Where Bala Ibrahim Got It Wrong

By Mahmud Sani Adam I read a piece by Bala Ibrahim, a senior colleague in the pen profession and former staff of the Hausa Service of the BBC, which appears in an online news medium and other social media platforms. The piece, titled: “Ganduje: Gradually going gaga?” looks like an attempte to twaddle a case of an investigation by the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) as well as some cases that are said to be before competent courts of law involving Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano…

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An Open Letter To My Brethren In The South-South

By Donald Ekpo “For as long as the old Eastern Region remain in disarray and not united, self-determination of the region will remain impossible.” – An anonymous retired Nigerian Army Chief. The word “South-South,” even though it may sound absurd, is a name we have come to accept as a people. We can’t say exactly how we came about to be identified with the name neither can we say exactly when we were given the name, but we just know it is our name. While growing up back in the…

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Failed Political Followership

By Sonnie Ekwowusi A lawyer friend has just returned from his trip abroad. Something happened to him over there, which I think is worth sharing with you here today. He was in a roundtable ‘social- distance’ meeting with distinguished attendants from other countries. When it was his turn to introduce himself, he masterfully did so, and even added a caveat that he was a Nigerian. On learning he was a Nigerian, all the meeting attendants spontaneously hummed and booed him in unison in a way that suggested that they loathed…

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