Friday, May 27, 2022
By ABBA MAHMOOD – Just take a look at any news outlet today; you may think that only where you are sitting is peaceful. There is total chaos and turmoil everywhere, as clearly a new global architecture is about emerging...
A year or two ago, I would have sworn that such a thing would not happen in a Muhammadu Buhari presidency: unproductive legislators attacking the public treasury on all fronts and displaying their loot with impunity. My faith in...
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- For those of us who are from the savannah region, the baobab tree plays an important role in our socio-cultural life. In Hausa, baobab is called “iccen kuka”, while in Fulfulde it is known as “leggal...
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 -- So Danmasanin Kano Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule is no more. So the quintessential bridge-builder and ultimate peacemaker is gone to the great beyond. So the great orator, the great diplomat, the great teacher and the great...
By IKE CHIOKE* Nigeria and Nigeria’s friends must speak out on the heightened spate of insecurity in the Southeast now before it is too late. What started as a flickering candlelight is quickly snowballing into a huge forest fire. And...
What do we make of a nation that has the potential to supply all of the world’s rice needs and yet imports N1billion rice every day or N365billion every year? I just hope the narrative would change from the...
By ANIEBO NWAMU Even the oracle in my village can correctly predict the state of the nation’s economy by the third quarter of this year. The IMF therefore deserves no compliment for projecting that Nigeria would enter its worst recession in 30 years....
By ABBA MAHMOOD -- The post-apartheid South African constitution is perhaps the most liberal constitution in the whole world. It reflects the vision of the victorious African National Congress (ANC) to create a rainbow nation where men and women of...
By JOSEPH B WINFUL Singapore’s former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, the father of the country’s economic miracle of the last 50 years, was a frequent visitor to Africa in the 1960s. On one such trip in 1964, he...