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1 day ago
It is not easy to understand why a desert storm can arise suddenly in an oasis. Sokoto State is a parched land hugging the Sahara Desert in a precarious embrace.
10 May
The zoning policy would have worked in all positions proposed then by NPN, except that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
6 May
Nigeria’s capacity for self-sabotage is legendary. It has sabotaged its rise to greatness and thus remains stuck in the murk of its contradictions as a potentially great nation.
20 Aug 2021
Clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos, has disclosed that the late President Shehu Shagari blocked serving members of the National Assembly from making themselves members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
13 Aug 2021
Wife of late ex-President Shehu Shagari, Hajiya Hadiza, is dead. She died in early hours of yesterday from COVID-19 complications. She was aged 80.
12 Aug 2021
The widow former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari, Hadiza, is dead. She was aged 80-year-old. Her family said she died at a COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja. She is expected to be buried today. "We regret to announce the demise of our beloved mother, Hajiya Hadiza Shehu Shagari, the wife of H.E late President Shehu Usman…
20 Apr 2021
The structural changes that arose from adjustments in public policies after the civil war of (1967 – 1971) coupled with the timely rise in oil revenue led to exponential economic recovery...
12 Jan 2020
Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), recently scorned the quest by the Igbo to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023...
10 Jan 2020
My friend, Henry, was a Cameroonian. We were classmates at the University of Lagos years ago. He was a voluble man. But each time something surprised or shocked him about Nigeria and the Nigerians
7 Jan 2020
In my assessment, KK was one of the most severely tested as well as one of the most successful revolutionary cadres of the Nigerian students’ movement in the first half of the 1980s.
23 Oct 2019
Do a country’s citizens get happier when slowly but surely propaganda is replacing essence of governance? Certainly ‘no’ you might say.
10 Sep 2019
At the end of the Nigerian Civil War (July 1967 – January 1970), and in preparation for a possible return to civilian rule, the ruling class established – or rather, creatively adapted – the dual principle of “zoning” and “rotation” of key political party....

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