Saturday, December 3, 2022
By ABBA MAHMOOD – Tomorrow, November 17, it will be exactly 24 years since General Sani Abacha took over power from Chief Ernest Shonekan, the head of the Interim National Government set up after the annulment of the June 12,...
By TOLA ADENIYI  The selfish and self-centred Nigerian political leadership and their short-sighted collaborators are gearing up for the rituals and rigours of elections regardless of the humongous unresolved maladies in the land. It is needless recounting or listing the...
By ANIEBO NWAMU In this season of job cuts and reforms occasioned by covid-19, resentments are bound to occur even in the best-organised institution. This, I believe, is the reason for what looks like a media war waged by some...
By Mohammed Musa -- The Hausa definition of the English word “citizen” is “dankasa” which literally means “son of the soil”. This clearly underlines the importance of land to the concept of citizenship. A state can only be a state...
By UDEME NANA It's the milestone season and it’s usual for one to take stock. Some would review and measure different eras, different persons and styles with a view to handing down verdicts. Others might focus on key performance indices as...
On that day, I was tempted to commit my first murder at one of the banks. On the counter, I was next to a young boy – a boy no more than 17 years old – who went to...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The US became the sole superpower after the demise of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The Americans have turned out to be very good tacticians but hopelessly poor strategists. When in1979 they created the...

Midnight in Nigeria

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By ANIEBO NWAMU First, let me apologise to my readers for the irregularity of this column. Like almost everyone else living in a failed state, I’ve been overwhelmed by tragedies of different kinds. At a time I chose to share...
By Hamza A. Danliman – The biggest country in Africa that the United Kingdom colonized is Nigeria. The biggest country that the United Kingdom colonized in Asia is India (which then comprised the present Pakistan and Bangladesh). When the UK came into...
On October 24, 2015, a red alert from Kaduna State began making the rounds within social media circles: an alleged premature reintegration of 313 former members and captives of the dreaded extremist insurgent sect that has been terrorizing Nigerian...