of Nigeria. Details


#BringBackOurGirls Campaign And The Evolution Of Hashtag Activism. By Theophilus Ilevbare

President Jonathan, the man in the eye of the storm, only came alive when he learnt the online campaign has drawn the attention of Western powers. He did not flinch since the religious extremists kidnapped about 300 girls from Chibok. Nigerians didn’t expect him to lift a finger though, after all, nothing now moves him considering how he danced away in Kano 24 hours after 74 persons were killed by a bomb blast at Nyanya. Details


Discipline: The Weapon of Success. By Ahmed Adoke

I beg for pardon from those class of officers whose physical appearance does not conform with the true meaning of Discipline as comprehensively explained in earlier paragraphs. Obey before complain Order of the Military. The present state of indiscipline in almost most of Nigeria establishments especially the Army has to do with the wholesome disciplinary language of “obey the last order” by superior officers.  The slogan, obey the last order before complained has in so many ways deprived the average soldier, policemen to raise eyebrow even when grossly cheated. Details


Lost And Found Girls By Boko Haram Generals A Sham. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Some people will certainly claim that it was the pressure from the outside world that forced General Badeh to declare that the girls have been found to save the Army from ridicule. Most Nigerians that suffer at the hands of not only Boko Haram but in the hands of MEND, OPC or MASSOP administering jungle justice to their victims, already know what the world discovered. They are the daily victims of carelessness and indifference by the politicians and their militias. Details


An Open Letter to the Nigeria National Conference, Part I: On the Form of Government and Political Restructuring. By Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye

The fundamental problems facing the country cannot be addressed by merely tweaking the current (1999) Constitution imposed on the civilian administration by the military after 29 years of a unitary military government (1966-1979; 1984-1999). The National Assembly through its “constitutional review” cannot be relied upon to adequately address the fundamental problems because its members have sworn to uphold the 1999 Constitution. This is why the National Conference is critically important to “realistically examine and genuinely resolve, long-standing impediments to our cohesion and harmonious development as a truly United Nation”.  Details



Upbraiding the Invalidation of Cards Trapped in ATMs. By Ikechukwu A. Ogu

Another snag with the use of ATMs is the recurring “out-of-service” and “out-of-cash” syndromes, especially with ATMs in heavy use, and during weekends and public holidays. On Fridays and days preceding public holidays, most bank customers hardly make withdrawals, trusting that ATMs will function, and have enough cash.  Often, on such days, customers are forced to move from one bank to another in search of a functional and cash-backed ATM. Details


Confab: Scrap State Electoral Commissions. By Ado Umar Muhammad

I have never liked the idea of states having their own so-called State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) for the purpose of conducting local government elections. I always have a frightening feeling about it, the kind one gets about the advocacy for state police forces. There are things like these that we shouldn’t be embarking upon as a nation because they stunt our growth. This is because we’re not yet matured enough politically, culturally and otherwise, and our democracy is still in its infancy. Details


The 2nd Coming Of Usman Dan Fodio As Boko Haram. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Christian and Muslim missionaries’ left undivided powers in the hands of Sultan and Emirs that enhanced deadly religious consequences in the North compared to South where activists not Oba or Obi got political power. Emirs in the North have been under pressure to make sure they adhere to Dan Fodio radical teaching of Islamic Sharia by Boko Haram well before 80 year old Ado Bayero and Sultan of Sokoto were attacked. The double edge sword killed Gwoza Emir. Details


Nigerians Just Hoping On Emptiness. By A.S.M. Jimoh. By A.S.M Jimoh

Nigerians and Nigeria are two wonderful objects that defy nature. While Nigeria represents all that make a country to be successful, yet it remains a failed state. People who are less harsh say failing state. Nigerians on the other hands represents a people who are supposed to be thoroughly angry with their rulers but they never get angry. They have one reason or the other why a ruler should be. It is either he/she is a Muslim, Christian, first PhD holder to rule us, a minority tribe or a pilot! Ridiculous you may say, but that are Nigerians yardstick for selecting their leader. To add to the odd is that Nigerians are people who hope in things where there is no single hope. Details


What if, Nigeria? By Leonard Karshima Shilgba, Ph.D.

