An end and a new beginning

Just a few minutes past eleven in the morning last Wednesday, I received a telephone call from Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. He congratulated me and told me that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved my appointment as the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).  He then requested that we met the following More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, May 26th, 2016
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Witness to return of a Chibok Girl

The Maiduguri Government House is often a beehive of activities, especially when the governor is in town. Members of the local political nomenclaturalwould mix with government employees, security personnel and visitors. More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, May 19th, 2016
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Light and shade in Borno

The flight to Maiduguri, last week Tuesday evening, had been delayed for more than three hours. And at a point, not a few passengers had become apprehensive that it might be cancelled. Eventually though, we took More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Media narratives and the Fulbe nomad II

Over the past decade…cattle rustling has been transformed into a vicious criminal activity…far beyond the low-intensity conflict that had previously defined the relationship between farmers and grazers. New More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Media narratives and the Fulbe nomad

“Media accounts are often very graphic, and validate their claims by including statements ascribed to eye-witnesses and descriptions of the reactions of community leaders, security commanders or government officials. More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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Citizens uniting to reclaim Nigeria’s democracy

On Tuesday this week, the civil society organization called Citizens United for Peace and Stability (CUPS), made good on its announced plan to peacefully storm the National Assembly, to demand the immediate resignation More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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The spectre of drugs abuse in Northern Nigeria

A spectre is haunting Northern Nigeria; the specter of drugs abuse. On Sunday this week, Thisday newspaper carried an interview with Olarewaju Ipinmisho, former DG of the NDLEA. He disclosed that Kano, Kaduna, Borno More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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The 8th National Assembly and the rest of us

These are the worst of times! The past week has brought into sharp focus the danger that institutions of a democratizing society can become in the hands of over-ambitious individuals. This fact has become clearer, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, April 7th, 2016
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Borno state: Counting the cost of insurgency

On Monday this week, Daily Trust led with quotations from a Post Insurgency Recovery and Peace Building Assessment Report, presented by the Borno State Government to the World Bank, based on the effect of the Boko More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Tinubu at 64: Vision, politics and national progress

On Tuesday this week, notable members of the Nigerian elite gathered in Abuja for the Bola Tinubu Colloquium, which annually commemorates the politician’s birthday. This year, Bola Tinubu turned 64, and give or More...