Bakare denies mounting pressure on Buhari to pick successor, clarifies stance
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
Addressing Nigeria’s litany of discord
I believe the more we understand one another, the more we will reduce the chances of war or terrorism and of man’s violence against man’ -Hiebert (1988) Each passing...
Primate Akinola: Politicians are doing things with impunity because Nigerians are docile
ome Nigerians say Buhari is incompetent, clueless and tribalistic. Others are of the view that Atiku may be competent, but he is corrupt. These are the two leading candidates and one of them will win. How do you see the scenario playing out?
Remembering S.B. Awoniyi, Sardauna Karami
The cordial relationship between the late Sardaunan of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello as premier of Northern Nigeria and that of his one-time private secretary, Chief Sunday Bolorunduro Awoniyi was once described as “Superfluous Master and Servant.
Liberating Nigeria through advocacy and sensitisation
Sir: As the 2019 general elections draw near, there has been a huge clamour for the populace to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and vote for credible candidates. The clamour, though having good intentions is not rightly placed. Information available reveals that majority of the voters from the 2015 general elections were the uneducated…
If only we could be less religious
The city of Kaduna is as much the city of Lord Frederick Lugard as well as that of Ahmadu Bello. The two were the most famous men ever to reside in that city. Lugard made the small settlement the capital of his new entity called Northern Nigeria. While the pacification of the emirates was going…
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.