Alhaji Shehu Shagari
Professor and pastor twist facts about Nigeria
SIR: A professor of political science was telling Bimbo Durojaye that naira was stronger during the presidency of the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari and that the much smaller...
Is Buhari returning Nigeria to 1983?
Nigerians woke up to the bold editorial by The Punch today stating it will henceforth address Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari with his military rank as a dictator in the 80s.
Shehu Shagari: President of the Second Republic
Nigeria’s former Head of State Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was born on this day. February 25 in 1925 in Shagari village, founded by his great-grandfather, Ahmadu Rufa’I Shagari. He attended Kaduna College in 1941 and graduated in 1944. That same year, he enrolled at the Teachers Training College (TTC), Kaduna. In 1951, Shagari entered politics…
The political revolution can start now
41 years ago in the 1978 Nigeria Presidential Election - the front runners were Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the Chief Nnamdi Azikwe, (all now late). The Nigerian power brokers at the time stressed the need to elect a Northerner to balance power rotation, elect a Muslim to balance the Christian leader of…
Shagari most democratic President Nigeria had, say Osoba, Momoh, Agbaje
Former governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba and erstwhile Minister of Information, Prince Tony Momoh have mourned the death of the first elected Nigerian President...
The futility of greed
I once talked about the “iniquity of greed” with a Nigerian I met in London sometime in the 1980’s. The meeting place was at the then...
Nnamani committee: Nibbling at electoral reform dilemmas
Ever since Nigeria began its experimentation with the presidential system of government, elections in the country have continued with progressive degeneration.
‘Nigeria needs special grants, low interest loans for building materials makers’
If there is any sector that has suffered neglect most in 56 years of Nigeria’s independence, it is the housing sector. There was little or nothing to write about our state of housing at independence but we cannot be said to be better today.