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Buhari, Boko Haram and Northern Establishment

Buhari, Boko Haram and Northern Establishment

By SALISU SULEIMAN One of the greatest ironies of Nigeria’s current political dialectics is the fact that the only man who probably has the moral authority to end the Boko Haram imbroglio also happens to be one of the men most distrusted by the northern establishment and the government. Characteristic of the sectionalism and obduracy

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Another Islamic Sect emerges …to counter Boko Haram?

We don’t believe in killing Innocent People and Security Officials! By Tukur Mamu While it is not yet clear as at press time whether there is crisis among followers of the Jamaatu Ahlil Sunna Wal daa Wati popularly called Boko Haram, as a new video exclusively obtained by DESERT HERALD has shown the emergence of

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FG Must Parley Now With Boko Haram – Shehu Sani

By FEMI ADI Comrade Shehu Sani, Kaduna-based author and activist, tells FEMI ADI how the Boko Haram menace could be ended. What is your understanding of Boko Haram’s lethal campaign? Since the Boko Haram insurgency began, people in the country and outside have expressed different views. While some say Boko Haram is a western design

North is not Poor (4)

By ALIYU ALIYU Contemporary and Futuristic Engagements: Who else would have championed the cause of climate change and desertification if not Newton Jibunoh. Newton Jibunoh it was he who in 1965 at the age of 27 crossed the world’s largest desert (via the Sahara desert) alone. He has had expeditions from London to Lagos and

Time for North to Get More Revenue

By ZAYYAD I. MOHAMMED At present, all the 19 northern states cannot effectively function without the monthly allocation from the Federation Account. But can the 19 northern states ever survive without the monthly allocations from the Federation Account? – Certainly yes; if the region can wake-up from its slumber. The thirst of northern Governors for

Nigeria’s Educational System and the Democratization of Ignorance

By UGOCHUKWU RAYMOND OGUBUARIRI It has become an incontestable truism that Nigeria’s educational sector is in doldrums. Even with the entire hullabaloo being made about “transformation” of the country, yet, the drums of shame in the sector have continued to resonate and the naked dancers are not showing any sign of fatigue. Only few days

Tips for Admission into Higher Institutions in Nigeria

JAMB yesterday released the results of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE. Our blessed children have done theirs. Now, with the UTME results, I will say that they have handed the baton to us, as they turn their attention away to prepare for their WAEC and NECO examinations. May God be with them. I am writing

Restoring Peace in Northern Nigeria

By MADIBA LAPINNI Peace, the five letter word had in recent times become the most desirable entity that humanity craves for irrespective of their creed, status, religion and affiliation in life. Peace is not only the absence of war but also the presence of all positive indices that can lead development. It entails the presence

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