Buhari launches N9b irrigation scheme rehabilitation project in Jigawa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday launched the N9 billion Hadejia Valley Irrigation Scheme (HVIS) rehabilitation project in Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project will be executed under the Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) programme, which is supported by the World Bank. Even though the president…
Opposition alleges plot to block accounts of states opposed to Buhari in 2019
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, there are palpable concerns in the camp of the opposition that the Federal Government is allegedly planning to block the accounts of state governments that may not be in support of Buhari’s re-election bid.
Limits of presidential impunity
I watched in considerable trepidation and anxiety as my President who is vacationing in London, in the United Kingdom held a conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury around the issues of the pre-meditated mass murders by armed Fulani herdsmen targeting rural Christian farmers.
Grand narratives and citizen participation in fight against corruption
The somewhat instructive story is told of a man in a rural community who was listening to his favorite news program on radio, only to be jolted by a story of how a public official in Abuja has been facing the law for stealing several billions of Naira from the coffers of government. Confused about…
Mr President sir, shall we meet in Russia?
Once again, we have an incredible opportunity to create a good story. We have a chance to bring all Nigerians together in an unforgettable experience. Our Super Eagles will line up along with footballers from 47 other countries around the world in a fantastic festival of football. The world will come together as one, in…
President Buhari visits Benue State: So what?
The visit of President Buhari to Benue State is immaterial because that cannot end the killings in the state .The visit too cannot bring the perpetrators to book. The president has for long ignored the people of the state by taking side with the herdsmen.
Minimum Wage: Senator Sani urges FG to fulfill 3rd quarter promise
Senator Shehu Sani, (APC- Kaduna Central) has called on the Federal Government to fulfil the third quarter promise for the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country.
Political North, President Buhari and options for 2019
There is a desperate voice crying in the north that only those who are careful about socio-political engineering could understand it. From the look of things, it would take much conscious effort to address the nagging socio-economic options open to the once strong north.
Open letter to President Buhari
I am compelled to write this open letter concerning a matter of utmost national import, to wit:- the abhorrent and systematic capture of part of our national treasure, specifically, the recurring and unconscionable kidnapping of the country’s school-aged girls in dastardly fashion.
Buhari and Nigerians’ grief
President Buhari has finally yielded to pressure to visit violence-ravaged parts of our land in which hundreds of our compatriots were murdered by rampaging herdsmen and homes of a great many burnt in the dark recess and ruthlessness of the wee hours during which they were fast asleep.
The myth about Buhari’s 12 million northern votes
Short of saying, whether you vote or not, we will win, Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, who is locked in a supremacy battle with his erstwhile boss, former governor of the state and current senator, Rabiu kwankwaso, for the political soul of Kano, was boasting.....