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Yakubu Mohammed

1 Sep 2021
In July 1988, I wrote a column in Newswatch titled “ The Symptoms.” It was inspired by the uproar generated on the African continent which had been turned into a toxic wasteland by the Western industrialized world ...
31 Aug 2021
When book lovers troop into Uyo, Akwa Ibom State next month to hold the first Book Clubs conference in Nigeria, the town would have registered its name in history as a book-loving city.
19 Oct 2020
Everything about governance is mostly in the realms of strategy as those governing are meant to think of the past, today and what tomorrow holds. And, when tomorrow comes, when the youth take the baton of leadership, they reflect on the past and work towards....
5 Apr 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength..
8 Jan 2020
At the height of the bloody clash between the peripatetic cattle herdsmen and farmers in 2018, I wrote in my column of June 27 of that year and said that “Nigerians have simply become inured to these horrific killings...
30 Nov 2019
With the last minute withdrawal of 2019 hosting right from Ghana, following an undisclosed disagreement between the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) team and the government of Ghana, there were fears that this year’s ceremony might fall bellow expectation.
22 May 2019
In and out of season, leadership elite seem to delight in embracing wrong diagnosis of the country’s numerous problems, especially the intractable social and political disharmony that has bedevilled us for decades and, consequently....
12 Mar 2019
I have reached a very significant point in my regular public writing, and compelled by a personal work restructuring that I just undertook to step it down significantly, by 70% perhaps. It means I would henceforth intervene in national discourse only on very few occasions when I feel so strongly, and when I need to…
6 Feb 2019
A friend sent me a rather frightful note last week in which he warned that I should not drive my vehicle with expired documents within the Ikeja environs, especially the Alausa secretariat, the seat of Lagos state government.
28 Sep 2018
League of Nigerian Columnists (LNC), a professional body out to ensure good governance and hold government accountable, was inaugurated yesterday in Lagos.
26 Aug 2018
Sir: I am not suggesting that nobody has the right to disagree with anybody. Without disagreement, life itself will be a monumental bore. But no sane person should carry disagreement...
23 Sep 2017
Followers of the popular hit TV drama series, MTV Shuga, are set for an immersive experience as popular Northern-based actors, Rahama Ibrahim Sadau and Yakubu Mohammed are set to feature in the upcoming series.   


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Governor of Oyo State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard-bearer in the March 11, 2023 governorship election, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration has been taking decisions based on solid economic principles, noting that it is most particular about strengthening the economy of Saki to enable it to lift the economies of Old Ifedapo and Old Irepo Federal Constituencies.
38 mins ago
Suya noodles are a delicious delicacy that can be easily prepared to quench one's hunger in a matter of a minute. It can be regarded as a nutritious meal because of the vegetables used in garnishing it and can easily be made by all and sundry. Ingredients • One sachet of noodles • Vegetable oil…
2 hours ago
As Nigerians countdown to the presidential polls, which will hold in the next 25 days, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the UN Sustainable Group, Ms Amina J. Mohammed, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford to fail with the 2023 general elections.
2 hours ago
Despite extension of deadline for the circulation of old N1,000, N500 and N200 notes to February 10, bank customers continue to face frustration, as ATMs were largely empty across the country.
2 hours ago
Unless the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) makes a U-turn on its aggressive monetary tightening, the Federal Government may pay as much as N4.65 trillion servicing its debt held by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) this year.