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Two Years Of Buhari. How Did We Survive?

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There have been times when I asked myself how we ended up with President Muhammadu Buhari again.

Two years and half way into his first term, the charm that gave Buhari a historic victory over Goodluck Jonathan’s government appears to have faded, leading to troubling comparisons with that incompetent government.

Who Will Save Us From The African Big Man?

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There are many African proverbs that convey the importance and place of family bond in society. One of my mother’s favourites was, “Nwene nmadu bu uko ogbo.” The literal English translation is, “Your brother or sister is your covering or your cloth.”

Dangerous Politics Of Buhari’s Health

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I don’t know if protocol will permit it. But it would not be a bad idea for the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to visit President Muhammadu Buhari at the London hospital where the Nigerian president is being treated.

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Not Against The Run Of Play

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If, like me, you supported a change of government in 2015 and have been asking yourself why, then you should read the new book by leading columnist and Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi.

Adeniyi’s book, entitled, “Against the run of play,” is the most eloquent single contemporary repository of why former President Goodluck Jonathan had to go.

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender?

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Sarkin Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is in the eye of the storm and it seems the only way he can overcome it is to remain controversial.

Almajiri And The Future Of The Nigerian Project

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- Femi Olugbile

 

The number of almajiri children on the streets in the towns and cities of Northern Nigeria is humongous. It is said there may be as many as three million in Kano State alone.

Dogara, El-Rufai And Security Vote

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara meant it as a joke. When he dared Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to remove the log in his own eye by publishing the state’s security vote and how local government funds were disbursed, Dogara was sure it would be over the governor’s dead body.

 

Why The Tears For Ndume?

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I’m sorry for those who cry for politicians. It’s OK to shed crocodile tears or to cry for them with seeing eyes. But to let them make you so miserable as to cry or so mad as to join a street protest for them is foolish.

 

The Story Of One Dino Of ABU

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We’re in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t know.

 

It took one week and a Senate summons for the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, to say that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU.

 

Time To End Impunity In The Senate

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