Politicians in Nigeria never learn, at least they never learn in time. Nigeria is now divided, not into two parts, but more. Safety of life has become very doubtful.  The heart of many Nigerians is becoming calloused with deep-seated anger and hatred in increasing degrees. Disappointment and fear are common emotions on our streets. The man of lawlessness is now in charge of our spiritual engagements, which always precede physical endeavors. The four scattering horns push dangerously north-wards, south-wards, east-wards and west-wards, pushing against stability, national confidence, and general safety. But we shall soon have four divinely sent carpenters to smash these horns. Details


419: A Novel – Review. By Taofeek Ramat

419: a novel is a Nigerian metaphor, a realistic one. I am amazed that the current governments, particularly at the federal level picked no fight with Ferguson on this tell it all rendition of the Nigerian tragicomedy story. Nigerians and their governments rather than take up the challenge of a not too sweet reportage, go for the kill and on many occasions directing tantrums in the direction of the source of such foul reportage. It has happened severally in time past. Details


Fighting Terrorism With Amnesty. By Theophilus Ilevbare

Never mind the barefaced denial from Dr. Reuben Abati, Presidential Spokesman that the Commander-In-Chief, President Goodluck Jonathan, did not offer the Islamist group, Boko Haram, amnesty. On democracy day, we heard the speech of the Minister of Youth Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, loud and clear, and should anyone be in doubt, here are his words, verbatim: “President Goodluck Jonathan has declared amnesty for members of the Boko Haram sect.” Details


Democracy And Grassroots Development In Delta State: The Best Way Forward. By Otive Igbuzor, Ph.D.

In this paper, we examine democracy and grassroots development in Delta State. But first, we examine the different perspectives on development, the challenges of development in Nigeria and Delta State and budgetary allocation in Delta State from 2007-2014. I will also share my personal experiences of trying to mobilise for democracy and grassroots development in Delta State and conclude with the best way forward. Details


Prepare For Boko Haram Generals’ Coup D’etat.  By Farouk Martins Aresa

If Ebele’s National Conference fails to execute change, coup d’état will try.  More want regional government right now. Some people don’t realize a contradiction between National Conference agreement by mostly wanted and coups that are bound to raise ugly head in the Army by tulasi. Either of the two power plays can be used to justify the end. It depends on who gets the better grip. The consequences must satisfy majority of folks yearning for change. No going back now. Details





A President’s Most Embarrassing Moment


The reader will, I am sure, recall that two years ago President Goodluck Jonathan gave us his word in a lengthy interview that made the cover of Tell newsmagazine (February 27, 2012) that by June last year no Nigerian would need the use of stand-by generators anymore. “I promise Nigerians,” he said in the interview, “we will stabilize power but if you ask me how many megawatts, I will not tell you.” However, even though he said he would not be drawn on specific targets, he assured Nigerians that electricity supply will be so stable those with generators will “dash” them to him.  “By the middle of next year,” he said, “you will ‘dash’ me your generator. I’ll send it out of this country because we won’t need it here anymore.”...


This month it is one year since the president is supposed to have taken delivery of our supposedly superfluous standby generators and sent them out of the country. Yet it looks like, far from “dashing” him our generators, those who can afford them are indeed in need of more. And for those who can’t, there’s no light at the end of the dark tunnel they’ve been groping around in since the president unfurled his roadmap.


Nothing could be more embarrassing to the president over his failure to deliver on his promise than what happened on this year’s Democracy Day on May 29 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. The president had just climbed the podium to present a compendium of his achievements in the last one year to a select audience of youths at the night event when the lights went off. He stood waiting for nearly twenty minutes before the lights returned. Details


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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA  The Emir is dead; long live The Emir

Naturally, his reign was not without its moments of crises, the most serious of which was the mass killings of Igbos which started in Kano and spread to other parts of the North in 1967, riots that eventually led to the country’s civil war which ended in 1970 after three years. It must have been a truly trying moment for the emir some of whose closest friends were Igbos, most notably Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu, then a brigade commander in the city.


It took the uncommon courage of the emir, along with Colonel Muhammed Shuwa who had led a group of officers, to confront the mutinous soldiers in the barracks to bring an end to the riots; initially the soldiers had refused to disarm after they had been rounded up from the township into the barracks and ordered by Shuwa to disarm. It is not hard to imagine the carnage that would have occurred if the soldiers had stuck to their guns. Details.


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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Why Ekiti 2014 is important to Nigeria 2015 By Ikechi Emenike

Regular readers of this column may recall that several months ago I announced that reactions to this column should be no more than 300 words to have any chance of getting published in the column. I am sorry I am breaking the rule so soon, but I believe the significance of credible elections in Ekiti and Osun raised by the author and the clarity of his thinking justifies breaking the rule. I should, however, declare that the author, Chief Emenike, a veteran journalist, publisher and politician, is also a close friend. Details


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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Ekiti governorship election: a likely shoo-in for Fayemi

