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Speaking at the First Northern People’s Summit held at Arewa House on Wednesday, Professor Ango Abdullahi, chair, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) said: “We must send a message to people who are bent on assaulting and killing our people that they are treading on very dangerous path, and they must stop. The North has paid a huge price for the survival and unity of Nigeria. We do not see secession as a solution for any grievance, and strongly advise our national leadership to take these threats with al...
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By: on April 8, 2021
Senate President Ahmed Lawan, commenting on the tsunami of chaos, disorder, and terrorism unleashed on Nigeria by Fulanis said: “I believe that majority of Nigerians believe that they should stay together - and I mean the ordinary Nigerians... I believe that the unity of this country is non-negotiable.” The word “barbarian” was used to refer to the native or savage, the wild (untamed) man, the cruel man who lacks grace.” Lawan and Fulani perfectly fit the definition of barbarians. How can a ...
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By: on April 4, 2021
Comrade Yinka Odumakin’s death gives us pause. It makes us stop and reevaluate our lives and values. It makes us think how much more we can do with our time and our resources. Around 5 am US local Eastern Standard Time, while surfing the net for the latest headlines, my wife woke me up with the shocking news: “Yinka is dead.” I asked her: “Which Yinka?” “Yinka Odumakin,” she said with sick smiles. I jumped out of bed. I was lost in thought. I tried to clear the fog in my brain to actually pr...
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By: on April 3, 2021
The last five years or so must go down as our season of marching orders. Since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power, the government seemed to pose the ability to give orders than its predecessors. Usually, the privilege to dish out orders is a source of pride for whoever occupies the Aso Rock Villa or any leadership position for that matter. But it is worrisome whereby an order by the Commander-In-Chief concerning protection of lives and property and to bring about law and order in the socie...
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By: on April 3, 2021
Are we accursed people? Are Nigerians accursed in every sense of the word from top to bottom and from bottom to top? Are our citizens and compatriots members and denizens of an accursed race? Are we all typically splendidly beautiful outside or splendidly accursed inside? Are we terrible, accursed hypocrites in and out? Is the typical Nigerian a doomed fellow because he or she belongs to a black country of black people always feeling that the crack of doom is always near? These questions always ...
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By: on April 3, 2021
The latest report published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on its website which among other things noted that Nigeria Unemployment Rate has risen from 27.1% in the second quarter of 2020, to 33%, has helped Nigerians see clearly how the deck is stacked against the poor and the disadvantaged. Aside making it the second Highest on Global List, the NBS report going by analysis, shows that ‘more than 60% of Nigeria’s working-age population is younger than 34. Unemployment for people a...
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By: on April 2, 2021
Given the revelations of misapplication of security funds under the immediate past administration, the skepticism with which Nigerians greeted recent statement and denial from the authorities is hardly surprising. In the past, the country had gone through such denials, only to be confronted with stark realities that the nation’s security had indeed been compromised. Nigerians are far from being happy with the existing security challenges across the country, and would want government to assure th...
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By: on March 31, 2021
Today, the word “bastard” is used as an insult, or to describe children born out of wedlock. My own definition of a bastard is someone who puts his or his paymaster’s selfish goals, vested interests, or personal ideologies above the needs of Yoruba people. Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, in his completely organic farm fresh bullshit while addressing Yoruba community in Sokoto said: “Scheming won’t succeed. 2023 project is a Yoruba assignment. The traditional rulers and Yorub...
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By: on March 28, 2021
After nearly 61 years of independence, Nigeria continues to grope in the dark with no ray of hope that things will get better. Indeed, things are getting worse by the day. Out of this hopelessness grew the desire and determination for oppressed and marginalized Yoruba and Igbo to fight for self-determination that will extricate them from Fulani domination and bondage. As expected, some Nigerians opposed break up. Some believe in revolution. But how can there be a revolution when Fulani/north...
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By: on March 25, 2021
According to former United States Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, “Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. If empowered, the youth can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, left on society’s margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies”. The above quote further underscores the urgent need to include the youth in active participation and pa...
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By: on March 25, 2021
Insecurity in Nigeria is a self-afflicted disease orchestrated by bad leaders. The security architecture has been compromised by those who are saddled with responsibility to protect the country. A country blessed with massive wealth and abundant mineral resources but also “blessed” with terrible and corrupt leaders. Today, over 10 million children are out of school because of poverty. Education serves as a bedrock and hallmark to the development of any society. Lack of quality education an...
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By: on March 25, 2021
One of the major tragedies of Nigeria’s chequered political history is a legislature that is marked by stunted development when compared to other democracies world over. For those long years of military incursion in national politics, the legislature suffered the most because each time there was a forceful take-over of government, the legislature was disbanded. Although the elected as well as appointed headships of the executive and judiciary were equally sacked, their bureaucratic structures...
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