UN Indigenous Peoples Day: FCT original inhabitants and their struggle for justice

August 12, 2022 Armsfree Ajanaku 0

August 9 every year is observed by the United Nations as the International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples. The Day is observed to celebrate the achievements of indigenous peoples around the world and highlight their struggles, as well as what governments, and societies can do to address the plights of these marginalized peoples. For Nigeria, the commemoration of the 2022 Read More

Sokoto 2023: Ubandoma coasting to victory

August 11, 2022 Ahmad Naseer 0

As political gladiators in Sokoto state begin preparation for the gubernatorial election scheduled for March 2023, the political space is expanding, with more personalities showing interest in the process that would produce the next governor of the state. Though several persons are nursing the ambition for the governorship seat in 2023, it is clear that only one person will occupy Read More

‘#ZamfaraBandits’: Beyond the root causes

August 11, 2022 Ismail Misbahu 0

On July 26, 2022, the BBCAfrica News, on Twitter, programmed an interactive discourse hash-tagged #ZamfaraBandits, which was audio-taped for an hour, and hosted by Dr. Aliyu Tanko, with experienced voices dialoguuing the current dimension of banditry and kidnapping in the North-west of Nigeria. Being a student of history, I am impressed by the way some of our advocates begin to Read More

Reflections @53: What’s life without dignity?

August 11, 2022 Dr. Manzo Daniel Maigari 0

Hitting 53 years on earth, I have had a fair share of life in both positive and negative ramifications, but I strongly believe that my best years are still ahead of me. I am compelled to reflect and ask on what essence of life without dignity. To imagine and experience all forms of emasculation, suppression, disenfranchisement, violation, erosion of liberties, Read More

Capt. Owen, Nigerian Navy, and the shame of a country 

August 11, 2022 Godwin Onyeacholem 0

  To say it wasn’t foreseen would be for one an absurd indulgence in self-denial. Last month’s compulsory retirement of Captain Emmanuel Ekpe Owen of the Nigerian Navy marked yet another act of horrendous injustice that has become more of a permanent feature in both public and private sectors governance in the country. The wicked behaviour manifests in various forms Read More

Binani: Between cheap politics and social intervention

August 10, 2022 Peter Gabriel 0

It’s not surprising seeing what has been happening within the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa state because those with inordinate craving to take power by any means possible, right or wrong, will go the extra mile to to achieve their ambition. Desperation kills; it’s a social problem synonymous with the defiance of some badly-behaved politicians. No wonder, the Read More

My vision for Jigawa state (III)

August 9, 2022 Mustapha Sule Lamido 0

This week, I want to start by thanking all the people of Jigawa state for their show of support, particularly, those who have been following us as we share our vision for the state. I am, especially, humbled by this gesture and I will use it as an inspiration not to disappoint you, if given the chance. Over the past Read More

Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere ‘Dr Jesus’ is far and above partisan politics

August 9, 2022 AUSTIN ASADU 0

When the late Deborah Samuel was murdered by religious fanatics at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, most of the politicians, governors, senators and house of reps members fell silent and it was only the venerable Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere amongst all political and religious leaders who was compassionate and courageous enough to relocate the family of the late teenager Read More

Who will be Peter Obi’s Minister Of Education?

August 9, 2022 Akachukwu Ifeanyichukwu 0

The Public Education Sector of Nigeria is currently in a critical state, staff unions of federal universities have been on an unending industrial action for the last five months. Federal Institutions aredilapidated as they are poorly funded and the approved funds are rarely used for the approved task. If elected on the 25th of February, 2023. The Obi-Datti Lead Administration Read More

Should Uzodinma concede security control to non-state actors?

August 8, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

It’s high time that Imo state residents told the government of the state the kind of security architecture that they prefer to be established in the state. The recent killing of some people in Awommama area of the state has elicited a lot of reactions from the world, especially Imo residents. The rate of disinformation in the aftermath of the Read More

Your blessing is in your hands

August 7, 2022 Henry Ukazu 0

Dear destiny friends, One of the world’s favourite singers, Teddy Pendergrass, in one of his hit tracks, It’s so good loving somebody when somebody loves you back, posited that one of the best feelings in life is to have a requited love; to be loved by the person you love. The feeling is unimaginable by every standard. Without mincing words, Read More

Digital infrastructure: Over 5000 institutions enjoy connectivity

August 7, 2022 Patrick Bruce 0

Before Galaxy Backbone (GBB) commenced operations in 2006, ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) were operating in silos with little or no impactful digital services observed. There were no common systems or platforms that enabled these government establishments relate with one another in a seamless way. There was also a lot of file carrying from one department of government to the Read More

