Kaduna used to be the seat of power for the former Northern Region. That was the capital from where Sir Ahmadu Bello ruled the region for more than 10 years.
As things stand today, the socio-political health of the country is a legitimate cause for grave concern because unlike previous crises that we had somehow managed to circumnavigate, the unprecedented insecurity....
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, lamented that 60 years after the death of Premier of Northern Region, Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello, the North was yet to produce quality leaders that could pilot its affairs.
Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, is a Yoruba city. It is now in the throes of a self-inflicted crisis caused by the hijab, the head covering favoured by Muslim laity for their women folks. It is also loved by some Christians, especially the Catholics. It originated from the Middle-East where women are subjected to…
Nigeria is a country living in denial of its division, challenges and troubled chequered history. Anybody who lays claim to the fact that the country is one is living in illusion or outrightly delusional
One of the most contentious question of the 1958 Manchester House Nigerian Constitutional Conference in London was whether Nigeria was worth keeping at all.
27 Nov 2020
Three weeks or so ago as of this writing, the leading political lights in northern Nigeria - state governors, federal and state legislators, ministers and a host of very important people – met in the old regional capital, Kaduna. I perked up my ears. I thought that a minor miracle had happened and these important…
4 Oct 2020
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Otunba Segun Adewale, has revealed that godfatherism, tribalism are the bane of Nigeria’s developments despite its huge human and natural resources.
14 Sep 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend, said his administration was not ready to reopen the borders for now, urging Nigerians to consume what is produced locally.
3 Jul 2020
I refer to the opinion article with the title ‘the giant north weeps’ by Dan Agbese in the Guardian of June 19, 2020. The piece was insightful. All of his texts on this medium are apt including the works of other grandmasters.
13 Jan 2020
Following my State of the Nation address on Sunday, January 5, 2020, I am constrained to make some brief clarifications due to the unrecognisable reconstruction of my utterances