What is the Nigerian purpose?
Towards the end of 2015, I was privileged to be invited to one of several Presidential Town Hall meetings organised by the then fledgling Buhari administration.
The tough job of Buhari campaign strategists
I wonder how strategists will cope especially in a country where the sampling of opinion poll isn’t yet a novelty. Do you not see how men-of-the- year awards are dished out without the sampling of opinion polls from door to door, on phone and from plain folks from the streets?
Coalition roots for Buhari, Alhassan, says defected members responsible for Nigeria’s problems
A Coalition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) support groups in Taraba state has said the recent massive defections of some political kingpins from the party is a blessing to the party and to the re-election of President Buhari.
Another paradise has just been lost
I apologize for the rude exit. When one friend called to find out what happened to Backlash, I told him the bitter truth. I was tired of pushing positions that had not drawn down on President Buhari’s nepotism, tyranny and cluelessness on one hand and enhanced his statesmanship......
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.