The Wase revelation as vindication of DSS

August 5, 2022 Khalifa Ahmad Gumel 0

In recent times, the nation has faced numerous security challenges which include banditry and kidnapping in North East and North west, separatist agitation in the South East, illegal oil bunkering in the South-South and various violent crimes in the South West. In the last 20 days, these challenges have exacerbated in parts of the country, notably the North Central where Read More

Gov. Fintiri’s hallmark of social contract

August 5, 2022 Musa Jamilu 0

In life nothing is most fulfilling than putting smiles on the faces of people, especially from those in leadership at difficult times, such as that of Nigeria. The gap between the leaders and the led is getting wider by the day, given the bad economic situation not only in Nigeria but also globally; Covid-19 and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war are Read More

African Examiner and its falsehood on ITF

August 4, 2022 Muhammad El-Adanu 0

   An online newspaper, African Examiner on Monday, August 1, 2022, by African Examiner, published a story that ‘an allegation of fraud and misappropriation of funds is currently rocking the Industrial Training Funds (ITF)’. The report caught my curiosity and I wish to use this medium to emphatically state that, the story is unfounded and outright falsehood as it is just Read More

Between intelligence production and uttilisation

August 4, 2022 Mfon Umana 0

The former Minister of Transport, Hon Rotimi Amaechi and the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, were both reported to have stated that, there were intelligence reports prior to the train attack of 28th March, 2022. The then minister even added that failure to act on the intelligence alert particularly the non-release of funds, to procure technical monitoring equipment Read More

Desecration of bishophood amidst political rascalityBy Carl Umegboro

August 3, 2022 Carl Umegboro 0

Recently, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) practically set the nation ablaze had the Christendom embolden violence or physical vengeance. The disgusting incident took place during the unveiling of Kashim Shettima, the running-mate to the presidential candidate of the party, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The ruling party played a sham through conspiracy with clerics impersonation. It is no doubt the act Read More

My vision for Jigawa state (11)

August 3, 2022 Mustapha Sule Lamido 0

Today, I will begin by urging our dear people to go and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in various local government offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Those who have not registered should also spare their time to do so immediately. INEC has extended voter’s registration effective from June 30, 2022. I call on all my fellow Read More

Inflation, corruption, and banditry killing the economy

August 3, 2022 Olawale Feranmi 0

Globally, this is not the best of times for any economy, particularly Nigeria. The battle against COVID-19 pandemic had barely settled and economies began to struggle to shake off the impact when Russia invaded Ukraine, disrupting world composure. Since February 2022 the world supply chain has been disrupted and prices of goods and services have risen astronomically. Nigeria’s situation is Read More

Why you need “real” people in your life

August 3, 2022 Henry Ukazu 0

Dear destiny friends, No man is an island is an oft-quoted line that has proved over time the indisputable fact we all need people in our lives. The creator of Heaven and earth in His wisdom created man and woman. He knows Adam couldn’t do all the work and that was why Eve was created to be his helpmate. In Read More

Malagi: The new determinant in Niger politics?

August 3, 2022 Mohammed Baba Busu 0

  Indeed, last weekend was an eye opener as far as the politics of Niger state is concerned. It was neither a political gathering nor a political rally, but it turned out to be the defining moment for the future politics of Niger state. The day was the wedding ceremony of the daughter of the governorship aspirant of Niger state Read More

Sam Omaseye: After Obi, let’s talk Tinubu!

August 2, 2022 Sunny Igboanugo 0

The more I tried to ignore Sam Omatsaye’s diatribe, where he practically threw faeces on Peter Obi, the more something continues to urge me to respond. Because I don’t really know what it is all about – I must confess, I can’t really make head or tail of it all – I know I’ll do a terrible job in knocking Read More

Berween soaring fertiliser prices and human urine

August 2, 2022 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

As the price of fertilizer levitates beyond the reach of farmers in Nigeria; it then goes without saying, that urgent step needs to be taken in addressing the disturbing challenge. However, human urine remains a good comparison to the chemical fertiliser that we are all accustomed to – though, it’s bound to leave not a few really squeamish. Allow me Read More

Zamfara and ONE Campaign’s bogus advocacy

August 2, 2022 Saleh Ahmadu 0

A professor of mine, an expert in public commentary, once opined that many times, people are hoodwinked and bamboozled by dodgy reports, especially coming from advocacy groups that never expose their data collection approaches to public scrutiny, or make any attempt to explain to the public how they arrived at some outrageous conclusions. It is in keeping with the shady Read More

Senator Adamu at 76: Portrait of a bridge builder

August 2, 2022 Tukura Matthew 0

In Africa, it is believed that age is just a number that does not count on a person’s performance, hence most leaders on the continent are above 70 years, yet some justified their leadership position, suffice to mention some notable leaders who were above 70 years old when they became presidents of their various countries. In South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Read More