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Jokolo’s Short Memory

By ADAMU BALARABE SOBA Obsession with cheap publicity appears to be second nature to the deposed Emir of Gwandu, retired Major Mustapha Haruna Jokolo. He wants to be a headline grabber at the slightest opportunity. One does not, however, have any trouble with a man’s addiction to publicity, provided his views are moderated by discretion,

A Letter to Boko Haram: What would Dan Fodio Do?

  By MALCOLM FABIYI, PhD Recently, your group declared that it would no longer dialogue with the Federal Government. You have publicly stated that Boko Haram has two fundamental objectives. The first is to Islamize Nigeria, expel Christians from Northern Nigeria and re-establish the legacy of Shehu Dan Fodio. The second is to bring an

The Unmasking of Nigerian Federalism

By REMI OYEYEMI   “Conscience is an open wound, only the truth can heal it” – Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1817) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 It was Uthman Dan Fodio, a Fulani and great Islamic scholar who described “Conscience” as

2015 in View: Political moves and Counter moves

By Obi Ebuka Onochie What is the main difference between a political machine and a political party? A party is organized for a purpose larger than its own survival. A political machine exists for its own sake, its primary; in a sense its only purpose is survival.-Daniel J. Boorstin, American Historian. In the wake of

Restoring The Glory Of Northern Nigeria (3)

Sir Kashim Ibrahim Nigerian statesman and educationist, also a prominent traditional office holder in one of the oldest kingdoms in Africa, Borno. He was born at Yerwa, the old quarter of Maiduguri,  became capital of Borno state,Yerwa was and remains the seat of the king or Shehu of Borno.Born into the aristocracy of that famous

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