Hamdala Hotel Kaduna: Northern governors can do better
I was at the famous Hamdala Hotel in Kaduna State from Monday July 9 to July 10, 2018, and earlier in June 2018 for some hours. This five-star hotel was built by the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and the Premier of the Northern Region. He was a dreamer indeed.
Restructuring: Answering the call for federalism
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari should urgently respond to the nationwide calls for a true federal structure and practice in the country.
Sir Ahmadu Bello would weep
In his autobiography, My Life, published in 1962, the late premier of the Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardaunan Sokoto, wrote: “They say that I am proud and impatient. I am certainly proud, for I have much to be proud of and not the least the trust that God has given me to lift up…
Echoes of 1953 Kano riot
In May 1953, riots broke out in the ancient city of Kano, the largest city in Northern Nigeria. The riots were for the main part clashes between Northerners...
Averting the drift into anarchy
All said and done, I am not sure that President Muhammadu Buhari will be willing to abandon his sworn commitment to bring to an end the apparently intractable insecurity problems...
Fulani community tasks Taraba government on perpetrators of Mambilla crisis
The inability or failure of the Taraba State Government to bring to book, perpetrators of the recent Mambilla mayhem between the Fulani and the Mambilla in Sardauna Local Government Council of Taraba state, has become a source of worry to the Fulani Nation.
Accomplishing Sardauna’s mission
On the eve of Nigeria’s independence in 1960, the departing British colonisers manipulated the system for the Hausa/Fulani to hold the reins of the nation’s political power.
‘Leadership mistakes since independence still haunts Nigeria’
Director of Hikmah Group of Schools, Jos, Abdulhafis Imam Bello, has said that the mistakes the country made since independence were still haunting it till today.
Five Independence Day Heroes
On this day in 1960, Nigeria there was jubilation in the streets and hope for the future. That feeling was made possible by these strong-willed men who were ready to lay down their lives for the country they loved and believed in. Herbert Macaulay Macaulay was known as the founder of Nigerian nationalism and a…
Restructuring Nigeria: Decentralisation for national cohesion
A presentation by John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on behalf of the organisation on the current agitations for restructuring of the Nigerian federation at the Royal Institute of International Affairs...
Whither our tribal political leadership
In any political situation, there is always the need to have someone take the responsibility of determining what is necessary, even in crisis situation or under condemnation by friends and other people; such persons must be capable of challenging anyone without fear, even the government.