#EndSARS protest as a watershed for change
The ongoing #EndSARS protest taking place in Nigeria is a watershed moment in the quest for genuine change. To recap, in 1992, the Nigerian government set up the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
… Chaos in Fagba
There were also reports of unrest in Fagba community of Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area, Lagos State yesterday in an ethnic clash between Hausa and Yoruba youths. Residents fled to safety as the hoodlums engaged each other with dangerous weapons. In a viral video on social media, trucks were set on fire. A petrol station…
Again, armed bandits invade Zangon Kataf, kill two, set houses ablaze
Despite the Southern Kaduna Peace Summit, armed Fulani herdsmen invaded Zango Kataf yesterday, setting houses on fire and injuring several villagers in a shootout. The intervention of the military under Operation Safe Heaven reportedly prevented what would have resulted in heavy casualties. Officials of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) condemned the fresh attack in…
Hasty generalisation fallacy in classification of Nigeria
It is an undisputed fact that the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups are the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria.
Traditional Marriage Rites In Nigeria
In Nigeria, like most African tribes, marriage is more than just the union of two individuals, it is the union of families and their ancestors. This is why you are likely to find similarities in the marriage customs of many tribes. The Yoruba For the Yorubas, the union of man and wife begins with courtship.…
Mutual suspicion and worsening security situation
It is so unfortunate that insecurity is still waxing strong in our polity despite all efforts of the government to bring the menace under control. Day in day out, people are being slaughtered like chickens and there is palpable fear in the heart of the masses.
Why are the Fulani people so unpopular in Nigeria?
Three-quarters of the Fulani live in a makeshift settlement. They move from place to place. The Fulani should be well-loved in Nigeria but they are derided by many Nigerians and you have to wonder why this is the case
Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba now compulsory for soldiers, officers
Three major Nigerian Languages have been made compulsory for soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Army. The languages are Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Army, in collaboration with the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, held its inauguration ceremony for maiden edition of the programme at the Brigade’s headquarters in Akure.…
Re: How the Olofa won his shoes
Sir: Chief Obafemi Awolowo lived to witness the fulfilment of his desire for the creation of new regions - or, as some might view it, the balkanisation of the Northern Region. He was undoubtedly satisfied with General Gowon's 1967 efforts; there is no public record that he made input into Murtala Muhammed's 1976 state-creation exercise…
Identity and the “North Central” Nigerian - Part 1
Despite America’s independence and Democracy over hundreds’ of years, her people are still attached to their roots. You hear varied names like Irish Americans...
El-Rufai: Throwing stones in glass houses
The unwarranted attack by the Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, against the person of former Governor of Anambra State and running mate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, has exposed the bigotry of El-Rufai which he is now shifting to Peter Obi. Nigerians should ignore a…