Yearly Archives: 2016

Addressing the Crisis in the North-East

Addressing the Crisis in the North-East

The Buhari Plan must embody the vision of leap-frogging the poverty of the zone with a medium-term strategy of transforming the lives of the people for the better…

On Mamman Daura’s Alleged Rulership of Nigeria

On Mamman Daura’s Alleged Rulership of Nigeria

My reading of the situation is that our policy direction has nothing to do with Mamman Daura and everything to do with President Buhari. The APC developed a comprehensive policy…

Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari: Discerning the Politics of the Message

Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari: Discerning the Politics of the Message

I have listened carefully to the Aisha Buhari interview and there is nothing that she said that is not common conversation in the country today… The problem posed was not…

Proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria: A Plea for Second Thoughts

Proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria: A Plea for Second Thoughts

On Friday, the Kaduna State Government issued a legal notice in relation to the Commission of Inquiry Report on the “Clash Between the Nigerian Army and the Islamic Movement in…

Rahama Sadau, Kannywood and the War Against Romance

Rahama Sadau, Kannywood and the War Against Romance

In mid-2008, the war against Kannywood entered a new phase with the release of pamphlets from some conservative organisations. The pamphlets were distributed in mosques all over Kano alleging…

Abdulmumin Jibrin: Sulking for Being Ditched or Whistle Blower?

Abdulmumin Jibrin: Sulking for Being Ditched or Whistle Blower?

We must stop the National Assembly from looting our resources. The first step is that the Principal Officers in the House of Representatives and the Senate should step down from…

Francophones and Democratic Regression in West Africa

Francophones and Democratic Regression in West Africa

The most salient aspect of governance in West Africa is the phenomenal growth of mega-corruption. The transparency and accountability mechanisms introduced in the early 1990s have all been subverted…

Charisma, President Buhari and the Future of Mundane Politics

Charisma, President Buhari and the Future of Mundane Politics

If the position of the president is that he does not trust the set of politicians he worked with to get into power, then he has to nurture a new…

Forests that Kill and Destroy: Rural Banditry in Northern Nigeria

Forests that Kill and Destroy: Rural Banditry in Northern Nigeria

The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) should set up a committee to study the conflicts in Birnin Gwari, Dansadau and Sabuwa, as well as similar conflicts in other…

Nigeria to launch ‘Change Begins with Me campaign’

Nigeria to launch ‘Change Begins with Me campaign’

The Nigerian government says it is set to launch the “Change Begins With Me’’ campaign, “to entrench the values of accountability, integrity and positive attitudinal change” in Nigerians. PREMIUM TIMES…