Viewpoint – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Sun, 15 Mar 2020 20:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 All the emir’s enemies https://www.thecable.ng/all-the-emirs-enemies https://www.thecable.ng/all-the-emirs-enemies#respond Sun, 15 Mar 2020 03:45:11 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424462 The dethronement of His Highness Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II as the emir of Kano did not catch some of us by surprise: it was long in the making. All you

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Sanusi: Where are the akalamagbo birds, the bullet-biters? https://www.thecable.ng/sanusi-where-are-the-akalamagbo-birds-the-bullet-biters https://www.thecable.ng/sanusi-where-are-the-akalamagbo-birds-the-bullet-biters#respond Sat, 14 Mar 2020 22:31:30 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424498 The last Monday sack of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, erstwhile Emir of Kano, by the Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje, sent shock waves round the whole of Nigeria and I dare

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Managing the coronavirus pandemic — Nigeria’s next level https://www.thecable.ng/managing-the-coronavirus-pandemic-nigerias-next-level https://www.thecable.ng/managing-the-coronavirus-pandemic-nigerias-next-level#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:40:09 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424232 It has to be stated that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Lagos State Government has done a commendable

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Refusing homosexuality: The crime of orgasm https://www.thecable.ng/refusing-homosexuality-the-crime-of-orgasm https://www.thecable.ng/refusing-homosexuality-the-crime-of-orgasm#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:25:58 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424220 On 10th of March 2020, a video surfaced on social media where a young man was lured by another man to establish that he is gay, questioned and berated, the

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Much ado about national security adviser https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-about-national-security-adviser-2 https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-about-national-security-adviser-2#respond Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:22:26 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=424206 General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, GCFR, whose tenure was between August 27, 1985 to August 26, 1993, was the first to introduce the office of the National Security Adviser to this

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The tradition of an emirate is superior to the constitution of Nigeria? https://www.thecable.ng/the-tradition-of-an-emirate-is-superior-to-the-constitution-of-nigeria https://www.thecable.ng/the-tradition-of-an-emirate-is-superior-to-the-constitution-of-nigeria#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:21:51 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423900 Many years ago, I wrote that “leadership in the wrong field is a demotion, not a promotion.” The mentioned excerpt is applicable to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi being an emir of

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Why has Sokoto, seat of the caliphate, not adopted the child rights act? https://www.thecable.ng/why-has-sokoto-seat-of-the-caliphate-not-adopted-the-child-rights-act https://www.thecable.ng/why-has-sokoto-seat-of-the-caliphate-not-adopted-the-child-rights-act#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:02:16 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=419089 Sometime in early 2019, some religious leaders in Sokoto state called a meeting of stakeholders in the seat of the Caliphate including Islamic scholars and influential bodies, for them to

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Ganduje and Sanusi: Whither the people’s interest https://www.thecable.ng/ganduje-and-sanusi-whither-the-peoples-interest https://www.thecable.ng/ganduje-and-sanusi-whither-the-peoples-interest#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 13:57:45 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423796 Monday’s dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi II as Emir of Kano teaches indelible lessons about the dynamics of power in Nigeria. It signifies the painful loss of a unique opportunity for

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Much ado about national security adviser https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-about-national-security-adviser https://www.thecable.ng/much-ado-about-national-security-adviser#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:55:51 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423769 General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, GCFR, whose tenure was between August 27, 1985 to August 26, 1993, was the first to introduce the office of the National Security Adviser to this

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Almajiri: Why the north should own its problem https://www.thecable.ng/almajiri-why-the-north-should-own-its-problem https://www.thecable.ng/almajiri-why-the-north-should-own-its-problem#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 11:15:58 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=423742 Of recent, a preponderant number of Northern elite have been talking about the social and security threats posed by the army of out-of-school children otherwise known as the Almajiris in

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