Identity and the “North Central” Nigerian - Part 2
The North Central region is reputed to be the food basket of the Nation, but Agriculture is still at a subsistence level. There are many minerals but they are not mined whole-scale, mining is done on a small scale with poor technology ...
Nigeria and her treeless cities
I remember taking boyhood strolls, in the military barracks - where I was raised in Sokoto in a serene environment with trees everywhere. There were trees lined up in order everywhere in that barracks.
The presidential ticket without steam
I want the current president of Nigeria out of office as much as I wanted the other president out of office in 2015 and I voted him out. The trouble is that the personages I see campaigning to oust the present from office do not have brands that resonate....
Nigeria’s development, a collective responsibility
We blame political distresses in Nigeria on political figures and that is absolutely unfair. I wish so much was expected from all predecessors while in office but we all went to sleep in the day not at night and at a time when we should have demanded proper accountability to develop Nigeria.
Why begrudge the doctor?
Cosmas Odoemena’s article with the above title published in The Guardian of Sunday July 13, 2014, brought to the forefront yet again, the tussle for equality that is blamable...
Does Iran support religious fundamentalism?
Northern Nigeria is populated wholly by Sunni Muslims. Iran, the only wholly Shi’a Muslim country in the world many have said is notorious for supporting and spreading religious fundamentalism in many countries.
Another way to pray
There’s an old story that is worth repeating. The villagers went to the house of a holy man when danger threatened and asked him to pray for them. The holy man would go to a special place in the forest. He would light a fire and offer a certain prayer. His prayer was answered and the village would be safe.
The trouble with Kogi State
Whoever thought that Kogi State would always be in the news for the wrong reasons? A doctor as reported by The Guardian died because she could not afford to buy drugs. To owe workers salaries in Kogi has become a novelty.
Religion for justice
Are there educational resource centres run by religious institutions in Nigeria and for free? A place where people can be trained on entrepreneurial skills to be safe reliant. A centre to coach and provide career workshops and give certificates to attendees without asking about their spiritual affiliations...