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By ABBA MAHMOOD -- On Saturday, December 16, 2017, I was taking a nap in the morning when I got a phone call that woke me up. The caller was telling me that Alhaji Gidado Idris, the quintessential public servant...
By UMAR SA'AD HASSAN – It didn't make sense that Lawal Daura was acting without the knowledge of the presidency when his operatives shut down the National Assembly on August 7, 2018, particularly because the DSS with the help of...
By ABBA MAHMOOD – The in-thing now all over the world is secession. Even European countries that were thought to be sacrosanct as far as boundary adjustments are concerned are now having separatist tendencies. Harvard University Professor Joseph S....
By Abba Mahmood -- The Jonathan administration used security considerations to postpone the February 2015 elections. No one could understand how an election timetable that was approved and published 13 months ago could suddenly be altered at the last minute...
By ABBA MAHMOOD – Ethiopia went through a devastating war, a destructive famine and debilitating instability. It has recovered to become one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa if not in the world. It is said to have 8...
By ABBA MAHMOOD In 2015, it took President Buhari three months to make his first appointment of his key aides. It took him 166 days to form his first cabinet. If in 2015 it was a...
--By GARBA SHEHU-- Twelve months ago, President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as the President and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He came to power following the decisive victory of his party, the All Progressives...

Midnight in Nigeria

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...
Though seldom superstitious, I have not stopped wondering why Nigeria has suffered a misfortune in every “year 6” since its independence. My wonderment began in 1976 when Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed was murdered. I remember crying profusely on that...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Same-sex marriage will, effective this Friday, be legalised in Taiwan, the first Asian nation to do so. President Tsai Ing-wen will assent to the bill passed by the country’s parliament last...

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