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From Yakowa to Yero: Many storms to cross

BY LUKA BINNIYAT The immediate past governor of Kaduna State, the late Ibrahim Yakowa and his successor, Mukhtar Yero may have operated on the same political platform, but expectations and experience of the two are different on ground. Why? While many residents of Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital took the opportunity of the last yuletide

Political Mirror


Sokoto PDP: ‘A House divided against itself’

By Our Political Correspondent There was a grand reception for former Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, a two term governor and household name in the state, who prides himself as a “leader” and “father” of Sokoto politics. The grand reception drew President Goodluck Jonathan to Sokoto where he declared that with the entry


Boni Haruna

Boni Haruna and Youth Development

By Usman Santuraki He has inspired his subordinates with the introduction of the productivity award that cuts across all the departments in the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. The Chief Medical Director, Dr. Aliyu Danburam, in his wisdom introduced the award in order to reward excellence. This year’s award was the third to be held and



Okonjo-Iweala Vs The Military

By Sam Nda-Isaiah I have always known it will eventually come to this. The military last week accused finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of starving them of funds badly needed to discharge their duties. I know that every other unit of the nation’s security superstructure may soon join the fray and demand the minister’s head. It

Business Herald

Inflation Vs Growth

The Director General of Debt Management Office, Abraham Nwankwo, said recently that the long-awaited inflation-indexed bonds will finally be issued this year to meet some portion of the N577 billion domestic borrowing to finance the budget deficit. Inflation-indexed bonds, also known as inflation-linked bonds, are bonds where the principal is indexed to inflation. They are