Its motto is “Land of Honour.” It might as well have called itself “Land of Intellectuals” instead, and it would not have been amiss; it holds the record as the state that has produced the largest number of doctorates and professors in Nigeria, notably, Professors Jacob Festus Ade-Ajayi, Nigeria’s leading living Historian who celebrated his 84rd birthday on Monday, Niyi Osundare, a literary giant and ace columnist, and  late Sam Aluko, the radical-conservative (never mind the oxymoron) economist who was the brain behind the economic policies of Chief Obafemi Awolowo as Premier of Western Nigeria. For a state which prides itself as the most bookish in Nigeria, it is an irony that one of the accusations the governor of the state, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, has had to fend off in his campaign for the forthcoming governorship election in the state on June 21 is that he is too bookish. Perhaps it is a reflection of the quality of the opposition candidates. Perhaps it is a reflection of their level of desperation, considering the almost certainty that Fayemi will retain his job in a free and fair election. The fact, however, is that that the integrity and soundness of his academic background as a holder of a doctorate degree – unlike that of you-know-who – has been made to look like an albatross rather than the virtue that it is. Details


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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA An illustrious wordsmith at 70

Yesterday, one of Nigeria’s most accomplished journalists and wordsmiths, Daniel Ochima Agbese, clocked 70. He was born on May 20, 1944 into Agila royalty in Okpowu Local Government of Benue State. It speaks volumes of the man’s character that few of his acquaintances,  and proportionately fewer still of the millions of readers he must have gathered in his long - but hardly materially rewarding - career as a columnist, journalist and author, ever knew he was a prince. All his life he’d always referred to himself as simply Mister, apparently because he did not suffer from the superiority complex of your typical Nigerian Big Man. Details


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#Bringbackourgirls: Two months on, how the girls were kidnap


Last week, I had to drive through three states in the North for official purposes, I passed through countless checkpoints manned by STF, JTF, I could almost add that a few of the checkpoints based on the candor of the officers and men were manned by PTF if you get the drift. In the over 15 checkpoints, no one check my boot, no one did a comprehensive search, none asked any intelligence based question. They did not look smart, neither were they motivated. Anytime I was stopped, it was a case of agitation rather than doing what is right, and on those few occasion, infact three of such, a N100 Note did the magic and brought a smile to an otherwise frowning face. I could have been carrying one of the Chibok girls in my booth, infact given that my booth is quiet big, I could put two or three of them and go through the three states. Details


BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON We are not stupid in Nigeria, but we are…

With so many smart people and degrees, and experts flying around, the level of stupidity perplexes one, but fact is that, geniuses are often considered stupid by a stupid majority (though nobody has a good definition of genius, either). But stupidity definitely is all around us and there is much more of it than our wildest nightmares might suggest. In fact, it runs Nigeria – which is very clearly proven by the way the nation is run.


What really is the job of the National Assembly and what is the National Confab doing, I am sure I am also sounding stupid too, again, do not blame dwelling among the stupid has a way of bringing out the stupidity in one. Details


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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON #Bringbackourgirls, a theory inside a practical

We do not know what we are doing as a nation with Boko Haram, whether we want to fight terrorism, yet not understand how it is born and how to cure the grief where it originated from. Whether to trust Americans, or allow the bloody Northerners eat their cake…or romance the Islamic conquest theory. We are engaged in the gross debate of the "only way to prevent terrorism is avoid making people suffer: while forgetting that the fundamental elements of terrorism are two: quest for significance and terrorist ideology. In other words deal with Boko Haram, and if the atmosphere is same in Benue or Owerri, you could have Owerri haram, of Ibadan boko. Details


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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON #bringbackourgirls: All of us are experts, activists, but how many are parents

Real parents wouldn’t bother that Chibok is Christian community or otherwise if our kids were involved, would CAN, its Muslim counterpart JNI, JIBWIS and co bother about the girls’ name if the Sultan’s daughter or Ayo’s grandson was victim?I have seen first hand the premium Americans place on just their flag, and how valuable the American Kid is valued, even the mere paper called US Visa is gold in many parts. So therefore if we were looking for one American would the Sambisa forest be a mystery, would Obama, Michelle and Gov. of Timbuktu being arguing on the number of American girls? Details


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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON #bringbackourgirls: Where are our jujumen?

My fear is that the beat may have changed and we are still dancing to the old tune, as we engaged on the propriety or otherwise of Mr. President not going to Chibok or going to Le'shibok in Paris, the conspiracy theorists spurn more stories. Shettima was in London doing CNN when none of the actors think much of our own NTA on this matter, not that I do either. If the beat has or can change, the use of voodoo and or juju represents is part of the new beat to #bringbackourgirls. I am not asking you my reader to believe in African scud missile or baba ijebu skype that uses only a basin of water or mirror--no need for electricity or internet connectivity. But its time I ask, where are the jujumen, the voodoo. Those juju men from Igala, the ijebus noted for their "I go show you" jazz.  Where are the Benin arrangement, una wan carry last. Details


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