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Over 50 Generals to go on Compulsory Retirement

controversial appointment of service chiefs Following the  retirement of Service Chiefs and the appointment of new ones by President Goodluck Jonathan, Generals in the Army and their equivalent in the Navy and Airforce may have signified their intention to quit the armed forces to escape compulsory retirement. The President had, on Thursday, appointed Major General

2015: The Arithmetic of Bad Luck

After becoming President, Jonathan blew the opportunity of becoming a statesman and, instead chose to become a gangster. He swallowed the poison of greed alone. He will die alone. By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde The ongoing crisis in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is deepening by the day. I was among the skeptics that

Northern Elders and the Betrayal of Sardauna’s Northernization Agenda

By IFEANYICHUKWU NWANNAH The northern agenda of late Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, seems to have been drifting away, thus making the poor northerners pathetic victims of circumstances. But the basic realty is that about 52 years of Nigeria’s independent as a state, there is still very little to be proud of in terms

Kwankwasiya:Gold medals of Sweat and Guts

BY BINTA R SPIKIN ‘Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts’. -Dan Gable Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso seems the answer to the hurdles that held Kano back. Stated explicitly, he is a great man, a visionary leader with a focus that is both amazing

Northern Elders and the Betrayal of Sardauna’s Northernization Agenda

By IFEANYICHUKWU NWANNAH The northern agenda of late Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, seems to have been drifting away, thus making the poor northerners pathetic victims of circumstances. But the basic realty is that about 52 years of Nigeria’s independent as a state, there is still very little to be proud of in terms

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The Coming of FCT’s Theater of Communication

By MUHAMMAD HAZAT SULE The FCT Administration has concluded plans to organize a retreat for the FCT Transportation managers to discuss the need for effective public transportation system in Abuja. The Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed made this disclosure during an interview session with various media organizations across the globe to mark the 2012 Democracy

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Close-up on the Crises in Nigeria

By FAROUK MARTINS ARESA One of Nigeria’s dedicated ambassadors was “peppered” with questions about progress or achievements at one of the Ivy League schools in the United States recently. Some of us felt bad for him. He was a revolutionary in college days, and later a radical professor. Can he; dare separate a bulldog’s teeth

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Beggars Life In The Society (Almajiranci)

By HASSANA ZUBAIRU DAGONA Begging (Almajiranci) starts when ones parents took him to another place be it a hamlet, village, town or to a city in some cases for the purpose of acquiring Islamic knowledge. The life of such individuals in the society is painful especially when it comes to the issue of food and

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One Year of Red Cap Victory In Kano

By BALA MUHAMMAD MAKOSA 27th of April 2011 is a day most Kano voters will not forget in a hurry. It’s a day majority of Kano people decided to come out enmass to vote for a leader and initiator of Red Cap Revolution, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, as the seventh democratically elected Governor of Kano

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Celebrating Corruption

That it takes a London court to jail James Ibori, former Delta State governor, whose case was bungled in his own country, puts the all-pervasivesness of corruption in Nigeria in bold relief Southwark Crown Court Asaba, the Delta State capital, has lately become the choice location for movie producers and artistes. But most of the

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