Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Abdulrafiu Lawal

    Nagging headache from America

Nagging headache from America

Today, Americans across the fifty states are going to the polls to elect Barrack Obama’s successor and forty-fifth American president to preside over the affairs of the people for the next four years.  This race is between two  major contenders  Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat and Donald Trump, a Republican.The election has generated interests all over the world because one [...]

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    Jonathan and the audacity of corruption

Jonathan and the audacity of corruption

“They said the National Security Adviser stole $2.2billion. I don’t believe somebody can just steal $2.2 billion. We bought warships, we bought aircraft, we bought lots of weapons for the army and so on and so forth and you are still saying 2.2 billion, so where did we get the money to buy all those things?” Throughout last week, I kept [...]

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    Governor El-Rufai’s overboard style

Governor El-Rufai’s overboard style

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state means different things to different people, not only because he is controversial, but also because he is an anti-establishment person. Each time there is a news item about him, I am always eager to read it because there will always be something interesting and strange that he has done or that he plans to [...]

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    Their baba, our president

Their baba, our president

In recent times, individuals who criticize President Muhammdu Buhari are being attacked on social media and called unprintable names. It is even worse if the criticism is coming from someone from the president’s immediate constituency in Northern Nigeria.Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna state met with the members of the Arewa Consultative Council recently where he was reported to have told [...]

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    Nigerian ‘rulers’ and commitment to selfless service

Nigerian ‘rulers’ and commitment to selfless service

When our Nigeria attained Independence  on October 1,1960, thanks to the efforts of our founding fathers,  patriotism and commitment to a better Nigeria were the buzz words. This was because they thought of what  they could do for their country and not what their country could do for them apologies to John F.Kennedy.After the first military coup, the buzz word [...]

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    Is Bola Tinubu from Ondo state

Is Bola Tinubu from Ondo state

In the last forty eight hours that major Nigerian newspapers broke the news that All Progressives Congress(APC) National leader and former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinu wants the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun sacked for refusing to upturn the results of of the Ondo State Governorship Primaries in favour of his anointed candidate, I have been battling to answer these [...]

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    Garlands for that Zenith boy @50

Garlands for that Zenith boy @50

I first heard the phrase "That Zenith boy" in Abuja, February, this year when a Borno man who was a  already a member of the federal executive council  when Governor Kashim Shettima was a junior student at Government Community Secondary School,Biu, described him contemptuously to someone who claims he does not know him in the politics of the state.For people [...]

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    Amaju Pinnick’s ‘One chance’ NFF

Amaju Pinnick’s ‘One chance’ NFF

Amaju Pinnick, an obscure personality in football administration, emerged from the blues under controversial circumstances as Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) chairman in October 2014.Since then, he has thrived on controversy and also ingrained the Glass house in controversy, that football has been on a slippery slope . Nigeria, which used to be a dominant figure in African football is fast [...]

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Shehu of Bama and test of faith

I first met the Shehu of Bama,  Kyari  Ibrahim Ibn El-Kanemi in November 2002 through Late Ali Mai Sangayama, a member of the Borno State House of Assembly  representing Gulumba-Woloji constituency . It is worthy to note that out of the 27 local government areas of Borno state, only Bama has two seats at the house of assembly, Gulumba-Woloji and [...]

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    Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

Igbo elites, their masses and Nigeria’s unity

In the last one and half years, anytime one posts anything on President Buhari, some people of south east origin devour the person like a wounded lion. They attack the source of the post and even the president. It is baffling for keen observers because campaigns and elections ended in April 2015.Before I go further, I will use three different [...]

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    The problem with APC ‘sak’

The problem with APC ‘sak’

In 2007,  Muhammadu Buhari as the flag bearer of the All Nigeria Peoples Party  uttered this phrase "ANPP SAK" at his Daura country home after casting his vote. Literally, the Kastina born general was simply sending a message to his teeming supporters to vote only for the party’s candidates from the presidential, governorship, National and state houses of assembly. Though [...]

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    Ali Sheriff’s excess luggage

Ali Sheriff’s excess luggage

"Ali Sherifff Dan Galadima Jikan Galadima Ali MuruciMurucin Kan DutseWanda ya ja da kaiZai rasa abubuwa ukuMulki, arziki, kuma ba zai sake kulla abun kirki ba’’I have never been a fan of Ali Sheriff’s kind of politics. It is a political philosophy predicated on the principle of the end justifies the means, which is appalling to me. His praise epithet known as "kirari" in [...]

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