Saturday Column

Reforming The Almajiri System; The Way Forward. By Prof. Shehu Usman Adamu (Danfulani)

The Almajiri issue of recent has become a trending issue in both print and social media. Several Groups of Concerned citizens and Nongovernmental Organisations were involved with some even staging protest and peaceful march to drive home their point of bringing an end to the system.

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CP Wakil Singham: An Exit of One Tough Cop -By Yakubu Musa

I was guilty of posting the first video that introduced the just retired Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Wakil, into the social media limelight. I got it from a friend, Alhaji Uba Danzainab, and it became an instant hit, going viral within the first hours of its release.

But it wasn’t still a palatable introduction of a super hero in the making in a typical blockbuster movie.

Indeed the barrage of comments the ‘maza-kwaya mata-kwaya’ video generated were not something that Wakil would proud of as a preamble of his social media debut.

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Kashim:A War Time Master Builder And A Pillar Of Modern Borno

A few people in the North are conversant with the legend of the master builder - Muhammadu Durugu, known as Babban Gwani, who was the greatest builder and sculptor in the north. He built virtually all the Emirs' palaces in the north, with their artistic designs that adorned the entrance and the main Emir's palace. Infact, he was killed because of his art, so that he would not replicate the beauties he produced in other lands.

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Northern, Southern Kaduna: We Need Each Other Now More Than Ever

Assessing the trajectory of the recent killings in Kaduna State, it would appear vividly to the sane mind that the attacks are nothing but products of somr political forces trying to destroy the strong bond that has been holding our ethnically and religiously diverse peoples together for years.

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Northern, Southern Kaduna: We Need Each Other Now More Than Ever

Assessing the trajectory of the recent killings in Kaduna State, it would appear vividly to the sane mind that the attacks are nothing but products of somr political forces trying to destroy the strong bond that has been holding our ethnically and religiously diverse peoples together for years.

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PMB: The Triumph Of Integrity In Africa

It’s a continent hugely afflicted by every known human predicament in a debasing manner. Underdevelopment is a perennial problem in virtually all African countries. But Africa’s greatest strangulating problem, which clearly nourishes stunted development, is the lack of capacity to enthrone committed and honest leadership.

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On The Postponement Of Elections: Our Appeal — Buhari A. Sa'ee

"Every election is determined by the people who show up"
— Larry J. Sabato

The recently (though unexpected) announcement by INEC postponing the General Elections which was slated to take place today being 16th February, 2019 has seriously dissuaded many people (disenfranchised probably). Some people were only able to make it to their polling places after passing through tough routes, some have been planning for this day thereby clearing whatever schedule they might have on the elections day. For some, there are lots of reasons.

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Re:Call Yari To Order

The ongoing drama in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State over the party’s primaries is excavating so many things and bringing them to the fore. One of such things that the unfolding controversy succeeded in doing is among other things, exposing some hacked writers and columnists, who over the years have been masquerading as committed intellectuals with a passion for justice, fairness, and rule of law.

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Campaigns Like No Other: It’s Either APC Or PDP

Reef In about two weeks from today, Nigerians will troop out to cast their votes in the presidential poll that is expected to be a fierce battle between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Taking into consideration the many weeks of campaigns ahead of the polls, the nature of campaign has been uninspiring and devoid of a perspective capable of advancing our nation.

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Minimum Wage: Allow States To Decide

This week, the National Council of State approved N27, 000 as the national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Coming on the heels of warning strikes that almost crippled the nation, the approval is seen as a prologue to final resolution of the festering issues regarding the welfare of workers. According to the new rate that has attracted the attention of federal lawmakers, states are required to pay the minimum wage, while the federal government has resolved to pay N30, 000 as minimum wage for its workforce.

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